MESSAGE FROM OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Message from Our Management
In behalf of the administration, academic faculty and support staff I wish to extend to you and your child a warm welcome to the International School of Siem Reap. Whether your son or daughter is a new student or a student continuing at the school, we trust that the school year will be enjoyable, challenging and stimulating as he or she experiences a range of programs that cater for his or her development. Our concerned and caring staff will work towards making the students’ school years as rewarding as possible. ISSR is accredited by “Cambridge Assessment International Education” for our High School. “Cambridge International” certificates are accepted as a University Entrance qualification around the world. The school has experienced staff, recognised and Authorised in Australia, to provide advice and assistance with admission to Universities, Vocational Education Training institutions and schools in Australia. ISSR can take your son or daughter from Primary School, right through to an International University. Throughout the rich diversity of our school we strive to impart the values students will need for their adult life, thus instilling in our students tolerance, dignity and a respect for others. Our aim is to ensure that our students act both responsibly and independently, whether at school or in the community outside.

This prospectus is designed to acquaint you with the school’s operation and is intended as a valuable home reference of procedures followed within the school. We look forward to your continuing support.
Phallin Chhun,
School Director
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I am Dr Chris Rowan, the new principal at the Siem Reap primary school in Cambodia. I have been a teacher since the 1980’s and taught around the world from Birmingham in UK and then many other places including, Zambia, Kuwait, Sri Lanka, America, University teaching in UK and then Kuwait again, Iraq, Egypt, Nigeria, Pakistan, Malawi, Uzbekistan and Russia. I am now in Cambodia and have been made very welcome indeed. I have found the people to be happy and warm and a joy to work with.
Our school is a wonderful mixture of staff and students from around the world who enjoy working together in a harmonious and productive atmosphere. Our school motto ‘we are one but we are many’ reflects the diverse nature of our community. It reinforces our values of celebrating and respecting individuality as well as recognizing that together we can achieve more.
We offer a British Curriculum that is adapted to and respects the local Cambodian teaching demands where the children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and realize they are only on the starting steps of becoming life long, independent and successful learners. Literacy and Numeracy are priority curriculum areas and have dedicated teaching times each day. Our students also have access to a variety of specialist curriculum areas, including Physical Education, Computing, Music and Language.
Apart from providing the best education possible we also believe that, as an international school of our standard, we should provide our students with a great infrastructure. This is why we have recently built a new school which includes 34 classrooms, a playground, lunch area, football pitch, basketball court, ICT suite, music room and a full size swimming pool. At the heart of this is a great responsibility to ensure each child is safe and secure. For this reason, we have developed the most recent procedures to ensure the safety of all children in our care and we keep up to date with this regularly.
At ISSR, we also understand that parents and carers should also enjoy their experience with us thus we have frequent and regular communication with parents and maintain an open door’ policy at all times.
Come and visit us any time.

Dr Chris Rowan
Primary Principal
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There are currently eighteen nationalities represented in the school, and it is a small, but rapidly developing school. Students pursue a full UK curriculum from Years 7 to 13. At the end of Key Stage 3, students take the Cambridge Checkpoint Examinations. In Key Stage 4 students are entered as candidates for The Cambridge International General Certificate of Education (IGCSE) Examinations and in Key Stage 5 the Cambridge AS and A2 Level examinations. These are all world recognised qualifications endorsed by the board of Cambridge Assessment International Education.

Our students are industrious within the classroom while displaying a keen desire to attain high standards within a wide variety of extra-curricular activities. The school provides students with a secure, sociable and encouraging environment which, while providing strong academic delivery, also nurtures creativity, confidence, sensitivity and a genuine desire to learn – not only within the confines of a syllabus but also from a global perspective. The demands of the 21st century require individuals who are well-qualified but also possess a range of transferable skills, and we are confident that the International School of Siem Reap responds to both aspects in a carefully devised and highly diverse curriculum. We trust that this booklet will provide you with the key information pertaining to our school. It can, however, provide merely an overview. Consequently, parents and students are most welcome to make an appointment and spend some time with us in order to acquaint themselves with the School in greater depth.
Peter Greener
High School Principal
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