MURRAY HODGSON

Hello, my name is Murray Hodgson and I am delighted to be the Head of School at this unique school.  I spent the last 19 years working at an International school in Jakarta. Prior to this I worked in Korea and Australia.  I have a Masters Degree in Curriculum Development from Michigan State University (USA) and a Bachelors Degree in Educational Administration from Deakin University, Victoria, Australia.  My wife Kate is a teacher/librarian and is working in Jakarta. One of my sons, Steven, is married and living in Sydney and my other son, Sam, is working in Melbourne.

I am passionate about ensuring education is relevant and engaging for all students. I am passionate about  students developing essential life skills, including the ability to effectively communicate, reflect, create, take risks and contribute to the community. 

I enjoy running and team sports like soccer, volleyball and cricket.  I am keen to try fishing in Sumbawa. I also like to paint when I can find the time. 

Reach me through murray.hodgson@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id 

Michael

MICHAEL BOWMER

Hello !  My name is Michael Bowmer and I am the Primary Principal here at Sekolah Buin Batu. I come to SBB with over 30 years teaching and leadership experience.  My last post was Head of School at the Australian International School, Dhaka.  I also established the Huijia International Primary Department in Beijing China, was Principal in Tabubil, Papua New Guinea and in various places around Australia, my home country.  I have a Masters Degree in Education, as well as a Masters Degree in Counselling.  I am passionate about the importance of education in children’s lives.  Education is not just about acquiring knowledge, which is important, but about developing  the ability to think, analyse, problem solve and create.  As Albert Einstein said “Education is not the learning of facts, but the training of the mind to think”.

I am married to Angela and we have 3 beautiful but grown up children – Daniel, Benjamin and Kiri.  I love travelling to new places, reading, gardening and golf.

Reach me through michael.bowmer@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

HabibiHERMAN HABIBI

Dear all, I am Habibi. I am currently the Principal of Sekolah Buin Batu. I have taught at Primary level and I was formerly the Deputy Principal and IB-Primary Years Program Coordinator . I graduated from the University of Mataram, Teacher Training and Education Faculty, majoring in English Education. I graduated in 2005 then started my South East Asia travelling journey. I have been here for 10 years and love the life challenges that I have experienced. I am continually developing my point of view and keep being courageous in making positive changes in my life. I am married to Aftina Ukhra with two children, Pijar Lazuardy and Manique Jelleta Afra. Please visit us at our beloved Kampoeng in Tanjung the northern part of Lombok and sense its mystical beauty.  

Reach me through herman.habibi@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

AriefARIEF BUDIMAN

Hi everyone,

I’m Arief Budiman.. I’m a Primary teacher and also the PYP coordinator in Sekolah Buin Batu. I graduated from Mataram University majoring Teacher Training Education focusing on English Teaching and Learning. I have been working for 7 years in SBB. Before I came to work here at SBB, I worked for a number of educational institutions in Sumbawa Besar. These included teaching the Smart English course, as well as teaching in National Primary and Secondary schools. I’m married and have two children. I really enjoy sports and outdoor activities. For me, education is giving opportunities for children to explore themselves and the world around them.

Reach me through arief.budiman@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id 

Adi baruADI MAHYUDI

Hi, my name is Adi Mahyudi.  I was born and grew up in Bima. I am a university graduate majoring in English. I have been working at SBB since January, 2010 as a primary teacher. Before teaching here, I was a teacher in Sekolah Nusa Alam, Lombok and SDIT Al-fajar, Mataram. I am married and have 2 sons who are now living in Mataram. Every weekend I travel to see them to ensure they are alright.

I love badminton; I occasionally play on Thursday night with friends at the school sports hall.  I like playing soccer, but my spirit to play is not as it used to be. I love what Ali bin Abi Tholib said: “knowledge, if practiced in fact will grow, while treasure, if used will decrease”.

Reach me through adi.mahyudi@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

AnastasiaANASTASIA BALELLA

Hi, I am Anastasia Mendara Balella, but you can call me Ana / Anastasia. I am the Assistant Admin Manager in Sekolah Buin Batu.

Before working here, I worked at Batu Hijau International School as a Teacher Assistant for 5 years and then Assistant Admin Manager since 1999 until 2008.

I am married to Alphonsus Assan Kerans and we have a handsome son named Ello Kerans.

I am originally from Larantuka, East Flores, East Nusa Tenggara, a place that I love to visit every time I have holiday.

I really enjoy spending my time with my family, traveling & collecting recipes, but I don’t like to actually do the cooking.

