Japanese International School is a small I.B. World School in the New Territories of Hong Kong. The school has around 170 students from an average of 25 different nationalities from around the world. A JIs parent recently commented: "JIS is a powerful institution for nurturing confidence and rendering children not only learning ready but also life ready". (2018).
In 2016 a local education journalist wrote:
'It seems I may have found what many parents may consider as the holy grail of international primary schools in Hong Kong - a very small but authentic community school with creativity at the core, sharing an impressive campus and the facilities of a school ten times its size'
'Principal Walton leads a happy student body and a passionate, close-knit teaching staff with a kindness and patience that is unique in our bustling and overstimulated city... Surrounded by lush greenery, JIS is located in a beautiful setting.'
What the parents and community say: results from the May 2017 JIS whole school community survey:
100% - agreed that the current school mission statement clearly represents the International Section of Japanese International School, Tai Po
98% - agreed that JIS - International Section upholds the 3 key values of its vision for the staff, students and community - RESPECT - COMMITMENT - KINDNESS
95% - agreed that the school is developing its curriculum in a positive way for the benefit of students
97% - felt informed and that their child's class teacher gives relevant curriculum information about the work in their class
95% - felt that as a parent they can approach their child's class teacher to arrange a meeting or gain information through email
94% - felt confident that JIS - International Section, is continually developing into an excellent I.B. primary school
Our commitment to our students and community is absolute and is encapsulated in our school vision:
'To create educated, creative, compassionate, active and empowered citizens of the world'