Indonesian School in The Netherlands
Sekolah Indonesia Den Haag (SIDH, Indonesian School of The Hague) was set up in The Hague, on 15 June 1965. At that time, the school was located at the Violenweg 13, The Hague. It was formally inaugurated by the then His Excellency Ambassador, Mr. Soedjarwo Tjondronegoro,which took place at the Rijksstraatweg 679, 2245 CB, Wassenaar on 17 August 1965. The Committee for Indonesian School and Culture (Badan Usaha Sekolah dan Budaya Indonesia, or BASUKI) was assigned to carry out the preparation for the establishment. Based on the Decision of the Minister of Education and Culture on 15 August 1995, the name of Sekolah Indonesia di Nederland (SIN) was converted to Sekolah Kedutaan Republik Indonesia di Wassenaar. After a few years, the name was returned to Sekolah Indonesia Nederland and since August 2015 reconverted to its first name: Sekolah Indonesia Den Haag.
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 until 2012 BPSI has been chaired (ex-officio) by the Deputy Head of Mission of the Republic of Indonesia Embassy in The Hague.
At the beginning of its foundation, SIDH status had been a privately-assisted institution. Then in 1981, based on the Joint Decree 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, SIDH was regarded as a private school. The current legal instrument that regulates this school is the Joint Regulation between Indonesian Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Ministry of Education and Culture No. 07 of 2015 and 1 of 2015.
Unique to its private status as an Indonesian school in foreign country, SIDH in funded by the Indonesian Government and has been allowed to administer national final examination similar to the privilege given to the public schools in Indonesia. And since 9 September 2011 is recognised as a ‘foreign school’ by Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science. In 2016 SIDH was re-accredited by the Indonesian National Accreditation Board for Schools and Madrasahs (BAN S-M) with ‘A’ for all levels which reflected an improvement from the 2011 accreditation.