My time at SJIS was filled with such great memories.
The smaller class sizes meant we were very well supported in the classroom and we also got to know our peers really well – I made some incredible friends (in both the international and Japanese Division) – people I keep in touch with even 20 years later!
As well as learning the Japanese language, we were also exposed to the Japanese culture through the many events held throughout the year. Sports days and fetes allowed us to have fun while we learnt.
I often think back and realise also how lucky I was with the opportunities SJIS and learning another language provided me. I went on to a Selective High school, lived for a year in Japan as an exchange student, studied nursing at university and then spent years travelling around the world.
I believe SJIS gave me a good start in life by giving me confidence in my ability as a student to learn, as well as an interest in other languages and cultures – something I believe shaped who I am today.