History in Brief
The Indonesian School in The Netherlands (SIN Wassenaar) was established on 15 June 1965. At that time, the school was located at the Violenweg 13, The Hague. It was moved to the current address, at Rijksstraatweg 679, 2245 CB, Wassenaar and was formally inaugurated by H.E. Ambassador, Mr. Soedjarwo Tjondronegoro, on 17 August 1965.
The Committee for Indonesian School and Culture (Badan Usaha Sekolah dan Budaya Indonesia or BASUKI) was assigned for the school supervision. Based on the Decision of the Indonesian Minister of Education and Culture on 15 August 1995, the name of Sekolah Indonesia di Nederland (SIN Wassenaar) was converted to Sekolah Kedutaan Republik Indonesia di Wassenaar, Nederland. However, its abbreviation, SIN Wassenaar, remains unchanged.
Then the BASUKI was replaced by the Advisory Body of Indonesian School and Culture (Badan Pembina Sekolah dan Kebudayaan Indonesia or BPSKI). Considering the more important role of SIN, in 1972, BPSKI was changed to the Advisory Body of Indonesian School (Badan Pembina Sekolah Indonesia or BPSI), and from 1993 onwards BPSI has been (ex-officio) headed by the Deputy Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia (WAKEPRI).
Initially, SIN Wassenaar status had been a “private assistance institution” (swasta berbantuan). Then in 1981, based on the Common Decision of the Minister of Education and Culture and Minister of Foreign Affairs No. 191/81/01 and 051/U/1981 of 22 January 1981 concerning the Guidelines for the Management of Indonesian Schools Abroad, SIN Wassenaar was regarded as a “private assistance school” (sekolah swasta berbantuan). It is fully funded by the Indonesian Government through its Embassy in The Hague.
Like the public schools in Indonesia, SIN Wassenaar also administers Indonesia’s national final examinations through a cooperation with the Centre of Education Evaluation, Ministry of National Education, Jakarta.
Objectives and Functions
- SIN provides education to Indonesian children and youth in foreign countries especially in Europe;
- SIN functions as an umbrella to build up dan develop the sense of Indonesian nationhood;
- strengthen the sense of Indonesian unity and Indonesian personality;
- SIN participates in introducing and disseminating Indonesian culture and arts to the Dutch community in particular, and the international community in general.
Curriculum and Educational Levels
As an integral part of the Indonesia’s national education system, SIN Wassenaar applies Indonesian Curriculum. As it is undergoing a transition period toward a foreign school status in The Netherlands, SIN Wassenaar also applies International Curriculum. Besides using books from Indonesia, we also use English books as a guide and supplement. English and Indonesian are used as the media of instruction.
The academic year commences in August and ends in July.
Schooldays and Holidays
School days are from Monday to Friday, and the school time starts at 09.00 to 16.00 CET. Holidays are arranged according to the academic calendar and adjusted the holidays in the Netherlands or applied by the International Schools in the Netherlands.
Elementary School (SD) (depends on demand)
Lower Secondary School (SMP)
Upper Secondary School (SMA)
Management and Finance
SIN is managed by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs c.q. Indonesian Embassy, and technically supervised by the Attaché of Education at the Indonesian Embassy.
Parents’ financial contribution
SIN by Public Transportation
SIN is easily accessible with public transportation. Just take a bus from The Hague Central Station, heading for Haarlem NS or Noordwijk, Oegsgeest, Lisse; get off at the Kerkehout bus-stop of the South Wassenaar (2 zones from The Hague CS).