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