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Welcome to NIS!

A Christian school dedicated to whole-child education, where each student is empowered to flourish.

A Christian school dedicated to whole-child education, where each student is empowered to flourish.

Welcome from the
Principal

Dear Parents,

Welcome to Norwegian International School’s website. True to the vision of its founding missionaries, NIS continues to nurture students’ character and academic development, building its foundation on Biblical principles and values.

NIS is a school that puts great importance in its community and the relationships between family, students, and teachers. With our small class sizes, each member of the school body is an integral part in helping our students grow in character, compassion, courage and competence. By building their knowledge, skills and character, and helping them to become internationally minded, our students develop Christ-like values to become a people serving God and serving others.

In our beautiful, green campus environment, students love playing together and interacting with the natural surroundings. These great spaces also integral to students’ learning, providing a place where they can be their curious selves and learn about God’s creation hands-on. We have the space for the wildest of art and the biggest of projects. It brings us great joy seeing students and parents enjoying a soccer game together after school, or parents chatting as their children creatively explore our play equipment.

Whether you are looking for a new school or just visiting, we hope that you find what you are looking for on our website. Please drop by; you are welcome with open arms and smiling faces.

Bonnie Chan

Principal

Vision

So the next generation would know God, even the children yet to be born, and they in turn would tell their children. Then they will put their trust in God and will not forget his deeds but will keep his commands. (Psalm 78:6-7)

Mission

To educate the whole child in a nurturing, vibrant and international community.

To cultivate individuals of character, compassion, courage and competence.

To inspire the next generations to be a global people of Christian faith, a people serving others.

Values

Christ Centered

(John 15:1)
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That in all we do and say, we will embody the mission and ministry of Christ; who through the constant messages of love, grace and truth, inspired and transformed those around him to seek excellence.

Loving

(1 Corinthians 13:7)
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That we will love each other deeply, being motivated to serve all people, and be mindful of their interests and concerns. Love comes from God. It is more than mere feeling, it is a determination to empathise with others and act for their good. It is self-sacrificing and unconditional.

Community

(Acts 4:31-32)
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We will reflect the essence of community, where acceptance and respect are our standards, in light of God’s love and truth. We will love and care for each other, tolerating our differences and guiding each other towards all truth, being mindful that God first loved each of us and desires us to be in relationship.

Excellence

(Philippians 4:8)
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Through our collective actions and thoughts, we will strive for what is excellent. We will seek to do our best and try our hardest, not for self-promotion or praise, but that in our doing so we all reach and reflect the best standards to the world around us.

Service

(Ephesians 6:7)
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As true leaders we will serve, beginning with a self-denying acceptance of the call to serve others. Imitating Jesus, we will submit to God in faithful expectation, as He then equips us to use our talents and skills creatively to serve others.

Hope

(Isaiah 40:31, Lamentations 3:25)
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We will demonstrate that our hope is in God, He enables us to be courageous, assured and able to persevere. Hope is the end result of displaying perseverance. Confidence in the future comes from a person, Jesus, the “living hope”.

Joy

(Psalm 5:11, Nehemiah 8:10, Isaiah 55:12)
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Joy is a deep sense of delight, largely unseen, which remains regardless of circumstances. It is based on our hope in Jesus Christ. (True joy in knowing Christ and his word stirs others to ask “why?”) The human imagination is best used to express our joy in response to God’s grace, our many undeserved blessings from heaven.

The Story of
Norwegian International School

The school – originally known as The Norwegian School in Hong Kong – was established by the Norwegian Lutheran Mission and the Norwegian Mission Society as a non-profit school to provide education for the children of Norwegian missionaries. In its early years, Norwegian was the language of instruction, with English lessons conducted by subject teachers.

1992
The Norwegian School
We moved from Cox Road, Kowloon Tong to the Tai Po Bungalow at 175 Kwong Fuk Road, Tai Po. Tai Po Bungalow is a heritage building listed under the Antiquities and Monuments Ordinance; its original structure remains largely intact to this day, thus providing the intimate, homely environment that we still enjoy.
1994
The Norwegian School began to receive students from international backgrounds and changed to English as its medium of instruction.
2001
Norwegian International School
The name of the school was officially changed to Norwegian International School.
2003
The Norwegian Lutheran Mission became the sole owners of NIS. Throughout these changes, our school community, along with our commitment to providing globally oriented, quality, Christian education has continued to grow.
2008
The school was granted a small school building in the nearby village of Kam Shan for its primary classes while its growing kindergarten remains at the Bungalow.
2010 - Present
Generations Christian Eduation
Transferred the sponsorship of NIS to Generations Christian Education (Generations).

Generations has been operating Small World Christian Kindergarten (Small World) on Hong Kong Island for over 34 years. Even before joining Generations, NIS shared together with them very similar core values, goals, and philosophies to education. Small World formally started in January 1986 as a ministry arm of Youth With A Mission (HK) Ltd (known as YWAM). The first class had eight students and two teachers. The seed for Small World came from a YWAM planning day where two teachers asked “How can we make a difference to God’s Kingdom in Hong Kong?”. With mutually complementing services and strengths, the organisation looks forward to exciting growth and development in the coming few years. The change in sponsorship also came with a confirmation of our mission. We desire to leave a legacy for the generations of children to come. We want our students to possess a true sense of self-worth, enabling them to stand up for themselves and for purposes greater than themselves. Our desire is to build a legacy of courageous, competent and compassionate leaders, serving the greater global community to which our current students belong.

Generations Christian Education is responsible for the day-to-day operations of Norwegian International School. Generations is a not-for-profit organisation that has over 30 years of experience in education in Hong Kong, beginning in 1986 with Small World Christian Kindergarten and growing to include Norwegian International School, Island Christian Academy (in collaboration with the Chinese YMCA of Hong Kong), and Small World (Generations) Playgroup. For more information about Generations, including career opportunities at Norwegian International School, please visit our website.

Careers at NIS

Norwegian International School’s passionate educators and dedicated support staff are at the heart of our dynamic, supportive learning community. We are committed to lifelong learning and growth, and we are always seeking to improve our practices.

We are located in Hong Kong’s beautiful Tai Po district, where the conveniences of the city and the delights of nature are side by side.

Backed by the strong not-for-profit educational reputation of Generations Christian Education and our founding missionary history, Norwegian International School is a school that is deeply focused on serving our community.

We hope that you’ll join us as we serve together. Please click here for details of current openings.