John Milliss: Head of Campus for Australian Independent School in Bali

Please tell us a small bit about yourself and your background.


I was innate in Sydney Australia and we graduated from a University of Sydney. we finished a Master of Education in Special Educational Needs and we have worked in a margin of Education for 27 years. Before Bali we worked in schools in a Lower North Shore and Eastern Suburbs of Sydney.

Can we tell us about a new campus?

Our new campus has been many years in a creation and we are really vehement that this year we will be opening a doors to a Bali community. The new campus is mainly located on Jalan Imam Bonjol. Our eco-friendly buildings have been designed for optimal atmosphere upsurge and healthy daylight. Facilities are utterly comprehensive. There is a atmospheric 850 sqm multi-purpose court, a pro-surface outside tennis court, a soccer field, a 25m swimming pool, in further to an considerable amphitheatre. The state-of-the-art scholarship lab complements a dilettante spaces accessible for music, art and drama. Children have a good playground, while relatives will be gratified to know they can dump by and have a relaxing discuss with other relatives during a rooftop café.

What would we contend would be some of a hurdles in switching your curriculum in a Senior School to a IB system?

The Authorisation proviso for a IB Diploma Programme was finished over a two-and-a-half-year period. During this time, we addressed many hurdles and lerned all a teachers operative in a Senior School on a IB philosophy, curriculum and core components. The curriculum is not that separate to other curriculums. It is a “CORE” (Extended Essay, Creativity – Activity – Service, Theory of Knowledge) that creates it opposite and this is because universities are really meddlesome in recruiting IB DP students.

Enrolments are always a vital source of stress for propagandize administrators and boards. What is a sourroundings in Bali like?

Mount Agung put a few people off relocating to Bali this year and enrolling their children. Over a years we have seen enrolments go adult and down though we are expecting that a enrolments will boost once a new campus opens. Bali is still an appealing place for expats to come and knowledge a enlightenment and suffer an extraordinary sea change divided from a dispatch and discord of city life.

How does AIS in Bali differ from other educational organisations in Bali? What can families design from an preparation during AIS in Bali?

Our categorical disproportion would be a curriculum we offer. We follow a Early Years National Framework for pre-school, a Australian curriculum from substructure to year 10 and a IB Diploma Programme for Years 11 and 12. Our propagandize year starts in Jan and finishes in Dec so it is an easy fit for those looking to continue preparation in Australia. Families that enrol their child during AIS can design a really comfortable acquire to a propagandize community. We are student-focused, a teachers are really caring professionals and have a child-centred proceed to learning. We know that not all students learn during a same gait and in a same way. The purpose-built new campus is on land that we possess that also is a large disproportion from other educational organisations here on a island.

For intensity students and parents, what recommendation can we give them per their choices between a schools in Bali?

Every propagandize is opposite and we need to demeanour during all schools to see that one a right fit for your child is. Ask questions, pronounce to families who are enrolled in a school. At AIS we inspire impending relatives to speak to relatives in a propagandize village to assistance answer any questions or concerns they might have.

How do students attend in village giving? Are there other programs to note from a school?

Service is embedded in all areas of a curriculum and a students are speedy to “give back” to a wider village in that they live. What this looks like to a five-year-old is really opposite to a 17-year-old, though all students attend in a several programs set adult by a propagandize or by particular students. AIS supports a Bali Children Foundation and any category sponsors a child by a foundation. We are really propitious to have a event to live in Indonesia and generally in Bali. Therefore, as visitors, we inspire a students to assistance others in a tolerable demeanour that advantages a whole community.

 

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