Norwegian International School

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Norwegian International School
挪威國際學校
Norwegianschoolhkentrance.jpg
Kindergarten Campus
Location
Norwegian International School is located in Hong Kong
Norwegian International School
Norwegian International School
Norwegian International School is located in China
Norwegian International School
Norwegian International School
175 Kwong Fuk Road, Tai Po, New Territories

Hong Kong
CoordinatesCoordinates: 22°26′53″N 114°10′15″E / 22.4480°N 114.1708°E / 22.4480; 114.1708
Information
TypePrimary, international, co-educational
Established1984
Staff20
GradesKindergarten (3 yrs) to Grade 6
Number of students200
AffiliationChristian
Website
Norwegian International School
Traditional Chinese挪威國際學校
Simplified Chinese挪威国际学校

Norwegian International School (Chinese: 挪威國際學校) located in Hong Kong[1] was established in 1984.[2] Originally named The Norwegian School, its purpose was primarily to provide an education for the children of Norwegian missionaries. During this period of the school's history, Norwegian was the medium of instruction, with English lessons conducted by teachers of English.

Curriculum[edit]

The decision to change to an English curriculum was made, and in 1994 The Norwegian School opened its doors to students from different national backgrounds. In 2001 the name of the school was officially changed to Norwegian International School, and in 2003 the Norwegian Lutheran Mission became the sole owner of NIS. The school is a registered charitable organization in Hong Kong. Norwegian International School is now the home to about two hundred students,[3] and offers classes ranging from Kindergarten (3 years old) to Year 6.

In 2010, the Norwegian Mission board transferred ownership of NIS to Generations Christian Education.[4] Today, within Generations Christian Education, there are three schools: NIS (kindergarten and primary campuses), Small World Christian Kindergarten and Island Christian Academy.[5]

The school's learning program is based around the International Primary Curriculum (IPC) and International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) ([2]), inquiry based curricula based on international best practices for children aged 3–12.[6]

Campus[edit]

In the early years the school was located in a building on Cox Road in Tsim Sha Tsui.[3] In 1994, the school was moved to the present location in Tai Po. The building, known as "The Tai Po Bungalow", is designated as a Heritage Building under the Hong Kong Antiquities and Monument Ordinance. Built before the 2nd World War by the colonial government, it had a number of different occupants throughout its history including law enforcement services and civil servants. It is also believed to be used by the Japanese army during war times. The building sits on top of a natural hill surrounded by trees creating a naturally wooded playground. The classroom rooms in the building are intimately arranged resembling that of a house. In April 2008, the school has taken possession of 170 Kam Shan Road, Tai Po for Grade 1 to 6 classes.[7] The Tai Po Bungalow is designated as the kindergarten campus.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Strother, Stuart; Barbara Strother (2006). Moon Living Abroad in China. Avalon Travel Publishing. ISBN 1-56691-994-0. p. 306
  2. ^ Past & Present, Norwegian International School Official Website. Accessed 22 May 2008.
  3. ^ a b Past & Present, Norwegian International School Official Website. Accessed 20 Oct 2008.
  4. ^ "Our History | Norwegian International School". nis.edu.hk. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  5. ^ "Overview | Generations Christian Education". www.generations.edu.hk. Retrieved 2018-08-13.
  6. ^ [1], Norwegian International School Official Website. Accessed 22 March 2018.
  7. ^ School Development Update, Norwegian International School Official Website. Accessed 24 May 2008.

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