Rainforest and the South China Sea: a magical place to study

Brunei’s Jerudong International School combines a stunning location with exceptional teaching and facilities. Principal Barnaby Sandow talks to Relocate about internationalism and recruiting the top STEM talent.

With 1,700 students from 55 nations, Jerudong International School (JIS) occupies the world’s largest international-school campus, tucked away in the small, beautiful country of Brunei.One of only 54 HMC schools outside the UK and only 120 accredited British Schools Overseas (BSO), it is well placed to offer the best in international education.Since opening in 1997, Jerudong has invested heavily in its infrastructure. In 2011, it opened a multimillion-Brunei-dollar purpose-built performing-arts centre. In 2012, another multimillion-Brunei-dollar academic centre came on line. In February 2017, a new sports centre with an eight-lane, 25-metre swimming pool was opened. In our video interview – part of Relocate’s Headteacher Insights series – principal Barnaby Sandow, who previously taught at Stowe and Abingdon schools in the UK, shares his thoughts on internationalism, recruiting the best talent in STEM subjects, and the advantages of Brunei as a location for studying.The video also covers:
  • How Jerudong guides students onwards to international universities
  • The importance of outstanding teaching
  • What it’s like to run a school that has such excellent resources

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