Greetings from the Principal of the Sydney Japanese International School
There is such a sense of joy when I see children graduate from our school with a high proficiency in two languages. They seem so confident and happy and ready to embrace the new world of High School. They have made friends with classmates from all different cultures and upbringings and, in turn, this has developed them into tolerant, caring, open-minded individuals.
I remember the first day of my appointment as the Principal of the Sydney Japanese International School and how I was struck by the polite relationships within the school. There was such a healthy level of respect among the students with each other and with their teachers. It is something I continue to nurture to this day, as I believe respect for ourselves and others is so important in this globally connected world.
Mr Masamichi Miura
Greetings from the Deputy Principal of the International Division
We welcome children from all nationalities to receive the gift of a bilingual education. We are dedicated to nurturing student excellence, with world-class education, cross cultural immersion and expanded possibilities. Our unique school fosters students’ development through exceptional bilingual and bicultural programs. We pride ourselves on the school’s diverse community and international perspective. Students enrolled in the International Division follow the NSW syllabuses as well as a comprehensive Japanese language program with high quality, daily Japanese language lessons. SJIS students are encouraged to learn and grow in an enriched environment, emerging as confident global citizens of the world who are well prepared for high school.
The language proficiency attained here provides a real and enduring language base, which enables students to become future global citizens with all the opportunities a bilingual education provides. Students experience friendships and cultural diversity through shared lessons with the Japanese Division and extra-curricular activities including the Japanese Language Festival, School Concert, cheer leading, soccer club, guitar lessons, Shodo club, Japanese calligraphy and exciting events throughout the year.
With our small class sizes, peaceful environment, excellent sporting facilities, specialist teachers and extensive bus transport services our school stands out from the rest.
I am delighted to welcome families of all backgrounds to attend any one of our monthly Open Days or contact the school for further information. We’d be proud to show you our world-class facilities, exceptional teachers and delightful students!
Mrs Jodie Hoenig