Reach me through anastasia.balella@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

ANTONIUS ANDY H.

Hi there!
My friends call me Andy. I am the Catholic Religion teacherand IT Support in Sekolah Buin Batu. I’ve been working here since July 2010 and since then I have had various responsibilities such as: Homeroom teacher for a middle years class, ISO document controller, Year 6 Bahasa Indonesian teacher for the Academic Reinforcement program and the student choir tutor.

Before coming to SBB, I worked in a book publishing company as a Chief Editor in Jogjakarta. I love Jogja, a city where I spent four years studying Philosophy and Theology. Even though it’s far away from my hometown, Konawe in South East Sulawesi, it’s still my favourite place to visit with my beloved wife and our lovely daughter.

Fides quaerens intellectum. Faith seeking understanding.  It’s St. Anselm famous quote and it’s been my spiritual focus in teaching.

Reach me through andy.hendryanto@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

BudiBUDI DARMAWAN

Hello, my name is Budi Darmawan. I am the Kayu Besi Coordinator and a Humanities teacher in Sekolah Buin Batu. I have been working here for 10 years. I graduated from Institut Sains dan Teknologi Nasional in Jakarta, majoring in Civil Engineering, focusing on Transportation Engineering.

Before landing in Sekolah Buin Batu Sumbawa, I worked in several places in Jakarta. I worked in Sekolah Tunas Muda Jakarta from 2005 – 2008, teaching Humanities for MYP. I also worked in LBPP LIA Depok from 2003 – 2008, an English Language Institution in Depok. I taught all levels of English studies, such as English for Children, English for Teenagers, English for Adults, Conversation Classes, Academic TOEFL Preparation, and Communicating in Business. Thus, I am also experienced working for RCTI for 2 years as a freelance sub titlist.

I was born in Jakarta and mostly spent my time in the city. I started living here in Sumbawa in 2008. I am married to Dinny Rachmawati.  We have 2 children, NAMANYA and NAMINA.

I like sports, such as soccer and billiards. I also like travelling, hiking, and watching movies.

For me, education is all about nurturing the students.

Reach me through budi.darmawan@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

CHANTELLE LEBLANC

Hi, I’m Chantelle and I’ll be teaching Kindy B this year. I am originally from Canada, but I have been teaching abroad for the last 10 years.

 

I have a Bachelor of Arts degree with a major in Psychology, and a Bachelor of Education degree. I have had the opportunity to teach in many different amazing places, including Turkey, China, Myanmar and Oman.

 

In my free time I enjoy yoga, hiking, running and reading. I also love traveling and am looking forward to exploring and experiencing as much of Indonesia as I can while I am here!

Reach me through chantelle.leblanc@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

Connor

CONNOR HUGHES

Hello everyone. My name is Connor and I am the Middle Years English as a Second Language teacher at Sekolah Buin Batu. I was born in Birmingham, England and grew up in Ireland.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Science, a Diploma in T.E.S.O.L. and a Diploma in Environment & Development.  I taught English in Spain and Belgium before coming to Indonesia. At my previous school, I taught Environmental Systems and English Language B for the IB Diploma Programme at Tunas Muda International School Jakarta. I was also the Community, Action, Service coordinator there.

I believe that every child has the potential to make a positive contribution to the world around them. Learning at school should ultimately lead to this goal.

In my free time, I enjoy hanging out with my friends, reading and diving. I love Indonesia, its rich culture, amazing scenery and delicious food!

Reach me through connor.hughes@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

David

DAVID PARINUSSA

Hi all! I am David. I started working here in 2011 as a Religion Teacher. I enjoyed being a teacher, but then I was assigned for a new job to support the finance department in 2015.

I have a Bachelor Degree of Accounting, which I got from University of Jember.

Being here has given me an enriching experience, since I have met many people from all around Indonesia, and even from another countries!. I am thankful to be part of the education of young learners in this school, who I believe will be the leaders of future Indonesia.

I love singing very much, along with playing music and video games. Other than that, I just enjoy family time with my wife and my wonderful son. We are happy to live in Sumbawa – it’s like being on vacation, but paid. We enjoy the beaches on this island, which we think are some of the best beaches in the world.

Reach me through david.parinussa@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

DHARA ZAZILA

Hi everyone.  My name is Dharazatun Zazila, you can call me Dhara.  I was born in Jogjakarta and grew up in West Java. I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Education, majoring in French literature from Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY).

Before working in SBB, I taught the Indonesian Language for foreigners at Realia Language and Culture and Martabe gold mine in Tapanuli Sumatera. I also taught year 1 and preschool at Jogjakarta Community School (JCS). Teaching young learner is my passion.

