The founder's sons struggled in traditional schooling but thrived academically through homeschooling, yet lacked crucial social and emotional development.
This gap inspired the birth of SPARK BALI micro-school, aimed at addressing academic, social, and emotional needs.
SPARK BALI merges tailored academic support with a focus on fostering independent study skills alongside individual social and emotional growth, creating an engaging learning environment.
With a founder experienced in Sociology, Communications, learning disorder management, and Speech therapy, the priority is delivering exceptional service at an affordable cost for families in Bali. Our fee structure ensures fair compensation for teachers and materials.
SPARK BALI's vision extends beyond profit, aiming to evolve as a specialized micro-school prioritizing holistic education over financial gain.
Spark recognizes that students of the same age might not be uniformly developed. A child might excel in reading while lagging behind in numeracy or literacy. Our progressive teaching approach embraces multi-age classrooms to alleviate pressure and feelings of inadequacy, fostering an environment where students can thrive, succeed, and form a sense of community and social responsibility. This approach boosts their self-confidence significantly.
Spark's objective is to provide exceptional, personalized teaching. By working with small groups of learners spanning various ages, skills, and personalities, Spark combines diverse teaching methods. Students are individually challenged in academic subjects for specific hours daily while engaging in project-based work for the rest of the time.
At Spark we integrate two different approaches to teaching:
At SPARK the curriculum currently in place encompasses a range of subjects, all aligned with the Cambridge International path and IGCSE exams.
These subjects serve as the bedrock for our academic instruction.
This comprehensive selection comprises BUSINESS STUDIES, ENGLISH Esl and Fle, MATH core and extended, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, and ICT.
These subjects have been carefully chosen to provide students with a robust foundation that prepares them to confidently take on academic challenges and opportunities that may come their way and to facilitate their relocation in most of home countries due to popoluarity and high recognition of the Cambridge Curriculum
PROJECT BASE APPROACH
In addition to the core subjects, we approach other areas of learning with a slightly different perspective.
Subjects such as Science, Bahasa Indonesia, Global Perspective, Food Science, Cooking Lessons, Creative Thinking, and Physics are addressed through a more flexible and dynamic methodology.
We believe in nurturing our students' passions by adopting a less rigid approach, and for this reason, we incorporate project-based learning into some of these lessons.
PBL approach not only allows students to explore these subjects in greater depth but also encourages creative thinking, problem-solving, and a deeper engagement with the material.
SPARK BALI's Distinctiveness: the significance of One-on-One Sessions for Students with their subject teachers.
At SPARK BALI, we have made dedicated efforts to cultivate the growth of teenagers, going beyond the conventional school system. Our commitment to innovation is evident in our approach, where we prioritize the development of students.
This is reflected in our distinct method: conducting group lessons from Monday to Thursday, and designating Fridays for personalized one-on-one sessions between students and their subject teachers.
These individualized interactions hold a multitude of benefits that contribute to academic growth, emotional well-being, and a deeper understanding of the subject matter.
Personalized Learning: One-on-one sessions provide an intimate learning environment where teachers can tailor their instruction to match the specific needs and pace of each student. Whether a student needs extra support to grasp a challenging concept or seeks advanced material to nurture their curiosity, these sessions can be adapted to cater to various learning requirements.
Clarification of Doubts: Students often hesitate to voice their questions or concerns in a crowded classroom due to fear of judgment or limited time. One-on-one sessions create a safe space for students to openly discuss their doubts and queries without any apprehension.
Building Strong Relationships: Establishing a strong student-teacher relationship is crucial for effective learning. One-on-one sessions enable teachers to form deeper connections with their students, understanding their personalities, strengths, and weaknesses on a more personal level.
Boosting Confidence: When their progress is recognized and celebrated during one-on-one sessions, students are more likely to take ownership of their learning journey and display increased enthusiasm for the subject. This heightened confidence can extend beyond academics, positively impacting other areas of a student's life as well.
Focused Feedback: Constructive feedback is an integral part of a student's growth. In one-on-one sessions, teachers can provide targeted feedback that highlights a student's strengths and suggests areas for improvement.
Emotional Well-being: Education isn't solely about acquiring knowledge; it's also about nurturing emotional well-being. One-on-one sessions offer students a platform to discuss any challenges they might be facing, both academically and personally. Teachers can provide guidance, empathy, and valuable life skills to help students navigate these challenges effectively.
Admission & Enrollment
·Students at the SPARK Bali need to meet the following criteria.
·1. Age: 12 to 17.
·2. Language: Basic English
·3. Essential Skills: Basic literacy and numeracy skills.
·4. Essential Abilities:
·- Ability to sustain attention on one task for at least 30 minutes.
·- Ability to remain in place / sit still for at least 30 minutes
·- Ability to self-regulate
·5. Attitude: A positive attitude to personal learning.
6 Other Requirements: All students need a reliable personal computer and
headphones, stationary in pencil case, calculator, personal diary.
Road map to be part of SPARK’s family:
All students need to complete 4 days orientation.
