High quality learning and teaching (HQLT)

NISA is an international school which provides educational opportunities to gifted/talented students using the International Baccalaureate programmes whose mission we share in developing an intellectual community, intercultural understanding and skills to appreciate lifelong learning. 

As a community we provide high quality learning and teaching (HQLT) based on  the regular curricula and additional educational courses, care of students’ well being  and safety through the bringing up of national and personal values.

Our regular curricula are IB curricula worked out for national educational needs and providing the space for development of creative, critical thinking and reflection upon the world through various methods of  learning and teaching, and personal experiences, taking only the best practices. 

Our additional educational courses include creative, language, technical and  sport clubs  as well as clubs of interest such as UNESCO, MUN and EcoClub, in which each student can individually develop and realize personal potential by applying their own knowledge in practice.

Our care of students’ well-being is through constant care of the social and emotional environment to make each student feel happy and comfortable at school to enjoy the learning process.

The safety of our students means provision of the first medical aid; the developed system of evacuation in emergency and lockdown as well as informing about anti - terror and other useful life knowledge, skills and possible actions. (I don’t see the point in putting “possible actions”)

    Promoting such national and personal values as patriotism, national identity, harmonious development, active citizenship, empathy, self-expression, diligence as the core of our coherent, balanced curriculum, oriented to the development of skills to cover students’ individual needs through differentiation and various resources (virtual, natural).

●Criteria based assessment is rigorous assessment of students achievements to improve learning by using effective feedback and  systematic moderation and standardisation. Assessment methods are various, fit-for-purpose, authentic,  consistent, fair, inclusive and transparent.
●Concept-based learning and teaching is developed via  key and related concepts, global contexts, inquiry,  and interdisciplinary units, providing opportunities for students’ self-expression and deeper understanding, not only in subjects, but through links with real life. 
●Personalised learning and teaching is realised through the development of programs for individual students’ needs.
●Student centered learning and teaching moves students from passive receivers of information to active participants in their own learning process, which is provided by the ongoing professional development of teachers.  The student’s voice is central to gain learning experiences for every learner and it requires students to be responsible participants of the educational process, accepting critically a variety of ideas, their connections with real life and their future career based on the IB Learner profile and natural curiosity