The Apple Distinguished School designation is reserved for programs that meet criteria for innovation, leadership, and educational excellence, and demonstrate Apple’s vision of exemplary learning environments.
The Council of International Schools is a not-for-profit membership association of schools and post-secondary institutions. Nexus is a CIS member school since 2010. CIS defines standards and provides services that support the continuous improvement of international education. CIS support member institutions with an integrated portfolio of services that are world-class, professional and competitive. Nexus is committed to the on-going Council of International Schools quality assurance process to enhance student learning.
IPC Accreditation focuses on improving children’s learning. Nexus will gain an assurance of quality in our use of the IPC to improve children’s learning in our school. Nexus continually undergoes a process of self-review and to help us with this the IPC provides a series of self-review rubrics or ‘standards’ to confirm that our delivery of the IPC is in the best possible way for improving children’s learning. The self-review and accreditation protocol sets out nine different areas for improving learning through the IPC. These are: A Focus on Learning; Assessment and Evaluation; Subject Integration; Brain Friendly Learning; Rigorous Learning; A Balance of Knowledge, Skills and Understanding; International Mindedness; Classroom Practices and Shared Outcomes. These self-review protocols help us to define whether we are at beginning, developing or mastering level. Nexus was successfully awarded Mastering status in November 2013. In November 2016, Nexus has been awarded Mastering status for the second time.
As the leading authority in Australia on boarding for school-aged children, promotes the interests and well-being of boarders, boarding staff, boarding parents and boarding institutions in Australia. It functions as an umbrella organisation which fosters collegiality and professionalism at a regional, state and federal level. ABSA advances the profile of boarding and best practice in boarding. It facilitates communication on boarding matters between schools, hostels, educational bodies and governments both in Australia and overseas.
The Boarding Schools’ Association is the United Kingdom Association, serving and representing member boarding schools, training staff and promoting boarding education. BSA very much values its links with boarding schools throughout the world. Associate membership is offered to overseas boarding schools at the discretion of the Executive Committee. NISP is proud to be an associate member of BSA. Membership means that the school will have access to valuable professional training and will be recognized as a quality boarding school by an international market. It also entitles the school to a wide range of support and promotion initiatives. The website is the most comprehensive and interactive UK website devoted to Boarding. Coupled with its high prominence on the worldwide search engines, member schools are easily found by interested parents and pupils seeking a boarding school.
Cambridge International Examinations is the world’s largest provider of international education programmes and qualifications for 5-19 year olds. Nexus became an accredited CIE examination centre in 2009 and continues to follow the strict guidelines laid down by the UK managed organization. CIE qualifications are taken in over 160 countries and recognised by universities, education providers and employers across the world.
The College Board is a mission-driven not-for-profit organization that connects students to college success and opportunity. Nexus is an official member of College Board, which entitles our learners to have access to SAT prep, and SAT examinations, for entry into USA Universities. College Board was founded in 1900, the College Board was created to expand access to higher education. Today, the membership association is made up of over 6,000 of the world’s leading educational institutions, which includes Nexus International School and is dedicated to promoting excellence and equity in education. Each year, the College Board helps more than seven million students prepare for a successful transition to USA colleges through programs and services in college readiness and college success - including the SAT and the Advanced Placement Program. The organization also serves the education community through research and advocacy on behalf of students, educators and schools.
NISP was authorised to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme on March 12th 2012. The school underwent a rigorous programme of evaluation lasting over a year. This involved looking at every aspect of running a successful educational programme from the resources and financing to the planning and policies. The process culminated in a three day visit to the school by IB representatives shortly after which it gained authorisation status.
The Duke of Edinburgh’s International Award equips young people for life and work. It is the world’s leading youth achievement award. In 2013 more than one million young people around the world took part in the Award, in over 140 countries and territories. Since the Award’s launch nearly 60 years ago, it has inspired more than eight million young people to transform their lives.
By creating opportunities for young people to develop skills, get physically active, give service and experience adventure, the Award can play a critical role in their development outside the classroom. It also allows their achievement to be consistently recognised worldwide, giving young people unique international accreditation of their experiences.
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