Archive: March, 2019

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The Australian National Curriculum – a simple overview for parents

We are the only international school in Phnom Penh that provides a learning framework based on the Australian National Curriculum intertwined with the International Baccalaureate (IB). So why is this such a popular combination, and what is it about the Australian National Curriculum that attracts parents?

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The International Baccalaureate Framework Performance

More and more schools including AISPP, are now offering the IB in tandem with other curricula given it’s a wide-ranging appeal to universities and future employers, due to the rigorous, real-life learning experiences it offers and big global appeal.


 
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The importance of teaching ‘IB Learner’ Profile traits in a child’s education

Students that graduate from International Baccalaureate programmes aspire to be: inquirers, knowledgeable, big thinkers, great communicators, principled, open-minded, caring, risk-takers, balanced and reflective. But why are these traits so important in the modern world, and why should schools be introducing them early on in the education process?

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What is 21st Century learning all about?

Much has been written, said and published about the importance of 21st Century teaching and learning, but why must children acquire technology skills, a wider knowledge base, multi-lingual abilities and globally recognised qualifications?


 
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International Day Celebration

21 March marks the UN International Day for the elimination of racial discrimination and we, at AISPP, celebrated our diversity through a series of activities involving the whole school community. Among these were a flag parade with the national anthems of 15 countries, a "Taste of Cultures" food fair, an aboriginal Australian art event and a "Museum of Culture" activity. Students, parents and staff alike enjoyed the celebration and actively showcased international mindedness on this special day.

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Library Reading Challenge

Starting on Monday, March 4th all AISPP students are participating in a March is for Reading challenge and are expected to read an age-appropriate amount of time reading each day, or listening to being read to in the case for ELC through Foundation students.