Ibis House

Ibis Staff

Housemaster: Alvin Darwin

Deputy Housemaster : Jordan Bateman

Matron : Kristine Villanueva

Resident Tutor : James Gajitos



Tel: +673 241 1000 Ext 3008
Mobile: +673 8646528
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Ibis House provides a comfortable, caring ‘second home’ for sixty eight boarders and is made up of four blocks. It has a common room with a table tennis table, large screen television, comfortable seating and kitchen amenities.

Ibis boys are very proud of their House and live by our motto : “Integrity”. This guides everything an Ibis does, the way he involves himself in activities, the manners he exhibits and the way others perceive him. It serves to create an atmosphere of mutual respect and a sense of commitment. Coming from a variety of backgrounds, Ibis boys are expert in sharing and valuing one another and working together is a strong quality of the House. This team spirit is evident all the time, but especially at those times of the year when cultural celebrations occur.

Recently our study room was refurbished and offers a cool, quiet place in which to work and read as well as communicate with friends and family using the networked computers. Younger students complete homework in the study each night which is supervised by academic staff. Older students work in their rooms and can connect to the House-wide wi-fi.

Housemaster Alvin Darwin has been a member of JIS boarding and teaching staff since January 1998. He is a keen photographer and film maker and teaches English and Media Studies. Alvin migrated to Australia from the UK in 1971 where he was educated in Adelaide, South Australia. Currently, Ibis staff comprises : Housemaster Alvin Darwin, Deputy Housemaster Jordan Bateman, Matron Kristine Villanueva, Resident Tutor James Gajitos and a number of teachers who are non-resident Tutors.