Hong Kong
International, Japanese curriculum
Ages 4 to 11

Japanese International School, Hong Kong

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CurriculumInternational, Japanese
Language of instructionEnglish
Age RangeAges 4 to 11
BilingualNo
International Baccalaureate Yes
Avg. students per class 25
Max. students per class 26
First year fees:

School Information

Number of students

165

Number of nationalities represented in the school

25

Most common nationality

British

Ratio of local students to international students

1:8

Max. number of students per class

26

Average number of students per class

25

Does the school employ teaching assistants?

Full Time from Reception to Primary 2
Part Time from Primary 3 to Primary 6

Native speaking teachers (in language of instruction)

Yes

Language support for students not fluent in the school's language of instruction

No ESL class but we have language support.

Additional language classes offered by the school

Mandarin, Japanese

Use of technology in the classroom

Used by students for research and general teacher use within the classroom.

Do teachers assign homework to their students?

Reading is assigned in the lower grades. Homework and reading is given to upper grades.

Approximate hours of homework given

Between 20 min - 1.5 hours depends on grades.

Uniform required

Yes

Waiting list

Yes

Entry evaluation for students

Yes

Brief description of entry evaluation required

Reception and Primary 1, group interviews are conducted. Primary 2 up, a reading and written test is required.

Deadline for registration (new academic year)

For Reception class, usually before December as we usually interview in January.

Students can join after academic year begins

Yes

Percentage of students who pursue further education post-graduation

Not applicable as we are primary school only.

External examinations/assessments available

INCAS (UK)

Results in these examinations

N/A

Do students practice religion at the school? What religion?

No

How does the school accommodate non-religious students or students of a different religion?

N/A

School bus service available

Yes, Kowloon , N.T., Gold Coast, Sai Kung

Dedicated staff/programs for students with special learning needs

Yes, we have 2 dedicated student support staff.

Learning support offered

They operate in the classrooms and also with small groups on a daily basis, in a dedicated classroom environment. They use a variety of one to one work and computer assisted programmes, that the students can access from home, and can be monitored by the Support Staff.

The school supports gifted, able and talented students

Through extension activities and also through local universities and schemes for Gifted and Talented students.

Student access to education psychologist

Yes

School start time

8:15am

School finish time

2:45pm

Supervised care before/after school

No

Extracurricular activities or clubs offered

Many different kind of sports, Music, IT, Drama, Science etc

School provided lunches

No

Food alternatives for special dietary needs (ie. vegan, kosher, halal etc)

No

Sports activities included

All team sports, some individual activities, swimming session,

Sports facilities at the school

Gym, Pitch, Swimming pool

Sports teams or sport competitions available for students

Yes

Qualities and characteristics best defining the school

A small sized school with facilities of a big school that enables us to be ambitious in what we do. We have a close knit community and believe in invoving everyone in what we do.

Teaching approach of the school

Teaching and learning is through inquiry based learning utilising the I.B. PYP programme. We have small class sizes and have very positive student teacher ratios.

Location

Get in touch with the school

Contact email: s-miyajima@jis.edu.hk
School's webpage: es.jis.edu.hk
Address: 4663 Tai Po Road, Tai Po, N.T., Hong Kong