International School Brunei

Established in 1964, International School Brunei (ISB) is one of the most distinguished international schools in Southeast Asia. As an internationally accredited school with over 60 years of heritage and academic excellence in Brunei Darussalam, ISB has three campuses across the Sultanate – in Bandar, Seria, and ISB’s Centre for Inclusive Learning in Panaga.

ISB has built a strong reputation as the premier day and boarding, inclusive, eco-school in Brunei Darussalam, where ‘Everyone Excels’, providing first-class international education for two to 18-year-olds across its Early Years Provision (Pre-Kindy to Reception), Primary School (Year 1 to Year 6) and Secondary School (Year 7 to Year 13).

Academic Excellence

ISB is one of the world’s leading international schools with results consistently above global averages. The school offers an adapted England and Wales curriculum in the Primary and Lower Secondary sections followed by IGCSE and the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme (IBDP) in Secondary. As an inclusive school, ISB provides education to students of all abilities, cultures, and backgrounds. ISB inspires students to fulfil their true potential through a challenging curriculum, supported by an inclusive learning environment.

ISB’s international curriculum is thoughtfully designed to foster holistic development, encompassing cognitive, social, emotional, and physical growth, supporting a child’s development from Early Years to Pre-University. ISB’s worldclass international teaching faculty participates in extensive and unique professional development programmes, ensuring that ISB stays at the forefront of educational thinking and practices.

ISB is proud of its high academic standards while also providing the platform for students to flourish in performing arts, music, and sporting events. Committed to its mission of Inspiring Students, Shaping Values, and Building Futures, ISB stands as a beacon of educational excellence.

World-Class Facilities

ISB’s open-concept classrooms provide the optimal inclusive learning environment that fosters creativity and excellence. The school’s world-class facilities, including a competitionready swimming pool, fully equipped multipurposehall, state-of-the-art theatre, sports fields, and many others provide students with the platform to excel in their endeavours.

As an eco-school, ISB is committed to sustainability and environmental stewardship. The school’s Bandar campus stands as a testament to this commitment, having been constructed in adherence to the rigorous standards of the BCA Green Mark requirements. This notable accomplishment firmly establishes ISB as the foremost ‘green’ school within the community.

ISB Residence

Boarding at ISB is all about community, where the school’s boarders and experienced house staff come together to create a loving and inclusive ‘Home Away from Home’. ISB Residence offers five day and seven day boarding options, where boarding students are supported by highly qualified supervisory staff and world-class facilities to ensure that their needs are met daily.

ISB is proud of 60 years of inclusive academic excellence. The school’s vibrant community of more than 40 nationalities, together with its inclusive and supportive environment, inspires students to become caring, open minded individuals geared for success in a never-changing world. The unique combination of opportunity, challenge, and care provided by ISB ensures that students are prepared for the challenges of university life and beyond.

Jerudong International School

Jerudong International School (JIS) is an outstanding British International, coeducational Day and Boarding School in Brunei with a diverse community of over 1,660 students, aged two to 18 years old, from 45 countries. JIS is recognised as one of the best international schools in Asia and is considered the premier school in Brunei Darussalam. JIS offers a British International Curriculum, including IGCSEs and ‘A’ Levels, as well as the International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma and International BTEC. The world-class campus, nestled on 120 acres of land with exceptional facilities, qualified teaching staff and excellent pastoral care, together with a large choice of cocurricular activities, enhances the overall learning experience and provides a superior learning environment where JIS students are able to thrive and achieve excellence.

In February 2023, JIS was honoured with the COBIS Patron’s Accreditation and became the first international school worldwide to receive Beacon Status for: Boarding Provision, Student Welfare and Extra-Curricular, Enrichment and Engagement. JIS is a leading member of the Federation of British Schools in Asia (FOBISIA), Council of British International Schools (COBIS), an international HMC School, an IB World School, an Eco Schools Green Flag Award recipient and is recognised by the prestigious Good Schools Guide.

