Boarding Ethos and Practice

At Jerudong International School our boarding ethos and practice tie in with our School Aims. JIS has a significant number of nationalities within the boarding houses, with students coming from a range of cultural backgrounds. Some students will join or leave boarding part-way through an academic year. As a result, the major of aim of boarding is to provide an environment in which all students are seen and treated as individuals, while assisting them to integrate into the boarding community, their year group and the wider school community. By creating a supportive and nurturing environment all boarding students will have the confidence to participate, a strong sense of wellbeing, think for themselves and develop leadership skills. As a result boarding supports students to achieve excellence.


How students conduct themselves within boarding can lead to them being awarded Polio Points in line with the School Aims.


  • To be a home away from home
  • To prepare students for life beyond JIS
  • To encourage every student to achieve their version of excellence
  • To allow students to lead through good communication with staff, house councils and student representation
  • To ensure equality between houses, genders, cultures, experiences and abilities so every student can flourish
  • To ensure students have the right to privacy, security, have access to and know how to access channels of support
  • And most importantly to develop a sense of community where trust and respect for each other are highly valued