Senior School: Middle Years
The first phase of Senior School is referred to as the Middle Years.
Taught by Middle Years specialists, students are provided with a challenging, vibrant and nurturing environment that enables each individual to flourish. These pages will give you an opportunity to understand what kind of learning happens in curriculum time but also the wealth of opportunities that exist beyond the classroom.
Discover what a day in our Middle Years looks like
JIS is an outstanding school, not only in terms of academic excellence but also in nurturing confident individuals that can thrive in any global environment.
State of the Art
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Performing Arts Centre
Outdoor Discovery Centre
50 metre and 25 metre
Design and Technology Rooms
The largest in Asia
Middle Years Curriculum
While the importance of academic education is emphasised throughout the Middle Years, our pupils are also encouraged to achieve their best in the areas of creative, social, physical, emotional, moral and spiritual development. We believe in promoting knowledge wherever it may occur, since this is the principle of a holistic, liberal education.
Although the Middle Years are a period of great change for the students both physically and mentally, given the fun and fulfilling learning environment that JIS provides, they are also a period of tremendous opportunity for any student who is willing to participate to the best of their ability.
The aim of our excellent pastoral care is to ensure that every child reaches their full potential. At JIS Brunei we care deeply about the wellbeing and happiness of each individual child. We work tirelessly to ensure that every student not only takes a full role in our thriving school community, but is also coached to ensure that they are equipped with all the skills necessary to succeed in the adult world.
JIS Brunei’s ‘vertical’ House system allows students to make supportive friendships across a range of age groups. Each student stays in the same House as they travel through each year in the Senior School. Critical to this journey is the relationship that each child has with their Housemaster/Housemistress or tutor. This consistent partnership ensures that parents and children get to know the team that is looking after them exceptionally well.
The tutor plays a pivotal role in the personal and social development of each student, not only providing regular PSHE (personal, social, health and economic education), but also forging close relationships in order to ensure that every individual has the support they need during this challenging stage of their development.
These people play a central role in each student’s development by providing individualised pastoral care, academic mentoring, organisational help, counselling as well as guidance in the form of Higher Education and career advice.
At JIS Brunei we believe that students should come to school every day and try to challenge themselves in and beyond the classroom. We expect them to respect everyone and contribute towards a thriving, inclusive and accepting community. The goal of all this is to encourage each student to every day make their own ‘teaspoon of positive change’ and transfer the skills that they have learnt in school to make positive choices within the community around them.
There are over 170 activity options on offer to Middle Year Students, from Debating to Diving, from Model United Nations to Masterchef, from Fencing to Forest School, from Chinese to Chemistry Club, and from Food to Fitness Training there is something for everyone!
Our school is all about developing the whole person and CCAs form a vital part of that process. Seizing the opportunities that are available is a big part of making the most of your chances of success in the long run.
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. For further information, please click here or email to the Principal of Ugama on firstname.lastname@example.org
It's like you are in one big family in Middle Years.Middle YearsStudent
The extremely motivated staff are constantly finding new ways to excite the kids in their learning.Mrs. Kristen HannappelPARENT
JIS makes us learn new things outside the classroom, this helps with our confidence and to find our own voice.Middle YearsStudent
JIS offers many school trips. These help you learn even more than sitting in a class room because you actually experience it yourself.Middle YearsStudent
The opportunities that are available to the children are unparalleled.Mrs. Dani BuckinghamPARENT
JIS pushes you out of your comfort zone, and it’s worth it! There is always a great opportunity for leadership everywhere.Middle YearsStudent
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
This school celebrates cultural diversity and differences in personality which, can only foster emotional maturity and confidence in our children. Dr. Siti Khadijah IsmailParent
There are lots of leadership opportunities.Middle Years StudentBoarder
At JIS, there is a balance of academic, cultural and sports. Students are exposed to so many children, teachers and staff from other countries, and various backgrounds. There is so much diversity and inclusion, ultimately shaping students to become well-adjusted global citizens.Dr. MuppidiParent
The general standards of the school, as well as the education and activities are high.Middle Years StudentBoarder