Welcome to the Japanese International School

staff - walton simon-Welcome to Japanese International School for the school year 2017 - 18, another great year ahead at JIS.

This is our 20th year of operation and we look to share this with as many of our students and ex-students as possible during the year. Our first event will be our 'welcome back BBQ' which will double up this year as our 20th birthday party on Friday 15th September.

Our school was recently described by a local education journalist as 'the holy grail of international primary schools in Hong Kong'  - something we are very proud of.  The journalist noted further that we were 'a very small and authentic community school with creativity at the core, sharing an impressive campus and the facilties of a school ten times its size' 

We are therefore delighted to welcome you to our school and hope that you will be interested to become part of JIS and its lovely community. 

The Japanese International School of Hong Kong opened in 1997 and has developed a very special niche in the provision of a top quality International School education within Hong Kong. On a large, purpose built campus in the North East New Territories of Hong Kong we provide a unique, multi-cultural context for our students. We are proud to be known as a very friendly school that offers all our families a strong commitment to education within a very special environment. 

We are an authorised IB (International Baccalaureate) 'World School' and therefore offer the PYP (Primary Years Programme) as our curriculum. Our school was re-evaulauted by I.B. staff in May 2015 to very high acclaim and was commended on achieving above I.B. expectations in many areas of school life and curriculum. We are very proud of our achievements and look to build upon our evaluation report to further develop the school in the future.

The I.B., PYP framework fits perfectly with our desire to be an international school that develops an understanding within our students of issues that relate to their lives in Hong Kong and also those of the world beyond. Many of our students come from a range of nationalities and cultures and so our curriculum is designed to reflect this. We set ourselves high standards in all that we do, both through academic study and the provision of a broad curriculum that encompasses a wide range of creative activities and study.

At JIS we offer a learning environment that offers top quality facilities, within unique rural surroundings, that are accessible from all areas of Hong Kong. We specialize in smaller sized classes, high staff-student ratios with fully qualified teachers from around the world and extensive resources to support our dynamic PYP curriculum. Our students achieve high standards and have been traditionally welcomed by the very best of Hong Kong's secondary schools. Our recent graduates have been accepted at many prestigious schools in Hong Kong as well as schools in other countries.

We are delighted to be able to offer a full 'through train' of education from 4 - 18 years with our direct links to 'International College Hong Kong' (ICHK) - an ideal educational opportunity for the New Territories district of Hong Kong (www.ichk.edu.hk). ICHK opened in September 2009 as a feeder secondary school for JIS students and since its inception has gone from strength to strength. Around 50% of our students choose to attend ICHK as their preffered secondary school, whilst logisitics of travel and family siblings allows others to attend a variety of secondary schools within Hong Kong and beyond. We are a key part of the development of ICHK and offer Mr. Toby Newton and his staff at the College all our support in further developing this exciting initiative for education in Hong Kong and the future of JIS. 

I would like to invite you to come to visit our school to see for yourselves what JIS can offer you and your family. I look forward to meeting you soon.

Simon Walton

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