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Sydney Japanese International School
112 Booralie Road
Terrey Hills
NSW
2084
Sydney North
(02) 9450 1833
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Sydney Japanese International School

"Perfect preparation for high school education. Our daughter Sammy absolutely loved it."
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  • Primary School
  • Solitary School Location
  • Independent
International Division Kindergarten to Year 6
Japanese Division- Years 1 to 9
Co-ed
219
No
  • Languages
English as a second language, Japanese
  • No Representative Sports Available

KONICHIWA!

Since 1969, the Sydney Japanese International School has played an important contribution to bilingual education in Australia. Our school is rich in culture and provides a nurturing environment in a leafy bushland setting, surrounded by Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. 

For more than half-a-century, our vision has been unwavering. We exist to inspire our students to be like Kakehashi; strong bridges connecting communities and cultures, both locally and globally, by virtue of their exceptional bilingual abilities and cross-cultural understanding.

Through immersing themselves in different cultures, as well as in their own, SJIS students have a reputation for their open-mindedness, respect and acceptance for the values of people from disparate backgrounds across the globe.

We are unique, in that although we are one school, we proudly boast two curriculums: The Japanese Division follows the Japanese curriculum set by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. While the International Division follows the curriculum set by the NSW Department of Education.

Through the Japanese Division, lessons are conducted in the native tongue, ensuring our students are equipped with language abilities on-par with those children studying in Japan.

We are also aware that our Japanese Division students need to build stronger English language skills, and so each day they are provided with one period of English language classes. Their skills are further honed through regular collaboration with the International Division and local schools.

The reverse applies to our students studying under the International Division, where lessons are conducted in English, with one period of Japanese language lessons scheduled each day.

At no other school in Australia can children become an international exchange student without leaving their classroom. 

We look forward to welcoming your child to our unique school.

Mr Shinya Ikawa
Principal
Sydney Japanese International School

Japanese (MEXT) curriculum from Years 1-9
Australian (NSW) curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 6
Purpose built facilities
Modern administration offices
School hall / gymnasium
Two art rooms
Science lab
Well-equipped music rooms
AV theatre
Food technology room
Modern library
Two fully networked computer labs
Indoor basketball court
All weather, 200m running track for athletics
Two long jump runways and sand pits
Soccer field
Shade covered playgrounds
On-campus bus depot
Off street parking for staff and visitors
Canteen
Preschool and day care facility on campus
After school care
Courtesy: Act kindly and in a courteous manner towards others.
Honesty: Be truthful in all your relations with others.
Responsibility: Assume responsibility for your obligations, your actions and your belongings. Be punctual and wear the school uniform proudly.
Justice: Seek the fairest and most just way for all.
Generosity: Consider others in your daily activities and be generous in your thoughts, deeds and words.
Perseverance: Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty.
Respect: Be respectful of others, yourself and your environment.
Two curriculums, one school, leading to the future.

To actively nurture our students to become mindful leaders of the future. We encourage them to be Kakehashi, connecting cultures, communities and countries, as the next generation of global citizens.
Sydney Japanese International School (SJIS) is one school offering two curriculums: Japanese and Australian.

Authorised by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and registered as an independent school by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority, SJIS provides a unique education which exceeds the regular Japanese and Australian curriculums.

We develop our students to be ‘Kakehashi’ (bridges), which connect communities and cultures, contributing both locally and to the broader global society by virtue of their exceptional bilingual abilities and cross-cultural understanding. We cultivate this experience at the SJIS campus, in a serene environment surrounded by the natural beauty of Sydney.

SJIS is dedicated to nurturing the individual learning needs of our students. We provide an enriched learning environment that empowers young people to succeed.

One School. Two Curriculums.

With two world-class curriculums offered on the one campus, students have the opportunity to learn in a truly global environment, where no two days are ever the same.

The Sydney Japanese International School is unique in its capacity to have two curriculums under the one roof: The NSW curriculum, from kindergarten to Year 6, as sanctioned by the NSW Education Standards Authority (NESA) and the Japanese curriculum, from Years one to 9, as currently taught in Japan. We refer to these curriculums as the International Division and the Japanese Division, respectively.

Both curriculums have an added daily language program. And all students enjoy mixed lessons with the class of the alternative division for the visual arts, coding, physical education and music.

Our comprehensive bus service and netwrok serves most of the lower and upper north shore areas, Sydney CBD and northern suburbs. To view our schedule and timetable please refer to the bus information section on our website:

https://www.sjis.nsw.edu.au/enrolment/school-bus/

I am extremely lucky that I attended this school, since I can now speak English and Japanese fluently.
I believe that being bilingual is a great asset for the future, and every student at SJIS has a fantastic opportunity not just to learn a foreign language, but to grow up with two mother tongues.
Again, thank you very much. It has been an excellent seven years at this school.

Andrew Johnston - SJIS Alumni
 
 

My experience at the Sydney Japanese School was tremendous. Not only did I learn a second language as a young child (which helped me greatly in the HSC), but I also learned so many cultural & life lessons which you cannot put a value on. Open mindedness, willingness to look for other ways of doing things (not just the dominant way within your own culture), and that friendships surpass race & language barriers. The school’s sports days & other festivals are memories I will keep forever.

Dr Jordana Sweetman PhD. /SJIS ALUMNI

Since 1969, the Sydney Japanese International School has played an important contribution to bilingual education in Australia. Our school is rich in culture and provides a nurturing environment in a leafy bushland setting, surrounded by Ku-ring-gai Chase National Park. 

For more than half-a-century, our vision has been unwavering. We exist to inspire our students to be like Kakehashi; strong bridges connecting communities and cultures, both locally and globally, by virtue of their exceptional bilingual abilities and cross-cultural understanding.

Through immersing themselves in different cultures, as well as in their own, SJIS students have a reputation for their open-mindedness, respect and acceptance for the values of people from disparate backgrounds across the globe.

We are unique, in that although we are one school, we proudly boast two curriculums: The Japanese Division follows the Japanese curriculum set by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology. While the International Division follows the curriculum set by the NSW Department of Education.

Through the Japanese Division, lessons are conducted in the native tongue, ensuring our students are equipped with language abilities on-par with those children studying in Japan.

We are also aware that our Japanese Division students need to build stronger English language skills, and so each day they are provided with one period of English language classes. Their skills are further honed through regular collaboration with the International Division and local schools.

The reverse applies to our students studying under the International Division, where lessons are conducted in English, with one period of Japanese language lessons scheduled each day.

At no other school in Australia can children become an international exchange student without leaving their classroom. 

We look forward to welcoming your child to our unique school.

Mr Shinya Ikawa
Principal
Sydney Japanese International School

We are now back at school full-time with face-to-face learning. Our students and teachers are loving being back on campus in class whilst practising social distancing both in the classroom and on the playground. 

Our school open days however will still be put on hold till further notice. However, if you would like to join a live online information session via 'Zoom' in the safety and comfort of your home please register your interest here:

https://www.sjis.nsw.edu.au/enrolment/open-days/

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