NIST International School

NIST International School

The first and only full, not-for-profit International Baccalaureate (IB) international school in Bangkok, Thailand, NIST International School was established in 1992 with the support of the United Nations. We now welcome over 1,700 students, representing more than 60 nationalities, and provide all three IB programmes. Our school is governed by the parent-elected NIST International School Foundation and is accredited through the Council of International Schools (CIS) and New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC).

Recognized worldwide for its progressive approach, the IB programmes provide students with critical 21st century skills. The academic structure emphasizes exploration, risk-taking and trans-disciplinary learning. All students engage in extended service learning that encourages them to empathize with others and actively solve issues. We also partner with other top international schools in offering the Global Citizen Diploma, an optional qualification that allows graduates to showcase their strengths in leadership, service and community engagement. Our school maintains strong child protection policies and procedures, and we carefully screen all applicants by requiring a full, official background clearance, in turn providing a safe, secure environment for all students.

  • About the School
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1992
Private
Not for Profit
NIST International School Foundation
4.00
Day
Co-Educational
None
Council of International Schools (CIS)
New England Association of Schools and Colleges (NEASC)
Office for National Education Standards and Quality Assessment (ONESQA - Thailand)

Contact Information
Contact Details
+66 (0)2 017 5888
+66 (0)2 253 1193
Campus Address
36 Sukhumvit Soi 15
Klongtoey-nua, Wattana
Thailand
Krung Thep Mahanakhon
Bangkok
Not set
10110

Media Links
Education Information
IB DP
IB MYP
IB PYP
English
PreK
13

Tuition Fees
15900.0
28900.0

Teacher Information
194
6
94
26

Student Information
1710
0
111
764
384
451
0
26
75
62
Teaching Information
182
August
Yes
Yes
Yes
Yes

Job Types and Salaries
Teacher
53000.00
82000.00

Visa Requirements
Minimum Qualification Level
B.Ed., M.Ed., teaching license or equivalent qualification
School Benefits
Number of Contract Days
While the number of contract days may vary slightly from year to year, it typically ranges between 182 to 186.
Starting Salary Range
As of 2019, the NIST salary scale begins at a minimum of just over THB 1,710,000 (approximately USD $53,000) per year for full-time teaching staff (and one additional step allotted for a graduate qualification), with a maximum entry point of THB 2,300,000 (approximately USD $72,000).
Taxes
Taxes are deducted according to Thai law. Average deductions for NIST teachers are 20-25%.
Savings Potential
Bangkok and Thailand are relatively inexpensive compared to other world cities, and a NIST salary provides the ability to live as simply or comfortably as desired.
Accommodation
We provide a monthly housing allowance between THB 42,800 to 64,200 for overseas hires based on dependent status. Additionally, upon arrival in Thailand, up to five nights of accommodation are provided in a hotel close to the school.
Flights/Transport
Airfare is provided for teachers and their dependents upon appointment, as well as return tickets after the completion of the initial two-year contract. Annual round-trip flights are provided thereafter.
Moving Allowance
A settling-in allowance of THB 50,000, subject to taxation, is provided for all overseas hires.
Medical
Comprehensive health insurance is provided for all eligible staff and their dependents, and it applies worldwide. (Please note that the conditions may vary slightly for citizens of the United States.) The school also self-insures annual medical checkups and maternity benefits.
Dental
Dental coverage up to THB 20,000 per year is provided in the form of reimbursements by the school.

Part-time Swedish Mother Tongue Teacher

Urgently Needed For an August 2021 Start

NIST is looking for an effective, enthusiastic and collaborative teacher to join our Swedish team. The preferred candidate will have experience of the IB PYP Programme or Elementary teaching.

This is a 30% teaching load with an attractive Salary, to be a part of the NIST Academic Community

Please note we will also consider recently graduated teachers looking for full-time experience as an intern in a well-established and successful school environment.

Professional Expectations include:
• Experience and commitment to teaching Elementary Swedish is preferred.
• Demonstrated commitment to collaborative planning and teaching.
• Proven ability to work effectively in a team.
• Understanding of how to teach receptive and productive content of texts.
• Ability to teach across a range of Elementary age groups.
• Involvement in language, literature or culture based extra-curricular activities.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Perform duties in accordance with the NIST Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST Professional Code of Conduct.
• Commitment to meeting individual needs and ability to differentiate for a range of abilities.
• Desire to teach in an active, engaging environment.
• Experience of using a variety of teaching styles.
• An understanding of positive behavior strategies.
• Suitably experienced candidates will also be considered for additional substitute teaching should they so wish.

NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in all aspects of learning and also within the professional life of the school. Contribution to the broader life and activities of NIST is important to us, as is an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 31 May 2021
Closes In: 48 days

High School College Guidance Counsellor

Required for August 2021

NIST is looking for an effective and knowledgeable college guidance counselor to join our team. The ideal candidate will be open-minded and flexible about the college admissions process in an international school, with a successful background in providing advice and guidance to students and their families in a multicultural and international setting. The ability to work collaboratively in cross-functional teams, including with learning support teachers, classroom teachers, year level advisors, personal and academic counselors and Secondary Leadership Team, is essential. A positive mindset, a committed approach and can-do attitude are highly desired. A strong knowledge of university systems, more so the US, would be an advantage.

Professional expectations:

• Help to oversee the college counseling programme (Years 10-13), with a specific focus on a continuum curriculum
• Develop an excellent and easily accessible college counseling website
• Advise students, parents and the broader school community about the college admissions process, trends, procedures and required testing
• Meet with individual students to address their individual college and post-secondary plans (e.g., gap year, national service requirements)
• Counsel, support and provide assistance to students as they engage in the college research process
• Review and provide guidance as students draft essays/personal statements/letters of motivation and complete college and university applications
• Liaise with teachers and gather the necessary information for the admissions process
• Write high quality letters of recommendation and complete school reports in support of students’ application in a timely manner
• Ensure quality control of teacher references/ supporting letters and students’ personal statements/ common applications/ essays
• Conduct individual meetings with students and parents throughout the year
• Communicate in a timely manner to matters arising throughout the year via email and in person as needed
• Maintain ongoing positive relationships with college admission representatives
• Reach out to admission departments across the globe to ensure that NIST remains a school of note
• Continue to develop the success of the school’s college fair
• Maintain current knowledge on developments and trends in the field of college admissions
• Plan and present information sessions, both daytime and evening, for parents of various year levels throughout the year (presentations, workshops and newsletters)
• Meet with students and their parents to discuss course choice to ensure informed decision making
• Collaborate with faculty/ admissions to orient new students and parents, as well as interpret and evaluate transfer transcripts to ensure graduation requirements are met
• Support faculty for a collective responsibility for the experience of all students in the college application process
• Maintain confidentiality regarding student and family issues
• Demonstrate ongoing commitment to personal continuous professional growth
• Help to create a college counseling space that encourages students to explore options and themselves and help students achieve best fits
• Collaborate to make our college counseling processes and practices highly valued and appreciated by all stakeholders
• Be involved in activities beyond college counseling, including Action Week, to help form stronger connections with students
• Complete other duties as assigned by the Secondary Leadership Team

NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense, and as such a willingness to contribute beyond expectations or designated specialty is part of the norm for a NIST professional.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 14 May 2021
Closes In: 31 days

Danish Mother Tongue Teacher

Required from August 2021:

NIST is looking for an effective, enthusiastic and collaborative teacher to join our Danish team. The preferred candidate will have experience of the IB PYP and MYP Programme or Elementary and Secondary teaching.

Please note we will also consider recently graduated teachers looking for full-time experience in a well-established and successful school environment.

Professional Expectations include:
• Experience and commitment to teaching Elementary and Secondary Danish is preferred.
• Demonstrated commitment to collaborative planning and teaching.
• Proven ability to work effectively in a team.
• Understanding of how to teach receptive and productive content of texts.
• Ability to teach across a range of age groups.
• Involvement in language, literature or culture based extra-curricular activities.
• Excellent communication skills.
• Perform duties in accordance with the NIST Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST Professional Code of Conduct.
• Commitment to meeting individual needs and ability to differentiate for a range of abilities.
• Desire to teach in an active, engaging environment.
• Experience of using a variety of teaching styles.
• An understanding of positive behavior strategies.
• Suitably experienced candidates will also be considered for additional substitute teaching should they so wish.

NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in all aspects of learning and also within the professional life of the school. Contribution to the broader life and activities of NIST is important to us, as is an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.
Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 30 Apr 2021
Closes In: 17 days

IB MYP Science Teacher (Part-time - 50%)

NIST is looking for an effective and collaborative teacher to join our team. The preferred candidate will have experience teaching science in the IB Middle Years Programme, have thorough knowledge of all subject matter, as well as the requisite teaching qualifications for science. Outstanding communication (both written/ spoken) are also expected.

