We are witnessing an onslaught of changing trends in society, values, family life and of course in education. The challenge before us today is to mould students into caring and creative human beings. A system of education which is holistic, complete and gives sufficient scope for thinking, creativity and originality is absolutely necessary.
NPS International School delivers an international programme that is second to none offering exciting possibilities in a regularly upgraded campus, a faculty rich in talent and experience in grooming young lives and systems honed over six decades by the Group of schools.
Our expectations are high, not only from our students but from our staff as well. All-round education offered by the school in the classroom, the playgrounds and the campus in many ways encapsulates a training that has all the richness and flavour of a global educational approach.
I feel great joy and pride in the accomplishments of our students and faculty over the past decade. The alumni of our school bear testimony to the fact that each and every teacher has played her role to the fullest. Despite the blitzkrieg of media attention on seemingly irrelevant matters, quality shines through in every sphere of our school life and that is our true achievement.
Every student comes to our school with goals, dreams and expectations of what their future life may hold. We aim to develop the confidence to explore a range of new interests, the opportunity to unleash creative expression and personal talents including leadership skills.
The synergy of all the NPS Schools, National Public Schools, National Academy For Learning (NAFL) and The International School Bangalore (TISB) is reflected in our broad-based holistic educational programme that builds and stretches students of all abilities in academic and co curricular areas. The school upholds the highest standards of quality, has a firm tradition for providing students with a strong foundation and transiting students into the finest universities of the world.
Through a combination of dedication and understanding, commitment and support, we encourage our students and faculty to aim high and achieve their customised goals in keeping with the NPS motto - "Reach high, Reach out, Reach beyond.”
Over the years, Singapore has become a country of choice for many foreign nationals to seek employment and eventually to making it their long term home.
Putting education on top of this transformation agenda, the government has gone a step further to convert this challenge into an opportunity by encouraging outstanding institutions to be set up and nurtured. The introduction of the ‘Edutrust’ quality systems a few years ago sit well with the high quality aspirations here.
These government initiatives and the objectives of NPS International School are well aligned. NPS International School is now perceived as an institution of choice for many parents. Our consecutive award of Edutrust (two 4-year awards) by the Committee for Private Education, our sterling board exam results and successive batches of student placements in top universities are the manifestation of the excellence we pursue.
Our school is central in each student’s life experience and is full of variety, interesting challenges, positive spirit and lifelong friendships.
We provide our students with helpful guidance at every juncture so that they grow into intellectually equipped and ethically grounded people who are unafraid of challenges and see no barriers between subject areas or between people. They are open-minded, multidimensional multi-taskers with a sense of fun and a commitment to serve those less fortunate than themselves and to conserve our planet.
Our students speak up, question, debate, think aloud, experiment and challenge intelligently the “received wisdom.” They are creative, analytical and evaluative thinkers and we celebrate their ideas and achievements!
To churn out good results but bad people is not holistic education. We want our students to regard their values and character as sacred and non-negotiable gifts. Life is not only about personal success; it is also about collective happiness. Results are important but they are only part of the project of learning and living happily. Manners, courtesy, self-discipline and empathy are valuable traits that we foster.
First and foremost, we aim to produce good people who will be respected in the community—people who are tolerant, confident, caring and committed to making a positive contribution to life in school, at home, in the community and in the nation.
Dr Matthew Sullivan (D.Phil., Oxford)
Head of School