I enjoy my free time with reading, crafting, singing, and yoga.

Reach me through dharazatun.zazila@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

 

ELIZABETH BALADHAY

My name is Elizabeth Baladhay and I am the Biology, Chemistry, and Physics teacher of SBB. I was born and raised in the Philippines but I considered Indonesia as my second home after  nine years working here as a teacher. My academic background is Chemistry and Education major in Mathematics. I have two masters, Diploma in Science Teaching major in Chemistry and Master of Arts in Education major in Educational Management and Administration.  I finished the academic requirements for Doctor of Philosophy in Science Education major in Chemistry. An opportunity to teach in China as a Chemistry teacher, Engineering Design and Further Maths lecturer of KAPLAN-US Pathway Program, affiliated by Northeastern University-USA, has started my international career. My teaching experience at Sekolah Nusa Alam has given me an in-depth knowledge of  the Cambridge Science Curriculum. I was also appointed as the Cambridge Coordinator and the Examination Officer. With my capability to write and do research, I become a member of the Cambridge Press Research Panel. From then on, I have been active in developing science competencies and doing research to meet the demand of the millennial education.

Reach me through elizabeth.baladhay@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id 

ElyELY ANDRIANY

Hi everyone! My name is Ely Andriany, you can call me Ely. I Come from Sumbawa  Besar.  I graduated from Psychology at the University of Ahmad Dahlan in Yogyakarta in the Magister of Psychology Department of Clinical Child and Adolescents. In SBB I am the Student Support Team member (SST). I have been working at SBB since 2013.  Before working at SBB, I worked at the Jogja Counseling Centre,  Intrenship in RSJD Soejarwadi,  Rumah Zakat and Provincial Sosial Service for Trauma Healing  Merapi eruption victims. I also had experience in working together with School Counselors of Budi Mulia Pandean Sari and Budi Mulia Panjen. I am married to Frayudiansyah, have one daughter and one son named Nabila Az-Zahra and Muhammad Zaqwan Rabbani.

Reach me through ely.harun@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

Dedy

DEDY  ELDIANI  ISNAENY

Assalamu’alaikum.

Hello there, my name is Eldiani Isnaeny. You can call me Pak Dedy. I am the Administrator in Sekolah Buin Batu. I have been working here for 17 years. I graduated from Sumbawa University, majoring in Social Studies and Politics, focusing on Public Administration.

I was born in Jereweh, Sumbawa Barat. I am married to Dewi Asmyati. We have 4 children: WIDY, DWI, GHOZY and QUEEN.

Before working in Sekolah Buin Batu Sumbawa, I worked in PT. Newmont Nusa Tenggara since 1995 – 1999.

I like sports, such as soccer and volleyball. I also like reading, music and watching movies.

For me, education is the part of life that supports us to grow and be a better person.

Reach me through eldiani.isnaeny@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

FeraFARDIANA UTAMI (FERA)

Hi, my name is Fardiana Utami, but you can call me Fera. I was born in Mataram, but my parents come from Bali and Jogja. I spent most of my time in Mataram. I graduated from Mataram University, majoring in in Math and Science, focusing on Biology Education. After I graduated from university I came to Sekolah Buin Batu, so this is my first experience teaching at school.

I am a Year 5 homeroom teacher and Biology teacher for the middle years in Sekolah Buin Batu. I have been working here for 6 years. I love teaching because I get the opportunity to constantly learn, research and improve my own skills and knowledge in the process of planning lessons.  I enjoy and have fun with kids while teaching them, listening to their problems and trying to solve them in the best possible way.

I am really interested in science and cooking, I like doing experiments in the laboratory and kitchen. I also love reading and shopping, such a healing hobby after work. Education is not preparation for life; education is life itself (John Dewey).

Reach me through fardiana.utami@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

Farial

FARIAL

Assalamu’alaikum!  Hi, my name is Farial, my full name is Farial Badawi. I am a  Sumbawanese mixture:  Arabian and Sumbawa.  I am currently teaching in Year 6 as a homeroom teacher.  I am an electrical engineer.  I graduated from the Engineering Faculty in Mataram University.  Later I switched to teaching because I like English and really enjoy teaching.  It gives me great satisfaction to see that through my help students gain new understandings.

