Our approach and curriculum
At NIS, every child is encouraged to achieve his or her best in and outside the classroom. Our Seven Guiding Principles capture the essence of NIS. They influence the day to day activities of the school and give our children the courage and will to put new ideas into practice.
A variety of teaching strategies alongside the latest ICT technology are used to ensure that our goals are realized. From the outset, confidence and self esteem are nurtured and happy, compassionate, disciplined students will move from NIS prep ( mostly at the age of 11+) to our Senior School with foundations and friendships to last a life time. Our team of highly skilled, experienced and dedicated faculty delivers the curriculum using innovative styles, methods and resources, whereby learning becomes collaborative, rich and negotiated, weaving a rich fabric of stimulation and evaluation.
Children are encouraged to take part in a wide range of extracurricular activities throughout the year which include football, netball, basketball, cricket, rounders, hockey, athletics, swimming, music, drama, computers, scouts, art, cookery and chess. The House system of competitions enhances students’ sense of belonging to their respective teams.
Courses offered
  • • Key Stage 1 & 2
    At our Prep, we offer Key S1 and 2 of the British National Curriculum, leading to the 11+ Common Entrance examinations in Year 6. These exams are from the ISEB. Subjects offered are English, Maths, Science, Geography, History, French, Kiswahili, P.S.H.E., Music, Art &Design, ICT, P.E. and Swimming.
  • • Facilities
    Library, Music studio, Art room, Computer lab, Multi- purpose hall, Dining area, Play area as well as Spacious and Bright classrooms.
  • • Extended Learning
    Learning Support Programme, English as a Second Language Programme, School Trips, through clubs such as: Karate & Taekwondo, LAMDA, Music lessons, Cookery, Guides & Scouts, Art & Craft etc.
  • 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

  • We offer an extended variety of clubs that will cater for various year groups and talents.
    These include
    1. Roller Skating
    2. Ballet
    3. Pottery
    4. Cookery
    5. Glass painting
    6. Badminton
    7. Taekwondo
    8. Karate
    9. Modern Dancing
    10. LAMDA
    11. Soft Toys
    12. Instrumental Music
    13. Drama
    14. Tennis