Housemistress: Beenal Roberts
Deputy Housemistress: Camilla Cullen
Matron: Michelle Diamonte
Tel: +673 241 1000 Ext 2517
Mobile: +673 8610938
Kingfisher House is a warm and welcoming environment. The house comprises four buildings for up to 70 girls from Year 7 to Year 13. The girls’ rooms are bright and comfortable, and provide them with a space they can make their own. The house also has four communal areas where the girls can socialise and develop positive and supportive friendships. Each of these living rooms has a television, DVD player, a fridge and facilities to heat up snacks and hot drinks. Books and board games are available, and the girls can also often be found setting up study groups around a cup of tea in their free time. One of these areas is used as a Year 12 and 13 lounge, and the main living room has a piano and a cooker Outside, the girls have easy access to a badminton court, a basketball court and a large grassed play area.
Each of our four buildings provides accommodation for between sixteen and twenty-two girls, with a Matron, the Housemistress, her Deputy or a tutor resident in each, who ensure that the girls feel at home. Our dedicated team of Boarding House Prefects act as “big sisters” to the girls and offer advice and encouragement, and organise events to celebrate the cultural diversity of the House. Each girl has the opportunity to pursue her interests, develop her talents and feel confident to try new things.
Our study room offers a quiet and focused working environment. The team of tutors provide academic support in the evening. Younger girls do their homework in supervised study, while older students are able to work in their rooms, although many choose to work in the study, where they can use one of our twenty-six computers. There is also Wi-Fi throughout the House.
Kingfisher girls are active and adventurous. Last year they showed their initiative and enthusiasm by taking part in a wide variety of activities offered at school and within the boarding community. They love a challenge and support each other so they can all achieve their best with a great feeling of camaraderie. Mrs Beenal Roberts, the Kingfisher Housemistress arrived in Brunei in 2010 and began teaching Business Studies at JIS in 2012. She is married to Mr Daniel Roberts who is an Economics teacher and Head of Faculty at the school. She has two children, Sebastian who is in Year 6 and Jessica who is in Year 3. The Kingfisher residential team are assisted by a number of teachers who are non resident tutors.