Before SBB I worked in ASM Mataram as an lecturer, later I moved to Sumbawa to teach in SMEA Mercury.  Then, in July 2009, I joined the SBB community.  I have a husband, Nazim Rajab and we are blessed with 2 children; a daughter named Rania Azura and a son named Muhammad Razan.  Some of my hobbies are reading, watching movie and travelling.  Even though I am busy with my work, I always try to spend quality time with my family, especially my two young children. So, that even though I am not able to stay with them all the time, they can always feel my presence close to them, helping them them to grow, learn and inquire about new things.

 

Reach me through farial@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

HendraHENDRA BUDIMAN

Assalamualaikum, My name is Hendra Budiman, you can call me Hendra. I was born in East Lombok. I graduated from Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta (UNY) Pendidikan Seni Musik. I have been working at Sekolah Buin Batu for 9 years and I teach music from kindy until year 9. I am married and have one child. I am very happy to teach in Sekolah Buin Batu because I have more exciting challenges. My hobbies are playing music, electronics, and working as a sound engineer.

Reach me through hendra.budiman@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

Ida K

IDA MURSYIDAH KAMIL

Hi, everyone!

My name is Ida Mursyidah Kamil, well-known as Ibu Ida Kamil. I was born in Jakarta, Indonesia. I have been having great time being a teacher in Sekolah Buin Batu since July 11, 2011.

I had educational background from a teaching faculty majoring in English Teaching and hold a degree in Islamic Studies. I cherish my educational backgrounds as they have been handy to me when mingling with a great variety of multicultural communities. I have had experiences working with people with different cultures, nations, religions and abilities either in formal and informal educational institutions. Hence, I learnt that those experiences reveal one essential fact which is I might be a good person when people around me feel safe from the evilness within me expressed through my words, deeds and power. In education, I strongly believe that as a teacher I automatically become a leader and a model, consequently, I should be the first one who applies the thing I suggest my students to do.

Most of all, I thank God for placing me in this beautiful island of Sumbawa. This fortune has shaped me into a better person, I guess, by having a better ability in looking at bright things even in a very trivial idea of sitting at the beach admiring different shapes of clouds.

Reach me through ida.kamil@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

JAIME NIPPERT

Hello! My name is Jaime and I will be teaching Physical Education for all years at Sekolah Buin
Batu. I was born in Mississippi, U.S.A. but grew up in Oregon, U.S.A.

I have a Masters in Teaching with an emphasis in Physical Education, Health Education, and
Foundational Mathematics from Concordia University, Portland (Oregon, U.S.A.). I also have a
Bachelors of Arts in Psychology from University of Redlands (California, U.S.A.). At my previous
school I was teaching a combination of Physical Education and Mathematics for the last 5 years.
I was also the Head Water Polo Coach for the Men’s and Women’s teams.

I am a firm believer in lifelong learning and helping students reach their potential, even if they
can’t see their own potential yet. I love watching my students succeed.

In my spare time I love to swim, surf, standup paddleboard, play sports, hang out with friends,
and read as many books as I can. I am so excited to be in Sumbawa and experience all that it
has to offer!

Reach me through jaime.nippert@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

JOHN HANNAN

Hello, my name is John. I am originally from Australia. I currently work with Ibu Farial as a Year 4 teacher.

After gaining my Bachelor of Teaching from the University of Melbourne, I have taught predominantly upper-primary level students in Australia, Japan, Indonesia and China.

I see my primary role as helping students to develop their confidence as learners and develop their interest in learning. The positive, small-school environment of SBB provides wonderful support and opportunities for all members of the community to grow. It is a wonderful environment for teaching and learning.

Reach me through john.hannan@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

KATHY HAYES

Hello! my name is Kathy and I am the Science teacher at Sekolah Buin Batu. I was born in Durham, England where I grew up.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Geology and Physical Geography and a PhD in Glaciology. Prior to teaching I worked as a research scientist for the British Antarctic Survey and spent 6 years carrying out research on fracture mechanics of ice in Antarctica. After this I bought a sail boat with my husband, and we sailed from Canada to Hawaii, Marshall Islands and Micronesia. We have spent the last 8 years in Micronesia where I taught Earth Science, Chemistry, Geography, Environmental Science, Geology and Philosophy.

I believe education is the basis to a successful society and science is crucial to the achievement of that success, after all, as Dr Seuss said the “more that you read, the more that you know. The more that you learn the more place you will go”!!!

My husband and I have a beautiful daughter called Saoirse and I enjoy travelling, cooking, sailing, and sports. As a family new to Indonesia we are enjoying the friendly people, beautiful scenery, diverse culture and amazing food!

