Our Balinese location in Sanur is now one month old and our first cohort there is already coming to an end. Time flies when you are having fun! We’ve introduced you to our lovely Operations Team and now it’s time to meet the wonderful educators who will be welcoming and inspiring children at our latest Education Centre.
Let’s take a moment to get to know Anne, Sukma and Lyndie a little better!
Tell us a little bit about yourself
Anne: I'm a mother of three grown up sons, and have been working as a Primary educator in international schools around the world for many years. I’m an altitude junkie and have hiked some of the highest mountains in the world, though currently, my latest obsession in Bali is padel tennis!
Sukma: I am a mother of one daughter, and I live with my small family in Dalung. As a Balinese educator, I have six years of experience teaching at primary level. My passion lies in working with young children in primary education, helping them learn and grow through interactive teaching methods and hands-on activities, and creating an enjoyable learning process. I like to use my spare time to read novels, watch my favourite movies and spend time with my daughter.
Lyndie: I was born on the beautiful island of Romblon in the Philippines, where I spent most of my childhood. My love for children has driven me to pursue a career in Montessori Education. My experience of working with children of diverse cultures and backgrounds has opened my eyes to understanding the fantastic diversity that our world can offer. I consider teaching to be the most rewarding experience of my life. In my free-time I enjoy cooking and travelling.
What made you want to join the Boundless Education team here in Bali?
Anne: I believe that Boundless educates for the real world in the real world. I think their thorough academic approach to education coupled with a deep connection to the challenges that the world is facing is the right approach to equip our students for an unknown future. I am beyond excited to be part of this journey.
Sukma: After hearing about Boundless’ unique approach to education I was determined to play my part. I am confident that joining Boundless will provide me with invaluable insights and experiences, not only as an educator but also as a supportive and familial presence for the children.
Lyndie: Boundless Education helps children in their physical, emotional and social well-being that will aid them for life. The children also learn a holistic approach to academics that will empower them to thrive and stand out in a competitive world. I am so happy to have the opportunity to play a part in their learning journey.
As an educator, what are you most looking forward to sharing with our young Explorers?
Anne: A love of nature, of people, and of culture. I love the focus on developing the whole child - celebrating their many gifts and uniqueness and helping them to have empathy for others.
Sukma: I am looking forward to sharing my experiences of some of the projects that I have completed, learning and growing together on a fun learning journey.
Lyndie: As an educator, I am excited to share my knowledge in Montessori education. I look forward to helping children in their quest for knowledge, and guiding the children in abstract understanding to increase their appreciation of the world around them. I also advocate on how to save the planet as well as the living things around us, thus I am thrilled to share with children what we can all do to save the only home that we have.
The project-based Quest for our next cohort (Sep-Nov) is called “Water of Life” based on UN Sustainability Goal #6 - Clean Water and Sanitation. Can you share a quick preview of what the children can look forward to while exploring this important topic?
Anne: In our Quest we will be looking at the very important topic of clean water and sanitation. We will definitely get wet while we explore the water around us here in beautiful Bali! We plan to visit a very special organic farm in the rice paddy fields nearby to plant, harvest and learn how to make our own compost so we can start our own garden back at the Education Centre (EC). We will go on many excursions to the sandy beach just outside the EC to explore and talk about our oceans, who lives there and how we are caring for our underwater friends. We will paint with watercolours, use water and sand for measuring, research individual areas of interest and many other things besides!
Sukma: Children will get the understanding and dig deeper of why water is really important for life, how we should manage and use water wisely, finding out what water pollution is and what is its impact to us as living things. We will inspire the children by taking part in a turtle release at the beach, looking at how much water can be found at the beach, how people enjoy the water there, what kind of fish that swim around, and why is the water important for them. Through their learning they will create their own water filter and look at how long it takes to get clean water.
Lyndie: Children will learn that we also share the planet with plants and animals, thus they will become aware of the importance of water to all the living things around us. We will also explore how safe water helps us to stay healthy and what are the impacts on our body if we drink dirty water or don’t get enough clean water?
What makes Sanur a great location for immersive learning?
Anne: Everything! We have such a diverse physical environment here with mangroves, volcanoes, jungle and oceans close by, and an incredible culture which is steeped in tradition and pervades all areas of daily life in Bali.
Sukma: Sanur itself has many beaches that can be visited only by walking to support many of our learning needs based on the topic. There are also many local people living in Sanur who promote their culture and we will learn a lot from them.
Lyndie: Sanur is a beautiful place where children will have direct access to nature including the beaches and famous rice fields. I believe it is a beautiful place for young children to explore the traditional Balinese culture.
All of our educators are superstars who bring our curriculum to life for our future leaders in their own special way. What would you say is your superpower?
Anne: Having a growth mindset is my mantra, so my superpower is all about creating a safe space and a happy environment for our students where they can learn and grow as humans.
Sukma: Be grateful for what you have and what is around you. Never stop learning and be open to any and all opinions.
Lyndie: My path to fulfilment as an educator is to always have faith in children. I will guide them in building their growing intelligence. I will also nurture their love of learning.
If you think your children would benefit from Boundless Education Bali the Crew would LOVE to welcome you. There are a limited number of spots remaining over our forthcoming cohorts. Give us a call to secure your family’s place.