Frequently Asked Questions
These answers may clear up some of your questions. Otherwise, ask us anything you like on our contact form.
1. What are the age groups in the school?
Currently the school is catering for children from 18 months to 15 years old:
Small World: 18 months to 3 years old,
Play Group: 3-4 years old
Kindy: 4 -5 years old
Prep: 5- 6 year olds
Years 1 to 9: 6/7yrs to 14 years old
2. Approximately how many students in the classes?
Currently classes range from 10 to 20 students per class.
The maximum allowed in any class would be 22 kids.
The care and attention required to cater for each individual’s needs requires a low number of students per teacher. Each class has 1 expat teacher with 1 or 2 local assistant teachers.
3. Is there a swimming pool for the kids?
All classes use a nearby pool for swimming lessons which is walking distance from school.
4. How many nationalities represented in the school?
Many of our students are mixed, half Indonesian, half foreign. Our current population consists of approximately 22 different nationalities.
5. How many students in the school now?
There are currently 166 students in the school. We have a maximum capacity for 200 students.
6. Is Sunrise an International School?
Yes! Sunrise follows an international curriculum and it is fully licensed.
7. What curriculum does the school use?
The school follows the British Curriculum supported by the IEYC, IPC & IMYC an international curriculum by fieldwork education
8. Where are the expat teachers from?
Our current expat staff come from Australia, England, South Africa, France and the USA.
9. Will my child be able to go back into a mainstream school for year 9 or if we choose to move?
After year 9, our students choose to stay in Bali and continue at other international schools or they head overseas. Our students leave Sunrise well-prepared for the academic programs of schools all over the world. We receive great feedback on the achievements of the Sunrise alumni in/from their new schools and other endeavours.
If you are interested in speaking to alumni or past/present families, we can likely put you in touch so you can ask questions directly.
10. Do you have an extra-curricula program?
We offer a large number of after-school and lunchtime programs. These activities vary from term to term. Activities are run by teachers, parents and outside groups.
All activities are offered to Sunrise students first, but outside community members are welcome to join if there are available places.
Children may participate in as many activities as they like (and can fit in to their schedules). However, it is a first come-first-served system, so early registration is recommended as classes fill up quickly.
11. What are the school hours?
The school year generally starts in early August and finishes in late June/early July.
Sunrise School operates 5 days per week (Monday-Friday).
Small World A – 8am -11am
Small World B – 8am – 1pm
Small World C- Year 6 – 8am – 2.30pm
Junior High School – 8am – 3pm
12. Is this a religiously affiliated school?
No. Sunrise does not affiliate with any religion. Our staff and students come from a variety of religious and non-religious backgrounds. There are times when we do sing songs or learn about stories or events that have religious content to ensure our students are exposed to a variety of beliefs and experiences. This encourages understanding, tolerance and respect of others.
It is government requirement that we offer religious classes in the curriculum. These classes are compulsory for Indonesian nationals and optional for all others. The classes are held once per week and divided into Islam, Christian, Buddhist and Hindu. Non-participating students may take general religion or choose study/library time.
13. Why are students expected to participate in meditation and yoga?
Helping children to relax, sharpen their focus and re-energize helps the students in their learning and day-to-day lives. Through these practices, we learn to find our inner-peace, improve flexibility, balance and tolerance. We do not ask children to adopt any practice which may interfere with their personal beliefs.
14. Do you provide facilities for physically challenged students?
Unfortunately, not all rooms are accessible to differently abled students. The main grounds have
ramps, but some classrooms are located upstairs, which are not wheelchair accessible.
15. What is your policy of electronics and phones at school?
We do not allow electronics or phones to be used at school during school time, unless a teacher has specified (for example, for filming).If parents need to contact their child during school time, they can call the school and we can pass on a message. Children should not use the school phone to contact parents. We will contact parents for students in the case of an emergency. If students bring phones/electronics to school, they must hand it to the teacher at the start of the day to be locked away.