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NIST Among First in Thailand to Receive Keeping Children Safe Certification

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

NIST Among First in Thailand to Receive Keeping Children Safe Certification

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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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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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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