Vision, Mission, Values

Our School | Vision, Mission, Values

Our vision

Our vision is to nurture and graduate the next generation of global citizens who are mindful leaders of the future – kakehashi, connecting cultures, communities and countries.

Two curriculums, one school, leading to the future.

Our mission

Located in a peaceful natural environment, the Sydney Japanese International School (SJIS) is dedicated to nurturing the individual learning needs of students. We provide an enriched learning environment that empowers young people to succeed – one school with two curriculums.

Authorised by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology, and registered as an independent school by the New South Wales Education Standards Authority, SJIS provides a unique education that enhances the regular Japanese and Australian curriculums.

We nurture within our students exceptional bilingual abilities and cross-cultural understanding. We provide opportunities to learn about other cultures so our students learn to appreciate diversity and individuality, and gain broad perspectives of the world. Our students emerge from primary school as bilingual scholars, ready to embrace learning at high school and to become kakehashi* (bridges) – connecting communities and cultures globally.

The spirit of kakehashi connects:

Our aim

We aim to equip our students with the skills to flourish as kakehashi. We achieve this by focusing on three core development areas:

Students gain language skills and cultural insights through a curriculum that provides immersive opportunities, and by skilfully navigating cross-cultural environments with resilience and confidence.

Students become effective, cross-cultural communicators who build relationships based on trust.

Students embrace cultures and values with an open mind, and confidently take initiative to make progress.

Our Values

Our values reflect a school community of which everyone – students, teachers, and families – is proud. These values help build our common culture and guide our decision making and behaviour, and are the foundation behind our school spirit. 


Act in a courteous manner towards others.


Assume responsibility for your obligations, your actions and your belongings. Be punctual and wear your school uniform proudly.


Consider others in your daily activities and be generous in your thoughts, deeds and words.


Be respectful of others, yourself and your environment.


Be truthful and sincere in all your relations with others.


Seek the fairest and most just way for all.


Continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty.



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. 

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