Our Vision, Mission and Values

“We are dedicated to nurturing student excellence, with world-class education, cross-cultural immersion and expanded possibilities”

- Jodie Hoenig, SJIS Deputy Principal (International Division)


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.

*The spirit of Kakehashi.

Connecting the present to the future.

Connecting our students to the world.

Connecting cultures without borders.

Through the unique learning experience we offer at SJIS, we are guided by the idea that we are nurturing our students to become bridges. The Japanese word Kakehashi literally means “bridge”, and as an institution, we celebrate the spirit of global connectivity.

Our Vision

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.

Our Aim

To equip our students with the skills to flourish as Kakehashi, who create connections and contribute to our ever changing global society.

We achieve this by focusing on three core development areas:

1. Thriving in Our Global Society

Students gain language skills and cultural insights through an immersive bilingual curriculum, and skilfully navigate environments and situations with resilience and confidence.

2. Fostering Friendship between Japan, Australia and around the world

Students develop communication skills which cultivate respect for people from diverse backgrounds and enables them to build relationships based on trust.

3. Embracing Curiosity and Creativity

Students accept cultures and values wholeheartedly with an open mind, and confidently take initiative going forward.

Our Values

Through our values, we reflect a school community that everyone—students, teachers, and families—can be proud to be part of. These values help build our common culture. They guide us in our decisions, our day-to-day conduct and they form the basis of our school spirit. 

Courtesy

Act in a courteous manner towards others

Honesty

Be truthful and sincere 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