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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We are extremely proud of what we have achieved since the school opened in 2007. The children are at the heart of everything we plan, design and achieve. Therefore, as a team, we are always working towards providing them with opportunities to shine in a range of skills and activities and to achieve their full potential in a safe, happy and supportive environment.  We are continuously growing and developing as a school and our goal is always to strive to achieve the best we can in all that we do.

The driving force of our school is our teachers, support staff and administrative team who, on a daily basis, help our school to continue to grow and become the success it is today. Their hard work and dedication is a huge asset and one we are truly thankful for. We feel extremely proud and lucky to have a team of people who are so dedicated, not only to their career but also to our school. Their commitment to providing the best experience for the children is incredibly valuable to us. 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. Our school community is dedicated to providing all our students with a well-rounded educational experience. The British Curriculum we offer enables us to provide a current, relevant and engaging programme where the children are encouraged to take ownership of their learning and realise 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.

We also believe that alongside the core curriculum it is important to provide leadership opportunities, character education and exposure to technologies in order to prepare students to compete with their global peers. We have developed a house system, school council, green team and both in-house and multi-school sports days in order to allow each child in the school to grow and develop as an individual who is part of a wider, supportive community and not just academically. We have a school culture that values uniqueness and encourages ownership and self-awareness so that we can build a community that respects others and also accepts responsibility for actions. We are committed to building a community that works together in harmony with respect and understanding for each other.

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. Regular communication with parents and the wider community is extremely important to us and our teachers are always available to discuss any aspect of each child in our care. As principal I employ an open door policy, not just for our team but for parents and carers too.

Sinead Amat
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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