Network International School - Nursery Network
About Network International School - Nursery Network
Network International School enjoys a well established and strong reputation amongst the ex-pat and local communities within Myanmar. It is known as a school that promotes teaching and learning where the child is at the heart of the learning experience. We are a fast-growing school which offers the British National Curriculum, modified to include local content. English is the language of instruction.
The school was established in 1996 as an Early Childhood Centre with just 6 children. From those early beginnings the Primary Phase was introduced with the first Reception students beginning in 2002 and a full 7 years of primary provision in place by 2007. In 2011, the school took the next step as it moved forward into Secondary Phase education and the first cohort of students will be presented for iGCSE exams in 2015/16. The goal of Network International School is to help children become enthusiastic, independent, self-confident and inquisitive learners in a caring community. With this in mind we are committed to keeping class sizes small, with a high ratio of staff to students. Primary and Secondary classes have internationally qualified teachers, supported by bilingual local assistant teachers. Network currently has over 500 students from Nursery to Year 9, however this number will continue to increase year on year.
Students at Network come from a wide variety of backgrounds both local and foreign. As a school we seek to foster a learning environment which takes advantage of the rich diversity that the children bring to the classroom and enables them to face the challenges of an ever-changing world.
Teachers at Network include foreign teachers from a range of English speaking countries and many local staff who are assistants and teaching partners with the foreign teachers. Part of the role of the foreign teachers is to train local teachers. Some of our Myanmar teachers have been at Network for many years and have developed excellent teaching skills and a good understanding of pedagogy. This is an ongoing process.
Yangon is a very friendly and safe place to live. It is an exciting time to be living in Myanmar. This country is at a point of change and working here can be a very rewarding experience. There is an opportunity to make a real difference to the future for these children, who may one day be the leaders in the country, and to influence the direction of education.