We welcome teachers from all over the world. We provide a competitive salary, with great benefits; and have an amazing environment to work in. Great surf beaches are within 3 km of our school and beautiful forests surround us. Our students are amazing to teach; they are eager to learn, very respectful and collaborative. 

Current Vacancies


Expat Staff:   

Full job descriptions available on request. 

National Staff 


Expat teachers must have at least 5 years experience. 

If you are interested in working at the SBB in Sumbawa, Indonesia, please upload your documents – including current C.V., and at least 3 referees. Please indicate the position that you wish to apply for.

SBB is a Child Protection school and conducts rigorous background checks before hiring any individual. All positions of employment are dependent on comprehensive criminal and professional background checks.

Send your application to:

Murray Hodgson

Head of School


Living in Townsite, Sumbawa

Sumbawa, Indonesia is a beautiful place. It is known around the world for its great surf beaches. Batu Hijau Townsite is surrounded by the jungle and although we are an isolated community, we have a lot to offer! Townsite is a safe and secure community which is close to the local villages of Maluk and Sekongkang.  There are several nearby beaches which are great for swimming and surfing.

Travelling to and from Townsite can include using the seaplane from the port in Benete, or by catching the ferry to nearby Lombok, where there is an international airport.

Activities and facilities within Townsite include;

Working at SBB

Early Childhood

We operate an Early Childhood centre, with a Playgroup and Pre-Kindy section.  Playgroup at SBB is for students who are 3 years of age and Pre-Kindy for students turning 4.  The program follows a ‘Play-Based’ curriculum, and is also a part of the PYP program in the Primary school.

Primary Years Program (PYP)

The IB Primary Years Programme (PYP) for children aged 3 - 12 nurtures and develops young students as caring, active participants in a lifelong journey of learning.

Through its inquiry-led, transdisciplinary framework, the PYP challenges students to think for themselves and take responsibility for their learning as they explore local and global issues and opportunities in real-life contexts.

Middle Years Programme (MYP)

The  IB Middle Years Program comprises eight subject groups, providing a broad and balanced education for early adolescents. The MYP requires at least 50 hours of teaching time for each subject group, in each year of the programme. In the final two years of the programme, carefully-defined subject group flexibility allows students to meet local requirements and personal learning goals.

The Learners

Sekolah Buin Batu is proud of its diverse community. Families come from various parts of Indonesia and overseas. The school celebrates our “Unity in Diversity” at every opportunity – during weekly assemblies, community events, national holidays and international days.

Learning takes place Monday to Thursday, with a half day on Friday.   Staff commence work at 7:30 and finish the day at 4:30  (11:45 on Friday) There are 4 terms per academic year. Each term is 10 weeks duration.