Our mission, vision and values represent a collaborative effort between our staff, parents and students, all of whom contributed to their development. We do not consider these to be abstract, but rather central to our learning and practice. From our overarching direction as a community to our individual actions, we use them to guide and ground us.
NIST inspires growth, empowers individual excellence and enriches lives.
NIST will provide individualized and authentic learning pathways for students to flourish and positively impact others.
Every community shares common beliefs. In order to accomplish our mission, we adopt a shared set of values that tie us together, providing purpose, structure and inspiration.
- Integrity: We believe that individuals should be honest and principled. This includes being committed to our mission, and holding yourself and others accountable for choices.
- Caring: We believe that compassion and empathy are central to learning. Combined with a commitment to reflection and balance, they contribute to our wellness.
- Community: We believe in collaborating with others as part of a diverse community, helping us become open minded and globally aware in order to effect positive change.
- Growth: We believe in a commitment to a growth mindset through active engagement and striving for excellence. Through this we become resilient, creative learners.
While these values are integrated into our academic and enrichment programmes for students, we also expect that all members of our community, including parents, act in accordance with them.
We believe collaboration is the key to successful teaching and learning. We want teachers and students who share that value, and strive to work together to enrich our entire community with opportunities for unique learning experiences. We appreciate individual successes and welcome the new ideas people often bring with them. We believe in networks and always seek to build further successful relationships within our community, in the Southeast Asia region and beyond.
We expect our staff and students to work hard, but also remain balanced, and we believe that being a well-rounded individual makes this more likely. Everyone in the NIST community contributes beyond the classroom through sports, service and other extra-curricular activities, modeling the traits of global citizens. We believe that in a learning community, social connections help to keep us balanced, and we encourage our staff, students and parents to reach out to others.
Above all we are very serious about learning at NIST. We believe we have a growth mindset as a community, and we want everyone who joins us to leave a more knowledgeable, principled and balanced person. We strive for excellence, encouraging every staff member and student to achieve their individual potential.