School History

 

The Australian International School is an accredited primary and secondary school in Phnom Penh Capital City, Cambodia. The School runs co-curriculum of the National Curriculum of the Ministry of Education and Sports and the Australian Curriculum. We have excellent facilities and provide children with a high quality level of education. We are committed to creating an environment where students receive the individual attention they need to develop intellectually, mentally, physically and socially. We strongly believe in children learning about values and principles at school. We will launch the operation from 2016-2017 onward.

 

Our Vision and Mission

Vision

To educate for a future that is creative, prosperous and sustainable.

Mission

We aim to develop a dynamic and caring learning community which fosters the growth of the whole being of each girl and boy – providing a range of pathways to life-long learning through and beyond academic excellence.

Core Objectives

Sense of Community

Relationships and collaboration are all important at the Australian International School. Our community is built on a three-way bond between students, parents and school, and at the heart of our community is the relationship between teachers and students.

Learning

Learning is life-long and at the Australian International School we encourage students to be leaders of their own learning, developing self-discipline, confidence and character to take the initiative in a friendly, supportive learning environment so that they will be leaders of the future. We aim to create a learning community where both staff and students are part of the learning journey.

Equity and Social Justice

Our community affirms the right of each student to achieve their potential in all areas of development, embracing diversity in all its forms, raising awareness of, and working for, equity and social justice.

Acceptance, Care and Compassion

We value an education consistent with our faith, accepting of difference, considerate and respectful of others, supportive, inclusive, with empathy for those in need and a willingness to serve, whilst nurturing the individual.

Why at the Australian International School?

We believe that a happy child learns best. We are passionate about developing well rounded, happy, young men and women in body, mind and spirit. We are dedicated to continuing to develop a dynamic, caring, learning community in which each child is encouraged to achieve to the best of his or her ability. We believe that we should prepare students for adulthood by enabling them to face life directly in ways that demand courage, generosity, imagination, kindness, integrity and principles.

Small Classes

Small classes enable students to be treated as individuals and to be given individual attention. Each class has small class sizes across all stages of schooling.

Small classes in the primary school enable the strong focus on core literacy and numeracy skills to have the optimum effect.

In the secondary school, small classes enable individual attention to students as they further develop their analytical thinking and reasoning skills.They combine with a breadth of subject choices, enable students to develop their skills through regular feedback during class and with coursework be thoroughly prepared for examinations.

Our Students

The Australian International School encourages students to strive for excellence in all that they do and have the courage to reach beyond their limits. Our students are well rounded individuals, resilient in the face of challenge, self-assured through a belief in self, with respect for others and acceptance of difference. They are caring, compassionate, brave, confident and ably equipped with the skills to do so.

Environment and Hygiene

The Australian International School is committed to a sustainable environment and hygiene as such reducing our impact on it. We are determined to practise waste wise initiatives, promote energy efficiency and reduce water usage, as well as educate individuals within our community to make a personal commitment to reduce their impact on the environment. The School also continue to work with the students, families and the community in practical and supportive ways to promote hygiene.