From the Head of School
I am happy to greet you and welcome you to the Australian International School Phnom Penh (AISPP). We are excited to continue growing, as we enter into our 5th school year in 2021-2022. We take pride in offering the Australian Curriculum (AC), as it is one of the best worldwide for inquiry learning. This matches nicely with our authorisations from the International Baccalaureate in the Primary Years Programme (PYP), the Middle Years Programme (MYP), the Diploma Programme (DP), and the Career-related Programme (CP). We are very proud to be known as the ONLY 4-IB Programme school in Cambodia!
In our short years of existence, we have also earned the Council of International Schools (CIS) membership status, moving into the accreditation phase this year. Our team has worked very well together, putting all of the pieces into place for your children and our school. The standards of CIS bring the professionalism of AISPP up to the strongest level of overall education, health and safety for your children. This includes our commitment to Child Protection for all children and all staff, at all times, on our campus or in any school activity.
Our experienced and skilled teachers come from around the world – Australia, New Zealand, the UK, the USA, Canada, and more. With their international teaching experience, they are the best guides for your children in making their way through the world of education. We encourage all children to be proactive learners, taking the responsibility to think critically, be creative, challenge themselves, and know that they can make a difference in this world. This is what the Australian Curriculum strives for, as well as what the IB focuses on – global citizenship and internationalism is key to success in the world today, and our caring environment will give your child that advantage.
With the covid pandemic pushing our schools into remote learning, we have reorganized and upgraded our systems to continue support for all from across the city. Our teachers, teaching assistants, reception, tech team and all others on our staff are here to make learning at home easier for our students and their parents.
We look forward to welcoming your whole family to our gorgeous, tropical campus in the quiet area of Toul Sangke at any time.
Betsy Hanselmann, M. Ed.
Head of school
The School Overview
A World Class Education Meeting International Standards
A World Class Education Measured Against International Standards
Built in 2016 with impressive facilities set in a stunning garden campus, AISPP offers education to students from 2 to 18 years old.
Our Early Years programme draws on the core values of the Reggio Emilia Approach together with the Australian Early Years Learning Framework. Primary and Middle Years students focus on the rigorous standards of the Australian Curriculum, taught through the framework of the acclaimed IB Programmes. Fully authorised to offer the globally respected and recognised IB Diploma Programme, AISPP Senior students look forward to pursuing degrees in universities worldwide.
Our teachers are highly qualified and experienced educators with an average of 15 years’ experience. Over 60% of our education staff hold Master’s Degrees or higher, many from some of the world’s leading institutions: The University of Melbourne, The University of Pennsylvania, King’s College London, Tufts University, Hong Kong University and many more – meaning your children benefit from the best education available.
AISPP continues to invest in its teachers through extensive Continuous Professional Development, ensuring that we maintain our position at the cutting edge of educational practices. Most importantly, your children are at the centre of everything we do.
AISPP is proud to be leading the way in Cambodia.
Our community is central to everything that we do and your children are central to our community. Truly effective education involves a partnership between school, students and families – a partnership with a shared purpose, to help your children be the best they can be.
Join our community and enjoy not only regular, clear and purposeful communication on your child’s educational progress, but a range of social and cultural events hosted throughout the year at our stunning garden campus.
Campus & Facilities
Designed With The Future In Mind
Set in stunning tropical gardens, AISPP offers the full range of international standard facilities:
What Our Students Say
I love AISPP!
This school has changed my life.
I am responsible.
I can design my own learning space to focus on my learning.
I can try new things!
CCAs, our after school activities programme, is so much fun.