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Jerudong International School

Jerudong International School

Jalan Universiti, Kampong Tungku, Bandar Seri Begawan, BE2119, Brunei Darussalam

+673 241 1000 (Ext: 1206/7100/1214)


admissions@jis.edu.bn

www.jerudonginternationalschool.com

Jerudong International School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1997
Principal Nicholas Sheehan
Date Appointed August 2019
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years (Boarding from 8 years)
Number of pupils 1,652
Number of boarders 221
Number of sixth formers 366
Day fees per annum B$18,108 - B$26,952
Weekly Boarding fees per annum B$17,688 - B$23,500
Boarding fees per annum B$23,688 - B$29,500
Curriculum A Levels, UK, IBDP, IGCSE, GCSE, SAT
Language of Instruction English
Average Class Size Years 7-9: 20; Years 10-13: 20 or less
Teacher/Pupil ratio 1:20 (maximum), IBDP classes are typically 1:15 or less
Associations IA (DoE), HMC, COBIS, FOBISIA, BSA, IB

Founded in 1997, Jerudong International School (JIS) is located in Southeast Asia, in the small country of Brunei Darussalam, on the north coast of the island of Borneo.

Brunei has excelled in its management of COVID. It has a superb vaccination record with 72% of the population (age 12 Years +) having 3 doses and 83% of children ages 5-11 having 2 doses. A direct flight from major regional hubs, Brunei is easy to access, making it an ideal school of choice for parents seeking an outstanding school in a safe, secure environment. For full Boarders, the school is able to sponsor visas and arrange entry into Brunei.

The School aims are: Communication, Engagement, Integration, Leadership, Resilience and Thinking. Students are encouraged to Challenge Yourself, Respect Others and Inspire Change.

Academic Excellence

JIS is a fully accredited 'British School Overseas', a large, thriving school with 1660 students from 55 countries from 2 - 18 years in age. It is a leading British international school preparing students for I/GCSEs, A levels and the IB Diploma. We pride ourselves on providing an education that is not only academically challenging but also seeks to develop the whole student.

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, London School of Economics. USA - Columbia University. Canada - University of British Columbia, The University of Toronto. Australia - Australian National University and Melbourne University. National University of Singapore.

JIS is an international member of the prestigious UK based HMC organisation, accredited by The Good Schools Guide as well as COBIS, FOBISIA and the BSA. JIS is proud to be an IB World School.

JIS has almost 200 highly qualified teachers primarily from the UK but also a small number from Australia, New Zealand. Our language teachers are native language speakers from China, France and Brunei.

The School is divided into two main sections: Junior School, for children ages 3 - 11 years and Senior School. Within Senior School, the Middle Years consists of students in Years 7 - 9 (ages 11 - 14 years) whilst students in the Upper Years, Years 10-13, follow the IGCSE, IB Diploma and A Level programmes.

Campus

The facilities on the120 acre single campus are exceptional. The purpose-built, fully WiFi and ICT networked school 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. In January 2021, a refurbished and enlarged library and study area was opened. A Racquet Sports Centre for Tennis and Squash was also opened in 2021.

Boarding facilities

The recently inspected and accredited 'outstanding' Boarding facilities for students age 8 years + are purpose designed and built for the community of boarders. 221 girls and boys presently enjoy separate Boarding Houses cared for by experienced staff. A separate Junior Boarding House is for the Junior Boarders. The Boarding Housemaster or Housemistresses are all teachers in the School. Boarders can also use the school facilities. A programme of weekend activities is arranged for the boarders to fully embrace the wonderful environment of Brunei. 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.

Pastoral Care

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 are arranged as part of a busy programme.

Co-curricular programme

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 and chess club are particularly popular too. Eco JIS, a student led group has developed a number of school wide initiatives and leads Earth Day each year. The School takes full advantage of the wonderful unique tropical environment of Brunei.