Archive: March, 2019


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?


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?


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.