Reach me through kathy.hayes@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

Wira

LALU WIRADANA KUSUMA

Hello, my name is Lalu Wiradana Kusuma. You may call me Wira or Dana. I come from central Lombok, West Nusa Tenggara and live in Labulia. I graduated from Mataram University in the end of 2011. I studied in the Faculty of Teacher Training and Education, in the English department. I have been working for 9 months in Sekolah Buin Batu as a teacher of elementary school. Before working in SBB, I worked for some educational institutions in Mataram and West Lombok, such as Janpau English Academy (Mataram), MTs Negeri Model Kuripan West Lombok (Junior High School), and in SDN Negeri 2 Mataram (Elementary school). I am married and have one amazing son. I love sports, both indoor and outdoor activities. For me, education is the process of knowing and gaining something new which is meaningful for our future.

Reach me through wiradana.kusumah@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

DwiLALE DWI SETIYAWIYATNI

My name is Lale Dwi Setiyawiyatni. I am Year 1 homeroom teacher. I graduated from the faculty of teacher training and education at Mataram University. I have been working at Sekolah Buin Batu for 8 years. Before joining Sekolah Buin Batu, I worked at a primary school in Central Lombok. I have a son named Lalu Mas Djohan Bachtiar.  I enjoy reading good novels and exploring the culinary world by experimenting with new recipes.  For me, teaching is not just about passing on knowledge to students, but providing the tools that help them build their own thoughts.

 

 

 

 

LENI

Hello, my name is Leni and you may call me just Leni . People always questioning my name because I don’t have a last name or no family name. I am a Learning Support Teacher at SBB .

I am from Polewali Mandar West Sulawesi. I have a bachelor’s degree in teaching and education majoring in Bahasa Indonesia from Al Asyariah Mandar University  West Sulawesi . I have been teaching at the local high schools in West Sulawesi and South of Lombok. Just before teaching at SBB, I worked in an NGO that focused on Health and Education program in Lombok. I like to play badminton and  swimming, I am trying to learn to play any kind of musical instruments in my free time . 

People say  that the more you travel, the more things you will learn. The more places you go, the more you will know. The more you learn and know, the more you will be tolerant and the highest result of education is tolerance. So I love traveling! 

Reach me through leni@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id 

ReaMARIA SUSWANTI RAHAYU

Hello everyone,

I am Maria Suswanti Rahayu, but my friends call me either Rea or Ria. I am from Malang, but I was born in the southeast city of East Java called Tulungagung. Working in the middle of Sumbawa’s jungle is such a blessing, as it is surrounded by wonderful nature such as trees and gorgeous beaches.

 

I have been an educator of Early childhood students in Sekolah Buin Batu since 2005. I teach the 3-4 year old learners in Playgroup nowadays. Teaching young learners can be quite challenging but they always make my day. I love my profession along with loving my students. Teaching young learners is my passion.

I graduated from Malang University majoring in English Literature and certified to be early childhood educator by the government in certification program. Creating fun, meaningful, and holistic learning to achieve the learning aspect of early childhood education goals are my responsibilities in SBB.  Before I landed in this beautiful Island of Sumbawa, I worked in educational institutions such as, IEC and UNMER in Malang.I’m an ordinary woman who is married to an extraordinary man and have two beautiful little girls. I enjoy sports, outdoor activities, crafting and travelling.

My philosophy of education is, Education leads us to hold and change the world.

Reach me through maria.rahayu@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

MATTHEW TAVARES

Hello Everyone, My name is Matthew and I am one of the music teachers for Sekolah Buin Batu from ages K-10. I am originally from Boston, Massachusetts in the USA. This is my first chance to teach abroad as I have been teaching in my home city for 16 years.

I have a Bachelor’s Degree in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Music Education from the Berklee College of Music in Boston. I have worked with many students throughout my career and have competed on both the local and national band circuits in the USA.

I am very excited to work with students from Sekolah Buin Batu and I know that we will have a great music experience together. As Aristotle said, “We are what we do repeatedly, excellence is therefore not an act but a habit”. I cannot wait to make excellent music and excellent memories with your children and all of the people here at SBB.

In my free time I enjoy listening to live music, golfing, walking, and sitting at the beach. I look forward to seeing and speaking to you in my many walks around townsite.

