Boarding

Jerudong International School Boarding House
Boarding Life

A home from home

The Boarding Houses are situated within the single, safe and secure, 120 acre school campus. There are four Boarding Houses each catering for up to 64 students aged 11 years to 19 years. There are two girls’ Houses (Osprey and Kingfisher Houses) and two boys’ Houses (Eagle and Ibis Houses). There are about 160 weekly boarders and 60 full boarders within this thriving, vibrant community. 
 

Boarding students spend their school day, Monday - Friday, in the School which is just a short walk from the Boarding Houses. The Boarding Community has areas such as the dining hall and recreation facilities. In addition, Boarders can make use of the Sports Complex facilities. Each House has bespoke common rooms, study areas, kitchens, music rooms as well as the bedrooms and bathrooms. A full programme of activities is available at the weekends for our full boarders. 

In October 2022, Jerudong International School was awarded the prestigious Patron’s Accredited Member status by the Council for British International Schools (COBIS). JIS was given ‘Beacon Status’ for ‘Outstanding Practice in Boarding.

Belonging to a Boarding House is like being a member of an extended family.The focus of the Boarding Houses is to provide a safe and secure community where each child is able to thrive and achieve excellence in all they do. By creating a supportive environment, all boarding students will have the confidence to participate, a strong sense of well-being and develop leadership skills.

The Boarding House teams are available 24/7 to care for your child.Each Boarding House has a residential Housemaster or Housemistress and Deputy who are all fully qualified teachers in the school. Each House has a medically qualified Nurse. Additional teachers from the school are also actively involved with the Boarders for study and recreational activities.

Meet the Heads of the Boarding Houses.

Ed Lockyer

Ed is the Ibis Boys Housemaster and a History teacher. He is joined in Boarding by his wife Heidi and his daughter. Before Ibis, Ed used to be the Housemaster of Whistler House.

CHARLOTTE OSHODI

Charlotte is Housemistress of Osprey House. A Maths teacher and keen sports advocate, Charlotte lives in Osprey alongside her husband,  a Biology teacher and Head of Monarch Day House and their three boys!

Dan Stirling

Dan is Housemaster for Eagle House and a PE teacher too. He is joined by his wife Laura, a school nurse and 2 children. Passionate about sports, Dan grew up in a Boarding School so truly understands life as a boarder. 

Beenal Roberts

Beenal is Head of Boarding and also the Housemistress of Kingfisher House. Beenal teaches Business Studies. She is joined in Boarding by her husband Dan (Head of Sixth Form) and also their two children. 

Hear from our Boarding students

Fly over to the Boarding Houses

The COBIS Accreditation Report (October 2022) included the following commendations for Boarding:

The deeply shared ethos of boarding provision at JIS and the commitment and dedication of all staff associated with its implementation.

The provision of ‘home from home’ facilities for students in the boarding houses, on both a personal and communal level, and the 24/7 support that is available to them in terms of their safety and security.

The very wide choice of activities available to boarders during the week and at weekends, which encourage both individual responsibility and leadership.

COBIS Report October 2022

 

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