MHIS Head of School - Mr. John Jalsevac

15 Aug 2014

We are pleased to announce that Mr. John Jalsevac has officially joined Mission Hills International School as the Head of School. Mr. Jalsevac brings with him over 25 years of senior administrative and leadership experience over many fine schools in Canada and in Hong Kong.

Mr. Jalsevac grew up in Toronto Canada and studied at York University, University of Toronto and Niagara University in New York State. Prior to joining Mission Hills International School, John was Principal at the Canadian International School of Hong Kong (CDNIS) from 2004 - 2014. In his capacity as Chair of the IB Steering Committee, John assumed a major leadership role in the development of the highly successful International Baccalaureate (IB) Program at CDNIS. John was also instrumental in the creation of the International Schools Sports Federation of Hong Kong (ISSFHK) and was Chair of the South East Asia School's Activity Conference (SEASAC) from 2010 - 2014.

Prior to his arrival in Hong Kong, John served as Principal of three large schools within the city of Toronto (Michael Power/St. Joseph High School; Father Redmond High School, and Mary Ward High School) and was also a Program Coordinator (Curriculum) and Superintendent of Education for the Toronto Catholic District School Board.

As Head of School, John will be responsible for development and implementation of the school's academic and co-curricular programs.

John Jalsevac, Head of School


  • Principal, Upper School
    • Canadian International School of Hong Kong
    • 2004 - 2014 (10 years)
  • Principal
    • Michael Power/St. Joseph High School
    • 2002 - 2004 (2 years)
  • Principal
    • Father Redmond High School
    • 1999 - 2002 (3 years)
  • Superintendent of Education
    • Toronto Catholic District School Board
    • 1998 - 1999 (1 year)
  • Program Coordinator Curriculum
    • Toronto Catholic District School Board
    • 1994 - 1998 (4 years)
  • Principal
    • Mary Ward High School
    • September 1989 - August 1994 (5 years)