Jerudong International School

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Jerudong International School
Jislogo.gif
Motto "Achieving Excellence"
Established 1997
Type International school
Headmaster Barnaby Sandow
Founder HRH Prince Jefri Bolkiah
Location Jalan Universiti
Kampong Tungku
BE2119
Brunei Darussalam
4°58′08.9″N 114°52′49.6″E / 4.969139°N 114.880444°E / 4.969139; 114.880444
Staff 180 full-time
Students 1,700
Gender Co-educational (Multi-Gender)
Ages 2–18
Houses

Senior School: Argus, Barbet, Blackeye, Eagle, Fireback, Frogmouth, Hawk, Heron, Ibis, Kingfisher, Monarch, Osprey, Sandpiper, Skylark, Swift and Whistler

Junior School: Blue, Green, Red and Yellow
Colours Maroon, navy and gold
Affiliations FOBISIA, HMC, AoBSO, BSA, COBIS, CIE, AQA, Edexcel, IB
Website www.jis.edu.bn

Jerudong International School (Abbrev: JIS) is a co-educational, boarding and day school in Brunei, and one of the few international schools in the country. Jerudong International School offers UK education from nursery to sixth form, culminating in the A Level examination. The school is affiliated to several British school organisations such as the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC), the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA) and the Boarding Schools' Association (BSA). Jerudong International School first opened its doors for primary education in January 1997 and subsequently for secondary in October in the same year.[1]

Location[edit]

Jerudong International School is housed in a dedicated campus located in Kampong Tungku, a designated village on the outskirt of Bandar Seri Begawan. It is also close to Universiti Brunei Darussalam and the headquarters of DST, a telecommunications service provider.

Education[edit]

Jerudong International School provides comprehensive education from nursery to sixth form which follows British National Curriculum. The school's education is divided into four main academic years, namely Early Years, Junior Years, Middle Years, and Upper Years. Early Years and Junior Years make up the Junior School whereas Middle Years and Upper Years constitute the Senior School.[2][3][4]

Junior School[edit]

The Early Years of the Junior School consist of Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception and it is based on the UK Early Years Foundation Programme.[5] Junior Years are Years 1 to 6. The Junior School is usually attended by pupils from age two in Nursery to age eleven in Year 6.

Senior School[edit]

The Senior School consists of Middle Years (Years 7 to 9) and Upper Years (Years 10 to 13).[3] There are two major examinations and they are sat in the Upper Years. Firstly, students sit for GCSE Examination at the end of Year 11.[3] Alternatively, students may also opt for IGCSE instead — it is an international version of GCSE offered by Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) for students outside of the UK.[3] At the end of Year 13, students sit for A Level Examination.[6] Since 2011, International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma Programme is also offered in lieu of the A Levels.[6][7] Attainment of either qualification allows students to proceed to the university level.

Academic years in Jerudong International School
School Year Group Year
Junior School Early Years Nursery
Kindergarten
Reception
Junior Years Years 1 - 6
Senior School Middle Years Years 7 - 9
Upper Years Years 10 & 11
Years 12 & 13

Ugama[edit]

The Ugama school has been established in Jerudong International School since 2005 mainly to fulfill the need of Bruneian Muslim students for primary religious education, even more so after the codification of Perintah Pendidikan Ugama Wajib Brunei 2012 (literal translation: Brunei Compulsory Religious Education Order 2012). Under the Order, it is compulsory for parents in which at least one of them is Bruneian citizen to ensure their children who are Muslim, born after 1 January 2006 and reside in the country to attend primary religious school.[8] At the end of Ugama years, students sit for Sijil Sekolah-Sekolah Rendah Ugama (SSSRU, literal translation: Religious Primary Schools Certificate).[9] Generally students may have completed the Ugama school by Year 8; a few may finish at the later years because they may have resided outside of the country in the early years.[9]

Boarding[edit]

Jerudong International School offers boarding, either weekly or on full term.[10] Boarders are allocated to either of the four boarding houses, namely Eagle, Ibis, Kingfisher and Osprey Houses.[11] Eagle and Ibis Houses are for male boarders whereas Kingfisher and Osprey Houses are for the female counterparts.[10] All boarding houses cater students of Years 7 above.[10] All houses are located within the school compound.

Co-curricular activities[edit]

There are various activities outside of the academic curriculum available for the students of Jerudong International School, ranging from sports to performing arts. The extensive facilities available at the campus such as a dedicated sports complex and the JIS Arts Centre facilitate greatly the conduct of the co-curricular activities.

