The Sydney Japanese International School is unique in its capacity to have two curriculums under the one roof: The NSW Australian curriculum (from Kindergarten to Year 6) as instructed by NESA (NSW Education Standards Authority), and the Japanese curriculum (from Years 1-9) as currently taught in Japan. We call these curriculums the International Division (NSW Curriculum) and then Japanese Division (Japanese Curriculum).
The NSW curriculum includes the Key Learning Areas of English, Mathematics, Science, Human Society and its Environment, Creative Arts, Languages, Personal Development, Health and Physical Education (PDHPE). There is a strong focus on English and Mathematics, coupled with a challenging and inclusive framework to nurture every student’s excellence and personal best.
The timetable is structured into a 6 period day, with each lesson lasting 50 minutes. Students learn Japanese in addition to the standard NSW syllabus, and partake in mixed lessons with students from the Japanese division. These mixed lessons are offered in the subjects of PE, Visual Art, Computer Coding and Music, and start from Year 1.
A detailed description of the International (NSW) Curriculum can be found here.
A detailed description of the Japanese Curriculum can be found here.
We maintain small class sizes for both curricula. This nurtures our students’ individual needs by optimising student-teacher relationships and maximising the students’ academic, social and emotional success.
SJIS offers the very best environment to nurture children’s respect of one another through cultural diversity.