About Dyatmika School
Why work with us at Dyatmika?
Experience a vibrant and rewarding teaching experience in Bali, Indonesia.
The school and its community
Dyatmika is a not for profit school that reinvests its income back into the school and lives its mission on a daily basis. Our Board of Governors and parent body are very supportive.
Our beautiful, purpose built school site overlooks a green belt area of rice paddies and the beach by the Indian Ocean.
Learning at Dyatmika
International teachers teach the Cambridge International Programme to IGCSEs, AS and A Levels. This curriculum is augmented through a programme of field trips and camps. Extra-curricular activities and the Balinese cultural programme mean that students have a wide variety of opportunities to broaden their horizons and find their passion.
Our students are respectful and talented young people who make teaching here truly rewarding. Student leadership is strong and works in a partnership with teachers and parents. Students’ academic success means they go on to universities and colleges in Indonesia and throughout the world, including the UK, the USA, Australia, the Netherlands, and Japan.
Our international teachers are well qualified and experienced, with the majority coming from the UK, Australia and North America. Our International Teachers and Heads of School work collegially with their Indonesian counterparts to plan and deliver teaching programmes based on current, effective teaching and learning strategies.
At Dyatmika we value our teachers, promote Professional Development and actively develop leadership capacity. International teachers are provided with Indonesian language lessons at school. Other school based options for teachers include yoga and exercise classes.
Bali is endlessly fascinating with plenty of intercultural and lifestyle opportunities. Bali’s international airport offers a gateway to the rest of Indonesia and the region.
More about our school
Dyatmika’s mission is to develop confident, happy and academically successful individuals who know how to learn and are critical thinkers. Our aim is that students will have well established values, develop civic responsibility, show respect for others and the natural environment.
The School Charter emphasises moral integrity; religious and social tolerance; intellectual capacity; broad knowledge; civic responsibility; and cultural preservation and sensible management of the natural environment.
In Primary, students are immersed in a stimulating bilingual English and Indonesian learning environment so that they develop as users of both languages. Our outstanding International and National teachers embrace current educational research in the area of bilingual education.
In High School, students are taught in English; Cambridge IGCSE, AS and A Level programmes demand fluency in English, and our programme provides this. However, our aim remains that our students become part of the local community, with language a powerful tool to enable this goal. Bilingualism is maintained with the provision of first language Bahasa Indonesia classes, together with second language classes that support the development of all students’ Indonesian language level.
A warm and caring school community
Dyatmika School has a strong and stable community. Many families send their children to Dyatmika for their entire school career. Our welcoming school is small enough to recognise and embrace the strength of every individual yet big enough to be socially diverse.
Over its 22 years of operation the school has grown steadily from 27 students to around 580 students from the youngest in the playgroup to our oldest in the graduating Class 12.
Moving to Bali to work at Dyatmika is definitely the best life choice I have ever made. No more Sunday evening dread; instead I actually look forward to going to work. My work life balance is better than I could ever have expected it to be as a teacher. It was originally my intention to stay here for two years and then try to move to South America; I have just signed my contract for my sixth year and I honestly don’t know when I will ever make it to South America, how could I give up the best job I have ever had in such a fantastic school?!- Helen Briggs - Maths Coordinator
Working at Dyatmika provides a very satisfying balance of professional enrichment and everything that life in Bali offers. Dyatmika is the international community that other schools set out to achieve. Whilst the teaching and learning programme is academically rigorous, the sense of community is incredibly strong and truly reflects the international diversity of Bali.- Katelyn Haites - International Head of E.Y.P and Primary
To be able to see the ocean, rice paddies, green playing fields and trees and say, “This is my office!” is brilliant. It is just one facet of many that drew me to Dyatmika. It's unique setting educationally also contributes to the job satisfaction. I love working with my Indonesian counterparts. Bali living agrees with me both personally and professionally."- Craig Elwin Lollback - Class 2/3 Teacher