Professional expectations:

-Excellent references indicating a passion for science
-Strong beliefs that the cornerstone of student confidence with science is the acquisition of foundational content, skills, and understandings
-Pedagogical repertoires for all students to access and succeed at science
-High expectations for all students
-Familiarity with online tools (whether self-created or other applications) to support reinforcement/ extension/ interest
-Belief that science is fun (with the necessary hands-on learning activities to activate such an outcome)
-Flexibility, risk taker, and open to or creator of, new ideas
-Appreciation that beliefs and attitudes (growth mindset/ resilience) are essential for success
-Familiarization with the MYP framework and MYP science programmes
-Experience with curriculum review and development
-Appreciation of the impact of formative assessment (as, for, and of learning)
-Creativity to permit students to demonstrate their learning through multiple channels
-Awareness of practices to support non-native English speakers and learning support students
-Willingness to support students beyond designated classes should the need arise
-Pedagogical humility to continue to develop as a science teacher and staying abreast of best practice
-Conviction to contribute expertise to the development of inquiry-based and conceptually driven curriculum units and educational programmes
-Effective and positive department collaborator
-Ability to teach across a range of age groups (Years 7-11). Experience with the DP would be an advantage
-Belief in action research to determine what practices/ strategies have the greatest impact
-Pedagogical practices in line with the school’s mission, vision and values
-Utilization of different cultural science practices in line with international mindedness
-Ensuring students authentically understand the what, why, and how they learn
-Willingness to seek pre-emptive support when uncertain
-Ability to contribute to interdisciplinary initiatives
-Willing to contribute with colleagues across the department/ divisions
-Commitment to homeroom/ advisor role
-Belief in a holistic educational experience and an ability to connect with students within and beyond the classroom
-Engagement with the school’s extra-curricular activities/ service programmes
-Supervision of the Personal Project/ Extended Essay
-Volunteering to be part of pedagogical and school development committees
-Performing duties in accordance with the NIST Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST Professional Code of Conduct
-Supporting school community, professional standards, and trust
-Demonstrating at all times the learner profile attributes/ dispositions
-Completing all duties as defined by the school's leadership for the designated roles

NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense, and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in classrooms and also within the professional life of the school. Contributing beyond expectations and taking part in activities of the school are important to us, as are an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.

Starting: 1 Aug 2021
Apply By: 30 Apr 2021
Closes In: 17 days

Maternity Cover/Part-time Dutch Mother Tongue Teacher

Urgently Required, Start 21 April 2021

We are urgently looking for a maternity cover to start with us from 21 April 2021 with the possibility of moving towards a part time position from August 2021-2022 school year.

NIST is looking for an effective, enthusiastic and collaborative teacher to join our Dutch team. The preferred candidate will have experience in the IB Primary Years Programme and have a Pabo Diploma (Bachelor of Education from the Pedagogical Academy for Lower Education in the Netherlands) or Diploma leerkracht Lager Onderwijs (the Flemish equivalent of a Bachelor of Education in Elementary Education). If you are unsure whether you qualify for the job, please send your résumé to nandinip@nist.ac.th before applying on Schrole.

This is an excellent opportunity to become a part of the NIST academic community at a 44% teaching load with an attractive salary. Suitably experienced candidates will also be considered for additional substitute teaching if they wish.

Qualifications
• Experience in the IB PYP, Pabo Diploma or Diploma Leerkracht Lager Onderwijs
• Experience in teaching elementary Dutch strongly preferred
• Ability to work effectively both individually and within a team
• Excellent communication skills

Professional Expectations
• Plan and deliver lessons using a range of teaching styles within a collaborative professional setting
• Adopt an active, engaging approach to delivering lessons
• Meet individual student needs and differentiate for a range of abilities
• Demonstrate understanding of how to teach receptive and productive content of texts
• Take part in language, literature or culture-based extra-curricular activities
• Implement positive behaviour strategies (ADD) and develop a caring, inclusive classroom environment
• Perform duties in accordance with the NIST Child Safeguarding Code of Conduct and NIST Professional Code of Conduct

NIST is an ambitious school with a mission to do our best for every student. We have a focus on achievement in the broadest sense and a collaborative and inquiry-based approach is an expected feature in all aspects of learning and also within the professional life of the school. Contribution to the broader life and activities of NIST is important to us, as is an open mind and a commitment to professional learning.
Starting: 21 Apr 2021
Apply By: 16 Apr 2021
Closes In: 95 hrs