Boarding

JIS Brunei Boarding

A home from home

The Boarding Houses are situated within the extensive and completely private, 120 acre JIS campus.

There are currently 4 Boarding Houses catering for approximately 256 students aged 11 years to 19 years. There are two mixed age girls’ Houses and two mixed age boys’ Houses. Boarders enjoy a short stroll to school for lessons during the day, and the facilities after lessons have finished. The Boarding Houses are situated within the extensive and completely private, 120 acre JIS campus, with full services including a medical centre, dining room and recreation facilities, including a brand new cafe. Additionally Boarders can make use of the Sports Complex facilities. Boarders enjoy a short stroll to school for lessons during the day, and the facilities after lessons have finished. 

Belonging to a House is like being a member of an extended family.

The focus of the Boarding Houses is to provide a safe, secure, welcoming, home like community where each child is able to thrive and achieve excellence in all they do. 

By creating a supportive and nurturing environment all boarding students will have the confidence to participate, a strong sense of well-being, think for themselves and develop leadership skills. As a result boarding supports students to achieve excellence.

The Boarding Houses are led by a resident team of staff and are overseen by the Head of Boarding.
Each Housemaster and Housemistress lives in purpose built family accommodation within the Boarding House for which they are responsible. In addition, there is a Deputy Housemaster or Housemistress and a Matron who live within the Boarding Houses. There is also a team of House Tutors, some of whom also live on site. These Housemasters and Housemistresses, and tutors are all teachers at the school.

The provision for boarding is outstanding. The accommodation and resourcing are exceptional – world class! BSO Inspector

Meet the heads of the Boarding Houses.

Richard Humes

Richard is not only the Housemaster of Ibis House; he is also Head of Boarding and can often be spotted cycling from the boarding house to school! Richard teaches Physics.

Lynsay Scott

Lynsay is Housemistress of Osprey House. Lynsay brings Science to life for the Junior School.

Chris Lush

Chris is Housemaster of Eagle House. A keen sportsman Chris enjoys playing sports with his house, and in his spare time. Chris teaches History.

Beenal Roberts

Beenal is Housemistress of Kingfisher House. Beenal is an accomplished cook and enjoys sharing her skills with her house. Beenal teaches Business Studies.

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Come and listen to Boarding students!

Middle Years

STUDENT

I think that I have got more confidence and independence being a boarder. The staff are great!Middle Years StudentBoarder

Mr Kah Luk Wong

Parent

Brunei is a safe country which made me very comfortable to let my son board at JIS age 13. The support from the boarding house staff is excellent.Mr. Kah Luk WongPARENT

Pre-University

Student

I think the facilities at JIS are amazing. The boarding rooms are comfortable and the canteens are great. It's a really nice environment.Pre-University StudentBoarder

Middle Years

Student

The house staff are great, they are always available for advice and support. There are always teachers available for help.
Middle Years StudentBoarder

Mrs Marlina Tobing

Parent

Boarding at JIS offers a safe place with a wide spectrum of activities and approachable supportive staff.Mrs. Marlina TobingPARENT

Middle Years

Student

Boarding has made me an independent person and has definitely helped me when it comes to my studies. Studying at the boarding house is definitely very helpful as there are no distractions that could obstruct my concentration level.Middle Years Student Boarder

Middle Years

Student

I think the boarding facilities are awesome!
Middle Years StudentBoarder

Middle Years

Student

I love the support and sense of family (sisterhood) in my house. My housemistress is very kind and helpfulMiddle Years StudentBoarder

Middle Years

Student

In JIS boarding people become like family instead of just being friends. I have definitely become more social. 
Middle Years StudentBoarder

Mups Hirse

Boarder Alumni

JIS has a very strong commitment to positive student engagement. I attribute my success not only to the work I put in, but also to the help and support provided to me.Mups HirseBoarding ALUMNI
(UNIVERSITY OF TORONTO)

Middle Years

Student

I think that JIS is unique as we have interesting activities and events. At JIS we are all supportive to each other.Middle Years StudentBoarder

IGCSE

Student

I think the facilities at JIS are amazing. The boarding rooms are comfortable and the canteens are great. It's a really nice environment.IGCSE StudentBoarder

IGCSE

Student

The best thing about boarding is living together with people from different countries and cultures
IGCSE Student Boarder

Middle Years

Student

I think boarding is really nice as they (the Boarding House staff) help you with homework in study, and you can go and talk to them if you have any problems.Middle Years StudentBoarder

Middle Years

Student

The staff are very supportive and always help to make boarding feel as homely as possible. Since becoming a boarder I have become more independent.
Middle Years StudentBoarder

Pre-University

Student

The Boarding House staff are the BEST! My matron and Housemistress are always willing to give advice and a helping hand.Pre-University Student Boarder

Pre-University

Student

Living with other people teaches you to interact with others of all different cultures in a way that will be invaluable in your future life and careers. Pre-University StudentBoarder