Japanese Division Primary

Enrolment | Japanese Division - Primary (Japanese Curriculum)

Thank you for your interest in enrolling in the Japanese Division of the Sydney Japanese International School. Students enrolled in the Japanese Division study the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT) curriculum, and also have daily English lessons, as well as mixed lessons with the International Division for music, visual art, physical education and coding.

To ensure eligibility for enrolment in the International Division, prospective students and their families must meet certain legal conditions, including holding the appropriate visas to legally reside, work, or study in Australia.

Enrolment process

To begin the enrolment process for a place in the Japanese Division, please:

* Please note, the assessment is a simple evaluation of the child’s language skills and current study ability undertaken by the Principal of the Japanese Division. It takes approximately 15 minutes and once completed, parents will have the opportunity to ask questions.

Accepted Visas

SJIS does not accept enrolments from students on international student visas. Parents must have either Australian citizenship or Australian permanent residency, or hold an Australian business, researcher or student visa. Tourist visas are not eligible for enrolment at SJIS.

Children with Japanese citizenship are eligible to enrol in the SJIS Japanese Division (Japanese Curriculum).

Students who are not Japanese citizens, but who have been undertaking Japanese education may also be eligible to enrol in the Japanese Division. However, they must meet certain entry requirements before any offer of enrolment is granted.

Required Documentation

Please prepare the following documents from the school your child is currently attending:

Other necessary documents include:
Textbooks (If coming from Japan, please obtain textbooks from the Japan Overseas Education Services before coming to Australia. You must submit the ‘School Textbooks Benefit Report for School Students’ to Japan Overseas Education Services to receive the benefit.)

Contact Information for the Overseas Child Education Promotion Foundation

Reception hours are Monday to Friday from 9:30 am to 5:30 pm

Website: www.joes.or.jp

Tokyo Office

Kansai Branch Office

Experience Day

We offer prospective students the opportunity to experience a day in the life of a student at SJIS. The ‘Experience Day’ program is available to any student interested in entering SJIS from Year 1 in either Division. The cost is $150 per day. Once enrolment is confirmed, this fee will be credited towards your tuition. Please contact us to register for an Experience Day.

Thank you again for your interest in the SJIS Japanese Division and we can’t wait to welcome you into our SJIS family, where every student’s potential is nurtured and celebrated!



The Sydney Japanese International School acknowledges the Garigal people as the Traditional Owners and Custodians of the lands on which our school is located. We pay our respects to their ancestors and descendants who continue cultural and spiritual connections to Country. We recognise that these lands have always been places of teaching, learning and storytelling. May the spirit of the Garigal people always be present with us under the shade of the beautiful trees across our campus, when we hear the sounds of nature and feel the sun and ocean breeze on our skin, and as we grow, play, learn and connect.