Senior School

Year 7 is the "freshman year" at NIS with students aged 11 joining our year 7. Once the novelty wears off and they set into daily routine, these students are prepared for the next level, i.e. year 8 where they sit for Common Entrance at the end of the academic year. These exams definitely enhance the standards and prepare them for the more rigorous workload in year 9 at age 13. At the end of this year, especially during the last term, students and parents attend several meetings where they are offered opportunities to glimpse at the various subjects offered at IGCSE in key stage 4.
Students joining year 7 find it easy to adapt and adopt our values, as they grow up in an environment where the guiding principles are of paramount importance
The Senior School at NIS begins in Year 10 and the 4 years offer students ample opportunity to grow, mature and become strong individuals with even more strong academics that guarantee them a place in any prestigious university anywhere in the world. It is with this view in mind that we offer a large array of subjects - almost 18 ranging from the traditional Maths and Sciences to modern Psychology and Media Studies at AS and A2 levels. The options at N.I.S. encourage our students to diversify and in doing so, broaden their knowledge base.
Our etiquette and grooming lessons provide the seniors with life skills that are so crucial in today's world. So also is the case of clubs and sports offered at this level - they nurture our youngsters to be creative re-thinkers with self-discipline and integrity with a real sense of community about them.
  • Library

At NIS, we are proud to have instituted a well functioning library that has so far been complimented by the community we serve. Being a school on the lips of many, we have strived to satisfy the needs of our clients who include teachers, students, parents and subordinate staff.

To all our students, we provide both text books and exercise books for use to every registered student for an academic year .Text books are then collected back as returns at the end of 3 rd term to facilitate clearance of each year group.

The library operations are now fully automated. This means each member has a file on the librarian database which by virtue of clicking on the name of any individual then the records are displayed automatically.

We have a well stocked library that houses reading materials from all walks of life. They include :-Fiction-horrors, thrillers, classics, biographies, religion, history, geography, physics, biology, environmental sc, food and nutrition, maths, psychology and literature books just to mention a few.


  • Music

 

In our music garage (as we commonly call the music room), we have VIOLINSGUITARS (both electric and acoustic) ACOUSTIC PIANO, ELECTRIC PIANO, (connected to midi interface into the Mac computer which we use for recording in our music technology classes). We also have two sets of acoustics drum set and several recorders.

The music room is also equipped with a surround music system where students can come and listen or watch live orchestras or other well-known bands from local to international.



 

 

  • Sports


An absolutely functional and compact facility. Boasts a gym, multifunctional courts and swimming pool. All these facilities are well utilized and all areas, though compact, give a sense of spaciousness. Basketball and Futsal are quite popular outdoor sports. Aerobics, free weights and the normal paraphernalia such as cross trainers, stationary bikes and treadmill spoils the participants for choice.

 

 

 

  • Hostels

 

A safe haven, well situated in the proximity of the school, that manages to give a feeling of home to any of the residents. 

 

  • Labs

        

  • Houses


    NIS has four Houses, each named after a Renaissance artist. They are Donatello, Leonardo, Michelangelo and Raphael.
    Each pupil is assigned to a House on arrival and stays tied to that House for the duration of their NIS career. This gives pupils a chance to bond with people outside of their regular friendship circles and encourages healthy competition across year groups. Everyone is encouraged to participate in practices for each event, with the best performers being selected to represent their House.
    Inter-house competitions are held throughout the school year, with a particular focus on sports and performing arts. We have seen competitions in basketball, netball, touch rugby, poetry recital, dance, public speaking, sports day and quizzes.
    Raphael have held the title of Best House for the last few years, although Leonardo’s sporting successes this year make them a serious contender for the title.
 
  • Clubs


  • The sessions take place every Wednesday from 2.15pm to 3.45 and the students look forward to this time.
    At the start of every academic year, we outsource proficient facilitators who make presentations and demonstrations about the different clubs then the students get to select a club of their choice which runs for a year. Our teachers assist the facilitators as patrons.
    Clubs offer an opportunity for students to increase their knowledge of different subjects and also learn a new skill or just spend an afternoon doing something they enjoy with like-minded students across the school. A number of clubs are offered every year like:

    Pottery club
    The pottery club provides a creative outlet and skill-building for participants in all grades. The students learn a number of basic design techniques for different types of clay work like slabbing, throwing, pinching, painting among others. Some of the benefits these students enjoy are: Sensory development and Motor skills, Esteem and Expression, Problem solving, Discipline, Calming effect, Pride and self-worth.

