Jerudong International School

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Jerudong International School
Jislogo.gif
Motto "Achieving Excellence"
Established 1997
Type International School
Headmaster Andrew Fowler-Watt
Founder HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah
Location Jalan Jerudong
Bandar Seri Begawan
BS8672
Brunei Darussalam
Staff 150 full-time
Students 1,380
Gender Co-educational
Ages 2–18
Colours

Maroon, Navy and Gold

         
Affiliations FOBISSEA, HMC, IAPS
Website www.jis.edu.bn

Jerudong International School (JIS), established in 1997, is Brunei's most prestigious boarding and day school. The school sits on a single campus in Jerudong that occupies almost 300 acres (1.2 km2). The school was founded by HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah as a co-educational institution for pupils, aged 3 and 18 years, awarding A-Level, GCSE and International Baccalaureate (IB) qualifications. It is governed by a Board of Directors whose members include representatives from the Brunei Investment Agency (BIA) and the Bruneian Ministry of Education. The school is a member of the HMC (Headmasters and Headmistresses conference), Federation of British International Schools in South East Asia (FOBISSEA), the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools (IAPS) and BSA (Boarding Schools Association).

Art Centre[edit]

Jerudong International School (JIS) officially opened its own multi-million-dollar Art Centre on October 17 after a year of building construction. The $26-million building is the largest of its kind in Brunei. The centre consists of a theatre, an auditorium with a capacity of 725 people, an exhibition gallery, a large dance studio, a music rehearsal studio, as well as other smaller music, drama and dance studios.

School day[edit]

The schedule for the school days in Jerudong International School has changed numerous times over its years.

As of 1 September 2013, the Senior School timetable is as follows:

Day Time
Monday 7.30 AM - 3.00 PM
Tuesday 7.30 AM - 3:00 PM
Wednesday 7.30 AM - 3.00 PM
Thursday 7.30 AM - 3:00 PM
Friday 7.30 AM - 11:45 AM

A school day is divided into 6 periods that typically last for 55 minutes that do not include lunch and mid-morning breaks. Co-curricular Activities (CCAs) are observed everyday before school, during lunchtimes or after school so a typical student would leave school at around 4.45 PM.

Accreditation and subjects[edit]

Jerudong International School is accredited by AQA, Edexcel, CIE and OCR[citation needed] to award its students GCSE and A-Level examination. The IBO has accredited the School for the IB Diploma.

Students undertaking the GCSE examinations are offered a choice of Accounting, Art, Business Studies, Design and Technology, Drama, Economics, English Literature, Food Technology, Geography, ICT, Music and Statistics, in addition to the mandatory subjects of Mathematics, English and the Sciences which are offered as a triple award. Students take a minimum of 10 subjects in GCSEs.[citation needed]

A-Level students are offered Media Studies, Further Mathematics, Music Technology and Psychology in addition to the subjects offered at GCSE. Students are also given a choice of Biology, Chemistry and Physics as singular subjects. A-Level students undertake 4 subjects at the start of their A-Level as well as doing the IELTS or English Language to AS-Level.

Since August 2011, JIS has offered the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programme. The first graduates gained their Diplomas in July 2013 with 100% pass rate including students gaining 45 points, 44 points and 40 points. Average point score for the first cohort was 35 points approximately.[citation needed]

Language courses, for either A-Level and GCSE, can be taken up by students at the start of the academic year include Bahasa Melayu (O-Level and Foreign Language), French, Spanish, Mandarin and Urdu as well as Ugama classes for Muslim students. Enrollment in the accredited language courses usually depend on the level of proficiency exhibited by the students although classes for complete beginners are also available.

Co-curricular Activities[edit]

Co-Curricular Activities(CCAs), which are observed everyday before, during and after school, play an important role in the JIS education system. JIS offers sport, music, leisure and academic. JIS offers the Duke of Edinburgh's Bronze, Silver and Gold Awards.

Academic[edit]

  • Senior Model United Nations
  • Junior Model United Nations
  • Computer Science Club
  • Physics After School
  • Homework Group
  • Fun With Accounts

Leisure[edit]

  • Yoga
  • Film
  • Dance
  • Drama
  • Hiking
  • Pilates
  • Photography
  • Tae Kwan Do
  • Judo

Sport[edit]

  • Badminton - Social and Elite
  • Basketball - U15s and U18s
  • Cricket
  • Equestrian
  • Football - U15s and U18s
  • Golf - Social
  • Netball - Girls U15s and U18s
  • Rugby - Boys U15s and U18s
  • Tennis - U15s and U18s
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Squash

Music[edit]

  • Jerudong International Orchestra
  • JIS Senior String Quartet
  • Concert Band
  • Drum Line
  • Percussion - Concert Band
  • Jerudong Singers
  • SATB Show Choir
  • Magna Voce
  • Music Futures
JIS Orchestra[edit]

The JIS orchestra is one of the few orchestras in Brunei and has performed for international dignitaries such as HRH Crown Prince Al-Mutadee Billah, Prince Charles of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. As an expression of appreciation after a private concert, HRH Prince Al-Mutadee Billah gave the JIS Orchestra the Brunei model of the Fazioli concert grand piano was produced with inlays of precious stones, mother of pearl and exotic woods.

Higher Education Policy[edit]

One of the foremost priorities of the school is its aim to establish itself as a pre-university powerhouse. JIS prides itself on the high calibre of its students that usually go on to Ivy League, Golden Triangle, Russell Group and Go8 universities.

Notable alumni[edit]

  • His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Malik
  • His Royal Highness Prince Abdul Mateen

Logos[edit]