Meet our Team. Our goal is to ensure that your admissions process is easy, simple and transparent. Our partnership with you goes beyond admissions. We will take care of you through your transitions. We will orient you to the JIS community, and when it’s time to say the inevitable farewell, we will help make sure you have all the documentation you need to move smoothly to your next school.
Kathleen Ngkaion (Kat)
Admissions Advisor (Head of Admissions)
I’m a mom of four boys; two have graduated from JIS and two are still in High School. Our family has been global nomads for 20 years. At one point we were moved to a new country every year. JIS is a huge part of why we decided to stay the longest in Jakarta. We also love scuba diving in Indonesia’s world renowned dive sites.
An avid JIS Dragon Mom, you’ll see me on weekends cheering at volleyball, basketball or baseball games. I like to unwind by baking and if your timing is right, you might even get to sample my specialties when you visit JIS: freshly made red velvet cupcakes or chocolate fudge bars.
Assistant to the Admissions Advisor
I’m the Admissions Specialist for Host Country, Australian and UK applicants. I also host school visits, coordinate Early Years Meetings, and schedule interviews. Outside of Admissions, I’m a classical pianist, teaching children and adults at JIS Academy.
I’m a Third Culture Kid, having grown up in the Philippines and returning to Indonesia as an adult. I’ve been with JIS for over 20 years and I love it. I’m proud to be a JIS Dragon but I’m even prouder of my three children and grandson.
After living away from home for almost 20 years, I cannot imagine a better place to call home than JIS. My older daughter is a JIS alumna and my younger daughter is active in theater and varsity tennis. I am here to help you explore JIS and to learn about the one-of-a-kind learning journey that awaits your children.
I take care of applicants from Europe and South America. I’m also responsible for admissions screening tests.
JIS is my 2nd home. I’ve learned and grown here in so many ways. When I started 20 years ago, I had two young sons. Now they’re adults and I’m a grandma! I’m a member of the award-winning JIS Panorama Nusantrara Choir.
I am the Admissions Specialist for applicants from Asia and Africa. I also host Enrollment Visits for new JIS families.
I’ve been with JIS since the Eighties.
I ensure that your immigration and requirements are in order.
I started at JIS as a teacher’s assistant many years ago. Although I miss the classroom, I enjoy interacting directly with our multi-cultural parents. I love traveling and I belong to a club of JIS hikers and mountaineers.
Reception and Switchboard Operator
I’m probably the first person you’d have spoken to at JIS, however briefly. I joined JIS in 2012 as a Departmental Assistant in High School Modern Languages and Social Studies. I am enjoying my new role in Admissions.