School Leaders' Editorial
We often talk of first impressions of a place or person.
I am going to reflect on lasting impressions.
Flying in on the seaplane for the first time is an experience that wowed me. After many seaplane trips it is impossible for me to sleep or read on the plane as there is always something new to be seen – how can one ignore the magnificence of Mountain Rinjani?
How many mine sites around the world are so close to some of the most beautiful beaches in the world? At times one needs to leave the rock but it has always been a joy to return.
Being part of this close community has been rewarding and challenging. We jokingly talk about living in a goldfish bowl. Everyone seems to know what you are doing before you know. That is fine as we all tend to look out and care for one another.
Living here has reinforced my belief there are so many things we can live without. We need to be resourceful and 'make do'. The sun will still come up tomorrow.
The Sekolah Buin Batu community has grown professionally and we appreciate the support from parents and the wider community. Our young learners, staff and students, are developing academically, spiritually and emotionally. Let's keep growing together.
Thank you accepting me in to your community and I leave with fond memories of Batu Hijau.
3 December 2013 - Raya Ketimus Campus
RK Assembly on Wednesday was a general assembly led by Pak Boko. Besides singing the National Anthem and Pelangi Buin Batu, we also celebrated the birthdays of all the people who were born in December and said farewell to Mrs. Fitri Barnas and Ibu Jan. Mrs. Fitri Barnas will go with her husband to Manado where he will take up another mining position near Manado city.
Ibu Jan has been at Sekolah Buin Batu for 5 years and will move to Markham College, Liam, Peru. We hope Ibu Jan and Mrs. Fitri will be blessed and receive many blessings in their new environment. We will miss you both.
Year 7 Merah, 5 December 2013 - Kayu Besi Campus
Non Scholae, Sed Vitae Discimus is a Latin phrase meaning We do not learn for the school, but for life. This phrase really suited Year 7 Merah's Assembly where they presented their interdisciplinary project. The interdisciplinary project is a project-based learning experience where the students connect two or more subjects to create a single product. The students were divided into three groups and each group presented their project: the process, the challenges, the expectations and the benefits. By doing that, we hope the students should not only gain knowledge and skills to please teachers, but to gain benefits for their life. At the end of their assembly, they performed as a choir. They sang Indonesian traditional songs.
Dear Playgroup parents,
We would like to remind you that Playgroup classes (Merah and Putih) will swap the class for next semester starting on 8th January 2014. Playgroup Merah will have their class starting at 10.20 to 12.20 (Monday-Thursday) and at 10.00 to 11.45 (Friday). Playgroup Putih will have their class starting at 7.40 to 10.00 (Monday-Thursday) and at 7.40 to 09.45 (Friday).