Canadian Curriculum

CIS provides a Canadian Curriculum in English. The Canadian curriculum is internationally recognized as having a very strong global presence (see www.pisa.oecd.org). CIS is certified by Canada through the Canadian province of Alberta (here).

CIS has completed the accreditation process with the province of Alberta and is regulated by an Alberta government appointed agency who will visit our school and provide professional development and curriculum support to us. We will also participate in standardized testing from Canada, to ensure that we maintain quality.

 

Learn More about Alberta Curriculum Here

Preschool

In the very early stages (18 months to 2.5 years), CIS preschool will offer a Canadian approach to learning that instills a strong sense of self and a confident attitude toward learning. We will gradually add elements of the Canadian Curriculum that support young children learning and give them the tools to move forward. This curriculum is based on current brain research and is built to develop the whole child, emotionally, physically, academically, and socially. We will integrate visual arts, music arts, drama, dance, and sports to give the child a well rounded education, and an opportunity to shine.

Teaching and learning at the Canadian International School of Phnom Penh preschool is an awesome experience for all! The school deliberately maintains a manageable low student to adult ratio, so that students can be given special care and attention. CIS believes in family values and it is very much a “family” atmosphere at the school. CIS offers a plethora of activities to enrich and support the “Whole Child” concept.

Teachers at CIS are certified teachers. They are predominantly Canadian teachers holding university degrees from certified Canadian universities. Certified Canadian curriculum is recognized throughout the world and is portable to any country globally.

 

Kindergarten

Kindergarten is a wonderful way for your child to discover what school is like and to have fun while learning new things. In this exciting new community, children’s natural curiosity and eagerness to learn are structured through organized activities and purposeful play. Your child will interact, imagine, experiment and explore to add to their knowledge, learn new skills and practise what they’ve learned.

 

Grade 1 and 2

Grade 1 and 2 are the start of an exciting journey. All Grade 1 and 2 students at CIS take eight required subjects: Art, English Language Arts, Health and Life Skills, Mathematics, Music, Physical Education, Science and Social Studies.

 

Grade 3 to 6

Our new elementary school campus on Diamond Island is now open and is now also accepting student registrations for grades 3, 4, 5 and 6.

ELL – English Language Learners

CIS offers a strong English Language Learners (ELL) program grounded in solid language acquisition research. The program aims to develop and improve on the English language skills necessary in order to ensure students are successful and properly supported here at CIS. The students eligible for the program are identified during the student application and interview process.  In addition to this program, all students will be immersed in English throughout the day, and this will lead to acquiring the English skills necessary to succeed in their other classes.

extra-curricular activities

CIS will offer after school extra-curricular activity programs every school year. Students will be able to register for various activities which span over the length of the school semesters starting in September of each year.  A wide range of options will be provided to choose from which will include a number of sports, music lessons, further language learning, drama, cultural activities and more.  A pamphlet containing complete information and listing of the offered activities is available to be picked up at the front desk of the Diamond Island (Koh Pich) Campus.

Environmental and Social Responsibility

CIS is a school that promotes environmental and social responsibility through activities and through learning about the community and the world beyond themselves. As the children mature, students and parents may be expected to participate in programs and fund raising to create a sense, among the students, that there are children who are not so fortunate as they are, outside the walls of our school.

Technology

CIS believes that children of this generation will need to know how to use technology effectively and in a balanced curriculum. It is important for children to be able to use technology without allowing it to engulf them. We will use interactive white board technology and iPad technology, where appropriate, to foster this growth and awareness. Teachers and students will be able to interact with websites and lessons in an exciting learning atmosphere. Students and teachers at CIS are truly fortunate to have such cutting edge technology at their disposal.