Jerudong International School, Brunei, Asia
|Head's Name:||Nicholas Sheehan|
Bandar SEri Begawan
|Phone:||00 673 241 1000|
Jerudong International School, Brunei, Asia (JISBrunei) is an English-medium, co-educational Day and Boarding International School with a school population of 1660 (Nursery to Year 13). Our academic curriculum is based closely on the UK National Curriculum. Following (I)GCSEs, students may opt to study either A Levels or the IB Diploma as their pre-university pathway. Accredited by PENTA (OFSTED) in July 2019, we were the first international school to receive the highest rating in all 9 accreditation areas.
Founded in 1997, JISBrunei is located in South East Asia, in the small, country of Brunei Darussalam, on the island of Borneo. A direct flight from major regional hubs – Singapore, Bangkok, Beijing, Shanghai, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, to name a few, it is easy to access, making it an ideal school of choice in the region for parents seeking an outstanding school in a safe, secure environment.
JIS examination results have been truly excellent with students entering the best Universities in the world every year. Current graduate destinations include: UK - Cambridge, University College London, Imperial College. USA – Harvard University, Brown University, Cornell University, Berkeley University. Canada - University of British Columbia, The University of Toronto. Australia - Australian National University and Melbourne University. National University of Singapore.
The 120 acre single campus is exceptional. The purpose-built, fully WiFi and ICT networked school facilities is located near the coast – a short drive from the capital city. Students can use the Arts Centre (725 seat auditorium, dance studio, black box theatre and rehearsal rooms), 27 science laboratories, extensive music faculty, art, design and technology and textile studios, libraries and traditional classrooms as well as the 2 swimming pools (50m and 25m), 3 large air-conditioned Sports Halls, outdoor netball/basketball and tennis courts and 3 soccer/rugby pitches. A well- equipped medical centre with 3 Nurses is on site to take care of students. . An award winning Outdoor Discovery Centre – an eco-forestry initiative on tropical heathland on the campus is regularly used for activities and also as an Outdoor Classroom learning space.
The recently inspected and accredited ‘outstanding’ Boarding facilities for students age 11 years + are purpose designed and built for the community of boarders. 180 girls and boys presently enjoy separate Boarding Houses cared for by experienced staff. The Boarding Housemaster or Housemistresses are all teachers in the School. Boarders can also use the school facilities. A special partnership exists between the boarding staff and a student’s family with mutual trust at the heart of the relationship between home and school.
All students and teachers in the School are members of a House (a community of about 70 students) which plays a vital role in establishing and maintaining a strong school spirit and enabling leadership opportunities. The 16 Houses in Senior School, named after birds in Borneo, provide leadership, mentoring and teamwork opportunities. Weekly House sports competitions and other House Events including House Debates, House Music, JIS has Talent and Spelling Bees in addition to House social events are highlights.
A strong co-curricular programme exists with almost 300 activities on offer including a wide range of sports and arts activities. JIS has a well-established International Award (DoE) programme – Bronze, Silver and Gold level. The Model United Nations club is particularly popular at Middle Years and Upper Years. Eco JIS, a student led group have developed a number of school wide initiatives and lead Earth Day each year. The School takes full advantage of the wonderful unique tropical environment of Brunei.
At JISBrunei, we passionately believe in educating the whole person. Of course academic results are important, and these are never forgotten. However, our aim is for JIS students to achieve these in addition to becoming well-rounded, fulfilled, confident individuals. Education should be stimulating, enriching and enjoyable; and at JIS, this does not just happen in the classroom, but all over the Campus, including on the Sports Field, at the Boarding Houses, or in our spectacular new Arts Centre.
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