NAIS is all about children!

Principal’s opening message 2017-2018 academic year

The mighty oak tree is grown from the tiniest of acorns, the tallest of towers are built upon a few key foundation stones and the greatest minds develop from the simplest of children’s games.  Each of us has been wired with a very specific set of genes – a set that, if nurtured and developed correctly, are intended to greatly impact our world.  At NAIS we believe that all our students are wonderfully different and that our duty, as educators, is to mold these talents to realize their fullest potential.

As a young student, school was not something that truly interested me, it was a means to an end, and that end was sport.  Yet, the thought of having the opportunity to take a group of students and grow them to realize their full potential excites me greatly and is the reason I love education.  The privilege and responsibility that this brings is humbling and yet as I look around at my colleagues, I realize that it is invigorating too.  NAIS staff revel in the chance to breed confidence and self-belief in each student that passes through their hands.

This approach has produced children who not only excel in the classroom, on the stage or on the sports field but in life as well.  More importantly this is achieved by happy, confident, well-rounded children.

I, as Principal of NAIS, am looking forward to a very successful academic year.

Grant Tate

NAIS Newletter September 2016


NAIS Newsletter September 2016

Congratulations NAIS Class of 2015!

IMG_6370 IMG_5876 IMG_5045June 02, 2015 saw eight fine young men and women end their high school career and officially move onto university life. They were encouraged by the words of Melissa Ford of the United States Embassy in Pretoria.

April 2015 edition of the NAIS Cable

April NAIS cable screen shotThe latest edition of the NAIS Cable is now available. Read and see pictures of everything that is happening at NAIS and with our NAIS family.

To download the full 10 page newsletter (pdf 3.5MB) click here NAIS News Cable April 2015

NAIS now offering boarding

AERLAFrom August 2015, you now have the option of enrolling your grade 8-12 child in the new NAIS Boarding School!

Located approximately 80km outside Johannesburg and Pretoria on a majestic mountain range, the campus offers state of the art and brand new facilities, top quality teachers and 24/7 security. There are various curriculum options ranging from your normal high school courses utilizing the North Carolina curriculum similar to NAIS Pretoria, an added advanced STEM component and/or a full military/aerospace educational system (

For more information, please contact Dr Scott Firsing at

March 2015 edition of NAIS Cable now available!

Screen shot 2015-03-21 at 9.31.24 AMThe NAIS newsletter, known as the NAIS Cable, has been revamped and improved. However, don’t take our word for it. See for yourself, by downloading the full pdf version by clicking here NAIS Cable March 2015

Congratulations to the NAIS Class of 2014

NAIS graduation 1 NAIS grad 5 NAIS grad 4 NAIS grad 3 Nais grad 2

NAIS Cable No 3, May 2014

The final newsletter for the 2013-14 school year is now available NAIS Cable No 3 May 2014
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NAIS Cable No 2, February 2014

Please read the latest edition of our newsletter, which can be downloaded by clicking here NAIS Cable No 2 Feb 2014 NAIS Cable 2 jpeg pg 1

NAIS Cable No 1, Nov/Dec 2013

Screen shot 2014-09-29 at 1.26.27 PMThe first edition of the NAIS monthly newsletter, The NAIS Cable, can be downloaded by clicking here NAIS Cable No 1 Nov:Dec 2013