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Safety & Security

NIST Child Protection SafeguardingAs a school community, NIST is very mindful of our commitment to providing an excellent international education in a safe and caring learning environment. In 2015 we began to work with Keeping Children Safe, a global network that “strives to ensure children globally are safeguarded and protected from all forms of violence, abuse and exploitation”, to further improve our existing child safeguarding policies and procedures.

The safety of our children first and foremost depends on employing the best possible people. We carefully review all applications for both academic and non-academic positions. Anyone wishing to join our professional community must provide accurate pre-screening information about their visa, study, health and work history, including any aspects of their past or profile that could affect the reputation of NIST or the wellbeing of those already in the school. The hiring process proceeds only when this information has been provided, and candidates who cannot produce the appropriate documentation are not extended an offer of employment.

The following summary provides an overview of the measures that are in place to ensure that we take all appropriate precautions in ensuring the safety of all members of our community. This is accomplished through three key areas: screening, monitoring and control.

Screening: Background Checks

All adults at NIST, whether employed in a full-time or part-time capacity by the school or working through external providers, are screened according to a standard protocol. In all cases this includes a verified criminal/police background check and health check. For NIST employees, it includes reference checks. Full-time teachers must also provide a degree verification (submitted directly from the university), a statement of employment from their current school, and all original transcripts and diplomas.

Monitoring: Code of Conduct

Following the pre-screening and hiring process, employees who have accepted an offer of employment and provided all necessary documentation must complete a module on the NIST Code of Conduct. This document, developed in collaboration with Keeping Children Safe, provides clear policies and procedures governing interaction with other adults and children. Failure to follow these results in support and monitoring, formal reprimands, suspension, non-renewal of contracts, and/or immediate dismissal.

Control: Campus Security

Beyond our focus on people at the core of our safety standards, NIST maintains a highly secure campus. While our full procedures and resources are not made public to ensure their integrity, the following measures can be identified:

  • Single-point entry/exit with role-based screening, ID exchange and bag checks
  • CCTV system
  • Regular and irregular security patrols with a focus on low-traffic areas
  • 24-hour Royal Thai Police presence
  • Additional Royal Thai Police presence during peak hours
  • Random substance abuse checks
  • School clinic with three professional nurses
  • First aid training for academic and non-academic staff members
  • Comprehensive protocols for emergency and non-emergency situations both on and off campus
  • Announced and unannounced safety drills for both internal and external threats
  • Direct radio contact with the US embassy and marines, and contact with other major embassies

Visitor Guidelines

We’re always delighted to share our learning with people from outside the NIST community. However, we strongly believe in ensuring that our values and safeguarding standards guide us as we welcome others to our campus. To support this we require all visitors to follow these guidelines:

  • Submit a valid government-issued ID to receive a visitor badge
  • Read and sign our NIST Visitor Code of Conduct
  • Review the evacuation map and guidelines posted at the entrance
  • Wear the visitor badge at all times while on the campus and avoid disrupting ongoing learning
  • Act in line with our values at all times
  • Follow the instruction of NIST faculty and staff members

Access Our Child Safeguarding Handbook

As part of our child safeguarding efforts, we strongly believe in being transparent about our policies and procedures for protecting all students in our care.

NIST International School - Child Safeguarding Policies Handbook

Health & Wellness

WellNIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

Beyond safety, we believe that a school community should foster positive physical, emotional and social growth. Part of our culture, defined through WellNIST, focuses on specific programmes and activities for students, staff and parents that aim to provide a structured means of developing this balance. 

Students benefit from a team of eight counsellors, each assigned to specific age groups, and also receive further care through homeroom and advisory periods. Personal, social, health & physical education is incorporated into the curriculum to support each child’s development.

Our Aspiration, NIST International School in Bangkok

Our Aspiration

We strive to expand traditional models of education, to foster principled, good people who will flourish throughout their lives and in turn make a positive impact in the world.

Welcome to NIST International School

As the first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, we inspire and empower individual excellence, and enrich lives.
Welcome to NIST International School in Bangkok, Thailand

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We encourage all families to make an appointment to tour the school. Your visit will offer you a unique view into our community and allow us to provide more in-depth information in order to help you make the best educational decision for your family.

Joining the NIST Community

Selecting a school can be a difficult decision for families, and we hope to work with you to help you make the right choice. We encourage you to reach out to us with any questions you may have.

The IB Mission at NIST Internation School in Bangkok

The IB Mission

The International Baccalaureate does not represent only a curriculum, but also a mission to transform the world through education by fostering thoughtful, principled learners.

An Education that Inspires & Enriches

Though we have cultivated a reputation for excellence in academics, we believe education is inextricably tied to wellbeing, character and action. Through learning comes joy.

A Lasting Impact, Service Learning at NIST International School in Bangkok

A Lasting Impact

Many of our alumni go on to work for NGOs and non-profits, become activists and reformers, and even create their own social enterprises.

Transforming Lives through Service

We believe service must be woven into the fabric of our learning, not as single projects or donations, but rather as the core means through which we translate learning into sustained action.
The NIST Falcons

The NIST Falcons

Our Falcons athletes participate in over a dozen competitive sports, from basketball and volleyball to gymnastics and fencing, with other schools around Bangkok and Southeast Asia.

Opportunities beyond the Classroom

We grow when pushed beyond our perceived limits. The NIST Activities Programme offers students the opportunity to challenge themselves through more than 300 activities, including sports, the arts, technology and more.

We believe in the power of education

International & Inclusive

As one of the most diverse international schools in Thailand, we seek to be inclusive and value difference as a catalyst for individual and collective growth.

A Vibrant Community Built on Shared Values

"Respectful, healthy, ethical relationships and interactions create a true sense of community at NIST."
(2018 NEASC Accreditation Report)

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Our Campus

Nestled in Bangkok's central business district, the NIST campus sits in close proximity to Asok BTS Station, and Sukhumvit and Petchaburi MRT Stations.

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