Houses[edit]

In line with British school tradition, Jerudong International School adopts the house system, in which students are put into 'houses' and awarded house points for achievements attained in the academics, co- and extra curricular activities. At the end of the year, the house that have accumulated the most points receives the House Trophy.

There are three house systems in Jerudong International School. The Junior School has four houses,[12] namely:

  • Red House;
  • Yellow House;
  • Green House; and
  • Blue House.

The Senior School has the 12 day and 4 boarding house systems.[13][14][15] Day houses include:

  • Argus; *Barbet; *Blackeye; *Fireback; *Frogmouth; *Hawk; *Heron; *Monarch; *Sandpiper; *Skylark; *Swift; and *Whistler.

Boarding Houses consists of Eagle, Ibis, Kingfisher and Osprey Houses.[11] The houses of JIS are linked to another house called a brother / sister house. Some examples include Argus and Whistler, Barbet and Skylark, Blackeye and Ibis etc.

Campus[edit]

The school compound is a single site area of 300 acres. Jerudong International School is known to have extensive facilities for various academic and non-academic uses.[16]

Sports Complex[edit]

The Sports Complex opened in January 2017 and is situated in the area between the main school buildings and boarding houses.[17] It has two indoor multi-purpose courts, one 8 lane, 25m indoor swimming pool and fitness room.[18] There are also grounds for outdoor sports such as football and rugby, as well as another swimming pool of 50m in length with four lanes.[19]

Arts Centre[edit]

The Jerudong International School Arts Centre is a multi-purpose complex dedicated to the performing arts which was opened in October 2011.[20] The Arts Centre comprises a theatre, which can accommodate up to 725 guests on normal seating, spaces for exhibition, dance studio, rehearsal and conference rooms.[21][22] The JIS Arts Centre has also become the venue for Toyota Classics Orchestra in Brunei since 2012.[23]

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-Muhtadee Billah, Prince Charles of Wales and Camilla, Duchess of Cornwall. As an expression of appreciation after a private concert, HRH Prince Al-Muhtadee 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.

Affiliation[edit]

Jerudong International School is a member of several British school organisations, namely the Headmasters' and Headmistresses' Conference (HMC),[24] Association of British Schools Overseas (AoBSO),[4] the Federation of British International Schools in Asia (FOBISIA),[25] the Council of British International Schools (COBIS) and the Boarding Schools Association (BSA).[16]

The GCSE, IGCSE and A Level qualifications are based on AQA, Cambridge International Examinations (CIE) and Edexcel.[1] Jerudong International School is also an IB World School which offers IB Diploma Programme since 8 April 2011.[7]

Notable alumni[edit]

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

References[edit]

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  2. ^ "Academic Curriculum | Junior School | Jerudong International School". jerudonginternationalschool.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
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  4. ^ a b JISBrunei. "Jerudong International School, Brunei - Association of British Schools Overseas". Association of British Schools Overseas. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  5. ^ "Our Schools | Jerudong International School". jerudonginternationalschool.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  6. ^ a b "Academic Curriculum | Upper Years (Years 12&13) | Jerudong International School". jerudonginternationalschool.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  7. ^ a b "Jerudong International School". International Baccalaureate®. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  8. ^ "Perintah Pendidikan Wajib | Kementerian Hal Ehwal Ugama, Negara Brunei Darussalam". www.kheu.gov.bn. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
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  10. ^ a b c "Boarding Welcome | Jerudong International School". jerudonginternationalschool.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  11. ^ a b "The Houses | Boarding | Jerudong International School". jerudonginternationalschool.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  12. ^ "Pastoral Care and Houses | Junior School | Jerudong International School". jerudonginternationalschool.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
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  14. ^ "Pastoral Care and Houses | Upper Years (Years 10&11) | Jerudong International School". jerudonginternationalschool.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
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  16. ^ a b "Jerudong International School". www.boarding.org.uk. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  17. ^ "Sports Complex | Campus | Jerudong International School". jerudonginternationalschool.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  18. ^ "New JIS sports complex offers 'further opportunities' | Borneo Bulletin Online". Borneo Bulletin Online. 2017-02-18. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  19. ^ "Sports | Campus | Jerudong International School". jerudonginternationalschool.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  20. ^ "Arts Centre | Campus | Jerudong International School". jerudonginternationalschool.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  21. ^ "JIS Arts Centre". jisartscentre.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  22. ^ "JIS Arts Centre | Auditorium". jisartscentre.com. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  23. ^ "Royalty At Toyota Classics 2012". BorneoPost Online | Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak Daily News. 2012-11-10. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  24. ^ "Jerudong International School - HMC". HMC. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 
  25. ^ "FOBISIA: Jerudong International School". www.fobisia.org. Retrieved 2017-06-11. 

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