From Head of School

សូមជម្រាបសួរ!

It is with pleasure that I greet you and welcome you to our wonderful school, the Australian International School Phnom Penh (AISPP). We are excited to continue growing, as we enter into our 4th full school year for 2020-2021. We take pride in offering the Australian Curriculum (AC) to our students, as it has earned a strong educational reputation as one of the best worldwide for inquiry learning. This matches nicely with our authorisations from the International Baccalaureate in the Primary Years Programme (PYP), and the Diploma Programme (DP). We are proud to also be known as an IB World School.

Our experienced and skilled teachers come from around the world – Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Canada, and more. With their international school experience, they are the best guides for your children in making their way through the world of education. We encourage all children to be proactive learners, taking the responsibility to think critically, be creative, challenge themselves, and know that they can make a difference in this world. This is what the Australian Curriculum strives for, as well as what the IB focuses on – global citizenship is key to success in the world today, and our caring environment will give your child that advantage.

The co-curricular activities (CCAs) that take place at AISPP are an important part of your child’s life too – these support and develop the social emotional growth of our students. They can learn to cook, join the robotics group, swim, be creative with art projects, and so much more. The whole student is what is important to us, and this is just one aspect of how we meet the needs of all of our students.

We look forward to welcoming your whole family to our beautiful, green campus in the quiet area of Toul Sangke at any time.

 

Betsy Hanselmann, M. Ed.

Head of School

THE SCHOOL OVERVIEW

Built in 2016 with impressive facilities set in a stunning garden campus, AISPP offers education to students from 9 months to 18 years. 

Our Early Years programme draws on the core values of the Reggio Emilia Approach together with the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. Primary and Middle Years students focus on the rigorous standards of the Australian Curriculum, taught through the framework of the acclaimed IB Programmes. Fully authorised to offer the globally respected and recognised IB Diploma Programme, AISPP Senior students look forward to pursuing degrees in universities worldwide.

Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced educators with an average of 15 years' experience. Over 60% of our education staff hold Master's Degrees or higher, many from some of the world's leading institutions: The University of Melbourne, The University of Pennsylvania, King's College London, Tufts University, Hong Kong University and many more - meaning your children benefit from the best education available.

AISPP continues to invest in its teachers through extensive Continuous Professional Development, ensuring that we maintain our position at the cutting edge of educational practices. Most importantly, your children are at the centre of everything we do.

AISPP is proud to be leading the way in Cambodia. Click here to begin your journey with us today.

Community

Our community is central to everything that we do and your children are central to our community. Truly effective education involves a partnership between school, students and families - a partnership with a shared purpose, to help your children be the best they can be.

Join our community and enjoy not only regular, clear and purposeful communication on your child's educational progress, but a range of social and cultural events hosted throughout the year at our stunning garden campus.

Campus & Facilities

Set in stunning tropical gardens, AISPP offers the full range of international standard facilities, designed with the future in mind. Take a virtual tour of our campus facilities here.

FACILITIES INCLUDE:

  • More than 60 classrooms
  • Learning commons (Library)
  • Learning hubs and collaboration spaces
  • Maker spaces
  • STEM and design lab
  • MYP recreation zone
  • A dedicated Early Learning Centre with outdoor play areas for two, three and four-year-old children
  • A science laboratory
  • Café
  • 25 metre outdoor swimming pool
  • Toddlers’ pool
  • Air-conditioned 1080 sqm gymnasium
  • Full-sized football pitch (with a designated athletic track planned for the future)
  • Organic garden and orchard
  • Sustainability project area
  • Butterfly garden
  • New buildings include Secondary Building and Performing Art Centre.

 

Uniforms

We are pleased to introduce a new formal school uniform from 1 February 2019.

Our school uniform is a representation of the school values as an Australian independent school in the context of the International Baccalaureate (IB).  We believe that a school uniform teaches students to dress smartly and take pride in their appearance. Uniforms help build a sense of belonging and a community within the school. Above all, they can improve learning by reducing distractions, sharpening focus on schoolwork, and making the classroom a more serious environment.

In introducing the school uniform, we have taken into account international guidelines to ensure that parents get best value for money. The uniform is supplied by Midford Uniforms Australia, makers of fine uniforms since 1946 and preferred school uniform suppliers to both leading independent and government schools across Australia. The uniform is designed to international standards and will be available through the school.

The school will stock uniforms and all required supplies through our Uniform Shop situated on the second floor of Building A.

AISPP believes that our uniform is a vitally important aspect of our school’s identity as well as being an integral part of our community. 

 

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