MAYA RANGKUTI NELSON
Elementary School Principal
At JIS, we are very aware of the importance you place on your child’s education. Your child, their learning and their wellbeing is at the epicentre of all our decisions, planning and practice as we seek to extend on the incredible reputation our school enjoys.
The ‘golden years’ of elementary school often hold a special place in people’s hearts. Reflecting back on your own schooling, chances are you can easily recall that ‘special teacher’ who was able to foster a love of learning, who shared your enthusiasm and natural curiosity and who respected you both as a person and as a learner.
At JIS, we pride ourselves on developing these same types of relationships with the whole school community by placing great importance in the development of our rigorous academic program, core values and social and emotional learning. Progressive, proven teaching and learning strategies are melded with our thorough curriculum and carried out by our faculty of expert, experienced educators to ensure that students are best prepared for an ever changing world.
At its heart the school looks to:
- Recognize and honor the growth and development of this educational period (ages 7-11) as vital in building a foundation for the educational life of our students. We place importance on both the procedural and conceptual learning necessary to equip our students for their ongoing education.
- Maintain a strong home-school community. Parents are an intrinsic element in our students’ education and we look to their support and input in developing this growth.
- Recruit and maintain highly qualified, experienced, innovative teaching staff.
- Tailor a learning experience for each individual child, based on their needs, interests and talents.
- Provide a well-rounded program that values the arts, physical education, language learning and intellectual engagement.
A Warm Welcome
Please come and see the learning, exploration and energy that makes JIS the unique place that it is. Seeing the community interact, watching the enthusiasm of our students, chatting to our amazing professionals and enjoying the lush, purpose built surrounds of our campus will give you a first hand account of the experience your child would enjoy at our school.