Apply to Junior School

If you have arrived here, you have decided that the Junior School is the right section for you. The steps below lay out how the rest of the application process works.

Applying to Junior School

Application Process

Application Documents

For all children applying to Jerudong International School we need to receive the following completed forms and documents. Please provide a translated copy in English if applicable.

Please scan and email to enrol@jis.edu.bn.

1.       Application Form.

This must be signed on the final page by both parents and/or a guardian. The final page also lists the Terms and Conditions of enrolment at Jerudong International School. It is important that you read this page carefully before you sign the form.

2.       School Health Form.

Pages 3 and 4 must be completed and signed by a medical doctor or nurse and stamped accordingly.

3.       School Report (and English translation).

This is not required for Nursery / Kindergarten children.

4.       Special Needs / Educational Psychologist Report.

If applicable. (Please note, limited support is available for children with Special Needs so each child is evaluated on a case by case basis.)

5.       Photo 

3 recent passport size photos or a jpeg. 

6.       Birth Certificate copy

Please ensure the Birth Certificate number is legible.

7.       Passport Copies

Child, Mother and Father

8.       Bruneian Identity Card

For children (12 years and above), Mother and Father. (For non Bruneian applicants, the school will require a copy once identity cards been issued after arrival in Brunei).

9.       B$200 application fee

This non refundable fee is payable by Credit Card or Bank Transfer. A receipt will be issued.

Assessment Process

Tabs

Nursery and Kindergarten

Nursery and Kindergarten

If you are based in Brunei then you and your child will be invited to a Stay and Play session where you can meet the Early Years Team. Following this, you would meet with one of the Early Years staff together with the Head of Junior School or the Assistant Head of Junior School to discuss with you what level your child is presently at using the UK Early Years Foundation goals as a baseline. The Head of Junior School would make the final decision as to whether JIS would be the best place for your child. 

Reception, Years 1 and 2

Reception, Year 1 and Year 2

You and your child would meet with the Assistant Head of Junior School who will ask your child to show what they can do - reading, writing and Maths in order to assess your child’s present ability levels. They will discuss this with you. The Assistant Head of Junior School would make the final decision as to whether JIS would be the best place for your child.

Year 3

Year 3

Your child would meet with the Head of Junior School who will spend some time reading, writing and checking Maths in order to assess your child’s present ability levels. They will also meet with you as parents to discuss this. The Head of Junior School would make the final decision as to whether JIS would be the best place for your child to continue their studies.

Years 4-6

1.       Cognitive Ability Test (CAT)

Your child will need to sit a 2 hour (with breaks) online multiple choice Cognitive Ability Test (CAT). This test has practice questions at the start of each section. This online test is not a curriculum test. It is actually a series of short tests designed to assess four different areas –  

·         Verbal Reasoning Test – thinking with words

·         Quantitative (or Numerical) Reasoning Test – thinking with numbers

·         Non Verbal Reasoning Test – thinking with shapes

·         Spatial Ability Test – thinking with shape and space

The reason for these tests is that we receive applications from children who have been educated in many different countries / curriculum across the world. This gives us a consistent way of comparing students from many different backgrounds.

2.       Progress Test in Maths (PTM)

In addition, your child will need to sit an online Progress Test in Maths (PTM). This takes about 1 hour but there is no time limit.

3.       Progress Test in English (PTE)

In addition, your child will need to sit an online Progress Test in English (PTE). This takes about 1 hour but there is no time limit.

* Please note, it may be possible to arrange for your child to take the online CAT and written Maths and English papers at their present school. Please ask the Admissions Team for more information. 

4.       Interview

The final stage of the Assessment process is an interview with the Head of Junior School. He will decide if an offer of a place at JIS is to be made.

After Assessment

You will be informed by the Registrar or Senior Registrar either at the end of the interview process, or within a few days, if an offer of a place at JIS is to be made and the start date. Successful applicants receive a formal letter of offer, an endorsed Student Pass application (for non Bruneian students) and full information about school uniform, textbooks and stationery. There is an acceptance form attached to the letter that needs to be signed and returned to the Admissions Office together with payment of the deposit to formally complete the Admissions process.

Our Admissions Team are here to help. If you have an enquiry, you can email them on: enrol@jis.edu.bn

Or alternatively fill in the form here and they will get in touch with you directly.