    FIT (Fitness in Teenagers)
    F.I.T is an initiative to inspire youth from age ten to nineteen years to get moving and adopt a healthy eating lifestyle.
    This is done by using fun and easy routines that will not only get you sweating out the toxins but get your heart rate up as well. They also get nutritional talks to guide them into choosing the right foods that will increase productivity and learning at school.
    Our Motto: BE ACTIVE, EAT HEALTHY
    Our Vision: Inspire teenagers through creative choreography to get active and adopt a healthier lifestyle by choosing the right foods to eat…one bite at a time.

    Cookery
    The Cookery Club is all about exploring culinary ideas and learning how to turn the kitchen into an efficient system. The members of the club get a weekly cookery experience whereby they learn how to make a large variety of mouthwatering sweet and savory dishes. The highlight of the sweet section is bakery whereby the members learn how to bake cakes, ice and decorate them. On the other hand, the savory section comprises of a large variety of delicious dishes. Students benefit from the collection of scrumptious recipes alongside the development of kitchen skills in a fun and structured environment. They also learn kitchen etiquette and invaluable cleaning skills. One of the crowning benefits is the education that they get on the nutritional value of foods that helps the with their food choices in the future.

    Taekwondo
    This club provides a forum for students to let off steam as they kick and punch under controlled conditions. This is very vital in child development and in this case Tae-kwondo offers physical fitness, promotes sensible weight, gives a break from normal school routines and gives mental training. Students also get to learn to be disciplined as it emphasizes greatly on respect and courtesy. It’s also fun as it incorporates activities like camping, school based competitions and prestigious belts after grading.
    Taekwondo has no age limits and is a very good sport for children. The emphasis is on helping children build themselves physically, and on instilling character, self-esteem, effort, concentration, sincerity, respect, self-control, and etiquette. It is a fun, safe system of self-improvement.

    Chess
    The chess club provides an opportunity for the students to learn the most important trait of decision-making skills right from a tender age as they gain expertise in the game of chess. Planning, analyzing, assessing different options, taking the right decisions and making the right moves are all developed as one plays the game of chess with passion and love. These virtues are very essential for success in life.
    By testing and training the mental capabilities, chess refines the character of the person who plays it on a regular basis.
    In the game of chess, each of the pieces has a set value and identity relative to their capabilities and utility. The Queen is given 9 points, the rook gets 5 points, the bishop and the knight are assigned 3 points each and the pawns are given 1 point. Knowing the value of the pieces and their importance is very essential in the game of chess so that some sort of balance or equilibrium in terms of the pieces on the board is maintained. This analytical ability and assessment of values will be of much help to the students while they learn the skill of mathematics or such other analytical skills

    MUN (Model United Nations)
    This is a club where students authentically simulate negotiations of specific committees and organs of the United Nations. Participants are allocated a country then they carry out a research on the country's position regarding a specific topic and come up with a resolution.
    After preparation, they step into the shoes of diplomats and represent this country in a committee during the annual conference which is a weeklong. They debate, convince, bring forward new solutions and solve a world conflict with their own resolution.
    The motivation for participation in MUN is simple, yet very convincing: • improve your negotiation and public speaking skills
    • become a better team-worker and leader
    • get an insight into an UN diplomat's work
    • make practical use of your political knowledge
    • Meet and stay in touch with students from all around and neighboring countries.
    MUN is available both for the senior school and as middle school students.

    Photography Club
    Photography Club members at NIS have an opportunity learn from experts. The sessions are very interactive and very engaging. Members are taught how to shoot in various modes and conditions (manual, low light, movements, etc.).They also discuss and experiment with various techniques of improving quality of photos such as adjusting aperture, shutter speed and different types of lenses. It is a hands on experience! They get to photograph people, animals, plants and landscapes. Students are encouraged to submit their photos for publications such as the yearbook and competitions.

    Needle-work
    This club introduces the ideas of investigation, disassembly and evaluation skills. The students learn a new skill every term. At the beginning of the term, they plan what they have to do, suggesting a sequence of actions and alternatives if needed, select appropriate materials and tools for making the product and also investigate and evaluate a range of familiar products, thinking about how they work and are used.
    The following were the activities of Needle work club for this Academic year
    • Knitting- Scarfs, bags, earrings
    • Crochet- Bags, earrings, bracelets, Gloves
    • Mat / Carpet Weaving- Different patterns
    Sewing- basic techniques and skills like hand sewing and different types of stitches
    In essence, the Needle work club aims to deliver a wide range of fun and stimulating pursuits to any student who wishes to take part. It offers an opportunity to enjoy and participate in an interest beyond the normal school day.
    The needle work club aims at providing students with an opportunity to expand their horizons or harness an existing /new skill or talent.

