Sydney Japanese International School, Terrey Hills

Two curriculums, One school.
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$12,480 - $12,880
(02) 9450 1833 | Int: +61 2 9450-1833

112 Booralie Rd
Terrey Hills

Welcome to the Sydney Japanese International School (SJIS) – a little piece of Japan set within the leafy suburb of Terry Hills in Sydney’s beautiful Northern Beaches.

Founded in 1969, SJIS is an independent school where students can immerse themselves in Japanese language and culture while either studying the New South Wales curriculum in the International Division (YK to Year 6) or the Japanese Ministry of Education curriculum in the Japanese Division (Year 1 to Year 9).

Both the Japanese and International Divisions come together for a selection of subjects and activities where language is not a barrier, such as music, visual art, PE. All students have the opportunity to learn to read, speak and write Japanese and English and deepen their understanding of Japanese culture, in Japanese, while living in Australia.

Children feel at home in our bright, friendly atmosphere and welcoming community. Our school is a place where parents and teachers care about children’s education. Everyone is invested in helping students develop a love of learning so they can flourish.

With a large oval and spacious outdoor play areas, children love coming to SJIS every day, and with special cultural activities like sports day, language festivals and concerts, they really have a life-shaping time with us at the school.

Our students develop global perspectives through their everyday experiences both in and outside of the classroom and emerge from their time at SJIS as bilingual scholars, ready to embrace learning at high school. They learn about other cultures and appreciate diversity, while gaining a different perspective of the world.

Our teachers nurture students who understand both Australian and Japanese culture – thriving future global leaders who can serve as a ‘bridge’ or ‘kakehashi’ between the two countries.

ISJIS offers two divisions, each with a separate curriculum:

International Division, teaching the NSW curriculum from Kindergarten to Year 6 with daily Japanese language lessons

Japanese Division*, teaching the curriculum as currently taught in Japan for Year 1 to Year 9 with daily English lessons.

SJIS fosters an all-inclusive culture that enables the two divisions to learn together in the areas of Visual Arts, PE and Music and within the various cultural events in which the School celebrates.

*Children who have Japanese citizenship are eligible to enrol in the SJIS Japanese Division (Japanese Curriculum). If students/parents hold other countries’ citizenship (other than Australian), and have been taking Japanese education, they may also be eligible to enrol in the Japanese Division. This is on a per case basis and the student will need to meet certain entry requirements before any offer of enrolment is granted.

Sporting Oval
Basketball Stadium
Athletics Track

For Monthly Online Information Sessions in both English and Japanese please register your interest on our website – here

If you are ready to submit your application, please proceed to the online link here