5 important 21st Century skills every student needs

Aside from delivering the core Curriculum, AISPP believes that children should also be introduced to other essential 21st Century skills. Otherwise known as the ‘Skills for Today,’ why are these so important to living and learning in the modern world?

Preparing children for life on the outside

The world has changed – the way we work, how we communicate, where we live and even the country (or countries) we regard as home. Schools, therefore, need to adopt more flexible, inclusive and creative learning approaches to better prepare children for the challenges and opportunities presented by the 21st Century.

Effective communication, willing collaboration, creativity and critical thinking are essential skills for the here and now

Whilst not units or even subjects in their own right, AISPP believes that creativity, critical thinking, effective communication and willing collaboration, are hugely important themes that should be overlaid across all aspects of Curriculum mapping and strategic planning. These 21st Century skills are part of the AISPP learning framework and present in each lesson, just as much as literacy and numeracy are.

Giving kids the best possible chance of success from an early age

But why is AISPP so passionate about educating children in these 4 skills areas? If children are to gain entry to their first choice university, access their preferred profession, or to be successful in a corporate or professional environment of any sort, they need to know how to think, compete and to communicate with those around them. Qualifications are still important, but not always enough.

Empowering the next generation

At AISPP it’s all about the deeper learning experience – yes, the Curriculum delivers academic excellence and inspires achievement, but it gives students much more. It equips them with the global mindset, approach and self-belief that comes with learning how to compete, how to perform and how to achieve.

A society suffering from information overload!

With so much information readily available to our youngsters these days via the internet, on social networking sites etc, the 21st Century skills taught by AISPP help young people to make sense of it all by encouraging them to make best use of it, in smarter ways, in an environment in which they flourish!

AISPP, an Australian Co-ed IB International K-12 school (Phnom Penh), is fast becoming one of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading education providers. Providing a modern Australian private and independent education, its 21st Century philosophy, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching standards, make it ideally placed to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of them.

Talk to us on t: +855 92 111 136 or email: info@aispp.edu.kh

5 things every parent should know about AISPP

If you’re looking for a new or different school for your child it’s very easy to get confused with all of the information available. This can be even more complex if you are moving to a new country, or within that country. AISPP understands that the whole process can be sensitive for parents and children alike, so here are 5 important things that you should know when considering AISPP as your child’s education provider.

1. Focus on learning for the 21st Century

AISPP provides a 21st Century learning experience. That means students are encouraged to think globally, act with a global mindset and to develop the skills and qualities that they need to go on develop their own success. AISPP believes in nurturing creativity, bold thinking, effective communication and willing collaboration – and all of this is delivered through a blend of the IB (International Baccalaureate) and Australian National Curriculum.

2. Give children the freedom to learn

With more and more young people opting out of the traditional work market and creating their own jobs, perhaps living broad for the first time, AISPP seeks to create a learning culture that promotes personal development, high aspirations and self-belief.

3. Teaching excellence – delivering a world-class education

A highly experienced leadership, teaching and management team underpins the work at AISPP. The Curriculum (utilising concepts from the Australian National Curricula in conjunction with the IB (International Baccalaureate) framework, is delivered by native English speakers mainly from Australia, New Zealand and the UK.

4. State-of-the-art environment

Giving children the right environment, facilities and opportunities to learn, are crucial to their future success. AISPP is a brand new, beautifully appointed school, complete with multiple learning hubs and collaborative spaces, café, a swimming and toddler’s pool, spacious auditorium/theatre, bicycle track, science laboratories, farmyard learning centre, air-conditioned gym, football pitch and even a butterfly garden!

5. Foster a culture of excellence, tolerance and respect

Every child is equal at AISPP and each encouraged to work hard, to be the best they can be, and to have ambitious plans for their future. All students and staff value teamwork, respect and tolerance – this promotes an environment that is conducive to happiness, growth and achievement. Want to arrange a tour? Give our office a call.

AISPP, an Australian Co-ed IB International K-12 school (Phnom Penh), is fast becoming one of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading education providers. Providing a modern Australian private and independent education, its 21st Century philosophy, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching standards, make it ideally placed to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of them.

