Pen Pech Panhchakpor made her parents very proud when she was recently announced the 2015-2016 outstanding student of year at Abundant Life International School (ALIS) by principal Dr Susan Beninate.
The announcement was made at the end of year ceremony, and Panhchakpor’s mother Korsary Sokha reacted emotionally when her daughter received so much public recognition on a big stage.
“I cried tears of joy,” she said, adding, “Choosing a good school for our children was our goal because we want our children to get a real and valuable education for their bright future.”
Panhchakpor’s two siblings, also outstanding students, are studying at ALIS as well and their parents have good reason to send their children to the renowned school. They know that only hard work and discipline can lead to success.
“My husband and I aren’t different from other parents or guardians of students at ALIS. We have to abide by the rules set forth by our children’s school. We have to follow through with that strictly.”
To guarantee children’s undivided attention in class, particular rules are always followed at ALIS.
For example, children always have to wear proper school uniform, are not allowed to bring money and electronic devices to school, and most importantly they are not allowed to converse in Khmer during English classes.
When Panhchakpor received her recognition as the outstanding student, she gave a speech in English, admitting that achieving the status as the school’s top student had required a lot of work.
“I think that my parents have it even harder because they have to sacrifice a lot for me; time and money to pay for my study. What I can return back to them is to study hard.”
ALIS is the first school in Cambodia to integrate Khmer, Chinese, and English language classes in an all-day American school curriculum. The Khmer curriculum is set by the Ministry of Education, Youth, and Sports.
ALIS has three campuses in Phnom Penh.
For more information, please contact 088 490 3333 / 088 690 1111 or visit www.aliscambodia.com