Reach me through matthew.tavares@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

 

RosaMBM ROSA DELIMA TANLAIN

Hi everyone! My name is Rosa. I’m currently teaching in kindergarten.  I have a bachelor degree in Psychology from Sanata Dharma University Jogjakarta. Before moving to Sumbawa, I worked at Pelangi Indonesia School in Jogjakarta for 3 years, 1 year as a teacher and my last two years as the school’s principal.  I have also worked for LSPPA (Institute of woman and child development), a non-governmental organization in Jogjakarta who support women and children with specific issues and problems.  I believe that the first five years of a child’s life are fundamentally important. They are the foundation years that shape the child’s future health, happiness, growth, development and learning at school, in the family, the community, and in life in general. That’s the reason why I chose to work with preschool /kindergarten children so I can apply my knowledge of child developmental psychology to help my students grow and reach their full emotional, social and psychological potential.  Living in Sumbawa provides for me a lot of opportunities to enjoy my hobbies.   I like to travel around Indonesia, experiencing the local art, culture and beautiful nature. I would say that travelling is the best form of education.

Reach me through rosa.tanlain@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

MENTAWARA BANCIN

Hello everyone,

My name is Mentawara Bancin but my friends usually call me Metha or Bancin. Bancin is one of Pakpaknese surname form Sidikalang, western North Sumatra. I was born and grew up in a plantation site in Simalungun region which has some similarities as living here in townsite of Sumbawa.

I graduated from School of Foreign Language STBA Pertiwi Jakarta majoring in English Literature and I also got some Bible study and leadership training from my local church in Jakarta. I taught for 2 years in Teach Indonesia School and 6 years in Tunas Bangsa Christian School Jakarta so that I am familiar with integrated Christian curriculum that brought me here teaching Christian religion at SBB.

I’ve always wanted to become a teacher since I was 10 years old. The desire has been felt and grown while babysitting, teaching Sunday School, Vacation Bible School, church youth groups, and at church camp. “The heart of education is the education of heart” is my favourite teaching philosophy. I believe that I should teach students to be not only good Christians, but also good citizens – teaching a way of life and forming their hearts.

I enjoy singing and travelling. During my free time, sometimes I also enjoy teaching infant massage for parents as I am also a certified infant massage instructor.

Reach me through metha.bancin@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

Ikhwan

MUHAMMAD IKHWAN

Hi everyone, I am Muhammad Ikhwan. Most people always call me Iwan. I am from Sumbawa Besar. I went to The Faculty of Islam Education at IAIN Sunan Ampel Mataram. I studied there from 1992 and graduated in 1995.

I have been working as an Islam lesson teacher  in Sekolah Buin Batu for almost 17 years. It’s been my long amazing journey to be here for everything that I learn and enjoy. I teach in all levels of educations at SBB for my learning-teaching experiences, starting from Pre-kindy to Year 9.

I am married with three children. My hobbies are sports, and watching TV with special news programs. In my mind, education is the most important thing for anyone to create the more peaceful and better world, and we must sustainably improve our world with positive actions.

Reach me through muhammad.ikhwan@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

YasinMUHAMMAD YASSIN

Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb.…

Hi! My name is Muhammad Yassin and everyone calls me just Yassin. I was born in East Java-Surabaya. I have been working at Sekolah Buin Batu- Sumbawa Barat, NTB, for almost 8 years. It’s been an astonishing and unforgettable journey to be in this beautiful, green and fresh jungle. I have taught many levels at SBB for my teaching experiences starting from Pre-kindy to Year 9. I am so pleased to be in every single level of education at SBB. Each level has their own uniqueness and style.

I have three competencies here at SBB as a PYP Teacher, Bahasa Indonesian Teacher and Performing and Visual Art Teacher. It makes me a stronger individual to get involved and interwoven at all levels of the students’ educations. In the past, I have won several competitions in writing- local and national level- and storytelling.

My hobbies are collecting the unique things, watching mystery movies, shopping, fashion, knowledge searching, creating artwork, sports (running and swimming), traveling and snacking. I am so blessed to be myself and assigned by Allah SWT as one of the teachers on this Planet Earth. I believe that from education we can replace anything to be more peaceful and brighter, and we all must perform sustainable actions. I love to learn and have been learning my whole life. I like to be adventurous and try and learn new things.

Reach me through muhammad.yassin@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

MUHAMMAD ZAINUDDIN

My full name is Muhammad Zainuddin you can call me zain. I originally came from Lape, a town in East Sumbawa Island but I live at BTN Pegesangan Indah in the city of Mataram. I currently work at Sekolah Buin Batu, West Sumbawa as a PSPE teacher for students in pre-kindy to year 9. I’ve worked in Sekolah Buin Batu since June 2001, I really love teaching here because I love the environment and the atmosphere that this school has. Before I came here, I worked as a PSPE teacher in a senior and junior high school in Mataram for a year. I studied at IKIP Mataram and graduated in 1999. My hobbies include badminton, soccer, swimming, baseball and basketball, but I enjoy all kinds of sporting activities.

