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NIST Among First in Thailand to Receive Keeping Children Safe Certification

May 11, 2017

Home > NIST Among First in Thailand to Receive Keeping Children Safe Certification

NIST Among First in Thailand to Receive Keeping Children Safe Certification

May 11, 2017

Keeping Children Safe LogoWhile 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 students can learn in a secure environment. Over the past several years, NIST worked on an ambitious project to ensure that it is providing this critical support, and in May 2017 received Level 1 Certification from Keeping Children Safe, a global network dedicated to the wellbeing of all children.

Based in the UK, Keeping Children Safe was founded by humanitarian and development experts who identified abuse in their communities. Their work aims to establish global standards that can cross fields and professions in order to build safer communities for children. To receive Level 1 Certification, the organization requires “that the school has developed a child safeguarding framework that, when implemented, protects children from harm and, if a child safeguarding incident should occur, the school has the appropriate response mechanism in place”. This includes not only clear policies, procedures and measures designed to safeguard students, but also a school community that clearly understands and supports them.

At NIST, a diverse range of safeguards exist to protect children at the campus, including rigorous screening and background checks during the hiring process, a secure single entry point with required ID exchanges and bag checks, CCTV, security patrols, 24-hour Royal Thai Police presence, direct radio contact with the US embassy and marines, and several other systems which are undisclosed to ensure their integrity. More importantly, we have strived to integrate child safeguarding into our culture, stemming directly from our mission and values, to empower all members of the school to be vigilant and aware of how we all play a part in building a safer community.

The wellbeing of all children should never be a secondary concern. By committing to the Keeping Children Safe standards, NIST aims to inspire students and enrich their learning in a caring, secure environment.

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Welcome to NIST!

“The community understands and has embraced the shift from an achievement-oriented to a growth-oriented learning model and its connection to developing lifelong learners.”
— 2018 NEASC Accreditation Report

Welcome to NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand

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First and foremost, thank you for considering NIST as an option for your child. As you explore our site and admissions information, we encourage you to contact us with any questions or concerns you may have about our curriculum, philosophy or any other aspect of the school.

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The IB Programme

The International Baccalaureate (IB) does not merely promote a curriculum, but rather a mission to transform the world through education.

Academics

Our community has cultivated a well-deserved reputation for excellence in academics over the past two decades. Being the first full International Baccalaureate (IB) World School in Thailand and a frequent early adopter of programme developments, NIST enjoys an unparalleled relationship with the IB, remaining at the forefront of progressive, research-based teaching and learning.

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Positive Impact

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”
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Extra Curricular Activities

NIST encourages all students to push beyond their limits through the Extra-Curricular Activities (ECAs) Programme, which offers more than 300 activities in areas as diverse as sports, drama, music, art, technology, academics, language, and social and environmental activism.

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We believe in the power of education

All of the members of the NIST community, past and present, see education as a force that can enlighten and transform.

Welcome to NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand

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