Home Away from Home

Herman Kruger
Head of Residence

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Boarding at ISB is all about community, where our boarders and experienced house staff come together to create a loving and inclusive home away from home. Our core values are centred on care, compassion, and trust. We encourage every member to be patient, responsible, and kind.

ISB Residence is home to students and staff from around the world, learning to live with people who are both similar and different in numerous ways, develops our empathy, interpersonal skills and understanding of others that are all crucial in our journey to become independent global citizens.

Bamboo and Orchid are the two wings of the Residence building that we call home. One of our favourite aspects of the Residence is that all students are able to use the communal spaces downstairs. The upstairs wings are separated by gender, with girls living in Bamboo and boys living in Orchid. Both wings provide a range of socialising spaces tailored to different age groups. Boarding staff work across both houses and the same core values and structures are shared by all. We use the ISB approach where everyone excels in supporting everything we do and encourage students to reflect on their actions and achievements using the different aspects that they all quickly become familiar with.

Boarding students are supported by a large number of supervisory staff to ensure that they have their needs met on a daily basis. A number of staff live in both wings: some are academic staff who also teach and others’ roles are solely in boarding. Teachers from the school also support students in their academic development during the week being part of “Study Time”, while others help with their Extended Learning Opportunities.

Throughout the week and on weekends, we offer students a variety of optional activities in sports, music, drama, and cooking. On weekends, there are optional trips like shopping, jungle walks, water parks, and laser tag. Additionally, once a term, we promote community trips, giving students the opportunity to give back to the local Brunei community.

We hope that you and your child(ren) will have an enjoyable time with us in The Residence at ISB and we look forward to creating many long lasting memories this year and the next.

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