Parent Teacher Conferences and Interim Reports

As part of our School Development Plan and the journey of development, it was decided to review the current assessment guidelines and reporting formats in order to provide more meaningful information to families. This will bring the reporting process in line with current teaching methods, recommendations and accreditation requirements.

Conferences for parents will be held after the October break on:

  • 17 October
  • 18 October
  • 19 October

All parents are expected to attend the 15-minute parent teacher conferences on ONE of these days to speak with your child’s teacher. You will receive an interim report also to ensure you receive regular feedback regarding your child’s progress at AISPP.

The main purpose of interim reporting is to provide parents with relevant information on their child’s progress so far this academic year towards the expected levels of achievement. Effort and attitude are also very important, as is your child’s socialisation. Attendance and punctuality to class will also be discussed. In your parent teacher discussions, academic staff will include suggestions for improvement in the specific subject areas as required and will explain homework expectations.

We hope that these parent teacher conferences and interim reports provide an easy-to-read academic profile for your child.

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A new term and a new logo for AISPP

Your brand says a lot about you. In an education context, it defines your learning ethos, approach and your wider offering. That’s why AISPP has gone to great lengths to create a new logo that embodies all that it strives to achieve and be, and excellence, growth and development are at the heart of it!

Helping students to grow into something…

It’s hugely important to convey to parents all that your brand proposition stands for. Without that, they cannot fully grasp how you can help to develop and nurture their child’s education. A thoughtfully designed logo is a good starting point for introducing your learning ethos.

With the new term now in full swing, AISPP is pleased to showcase its new logo to the world at large.

The lotus flower is a very beautiful thing!

The beautiful blooming lotus flower adopted by AISPP represents growth, development and opportunity – for all children.

“The lotus flower was the perfect icon for our new brand. It stands for so many different and important things that we respect”

In itself a thing of great beauty and symbolism, each of the delicate blue petals in the logo represents the 10 IB (International Baccalaureate) learner profile traits or aspects.

The 3 gold petals at the top symbolise a philosophy of excellence and the Australian Curriculum with an international context, providing:

  • 21st Century learning opportunities
  • IB education framework (International Baccalaureate)
  • Independent education

The petals are also symbolic of Angkor Wat, at the heart of Cambodia’s heritage and culture.

The true inspiration

But it’s the idea of the flower blossoming and growing into different and wonderful things that was the real inspiration behind the AISPP logo.

“We want to challenge our children to develop and grow into something really special. The idea of growing into something… inspired, beautiful, unique, talented… is what our logo truly symbolises and what we set out to achieve when we started to design it,” said Paul Grisewood, Head of School. “We’re really proud of it.”

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

AISPP’s ambitious plans for the year ahead

With the new academic year now underway, there are great opportunities for AISPP to further establish itself as the preferred school across the Kingdom of Cambodia. So as students old and new commence their studies, AISPP is already hard at work planning and implementing the next phase of their future development.

21st Century learning experiences for all students, across the age ranges

Whilst the new term has only just begun, AISPP’s staff and students are already hard at work. With admissions and enrolments up since the launch of the Middle Years Programme (MYP), across Years 6, 7, 8 and 9, the future is looking bright.

A new brand proposition

So what of the future? Paul Grisewood, Head of School, confirms that this academic year sees the launch of a new, exciting brand that embodies the heart of AISPP’s learning philosophy, standing for excellence, growth and development.

The new logo, featuring the lotus flower, represents the IB learning profile, the excellent education opportunities on offer at AISPP and a school-wide 21st Century learning ethos.

AISPP aspires to be an IB World School

“We have a clear ambition to be members of EARCOS in the immediate future,” (East Asia Regional Council of Schools) said Paul. “We are also seeking authorisation by the IB International Baccalaureate across the age ranges, and to be accredited and recognised by CIS (Council of International Schools).”

“All of these worthwhile awards will continue to help us to provide our children with a truly global education, endorsed by a recognised and independent body.”

Smart, new uniform

Our new branding and learning philosophy will also be reflected in our ‘soon to be available’ school uniform. This will follow a design and theme that is similar to other Australian schools across the globe.

So as our new members of staff settle in, our Middle School students find their way around campus and we begin to establish our brand and build our reputation across the Cambodia region, we hope that parents will continue to support and encourage our ambitions for being ‘up there’ with the very best international schools.

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

Experienced staff required

Experienced staff required for early years, primary years and middle years as we expand

Interviews in Singapore, Brisbane and Melbourne November 2018

AISPP is a private school modelled on Australian independent education, in an international context.

