Welcome to Sekolah Buin Batu.

The school embodies a nurturing community of eager students, dedicated teachers, and a wonderful support staff.

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 Aman Mineral Nusa Tenggara’s vast copper and gold mine here, known as the Batu Hijau Project.

Although the school is relatively new, it is the amalgamation of two pre-existing schools – Sekolah Nasional Buin Batu (SNBB) and Batu Hijau International School (BHIS). SNBB was established on 17th January 2000 in Townsite and BHIS in 1998 in Mataram. The staff primarily consists of Indonesian members complemented by expatriate teachers from Australia, Canada, India, Ireland, Malaysia, New Zealand, and the USA.

Head of School Welcome

Welcome to Sekolah Buin Batu.

We are fortunate to have an amazing school in such a beautiful part of the world, with pristine beaches and forests at our doorstep.

We are a compassionate community, comprising enthusiastic students, dedicated teachers, and support staff. Our teaching approach centers on cultivating the skill sets essential for success in the 21st century. In addition to delivering traditional academic content, we integrate critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration skills into every class, fostering an environment conducive to sustained student achievement.

Our teachers encourage intellectual curiosity, foster creativity and inspire excellence in ways that will provide success for all.

We are grateful for the support of Amman Mineral, whose partnership inspires us to strive for excellence and leave a lasting legacy of achievement.

You are welcome to visit and experience SBB for yourself. Walk through our school and talk with our students and you will begin to understand how they value the school and the education they are receiving. You will be impressed by their desire to learn, their respect and concern for others, and their potential to be future leaders in the world.

Head of School,

Murray Hodgson
Developing the Minds and Hearts of Our Next Generation

Our Programmes

Early Childhood

Our Play-Based education allows children to learn through exploration, creativity, and problem-solving during play. It recognizes play as essential for developing cognitive, social, emotional, and physical skills, and fostering a love for learning.

Primary Years Programme

Our PYP programme offers inquiry-based learning, encourages critical thinking, and fosters an inclusive community to develop globally-minded students ready for the future.

Middle Years Programme

Our MYP programme aims to develop active learners and internationally minded young people who can pursue lives of purpose and meaning.

High School Programmes

We offer the Indonesian National Curriculum (SMA) and are currently applying for accreditation to the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IB DP)

International Baccalaureate Programmes (PYP, MYP, DP)

We Value

Open-Minded Learners

An open-minded learner is developing an invitational disposition to learning and the ideas of others, even if they are contradictory to their own perspectives

Knowledgeable Learners

A knowledgeable learner is developing a significant breadth and depth of knowledge and understanding within, between, across and beyond subject areas, moving towards challenging local and global contexts and perspectives

Principled Learners

A principled learner is developing the ability to initiate action, or refuse to act, based on conscious values such as integrity and fairness from both individual and collective points of view.

Balanced Learners

A balanced learner is developing a wide range of relevant skills that support a holistic-approach to healthy living and being that is needed for a sustainable future.

Inquiring Learners

An inquirer is a learner that is developing a sense of awe, wonder, and curiosity along with the skills of questioning, processing, and connecting as they learn and engage independently and collaboratively with others.

Caring Learners

A caring learner is developing empathy and compassion for local and global people, other living things, and the environment as concerned and engaged community members

Reflective Learners

A reflective learner is developing the capacity to learn during and from experiences that build links to prior knowledge, create new understandings and dispositions, and lead to new ways of thinking and being as they move through academic and real world contexts.


A thinker is a learner that is developing critical and creative thinking that can transfer to increasingly unfamiliar and purposeful contexts as an engaged community member.


A risk taker is a learner that is developing courage, resilience, and agency in order to engage in academic and social contexts with others and solutions for local and global issues.

We are fortunate to have supportive parents who collaborate closely with our school to foster the best possible learning environment for our students.
Education and training is something we are very passionate about, both academically and practically our learning journeys should never end. We must take every opportunity life affords us to seek to understand more about what is around us and increase our knowledge and expertise. We are grateful to be given this opportunity to support the Head of SBB, the teachers, the parents and most importantly the students.SBB’s facilities and programs provide our future leaders with every element needed for a highly successful learning environment. Strong foundations will be forged ensuring that when our students are ready for the next steps in their chosen life, opportunities will surround them everywhere they go and in everything they create.
- Terry and Jess Nichols.
Sekolah Buin Batu is a wonderful place to gain learning experience. We like the way students learn together by sharing their thoughts, presenting their ideas and solving problems together. This helps our children to be more critical thinkers, active and productive. Our children also love the new library!
- Pak Agus Sudarta and Ibu Eet Purwati
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