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THE SCHOOL DAY 

The Start Of The Day

Pupils are encouraged to arrive at school from 7.30am. A first bell is rung at 7.55am and a second at 8am. Primary school students take part in a morning assembly every day. 

Breaks  

There are two 20-minute breaks during the day. The first is at 10.00am and the second at 12.20pm.

The End Of The Day

Nursery pupils finish school at 12:15pm.

Foundation and reception pupils finish school at 1pm.

Primary pupils close at 2pm. .

Secondary students finish school at 2.40pm.

After-School Activities

A range of after-school activities is available to students. After-school activities last for one hour, which means the oldest students finish school at 3.40pm if they take an after-school activity.

 Picking up Pupils

Pupils must be collected promptly by a parent or authorised person. The authorised person must have the official collection card. Parents must inform the school if the collection arrangements for their child changes or if they need to leave school early for any reason. Parents must also inform the school of absences during the school term.

 

 

 

OUR CURRICULUM

Norwegian International School prepares pupils from age 2 to 16 for wider international experience. Our curriculum is broad and includes elements of the English National Curriculum, together with the curricular standards of the Cambridge International Primary Programme (CIPP) and the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE).

For teaching and learning purposes, the school is divided into three sections:

  • Early Years (nursery, foundation and reception classes)
  • Primary (Key Stages 1 and 2)
  • Secondary (Key Stages 3 and 4)

Early Years (Nursery, Foundation and Reception Classes)

Our highly skilled educators use a coherent and flexible approach to facilitate young children’s progress through the seven areas of learning and development: personal, social and emotional achievement; communication and language; physical development; literacy; numeracy; understanding the world; and expressive art and design.

 

Primary (Key Stages 1 and 2)

We combine the talents of class teachers and specialist teachers to provide a range of learning experiences of high standard. The subjects taught in our primary programme include: Art, Critical Thinking, Design Technology, English Language, French, Geography, History, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education and Science).

Pupils sit the Cambridge Primary Checkpoint examinations at the end of Key Stage 2 (Year 6).

 

Secondary (Key Stages 3 and 4)

All subjects are delivered by specialist teachers. The subjects offered are: Art and Design, Biology, Chemistry, Economics, English Language, English Literature, French, Geography, History, ICT, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Physics and Science.

Pupils sit the Cambridge Checkpoint examinations at the end of Key Stage 3 (Year 9) and the Cambridge IGCSE examinations at the end of Key Stage 4 (Year 11).  

 

CO-CURRICULAR

After School Activities

NIS is proud to offer a wide range of after-school activities. These include: taekwondo, home makers’ club, swimming, photography, kiddies’ art and craft, music, art, sewing, maths and science, football, ballet dancing, public speaking, African drums, Ankara works, racquet games, young engineers

 

Sports

Physical Education is a key part of our curriculum across all key stages. Pupils take part in a variety of activities, such as swimming in our well-maintained pool, football, basketball, tennis, and table tennis.

 

Arts and Music

At NIS, the rudiments, theory and practice of music, and music appreciation are taught effectively.

 Our pupils learn to play a variety of musical instruments - recorder, piano, drums, guitar, saxophone and violin. Together, our students form a musical orchestra that produces excellent music at assemblies and other school events.

 

 

 

 

 

HOUSE SYSTEM

Norwegian International School has an established house system. Each student or member of staff is assigned a house. The houses are named after great world leaders: Churchill, Lincoln, Mandela and Ghandi.

 

Each house has a House Leader (a member of staff) who works with the House Captains (students). There is a House Captain and an assistant House Captain in each house.

In the course of the term, house points are awarded to students for various reasons, such as exceptional behaviour, leadership, consideration of others, and, of course, excellent work. The house trophy is presented to the winning house at the end of every term.

 

 
 
 
 

 

 

CLASS SIZES

NIS has a long-standing policy of a maximum of 15 students in a class, with 13 being the average. With smaller classes, students and their teachers form an intimate family, allowing for enhanced individual and group learning opportunities. Where a class has up to 16 or more students, the class would be split into two.

 

 

 

 

HONOUR ROLL

The honour roll celebrates outstanding academic achievement. It supports the academic ethos of the school.

Honour roll A is awarded to any students in Years 3 to 10 who scores 80% or above in every subject tested.

Honour roll B is awarded to any students in Years 3 to 10 who has an average of 80% across the subjects tested. 

 

 

 

LEARNING OUTSIDE THE CLASSROOM

At NIS we understand the importance of learning outside of the classroom and use it as a tool to reinforce classroom learning as well as help students build close bonds with one another. We encourage our students to become enlivened with a spirit of adventure through continuous learning. All round the school year, there are simply no limits in opportunities to get involved.

 

Through learning outside the classroom activities, our students are offered numerous ways to push their personal limits in all areas of learning, personal growth, and self-development. Ski trips, visits to cinemas, celebration of international events etc are some ways in which we get our children out of class and into real life.  

 

OPEN DAY

Parent teacher conferences are held every term. Parents are afforded the opportunity to meet with their child’s teachers. Feedback is given and targets are set with the best interests of the child in mind.

 

 

 

 PARENTS TEACHERS ASSOCIATION

We have a very engaging Parent teacher community. Together, our parents and teachers work very hard to meet the aim of making our school an inclusive learning and growing environment. With activities like the annual Christmas Show and the very famous Family Fun Day, the PTA keeps the school environment vibrant and bubbly.  

 

 

 

 

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about nis

Norwegian International School is situated in Port Harcourt, the capital of Rivers State, Nigeria. Port Harcourt is an industrial town, located in the southern part of Nigeria.

Address: 11 Rotimi Amaechi Road, GRA Phase 3, Port Harcourt, Rivers State

Phone: +234 (0) 7081888098,                                     +234 (0) 84300501

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