Reach me through muhammad.zainuddin@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

NanditNANDITYA DUHITA HAYUNING KUSUMA

Hi, my name Nanditya Duhita Hayuning Kusuma, but you may call me Nandit. I am currently the Year 5 Putih homeroom teacher. I have been working for 2,5 years in SBB. I was born in Solo, Central Java. This is a famous city, where our current Indonesian president, President Jokowi came from. I graduated from Sebelas Maret University majoring in English Literature and received my teaching certificate from Tunas Pembangunan University. Previously, I taught Science and Bahasa Indonesia at Focus Independent Primary School for 7,5 years. I really enjoy my ‘ME TIME’ by watching Korean television serials and listening to Korean boybands. ‘Be positive in seeing everything’ is my life motto.

Reach me through nanditya.hayuningkusuma@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

NI NYOMAN YULI INDAH YANTI

Hello Everyone

My Name is Ni Nyoman Yuli Indah Yanti, call me Yuli. I am from Palu, Central of Sulawesi. I have a bachelor’s degree in Mathematic from Sarjana Wiyata Tamansiswa (UST) Yogyakarta. At SBB I teach Mathematic in high school. Before working here, I taught mathematics at YPK school in Bangka for 4 years, at TLS school, West of Kalimantan for 1 year, then at Primagama in Tanjung Selor about 6 months.

‘Love with what you do’, is my life motto.

Reach me through nyoman.indah@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

NungNURHASANAH

My name is Nurhasanah and I am from Rarang, East Lombok.

I am working as Admin and the front officer at Sekolah Buin Batu  Ketimus campus.

I have been working  here since September 2008.

I enjoy traveling and cooking.

Reach me through nurhasanah@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

MillahNURHIDAYATUL MILLAH

Hello, my name is Nurhidayatul Millah.  I prefer to be called Milla.  I have been teaching at Sekolah Buin Batu since October 2004.  I graduated from the English literature department of Universitas Negeri Yogyakarta in 2004.  Before teaching at Sekolah Buin Batu, I taught in SD Negeri Bhayangkara 1, as an English teacher for 1 year.

I was born and spent my teenager years in Bima, which is on the eastern part of Sumbawa Island. I moved to Yogyakarta to continue my studies.  I am married to M Muhtar Jamali and have 2 sons, named Rayyan Ahmad Zainardhi and Muhammad Wafiyyan Daffa.

I usually spend my leisure activities cooking and playing with my sons. My teaching philosophy is teaching is like planting a seed in the garden. We take care of each stage and watch the seeds grow and bloom into a beautiful garden.

Reach me through nurhidayatul.millah@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

PEGGY PESIK

Hello, I’m Peggy Pesik.  I was born in Manado city, North Sulawesi.  And I graduated from the faculty of English Education at Universitas Klabat Airmadidi Manado.  Art is my passion. Before working at SBB, I was teaching Art lesson at Sekolah Citra Kasih Manado, a National Plus School by Ciputra.  I also taught English lesson at English Club Bali and SD GMIM 05 Manado.

Now I teach Visual Art for Kindergarten, Elementary, and Middle School at Sekolah Buin Batu.  My inspiration always comes from the nature. I enjoy teaching and making handmade craft, painting, drawing, writing poetry, theater, song writing, digital editing and photography.  In my free time, I like swimming, traveling, exercise at the gym, reading books, and cooking.

I believe as Pablo Picasso said that “Every child is an artist”.  Teaching is a calling to sharing and caring. As stated in the book of 1 Thessalonians 5:11 “Encourage one another and build each other up”.  And for me, learning is a lifetime activity. My goals is to encourage the students to love learning, to increase their creativity skill, and motivate them to be the best they can be.  

Reach me through peggy.pesik@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id


PETA MCAULIFFE

My name is Peta. I was born in Australia. I am married to my husband, Tony, and between us we have two daughters and two sons. I have been teaching for more than 10 years and love the continual and varied challenge. My favourite part of teaching is watching the progression of students throughout the year. I am excited to be meeting all the children and parents of Sekolah Buin Batu and I look forward to exploring this wonderful part of Indonesia. Thankyou for your warm welcome.

Reach me through peta.mcauliffe@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

PeterPETER ARNOLD

Hi everyone. My name is Peter, i am the current grade 3 and 4 English literacy teacher here at Sekolah Buin Batu. I am originally from Australia and have worked here for the past four years.

I have a diploma of junior primary teaching from Flinders University in Adelaide, South Australia and a postgraduate certificate in online education from the Open University in the UK. I have taught and lived in five different countries over the past 25 years including Australia, Papua New Guinea, New Zealand, South Korea and Indonesia.

