Ningbo International School
Ningbo International School (NBIS) is the only fully licensed international
school in Zhejiang Province, and it has the enthusiastic support
of the Ningbo and Zhejiang Governments, the South Australian Education
Department, and the Zhejiang Wanli Education Group. Ningbo International
School (NBIS) is able to enrol students with foreign nationalities,
including those from Taiwan, Macau and Hong Kong. We commenced operation
on 1 September 2005.
Zhangshi, Zhenhai District, Ningbo, Zhejiang Province, 315200,
7 students, aged 2 - 17 South Australian Curriculum and Accountability
Framework 7 staff
We have a strong formal link with the South Australian Department
of Education and Children s Services (DECS). Australia is a world
leader in Education and DECS is at the forefront of education in
Australia. Not only are we assisted by DECS in the recruitment of
outstanding teachers, we also lease their curriculum, which is known
as SACSA the South Australian Curriculum, Standards and Accountability
SACSA is widely used in Commonwealth countries, and increasingly
throughout the world. It is well respected as a rigorous world class
international curriculum, and it provides a learning programme from
birth to Year 12. SACSA offers a well structured and coherent programme
while providing opportunities for educators to capitalise on the
diverse cultural, backgrounds of students.
English is the language of instruction throughout. Our students
also learn Chinese language and we provide optional courses in other
subjects related to Chinese culture.
The Principal, teachers and Pre-School Director are from Adelaide,
Buildings and classrooms are outstanding. Classrooms are comfortable,
attractive and practical teaching areas, with space for formalised
and informal instruction. Rooms are very well equipped.
Grounds are also exceptional, with artificial running track, tennis
and basketball courts, grassed areas and hard play areas. We have
a science laboratory, home economics centre, and music suite, and
a fully equipped computer laboratory. We are developing a language
laboratory and will shortly install computerised library management
SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
The school day at Ningbo International School (NBIS) is from 8:30
to 3:00, with Chinese culture lessons from 3:00 to 4:30. The school
year is 180 days.
We at Ningbo International School (NBIS) place great importance
on developing respect and the relationship between teacher and students,
and the warmth of this relationship can be felt on entering rooms.
We have high expectations regarding quality and quantity of student
work, and the activities we provide have a strong focus on learning.
Ningbo International School (NBIS) students are routinely engaged
in rigorous learning programmes.