Students are encouraged to live the school values of: Challenge, Respect and Inspire through the school aims (Engagement, Resilience, Communication, Integration, Thinking and Leadership), ultimately identifying with the school’s mission of making a critical difference in the lives of others through ‘Teaspoons of Change’. Cultivating a nurturing environment where students feel a sense of belonging and are challenged to reach their full potential, is at the heart of what we do.

Academic Excellence

JIS students consistently achieve outstanding results in their examinations and they enter into the best universities around the world every year.

Year 2023 was no different, over 53 per cent of JIS students achieved A*, A or B in their ‘A’ Levels. With a remarkable achievement by one student, Wesley Lim, who attained four A* in all of his subjects and was awarded the Outstanding Pearson Learner Award for the Highest Mark in the World for his Pearson Edexcel International ‘A’ Level in Economics.

The IB Diploma results continue to be outstanding, with JIS students achieving an average score of 34.83 exceeding the world average IB Diploma point of 30.24. Two students excelled with 44 points. The maximum score in the IB Diploma is 45. Both are heading to study at one of the Russell Group Universities. Han Hor (Head Girl) will be furthering her education at London School of Economics and Tania Teo (Fireback Deputy House Captain) is heading to University College London (UCL) in the United Kingdom to pursue Pharmacy (M Pharm).

A total of 179 students were awarded IGCSE grades with over 58 per cent of all IGCSE grades awarded being A* to A and 93 per cent being A* to C.

University Destinations and Beyond

JIS has a specialist team of higher education advisors to guide and prepare students for their university applications. The 2023 graduate destinations include and are not limited to: University of Oxford, Imperial College London, University College London, University of Warwick, University of Bristol, University of Toronto, University of British Columbia, University of Melbourne, Monash University, University of Groningen, the National University of Singapore and Seoul National University of Science and Technology.

The school also loves to keep in touch with the alumni over the years and proud to see three alumni joining the University of Cambridge to pursue their Master’s Degree. The alumni serve as great role models to current students and JIS encourages building a community of valuable connections.

Campus Facilities, Co- Curricular Activities and Community

The school believes that education goes beyond the classroom. Exceptional facilities are provided at the school. They are fully connected to Wi- Fi, including 27 state-of-the-art science laboratories, an extensive Performing Arts Centre and music faculty, as well as art, design and technology studios, and traditional classrooms. The library provides a comfortable and modern learning space for students. The Outdoor Discovery Centre – an ecoforestry initiative on the campus is regularly used for activities and also as an outdoor classroom.

Sports facilities are second to none, with two swimming pools (Olympic size – 50 metres and 25 metres), three airconditioned sports halls, three covered netball/basketball courts and three football/rugby pitches. A bespoke Racquet Sports Centre includes four squash courts, two championship level tennis courts, and cricket practice nets.

At JIS, nurturing students’ talents and interests is important. A strong cocurricular programme is offered with almost 300 activities to choose from, including a wide range of sports and arts activities, House competitions that foster competition and camaraderie, the International Award (DoE) programme and the Model United Nations club. There are 16 Houses in the Senior School, all named after birds in Borneo, which are single-gendered. The brother and sister Houses collaborate for a range of events and social activities.

Encouraging engagement in cocurricular activities goes far beyond the confines of the campus. Students are provided with enriching opportunities to participate in a range of international events, including FOBISIA competitions, UK Maths and Science Olympiads, and Music competitions across Asia. These all offer invaluable opportunities which will shape students into well-rounded global citizens ready for success after JIS.

The health and well-being of students is also a top priority. The well-equipped medical centre and team of nurses ensure that all students receive the care they need. JIS is also committed to providing a strong pastoral system for students and through the House system, offer a comprehensive support network that facilitates integration and strengthens the strong feeling of community at JIS. The school takes full advantage of the wonderful environment of Brunei to provide students with unique and enriching experiences, helping them to be the very best that they can be.


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