Built in 2016, with its impressive facilities and buildings for education and founded in 2017, AISPP offers the popular International Baccalaureate education from Early Years, Primary education to MYP Middle years. The school will offer the Diploma Programme and IBCP career related programme in the upper years.

The curriculum is taught by native English speakers mainly from Australia, New Zealand and the UK, who utilise the Australian National Curriculum (ACARA) concepts, skills and knowledge through the IB to teach students in a modern way, in enhanced learning environments, suited to 21st century learning and innovation.

AISPP is a member of the Australian International Schools (AISA) network globally and is seeking Council of International Schools (CIS) and Western Association Schools and Colleges (WASC) membership and accreditation in the future. AISPP is entering its final phase of IB PYP authorisation in early 2019.

The school has high expectations of its staff and invests in them by providing training and development opportunities internally through weekly workshops and coaching and externally through international conferences, training and further study. Our teachers are our core focus along with our students, as we believe great schools have great teachers to develop outstanding student learning.

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Why is a child-friendly school so important?

Whether you’re moving to a new school, changing schools or seeking a different school perhaps in a new part of the world, it’s important to make sure that your education provider is child-friendly. The fact is, every school has an important part to play in helping children to feel safe, to adjust to their surroundings, and to feel personally comfortable in their care.

Starting any new or different school can be daunting and stressful, particularly if it’s on the other side of the world!

Schools have an obligation to provide an environment that is safe, inclusive and friendly – for all of their young learners.

In the case of a child that is in an environment, or country, that isn’t what they are used to, that might involve specific one-on-one counselling, pastoral support, or participation in a co-curricular activity to help children settle in, make friends and to find their feet.

Kids are natural learners if they feel happy, safe and relaxed

Children are natural learners, if they are placed in the right environment and encouraged by the teachers working with them. But a school cannot just label itself as ‘child friendly’ without adequate contact and support from parents.

Being ‘child friendly’ is directly linked to this support, and schools need to find ways of encouraging participation and collaboration from the families that form part of its wider community.

A family-orientated environment: parents are part of their child’s learning journey at AISPP

Through community outreach, participation in local activities, parental involvement in school events, open/celebration days, etc. AISPP aims to create special bonds with parents and children alike.

A whole-school, child friendly culture

Renowned for its family-atmosphere, friendliness and whole-school, child-friendly culture, AISPP values parental input and works with families to make sure that each and every child has access to the support, facilities and opportunities that they deserve – and need – if they are to be motivated to learn.

Want to arrange a tour around our building? Let us know and we’ll fix a date.

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

Recruitment for the academic year 2019-2020

AIS believes that professionally administered and strategically aligned recruiting processes to secure the right staff, both teaching and non-teaching, is the best way for us to realise the vision for our school.

Recruitment for the academic year 2019-2020 has begun as we expand our school

Recruitment is a critical strategic initiative for AIS as we seek to appoint the best and brightest staff the profession has to offer and is arguably the most important strategic and operational responsibility in which our educational leaders will engage.

If you are interested in working at AIS-PP and joining us as we develop, please contact Robert Lee directly at robertlee@triaust.com with the subject line “AIS Phnom Penh”.

The school invests in its staff by providing training and development opportunities internally through weekly workshops and coaching and externally through international conferences, training and further study. Our staff have set goals and are focussed towards personalized training prior to December to extend their knowledge.

Our teachers are our core focus along with our students, as we believe great schools have great teachers to develop outstanding student learning.

http://aispp.edu.kh/tri-recruitment/

‘The Australian International School Phnom Penh is totally committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young people and expects the same from its employees. All new staff will be subject to national and home country police clearance, identity, qualification and past employment checks to include an exploration of any gaps within employment, two satisfactory references and registration with your home country Teacher Registration service’

An effective Professional Learning Community

At AISPP we value learning and it begins with our staff. We believe that an effective Professional Learning Community (PLC) is collaborative is best defined as an inclusive collaborative, group of people, motivated by a shared learning vision, who support and work with each other, finding ways, inside and outside their immediate community, to enquire on their practice and together learn new and better approaches that will enhance all pupils’ learning.

We aim to improve overall pupil achievement, particularly through a focus on improving the quality of teaching. We aspire to develop an effective school, by attaining all standards. Through effective teaching practice, professional development and high quality leadership with strong support, collegiality and challenge we can achieve this.

