Mission and Vision
Our Mission: Achieving Excellence
As you walk into one of our classrooms, you'll hear a buzz of noise as students work in groups around the room. The atmosphere is inquisitive and engaged as the students tackle tasks that challenge them to think for themselves in a way that they have not done before. Every child is participating fully; some are leading, others questioning, all are integrated into a learning community.
They are communicating confidently with each other using precise terms and happily recording their thoughts on paper or capturing their work in a photo to be included in their electronic write up. The pupils are at ease in this stimulating environment and feel supported enough to try out a new approach, not afraid to fail, secure in the knowledge that they will move on and continue to learn from each experience.
One student asks their teacher for an answer. The teacher smiles, and replies with a question. The student frowns, thinks for a moment, then smiles to themself and pursues a different avenue which yields a solution. The student grins when they next catch the teacher's eye.
Ask one of our pupils what they are doing and they can not only tell you what but why and, furthermore, they know what steps they need to make to improve their performance to the next level. They take the lead in their own learning and accept responsibility for their own achievement.
In every classroom across the campus children are challenged to become the very best they can be. This is what Achieving Excellence looks like in our School.
Well done Dylan! All those hours of training and dedication in the pool have paid off as Dylan Chua has been selected to represent Brunei at the Asean School Games which will be held between the 21st and the 29th November.
It is fabulous to see our students achieving excellence in so many fields.
Enrolment in August 2016
We have been delighted to welcome many new families to JIS this academic year and we hope all are settling in. The number of families applying to JIS has risen significantly over the past few years and we now find ourselves in a situation where families are applying well in advance for entry to JIS. We are now accepting applications for August 2016 entry so if you have additional children or know of family members, friends or work colleagues who are considering coming to JIS please do ask them to contact the Admissions Office as soon as possible to avoid disappointment. (Email: firstname.lastname@example.org)
Continuing from where I left off, here are the remaining new members of the team:
David Sargent is excited to be joining the JIS PE department from his previous post in Beijing, China. He is accompanied by his wife and three daughters and has been teaching internationally for almost 14 years. David was a systems analyst for five years before embarking on a four year Bachelor of Education at the University of Wales, Bangor in order to become a teacher. He has a huge interest in all sports and will be following the rugby World Cup closely this year. David has a passion for most things and will turn his hand at anything from kayaking to bridge. He particularly enjoys playing the guitar and would like to be part of a band.
While the rest of us were walking on the beach, or reading a book, The Chiam family were hard at work in the holidays performing in Vietnam:
Here are further videos for you to relive their exploits:
Waht?! Band With Evan Chiam #saigonoperahouse:
The new arrivals (Part 1)
It gives me great pleasure to introduce the new members of the teaching staff to you:
Caroline Young is teaching in Year 3. She has spent the last 7 years teaching in Gloucestershire, England. Before that, she lived in Zimbabwe for 12 years, teaching for the last 6. She particularly enjoys teaching English and bringing as much creativity into the classroom as possible. She is very interested in how we can best provide opportunities to build character and develop life-skills in young people. She likes reading, running and snorkeling.