Jerudong International School (JIS) has achieved the prestigious ISO 9001 Certification – an international standard for quality management systems.
According to a press statement yesterday, JIS Principal Nicholas Sheehan said, “As a school, we take great pride in our motto ‘Achieving Excellence’. However, the teachers and students are upheld by a tremendous support staff team ranging from the human resource (HR) function to the information technology (IT) support network – a whole range of administrative and logistical support here at JIS.”
Organisations use the international certification standard to demonstrate the ability to consistently provide products and services to meet customer and regulatory requirements.
“Our support team, just like the academic team, are also ‘Achieving Excellence’ in their areas of responsibility. The ISO 9001 is truly a measure of the excellence of each of these functional areas and I am very proud that this award acknowledges the hard work which goes on behind the scenes at JIS,” the principal added.
To achieve the certification, the school was required to go through several different stages.
Director of Enrichment and Operations Justin Harris explained, “Each department within JIS, identified the services/products provided within school. The systems and processes in place for the delivery of these services were detailed and the systems checked internally to ensure consistency of quality.
“In September, Bureau Veritas undertook a certification audit which included interviewing staff from each department to ensure that the rigorous requirements of ISO 9001 were met.”
Through all the process, it means that JIS has cemented the best practices within each department, highlighting the importance of the staff’s work and why their roles are vital in ensuring effective running of the school.
Accreditation Coordinator Neil Brown said, “Sometimes people can be apprehensive about a certification process, however, we have found this to be an opportunity to thank and affirm the fantastic support staff we have at JIS. This award is really a means of celebrating their ability to provide a consistently high quality service within the school.”