Orientation will follow the Pre-Enrollment interview with the purpose for both students and teachers to develop a relationship and a mutual understanding of b their academics and social skills. A decision about enrollment will be made when orientation is completed.
Following these days, students will be able to confidently join the class.
The cost for the orientationis 1.500.000 IDR ( not including canteen meals)
Parents/Guardians are required to complete and signs the following documents:
payment fee agreement,
consent to social media exposure,
phone and personal devices policy.
Monday to Thursday 8.50 am / 3.25 pm
FRIDAYS ARE DEDICATED TO ONE to ONE and/or SMALL GROUP TUITIONS: TEACHERS WIll ANNOUNCE WEEKLY THE SCHEDULE BASED ON THE STUDENTS' NEEDS tO REVIEW, BOOST or ENHANCE THEIR LEARNINg or social SKILLS.
EXTRA CURRICULUM ACTIVITIES CAN ARRANGE WITH SPECiALIST TEACHERS FOR MUSIC AND ARTS AFTER SCHOOL AND WILL BE CHARGE SEPARATELY
Fees and EnrollmentAY 2023-2024
Sparks offer 3 options forfees payment
by YEARLY FEE
by SEMESTER FEE
by TERM FEE
IGCSE Exams EnrollmentAPR/JUNE 2024 SESSION
ENROLLMENT AND PAYMENT
FEE FOR EACH
3.500.000 IDR *
IGCSE SUBJECTS for AY2023/24
MATH (core and extended) , ESL, FLE, BUSINESS STUDIES, ENVIRONMENTAL MANAGEMENT, ICT
* 1-1 tuition, music, skateboarding or art lessons outside the school hours are charged separately.
Private tuitions fees vary from 250.000 to 500.000 IDR per hour based on the subjects, teachers and the student’s needs.
Fee and Enrollment Policy
Committed to keep our learning center students-oriented and not business-oriented Spark requires a certain level of cooperation with parents to ensure fee payment and enrollment dates are respected to maintain our current teachers/students ratio .
1. LATE PAYMENT FINE / NOT PAYMENT
The late payment of tuition fees and canteen bill incurs a fine to cover lost bank interest and additional accounting procedures. Fines for late payments of tuition fee will occur in the following term:
up to 30 days late from invoice date= IDR 500,000
above 30 days late from invoice date =IDR 1.000.000
Non-payment of fees: after 30 days overdue a reminder is issued. After 60 days overdue a reminder is re-issued In In case of failure to pay immediately after the second reminder, SPARK management reserve the right to interrupt Students’ attendance and SPARK might place student’s withdrawn.
If 60 days’ notice of withdrawal is given before the last day of a student’s attendance at SPARK then a prorata refund is given for the Tuition fee, from the month of non-attendance; in case parents /guardian choose the yearly or by semester payment method. REFUNDS DO NOTAPPLY TOTHE “BY TERM“ PAYMENT OPTION
3. IGCSE CAMBRIDGE TESTS ARE NOT COMPULSORY BUT ARE REQUIRED TO OBTAIN INTERNATIONAL CAMBRIDGE ACCREDITATION.
IGCSE CAMBRIDGE TEST CAN BE ATTENDED BY ELIGIBLE STUDENTS ONLY. ELIGIBILITY CRITERIA DEPEND ON EACH STUDENTS’ LEARNING PATH, LEVEL OF PREPARATION AND THEIR INTEREST TO GET INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION.
4. CANTEEN INVOICE WILL BE ISSUED ON A MONTHLY BASIS.
5. NEW STUDENTS ARE WELCOME TO JOIN DURING THE ON GOING TERMS ( with the exclusion of term IV),
ENROLLMENT ISSUBJECT TO OBSERVATION DAYS AND FACULTIES EVALUATION .
6. Enrollment in school must extend for a minimum of 2 terms or 1 semester.
To enroll your childkindly reach us WA +62 (0) 812 3931 1416 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Our qualified team of teachers and support staff can ensure your children enjoy the learning process in a safe and exciting environment at our location in Ubud, Bali.
A combination of quality engaging lessons, project-based learning, and small group work, including full access to our independent learning facilities which comprise a skatepark, a multimedia room, a music room (equipped with acoustic drums, guitars, percussion, keyboard)a library and a relaxing café as well as a meeting/co-studying area with high-speed internet, paired with low student numbers, help provide our students with a comfortable dynamic environment conducive to learning and progressing.
Whether students return to their hometown or follow either a homeschooling or an online program, Spark offers a level of stability and continuity to makes sure that our students get the best education possible.
For the last 5 years, Simone, from Our Year in Bali, has consulted with clients from over 50 countries helping hundreds who have now achieved their Bali dream
She provides valuable information such as choosing your perfect school, finding your ideal home, daily practicalities, cost of living, banking, insurance, planning lists, what to bring, key contacts like trusted visa and housing agents, doctors, dentists, babysitters, support and more.
We understand moving to Bali involves a huge amount of planning and research and that is why we suggest you get in touch with Simone Collins and her relocation assistance from Our Year in Bali.
For all your Bali relocation needs and to support you in your transition
Simone Collins, email@example.com, WA +61403 498 533
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