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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)



Jerudong International School
School type Co-educational Day & Boarding
Founded 1997
Status Private
Principal Nicholas Sheehan
Date Appointed August 2019
Language of Instruction English
Co-ed Age Range 2-18 years (Boarding from 8 years)
Number of pupils 1,672
Number of boarders 217
Number of sixth formers 368
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
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
Authorised IB Programmes IBDP
Diploma Coordinator Mr Alex Cook
Associations IA (DoE), HMC, COBIS, FOBISIA, BSA, IB

When parents and students first visit our lovely school, they always say "We knew it would be special but we weren't expecting this" Why not come and see for yourself?

Founded in 1997, JIS is located in South East Asia, in the small, country of Brunei, on the island of Borneo. A direct flight from major regional hubs including Beijing, Shanghai, Singapore, Bangkok, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, it is easy to access, making it an ideal school of choice for parents seeking an outstanding school in a safe, secure environment.

JIS is an IB World School; a British School Overseas (BSO), an international HMC School and recognised by the prestigious Good Schools Guide. A leading member of the Federation of British Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), Council of British International Schools (COBIS).

In January 2019, Jerudong International School, an IB World School, became the first international school in the world to achieve the highest rating in all nine areas inspected by the British Schools Overseas (BSO) inspectorate including Boarding.

The school is a thriving community with 1681 students from 55 countries (40% Bruneian), 3-18 years in age. 226 Boarders form a close community in bespoke accommodation, on campus. The School aims are: Communication, Engagement, Integration, Leadership, Resilience and Thinking. Students are encouraged to Challenge Yourself, Respect Others and Inspire Change.

The IB Diploma Programme at JIS

The 100 IBDP Students study in small classes (5-15 students) with up to 21 subjects on offer across the six IB Group areas. Theory of Knowledge (TOK) is taught in lectures, small group discussions and supplemented by lunchtime lectures from outside speakers, staff and students. The IBDP programme at JIS is a student centred programme designed to enable students to be actively engaged in academic subjects but also thoroughly grounded in world events so they can really make a difference.

Outstanding IB Diploma Results

In 2020, JIS IB students' average score was 37 (2019 - 36). World Average IB Score was 30; 97% of JIS students exceeded the world average. The highest score achieved was 43 points (going to London School of Economics, UK). 50% of JIS IB Diploma students achieved 38 points or more. These results are consistent and build upon the results of the past 9 years.

University Destinations

A specialist team of Higher Education advisors guide and prepare students for SATS, IELTS and University applications. 2020 and 2019 graduate destinations include UK - Cambridge, Imperial College, King's College, Durham University. USA - Brown University. CANADA - University of Toronto, University of British Columbia. AUSTRALIA - Melbourne. IB Diploma students also received a number of Scholarships.

Teaching Staff

JIS has almost 200 highly qualified teachers primarily from the UK but also a small number from Australia, New Zealand, South Africa. Our language teachers are native language speakers from China, France and Brunei. The IBDP is staffed by experienced academic teachers.

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, 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.

The Campus

The 120 acre single campus is 'Outstanding'. A new tennis, squash and cricket sports facility will open in January 2021 as will the expanded, refurbished library. The purpose-built, fully WiFi and ICT networked school facility is located near the coast - a 15 minute drive from the airport. Students can use the Arts Centre (725 seat theatre, 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 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.

Boarding facilities

The 'outstanding' Boarding facilities for students age 8 years + are purpose designed and built for the community of boarders. 226 girls and boys presently enjoy separate Boarding Houses cared for by experienced staff, including a Junior House. 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.

Co-curricular Programme

Creativity, Activity and Service (CAS) builds on an extensive co-curricular programme with over 300 activities including a mature International Award programme, Model United Nations (MUN), ECO JIS, Diving, Sports and Performing Arts programmes.