Welcome to the International Division of Sydney Japanese International School, where our purpose is to bring out the best in every student, and help them approach life with self-motivation, confidence and consideration for others.
The welcoming and friendly nature found within Australia and Japan is in abundance once you walk through the doors at SJIS. From the time you hear the traditional morning greeting “Ohayo Gozaimasu”, every student and family is made to feel part of this unique school community.
We offer the NSW K-6 curriculum to students from diverse cultural backgrounds, focusing on high quality education and cross-cultural immersion. SJIS fosters students’ development through its unique bilingual and bicultural program. The International Division prides itself on a high level of academic achievement, smaller class sizes and a caring and stimulating learning environment.
After decades of experience of educating students from Japan or Australia, we are especially interested in helping them maintain their sense of cultural identity. To this end, we deliver the Japanese Foreign Language program in many different forms and encourage programmes that enable students to remain connected. Japanese culture is promoted with the annual Japanese Language Festival, the whole school Soran Dance on Sports Day, and calligraphy lessons, as well as the usual celebration of festivals and Japanese cooking classes, which provide rich and authentic contexts in which to foster language development and cultural awareness.
SJIS is an inclusive school where academic standards are high. We work hard to get to know every student within the community, discover his or her personal strengths and interests and guide all of them towards the right paths for growth. There is room for every interest and talent at SJIS, regardless of whether this is in science, music, sports, coding, design or more. We are delighted to go on a journey with your children at their pace and at their time.
When you choose to join our school community, you will quickly realise that SJIS is a unique school and that you are part of something exceptional. We do encourage you to visit us so that you can experience the school for yourselves.
Simon van Dinter
Acting Deputy Principal (International Division)