The Junior School comprises Nursery, Kindergarten, Reception and Years 1-6.
Children are based predominantly with their class teacher who focuses on a number of subjects, including the development of English and a passion for reading and mathematical concepts, as well as taking care of their pastoral needs. The days are action packed and fun filled.
The first stage in a child’s journey through education.
The Junior School is a busy, vibrant place that encourages children to become independent, confident learners. The curriculum begins with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) framework from the UK for children in Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception and progresses into the UK Curriculum for children in Years 1 to 6.
The quality of teaching and learning in Early Years Foundation Stage is outstanding because of the detailed understanding that all teachers and support staff have about each student. This understanding is underpinned by a culture of high-quality care and respect that enables every student to flourish and grow. BSO INSPECTOR
The curriculum begins with the Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) Framework from the UK for children in Nursery, Kindergarten and Reception and progresses into the UK Curriculum for children in Years 1 to 6. We offer an adapted curriculum that reflects the Bruneian context in which our children are living, enhanced with opportunities to apply their learning to make a difference in the real world, to look for and solve problems, develop strong values, dispositions and behaviours for learning that will support our students for years to come.
As well as their dedicated class teacher, Junior School students also benefit from a strong team of specialist teachers who offer a varied programme of Physical Education, Modern Foreign Languages, Art, Design and Technology, Information Communication Technology, Science and Music and Drama. In addition, English as an Additional Language (EAL) and learning support facilities are provided to groups of children, on a needs basis, in both mainstream classrooms and smaller groups. A very successful Intensive Language Programme (ILP) for students with little or no English is also available.
Pastoral Care is an integral aspect of life in the Junior School that not only ties in with the curriculum but also encourages students to develop their social and interpersonal skills, and make a positive contribution to the wider community.
The classroom teacher is always on hand to nurture and support Junior School pupils, offering guidance on both academic and personal issues. The PSHE programme (personal, social, health and economic education), supported by regular assemblies, encourages students to discuss any problems or social issues and come up with constructive solutions. Deeper thinking about issues takes place in our Philosophy for Children sessions where children engage a socratic discussion about a wide range of topics.
Strong peer and class support systems see older students team up with younger children to model good behaviour and offer guidance and advice. This not only provides positive role models for the younger children but also gives the older children an opportunity to develop their leadership skills. Good behaviour is positively reinforced through the Polio Points system.
There are over 40 CCAs on offer to Junior School Students, from Lego Building to Swimming, from Jewellery Making to Masterchef, and from Ballet to Hip-Hop, there is something for everyone!
Bruneian Muslim students (7 - 13 years old) are required to attend Ugama. This is the study of Islam and is taught in Bahasa Melayu. Ugama lessons take place after school, Monday - Friday.
I feel the school is a caring, nurturing environment for my children. The children like their teachers and are happy and engaged.Mrs Azhani DanielPARENT
There are so many different opportunities; there is something for everyoneJunior School Student
JIS celebrates cultural diversity and differences in personality which, can only foster emotional maturity and confidence in our children.Dr. Siti Khadijah IsmailPArent
Everyday I come to school there is always happiness that surrounds the teachers and the students, and the Junior School is also like a home that would always support us in any way at all times. Junior School Student
The extremely motivated staff are constantly finding new ways to excite the kids in their learning and helping them apply their new knowledge.Mrs Kristen HannappelPARENT
JIS is an amazing place because of all the friends you make, the opportunities you have, and the teachers that help you learn.Junior School Student
The world is changing, faster than ever. We are comforted that our kids will be well prepared for what their future holds.Mrs. Liyana AmirPARENT/ALUMNI
JIS has amazing subjects and amazing CCAs.Junior School Student
The school is a central part of the community here. I enjoy the school run as the campus is a great place to be; there is a constant buzz in the air!Mrs Fiona HawleyPARENT