Our Head of School spent three days at New International School with the IB in Bangkok last week. The work focussed upon leading a learning focussed IB School. Research shows that a school with a direction for improvement, and a strong vision and mission has a very much higher chance of also having high student achievement and effective leadership, is a part of this.

Additionally, yesterday At AISPP, our staff underwent training in the areas of standards, child protection and effective behavior management and we thank our colleagues who contributed to our learning.

The school invests in its staff by providing training and development opportunities internally through weekly workshops and coaching and externally through international conferences, training and further study. Our staff have set goals and are focussed towards personalized training prior to December to extend their knowledge.

Our teachers are our core focus along with our students, as we believe great schools have great teachers to develop outstanding student learning.

What is an IB World School?

There are some 4,700 IB World Schools across the globe in 150 countries, dedicated to delivering IB learning programmes. An IB World School provides an education for students aged 3 to 19, across 4 levels. The key focus is on encouraging students to think critically and inquire with care and logic, preparing them for success in an increasingly diverse world.

Making students better learners but also better people!

The key difference between an IB education and general Curricula is that students are taught the skills that they need to build a better world through intercultural understanding and respect.

Schools that have been assessed and confirmed as meeting the necessary IB education standards, can refer to themselves as an ‘IB World School.’

IB framework content has proven to work very successfully alongside other national curricular across different age groups. In the case of AISPP, it runs the IB programme in conjunction with the Australian National Curriculum.

What makes an IB World School and IB education stand out? It:

1) encourages students to challenge what they are taught and to think critically
2) promotes a better awareness of both local and global contexts across everything they learn
3) develops multilingual students able to converse with each other – irrespective of nationality, ethnicity, etc.

The backbone of successful teaching and teachers

The International Baccalaureate framework taught by IB World Schools is as beneficial for teachers, as it is for students. IB teachers are given access to high quality professional development (CPD) that encourages critical thinking, self-reflection and dedication to lifelong learning and continuous improvement. This helps to keep teaching standards high throughout IB World Schools.

AISPP – a world-class education and school

AISPP is proud to be at the forefront of setting the education standards throughout Cambodia, equipping young people with a complete education fit for tackling the challenges posed by living, learning and working in a 21st Century world.

Focused on detailed instruction, effective Curriculum use (based on the Australian NC and IB framework), professional training and specific learning environments, AISPP students quickly develop into principled thinkers, effective communicators and willing collaborators, capable and confident with the use of technology and ready for anything!

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

What do parents really think about AISPP?

When you’re looking for a new school for your child, it’s important that you do your research. But what sort of research should you be doing? Is a quick look on the school website enough? Do you need to book a tour? Are you fully familiar with the Curriculum on offer? All of this is important, but don’t forget to have a quick read of those all-important testimonials!

Parents will give you an honest opinion of what they think

With the advent of social media and other online platforms, it’s very quick and easy to access peoples’ opinions on absolutely anything!

When you start to shortlist schools, particularly if that might involve a move overseas, it’s important that you get a good appreciation from existing learners and their families about what to expect.

The fact is, parents value and trust the opinions of other parents because they are very much ‘in the same boat’ and understand things each other’s perspective.

A parent will say it ‘as it is’ because they want other parents to share their experiences

From how good school lunches are, to school policy on things like safety, inclusivity, and the extent of the co-curricular programme, it all matters and helps new parents to feel positive and enthusiastic about an environment that they are seriously considering.

Children have opinions too – and lots of them…

Don’t forget that you might be able to read testimonials from children on a school’s website too. These, however short, are always exceptionally honest!

If you are browsing and can’t find any testimonials or a social networking site to connect with, you must ask the school – most will be only too pleased to share their parents’ views with you.

At the end of the day, you wouldn’t stay at a hotel you hadn’t used before until you had visited Trip Advisor! In the same way, it’s useful to find out what existing parents think, before you fill out an application form for your child’s new school.

 

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

Important Dates

No School – Staff Training – Accreditation, Child Protection and Behavior Management – 24th September

The first issue of the school newsletter will be published on Friday 28th September

October Break commences Saturday 6th and school recommences on Tuesday 16th October

No School Staff Training FIRST AID 15th October

Parent Teacher Conferences 17th October
Parent Teacher Conferences 18th October
Parent Teacher Conferences 19th October

Fire Evacuation 18th October

School Assembly 28 September

Halloween Disco for Foundation to Year 9 in the Community Hall 31st October
Session One 2.00-3.00 ELC 4 to Year 3
Session Two 3.00-4pm Year 4 – 9