Greetings from the Principal of the Sydney Japanese International School

Our school aim is “to help each student develop their potential, and to help develop individuals who are ready to create a new era”. I hope that our children will become globally-minded individuals who contribute to societies in Japan and internationally, working towards cultivating a peaceful world.

SJIS encourages students to learn about their own, as well as other countries, in order to deepen their understanding of their cultures and history. By doing so, they will learn open-mindedness and how to effectively communicate with others while respecting the thoughts and values of people of different backgrounds.

At  SJIS, the Japanese Division studies the curriculum set by the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology – Japan, while the International Division studies the Australian Curriculum for NSW.

In the Japanese Division, lessons are conducted in Japanese which will ensure that students are equipped with language abilities on-par with students in Japan. We also take a proactive approach in strengthening their English language skills by providing one period of English language lessons every day, and also through collaboration with the International Division classes and local schools.

In the International Division, the lessons are conducted in English and Japanese language lessons are scheduled for one period every day.

SJIS has these unique and ideal qualities unlike any other Japanese School around the world, where students are able to experience international exchange daily, right within the school. Please come and visit to study with us at our exceptional school.

Mr Shinichiro Sumida
Sydney Japanese International School