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About Us

We are sometimes called the JungleSchool.

Sekolah Buin Batu commenced operation in July, 2008 on the island of Sumbawa, Indonesia. The school specifically serves the dependants of employees and contractors of PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara’s vast copper and gold mine here, known as the BatuHijau Project.

Although the school is relatively new, it is the amalgamation of two pre-existing schools - Sekolah Nasional Buin Batu (SNBB) and BatuHijau International School (BHIS). SNBB was established on 17th January 2000 in Townsite and BHIS in 1998 in Mataram. The staff is predominantly Indonesian with expatriate teachers from Australia, Ireland and USA.

Our academic program in primary sector, we operate under a Primary Years Programme (PYP) framework and achieved PYP Authorized School from International Bacalaureate Organization (IBO) Geneva in April 2012. In the secondary school consists of a blend of Cambridge curriculum and the national curriculum. SBB have got Cambridge International Examinations Center status on March 2011 from Cambridge University, United Kingdom (UK).

The language of instruction is English. To value mother tongue and to celebrate Indonesian culture, Bahasa Indonesia is taught and is used to consolidate the understanding of concepts.

Expatriate and national teachers work together in teams to support this program.

An important aspect of our mission and vision of Sekolah Buin Batu is to participate and assist our local community. SBB programs foster better community relationships and support through assisting with national examinations at local schools, sharing best practices and providing resources for disadvantaged schools.

We currently operate an academic year based on forty weeks of tuition with each semester having a four week break between them. The mid-semester break is for two weeks. The main semester breaks coincide with the summer holidays of both the southern and northern hemispheres. (However, flexibility is needed to cater for Idul Fitri holiday. Refer to School calendar).

 

SBB location

SBB is located in Buin Batu, West Sumbawa Regency, NTB Province, Indonesia

 

SBB Facilities

Sekolah Buin Batu has two campuses: Raya Ketimus Campus is home to students from Playgroup to Year 3, and KayuBesi campus caters for students from Year 4 through Year 9. The school has four buildings set on 3,000 square meters of land in Townsite, part of the PT Newmont Nusa Tenggara mining project in Sumbawa, Indonesia. Facilities include: ICT laboratory, science laboratory, two music rooms, swimming pool, covered basketball court, tennis courts, soccer field, baseball diamond, running track, access to the community golf course, two libraries with 20,000 volumes, 26 air-conditioned classrooms, counselor's office, administration offices, two teacher lounges and teacher work spaces.

 

Address:

 

KayuBesi Campus

400 KayuBesistreet Townsite PTNNT

Buin Batu, West Sumbawa, NTB, Indonesia

Phone: +62372-635318 Ext. 48443

Fax: +62370-640344 or 0372-635318 Ext.

48100

Raya Ketimus Campus

387 Raya Ketimus street Townsite PTNNT

Buin Batu, West Sumbawa, NTB, Indonesia

Phone: +62372-635318 Ext. 48424

Fax: +62372-635399