I am married to Rosie and we have 3 young children; Walter, George and Edward. My hobbies and interests include; sports, outdoors, photography and relaxing with friends, I try to include my friends and family with my interests whenever possible but also enjoy ‘alone’ time.

My philosophy of education is that learning is a lifelong journey enhanced with experiences, done in collaboration with others and should improve the world around us.

Reach me through peter.arnold@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

SaifulSAIFUL RAHMAT

Hi everyone, my name is Saiful Rahmat. You can call me Pak Rachmat.  I am the Secondary Mathematics teacher and also the Cambridge Exams Officer.  I graduated from Bandung Institute of Technology in 1998, where I  majored in Environmental Engineering.  Before working here I taught mathematics at the secondary level at Sekolah Global Jaya in Tangerang as well as in SMA Sugar Group in Lampung.  I have also lectured in Krisnadwipayana University, Jakarta. Teaching is my calling.  I really enjoy working and living here in Sumbawa, even if it is a bit isolated, the beautiful beaches make up for that. I also like Sumbawanese food, especially Sepat and Singang.

Reach me through saiful.rahmat@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

SRI WAHYUNI

Assalamualaikum Wr. Wb.

Hello!  My name is Sri Wahyuni however everyone calls me Yuni. I am originally from Sumbawa, Nusa Tenggara Barat, Indonesia. My  father comes from Sumbawa and my mother from Toraja, South Sulawesi. I am married to Zuhri Azmi (Jim) and he works for BRI (Bank Rakyat Indonesia). We have 3 lovely children.

Before starting with SBB, I worked to BHIS (Batu Hijau International School) as a Teacher Assistant since 2000 to 2008. Working with people from different countries was very fun and knowledgeable for me.

I worked at SBB as an Admin Assistant Manager from 2008 until 2017. Currently, I work as Secretary of the Head of School. I love being an admin because it is challenging when I have different jobs. Working with SBB is not only about administration, but also about multimedia such as designing books like the Newsletter, Yearbook, handbook etc. it is amazing and so fun to have great and lovely colleagues to work with.

A favorite quote of mine: Making a million friends is not a miracle, but the miracle is to make a friend.

Reach me through sri.wahyuni@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

SuriptoSURIPTO

Hello all, my name is Suripto and my friends call me Ripto or Ito’. I studied at POLTEKKES Surakarta, in Central of Java. I’m from an Occupational Therapy department in my faculty, I graduated in 2001, before I began work in here. I have worked at five different schools before I worked here at Sekolah Buin Batu  in Sumbawa. I have a small family with  my wife  and daughter. My wife’s name  is Ani, she works in Madania School, Makassar. My daughters name is Nadiya, she studies at Madania School. I think this job is a good way to help students with special needs and collaborate with parents and teachers. My Teaching Philosophy is “Live just one,  so see, enjoy and creative” , “Don’t think  the past live and don’t think future live so be enjoy.”

Reach me through suripto@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

SongTUGI SONGIDAH

Dear Readers,

My name is Tugi  Songidah, people called me Ibu Song. I have been working at SBB since October 2000, dedicating myself to learn, to grow, to give and share my life skills for this pre-eminent school.

I graduated from Yogyakarta Foreign Language Academy and earned the Diploma-III of English. At SBB I have worked in several areas in the school; as a teacher assistant in the International School of BHIS, then a homeroom teacher in 2010-2014. And being part of QMS Team as a Document Controller. Resetting Organization happened on 31 May 2018 and I am happy to be assigned as an HR Officer and manage some part of the School Administration.

I was married with Pak Sugeng Widodo and I have a son Nafis Mirza Ismail (5 years old). I really enjoy my social life, family and my working place. I love books, craft (sewing and crochet), swimming, adventures (climbing the mountain when I was younger). I also love to travel. I love these quotes for teaching philosophy and life:

“Live as if you were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.”
― Mahatma Gandhi

“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.”
― Augustine of Hippo

Reach me through tugi.songidah@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id

TutiTUTI ALAWIYAH

Hello my name is Tuti Alawiyah, I studied at the University of Nahdatul Wathan majoring in Early Childhood Education. I started work in 2004 at Sekolah Buin Batu. l live in Taliwang and am married to my husband, Firman. We have two sons named Satria Utama Firmansya and Muhammad Sulthan Firmansya. I like cooking and hijab fashion.      

Reach me through tuti.alawiyah@sekolahbuinbatu.sch.id