Talk to us on t: +855 92 111 136 or email: info@aispp.edu.kh

Importance of global values, responsibility and mindset in 21st Century learning

“AISPP will be the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading Australian international school”, according to Paul Grisewood, Head of School. With a clear focus on providing a modern, 21st Century education and plans to become a four-programme IB framework school, it’s AISPP’s recognition of the need for children to develop global values, responsibility and mindset that makes them stand out.

Many families now live abroad and work away from their native country

Living and learning abroad is not always easy – there are many joys and benefits to be gained, but also challenges to overcome. AISPP recognises this and empathises with the different backgrounds and origins of its students. That doesn’t mean it has different standards for different students, more so that is it uniquely placed to get the best out of each individual.

“I am a global citizen learning about the world”

AISPP students are taught to be true global citizens that often use another language on a daily basis; sometimes they also have a third or fourth language capability too.

AISPP’s focus is on developing ‘the individual’ so that they become determined, positive and optimistic, with high aspirations for themselves – but also for those around them, irrespective of their nationality.

AISPP also understands that some students can become home sick or miss certain aspects of their main culture. Staff are sensitive to these needs and ready to help and support children in ways that encourage them to settle in and adapt.

“I am related to those who stand next to me”

In school, everyone is taught on an equal basis – AISPP promotes a tolerant, equal community where students stand together, and appreciate one another without fear of being judged, or being different.

“I have a responsibility to give, to receive to be open, tolerant and kind – and to live out AISPP values”

Students are encouraged to take risks and to experience the joy in learning that great opportunities bring.

On a mission to create global leaders and thinkers that act responsibly and behave confidently, AISPP students are ready to take their place in the world whether that’s in Cambodia, Australia or in another country.

AISPP, an Australian Co-ed IB International K-12 school (Phnom Penh), is fast becoming one of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading education providers. Providing a modern Australian private and independent education, its 21st Century philosophy, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching standards, make it ideally placed to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of them.

Talk to us on t: +855 92 111 136 or email: info@aispp.edu.kh

An insight into AISPP’s 21st Century learning environment

What makes a school world-class?

To be honest, no parent wants to send their child to an average school that is not set on being the best it can be. But what makes a school successful, and why is it important for mums and dads to choose a school that aspires to be a world-class education leader?

Learning beyond the traditional academics

The challenges of living, learning and working in a 21st Century world are great. Young people still need the knowledge, qualifications and ambition to do well (just as much as they did 10 year’s ago), but they now also need to be more globally minded and prepared, if they are to go on and succeed. AISPP believes that students will enjoy success if they learn in a world-class education environment, with world-class facilities at their disposal, with world-class teachers guiding them in the right direction.

We live in an increasingly globalized world

AISPP, Phnom Penh’s latest independent school, offering the Australian National Curriculum and IB framework, is extremely aware of the need for school’s to be 21st Century savvy and to be opening their students’ eyes to the opportunities, threats and needs of global working and living.

To do that, they need to be focused on delivering a 21st Century, world-class education – and that starts by introducing students to highly charged learning experiences, delivered by a dedicated, well qualified team of exceptional teachers.

Teaching staff with an international dimension

AISPP teachers are dedicated to promoting a culture of excellence amongst their students. They expect all students to work hard, embrace the opportunities presented to them, and to have a positive mindset from the time they arrive, to the time they leave each day.

World-class teachers are the backbone of a world-class school

AISPP teachers use modern teaching techniques and are committed to giving their students the best possible start in life.

The Curriculum is delivered by native English speakers from Australia, New Zealand and some from the UK.

Ambitious plans for the future – to become an IB World School

In the next 2 years, AISPP aspires to become an IB World School, covering all aspects and every level of the IB (International Baccalaureate) programme. This will further endorse their position as a world-class, 21st Century learning provider.

AISPP, an Australian Co-ed IB International K-12 school (Phnom Penh), is fast becoming one of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading education providers. Providing a modern Australian private and independent education, its 21st Century philosophy, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching standards, make it ideally placed to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of them.

Talk to us on t: +855 92 111 136 or email: info@aispp.edu.kh

Meet the Head of School at AISPP

Strong leadership has a huge impact on school culture, performance and its ongoing success. So how did AISPP go about finding a suitably qualified leader with the experience and personal qualities that could help deliver a 21st Century education across the Kingdom of Cambodia?

