High School Principal
The High School campus of JIS is without doubt one of the premier learning environments in the world. The magical gardens, bathed in rich tropical colours, and state of the art facilities combine to create a safe, inclusive and motivating environment that contributes to a lasting sense of belonging and community.
The curriculum we offer is expansive and attuned to the needs of 21st century learners, with rich offerings in technology, business, service learning and creative arts. As one of the few schools that offer both the International Baccalaureate (IB) and Advanced Placement (AP) programs, we are proud to continue to build upon our ability to deliver outstanding academic results, which are consistently well above world averages in all subject areas.
The IB and AP programs are open to all students, who create course schedules based on advice from teachers and personal academic advisors (counselors).
We also strive to maintain a healthy reputation for enabling all our students to achieve their personal best, for nurturing healthy self-esteem and for developing within all our students a sense of international and intercultural mindedness and a positive vision for their future. On the High School campus, you will find warmth in every welcome, a respect for each individual and an honest pursuit for truth in all endeavours. As our students develop into confident, creative, respectful, empathetic and environmentally responsible people, the academic growth they experience ensures that their ongoing contribution to the world community will be significant.
On the High School campus, you will find warmth in every welcome, a respect for each individual and an honest pursuit for truth in all endeavours.
Community of Care
Our High School has a commitment to each student and as a faculty we share responsibility within a community of care. Our academic approach is rigorous yet contemporary, ensuring each student is supported for success. Our Advisory program seeks to address the real issues and needs for this generation of learners and the relationships we forge provide a strong platform of support, so that every child is nurtured carefully and purposefully. We seek to promote within our students a positive outlook for life, and we help our students become balanced and successful citizens, well-equipped with the ability to think critically and logically about the information they access and the decisions they make.
We regard the partnership established between parents and the school as crucial to the learning success of each student. Through opportunities such as Open House, coffee mornings, grade level functions, Parent-Student-Teacher Conferences, various parent volunteer groups and a genuine open-door policy, parents are valued and active members of our High School Campus. We invite all parents to engage with these opportunities so that transitions are smooth and the partnership between the school and the family is nurtured to be the best it can be.
The High School is here to serve the needs of our students and families, especially in the areas of transition, learning, wellness, community involvement and life beyond JIS. Our work as committed educators is focused to bring out the best in each student and to ensure that happiness, self-confidence and growth in character are at the forefront of academic achievement. We look forward to working closely with our students and families to achieve these