Mission and Aims

Image showing how Polio Points are awarded to students achieving Jerudong International School's 6 aims.
Our Mission

Saves Lives

The Polio Points rewards system has become the DNA of our school. 

Zhi Yin Student Leader

Our School’s mission makes a critical difference in the lives of others

At Jerudong International School (JIS), students are encouraged to make 'Teaspoons of Change', small but significant ideas, attitudes and actions that have a positive impact on both our School and the local community. The School's student profile has six key aims - Engagement, Leadership, Communication, Thinking, Resilience and Integration - that we would like all of our students to show as often as possible. Each time a student does something special that aligns with the aims of the student profile they are awarded a Polio Point.

When the students earn a point for each aim the school will donate $1 to UNICEF to help in the global fight against Polio eradication. This $1 goes to vaccinate a child in the developing world against polio. By living our values, we save lives.

Excellent achievement by students at JIS mean that children in the developing world will now have their own chance to flourish.

Our community aspires for these aims:


We believe that education is transformative and inspirational. We strive for excellence as lifelong learners by developing a natural curiosity and taking charge of our own progress.


We collaborate confidently and communicate effectively. We are active listeners who express ideas confidently and creatively in a variety of languages and modes of communication.


We are creative and innovative. We reflect critically about ourselves and the world and learn to improve by asking relevant questions, making ethical decisions and reflecting on our experiences.



We show determination and perseverance, developing skills to overcome challenges. We nurture a positive self-view, always keeping things in perspective and, above all, looking after ourselves. 


We work together in a spirit of unity, compassion and kindness. We are an inclusive community who treat those around us with empathy and respect. We understand that there is much more that binds us together than divides us.


We act with integrity and consideration for our community, inspiring others to strive for excellence. We show humility, enthusiasm, optimism and warmth; we’re always authentic and self-confident, but never arrogant.

The Polio Points project, like this video, is entirely student led and directed.