Meet Paul Grisewood, AISPP’s new Head of School

When Paul Grisewood applied for the Head of School position at AISPP, Phnom Penh’s latest Australian Co-ed IB international K-12 school, it was to start a brand new chapter in the school’s future.

Joining AISPP in 2018 after leaving an international school in The Russian Federation, it was clear after spending all of his working life in private schools as a teacher, coordinator, deputy, Head of Primary, Principal, Head of School, and a consultant and inspector, he had all of the necessary experience and credentials to manage AISPP on a day-to-day basis, but also to help realise its future.

“I had also worked in Australia where I was Head of Section leading independent primary and middle school divisions in both Sydney and Perth, but I have a broad appreciation of independent and international schools across Asia and Europe too,” said Paul.

Experience of international curricula and the IB framework were both crucial

Paul has vast experience of delivering an international curricula, including the IB (International Baccalaureate) framework, and has led many different schools through CIS accreditation reviews, which is on the list of AISPP ‘to do’s’!

Believing in best practice, challenging standards and encouraging achievement across the school.

So as Paul settles into his new role at AISPP, he continues to challenge and lead the school in all areas, encouraging best practice and a continual focus on preparing children to become future global leaders and innovators.

“Many challenges lie ahead,” said Paul. “Our strength as a school lies in our recognition that we understand the diverse needs of our children, are family-orientated and dedicated to bringing out the best in each child. That’s why I am certain we can build a community of confident, global learners, that go on to be high achievers and future leaders.”

Paul is married to Julie and they have two beautiful children – Morgan and Eva – both of which attend AISPP.

AISPP, an Australian Co-ed IB International K-12 school (Phnom Penh), is fast becoming one of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading education providers. Providing a modern Australian private and independent education, its 21st Century philosophy, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching standards, make it ideally placed to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of them.

Talk to us on t: +855 92 111 136 or email: info@aispp.edu.kh

Educating kids for the future at AISPP

Education has changed a great deal in recent years. Schools are now faced with the difficult challenges of not only equipping youngsters with the appropriate qualifications to get them into the university of their choice, but encouraging them to have a much wider global mindset so they can go on and build their future wherever that might be in the world.

Giving kids a 21st Century education

“A 21st Century education is what all children deserve”, according to AISPP (Australian International School, Phnom Penh – a Co-ed IB international K-12 provider).

But what does that mean? Essentially, it’s about giving children from a young age, the right environment, encouragement and learning opportunities to develop the skills for life and qualifications that they need to succeed in our new and exciting world. That includes helping them to grow in confidence, to develop character and to have a positive outlook on global life and learning generally.

What skills are required in today’s global workplace?

Alongside core academic learning at AISPP based on a 4-programme IB framework (K-12), students are taught how to think creatively, to be risk-takers, effective communicators and willing collaborators. Whilst not specific subjects, these core disciplines flow through everything that is taught at AISPP.

Children are given the freedom that they need to explore these themes, on a level that they understand, and are encouraged to exercise the use of them throughout their daily lives.

Individual learning experiences – a ‘one-size-fits-all’ approach is no longer appropriate

It’s sad that too many students are still educated as they were in the past. Unfortunately, this approach fails to embrace the fact that the world at large, and the global career opportunities that now exist, have completely changed.

AISPP endeavours to provide individual learning experiences and opportunities that help the individual child to adapt, and to equip themselves with the skills they need to be competitive in our rapidly developing world – and all of this is delivered in a contemporary setting, by an international team of accomplished teachers and managers that understand the world at large.

Empowering a new generation of global leaders

“Our school is a truly amazing place”, said Paul Grisewood, Head of School. “Success looks a lot different now than it did in the past, so we aim to give every child the best possible start by opening their eyes to the opportunities now possible.”

AISPP, an Australian Co-ed IB International K-12 school (Phnom Penh), is fast becoming one of the Kingdom of Cambodia’s leading education providers. Providing a modern Australian private and independent education, its 21st Century philosophy, state-of-the-art facilities and world-class teaching standards, make it ideally placed to prepare children for the global challenges and opportunities that lie ahead of them.

Talk to us on t: +855 92 111 136 or email: info@aispp.edu.kh