    Dance
    The school dance club is mainly focused on engaging the students with different dance styles and concepts with an aim of enriching and discovery of the talent of dance in the students. The styles that are focused on are hip hop, African, lyrical, contemporary and salsa. There are different techniques used to engage the students to help them understand the art. Visual aid, that is watching dance related materials and practical; which is actual dancing.
    The club is responsible for performances when called upon during school functions as well as involved in school productions which involve dance.

    LAMDA
    The LAMDA club is in reality a drama club. However it is based on the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts (LAMDA), the oldest drama schools in the U.K. LAMDA has provided the world with first class actors and stage trained managers. The main aim of the club is to improve standards in communication through the spoken word, develop an appreciation of literature, poetry and drama, which will serve the students throughout their lives. The members sit for an examination which has a reputation for excellence throughout the world. Club members therefore have an advantage in their C.V.

    Aviation.
    Creating Tomorrows Pilots Today!
    Our mission is to broaden youth’s horizons and nurture them with an all-rounded development through aviation sports activities and encourage them to believe in their own abilities and dreams. Through the Club, members interact with a wide base of aviation related careers thus serving as a conduit to career opportunities within the industry.
    Training includes Ground, Flight, Safety and Communication training. Proper safety and security measures have been adopted by the club to ensure smooth, healthy and efficient running of the activity. The aircrafts are maintained by qualified aircraft engineers to the highest standards and proper safety and security measures are taken.
    The Aviation club also provides the opportunity for students to become the pilots of simulated aircraft ranging from four-seat Cessna to several hundred-passenger Boeing 737-400s. Students often fly in groups of two, with one student taking the place of the pilot and the other the copilot. Each member of the cabin crew conducts tasks that are crucial to the flight. Simulated situations that pilots encounter provide fun ways to further knowledge of aviation as well as quick thinking, group work, and leadership skills.
    The Club conducts educational trips to Wilson Airport and JKIA.

At NIS, college/university admission preparation is a 5 year effort. Your careers counselor will guide you through step-by-step. Our annual 'Careers Day' and regular university visits, web-based resource for exploring schools and keeping all of your information organised, testing prep classes, essay critiquing and other services provide all the help you need for your next step after NIS.

LIST OF UNIVERSITIES WHERE OUR STUDENTS HAVE GONE 

U.K CANADA 
UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER
UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE
LONDON SCHOOL OF ECONOMICS
OXFORD UNIVERSITY
KEELE UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF KENT
UNIVERSITY OF PORTSMOUTH
CARDIFF UNIVERSITY
GLASGOW UNIVERSITY
CONVENTRY UNIVERSITY
MIDDLESEX UNIVERSITY
BRUNEL UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF BRIGHTON
SALFORD UNIVERSITY
SHEFFIELD UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF WEST ENGLAND
UNIVERSITY OF ALBERTA
UNIVERSITY OF BRITISH COLUMBIA
UNIVERSITY OF VICTORIA
THOMPSON RIVERS UNIVERSITY
SIMON FRASER UNIVERSITY
LAKEHEAD UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF WATERLOO
ACADIA UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF DALHOUSIE
UNIVERSITY OF MANITOBA
YORK UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF GEULPH
ST. MARY’S UNIVERSITY
COLLEGE OF THE ROCKIES
AUSTRALIA SOUTH AFRICA
CURTIN UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH AUSTRALIA
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AUSTRALIA
UNIVERSITY OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
MONASH
UNIVERSITY OF CAPE TOWN
UNIVERSITY OF PRETORIA
RHODES UNIVERSITY
UNIVERSITY OF JOHANNESBURG
MONASH
EAST AFRICA U.S.A
UNIVERSITY OF NAIROBI
DAYSTAR UNIVERSITY
STRATHMORE UNIVERSITY
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY
EGERTON UNIVERSITY
JOMO KENYATTA UNIVERSITY OF AGRICULTURE AND TECHNOLOGY
NAZARERE UNIVERSITY
METHODIST UNIVERSITY
UNITED STATES INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY
INTERNATIONAL UNIVERSITY OF KAMPALA
FLORIDA INSTITUTE TECHNOLOGY
MICHIGAN STATE UNIVERSITY
GERMANY JAPAN
JACOBS UNIVERSITY
HEIDEBERG UNIVERSITY
ASIA PACIFIC UNIVERSITY
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES MALAYSIA
UNIVERSITY OF ABU DHABI
UNIVERSITY OF MIDDLESEX
NOTTINGHAM UNIVERSITY
INDIA NETHERLANDS
SRM
MANIPAL INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY
UNIVERSITY OF UTRENCHT
MAURITIUS SWITZERLAND
UNIVERSITY OF MIDDLESEX EUROPEAN UNIVERSITY
SWISS SCHOOL OF HOTEL MANAGEMENT