The corridors of Southbridge International School Cambodia (SISC) are quiet for now, but it will be a different story come 2017.
The school campus is taking shape near Preah Monivong Bridge over a four hectare area along National Road 1.
With construction slated to finish within the next few months, the finishing touches are being put on the main gate as well as the plenary gardens and soccer field.
Owen Hoddinott, School Head of SISC, explains that the name of the school can be connected to the Northbridge Community, which falls under the business ventures of the Royal Group conglomerate.
According to a Post Khmer report in May 2015, SISC is a joint venture investment by Borey Peng Huoth Housing Development with Royal Group.
The Southbridge school expects that many students will came from the borey’s residences as well as surrounding areas.
Today, education in Cambodia, especially in the capital of Phnom Penh, is greatly improving as many international franchises come to operate in the Kingdom.
Aiming to be an outstanding school in Cambodia, Hoddinott said, “Southbridge will run the IPC International Primary Curriculum and both English and Khmer languages will be taught.”
“Here we will teach English in the morning and Khmer in the afternoon. It is intended to have an additional Chinese Language option for one day of the week.”
The school day will start from 8am and finish at 4pm in the afternoon.
“We’ll have optional subjects such as music, arts, sports, and science,” Hoddinott said.
According to the official school website, Southbridge will open in January 2017. For the first school year (2017–2018), the school will cater for preschool and primary students ranging from two and a half years old to grade six (11 to 12 years old). Secondary classes are set to be added in the following year.
“We will start the school next January; that’s [the New Year] a good time for the soft opening of our school and then the official grand opening will be in August 2017,” Hoddinott said.
Southbridge will offer students the newest and most up-to-date facilities in Cambodia. Classrooms will all have new computers, projectors, ipads or notebooks, as well as the latest reading materials and resources to enable teachers to deliver the highest standard of education to the students.
The school is beautifully designed with excellent play and sporting areas as well as functional specialist teaching areas for music, arts, and sciences. There will be a swimming pool, a sports field and a gymnasium incorporated into the campus.
Completing Southbridge’s amenities are two libraries- one for primary students and the other for secondary- as well as a canteen where students will be able to purchase their lunch.
Enroll your child for the January start-up now:
#367 Polaris Street, Borey Peng Huoth Boeung Snor, National Road No.1, Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Phone: 017 222 090,
017 444 377, 017 444 399