NIST Extends Lease Agreement with Church of Christ in Thailand

NIST Extends Lease Agreement with Church of Christ in Thailand

On Friday, 10 November 1989, a small column appeared in The Nation newspaper that set the stage for sweeping changes to education in Thailand. Five short paragraphs revealed that the Private Education Commission had in principle approved a proposal to open new international schools in Thailand. Shortly after, the parents who spearheaded that proposal formed […]

The Class of 2017 Prepares to Leave Its Legacy

The Class of 2017 Prepares to Leave Its Legacy

As late May rolls around, the mood begins to shift as the end of school approaches. Seniors don their graduation caps and gowns, preparing for their last official day and reflecting on how quickly the years seem to have passed. And for the schools themselves, a different type of preparation takes place: the list of […]

NIST Launches Dual Funds to Enrich Educational Opportunities

NIST Launches Dual Funds to Enrich Educational Opportunities

As of 2017, the NIST community represents over 60 nationalities and even more diverse cultures and backgrounds. In a school in which both adults and children have such different experiences from one another, it is inevitable that our students will also have unique strengths and needs. From the youngest learners in our early years programme to the grown children of […]

NIST Among First in Thailand to Receive Keeping Children Safe Certification

NIST Among First in Thailand to Receive Keeping Children Safe Certification

While academic excellence, support for students and rich learning opportunities all represent commonly cited features by parents seeking a school, an even more important factor underlies them: the safety of children. With parent concerns rising in both public and private education around the globe, it has become essential that schools take the extra step in ensuring that their […]

Falcons Clinch Top Trophy at 4th Annual Falcons Young Fencer Invitational

Falcons Clinch Top Trophy at 4th Annual Falcons Young Fencer Invitational

As they prepared for the 4th Falcons Young Fencer Invitational, held from 22-23 April at NIST, the NIST Falcons Fencing Club held high hopes. When it launched as the first international school fencing club in Thailand, no one knew exactly how popular the sport would be, nor just how rapidly many of the young athletes would […]

Student-Run Microcredit Bank Makes Impact in NIST Community

Student-Run Microcredit Bank Makes Impact in NIST Community

As schools continue to struggle to adapt to the shifting needs of the 21st century, the importance of community development and social change increasingly drive the structure of education. Combined with a focus on inquiry and reflection, students in many progressive schools now shape their own learning, seeking to use the knowledge and skills gained in the classroom […]

Rethinking Learning Spaces for 21st Century Schools

Rethinking Learning Spaces for 21st Century Schools

The school environment is often referred to as the third teacher, yet many schools continue to construct their facilities with traditional, and arguably outdated, classrooms and resources. NIST began shifting away from this several years ago as we incorporated current research, student and teacher feedback, and expert consultants into the design process. From the bright […]

NIST Students Take Top Honors at Bangkok Vex Robotics Competition

NIST Students Take Top Honors at Bangkok Vex Robotics Competition

On Saturday, 4 February the Battle in Bangkok: Starstruck Thailand Vex Robotics Competition was hosted at NIST International School, with teams from NIST, International School Bangkok and Thai-Chinese International School all competing for a place at the world event. The NIST Falcons secured the Excellence Award, qualifying them for the VEX Robotics World Championship, the […]

UN Refugee Agency Appoints NIST Alumna as Goodwill Ambassador

UN Refugee Agency Appoints NIST Alumna as Goodwill Ambassador

NIST’s shared history with the United Nations has strongly impacted the evolution of our mission and values since we opened nearly 25 years ago. We’re very proud of all that so many of our alumni have accomplished in carrying those values forward as they go on to universities and careers around the globe. This week […]

Empowering Youth through Model United Nations

Empowering Youth through Model United Nations

“IASAS Model United Nations’ mission is to bring people of various backgrounds together in order to help come up with diplomatic solutions, promote peace and develop a strong understanding of what it means to work with those who have different perspectives.” – Co-Secretaries General of IASAS MUN 2016 On Tuesday, 8 November, NIST students embarked […]