Invictus International School Phnom Penh is holding an Open House on October 10 as it presents its high-quality learning at accessible prices.
Invictus International School Phnom Penh is holding an Open House on Saturday, October 10 to showcase its high quality international education at accessible prices before it fully opens its doors to students later this month.
Invictus is Latin for “unconquerable”, and the Singapore-based international school strives to overcome the challenges caused by the Covid-19 pandemic to be all set to welcome the Kingdom’s young learners.
“At the Open House, we want to give parents and potential students the chance to meet and speak to the teachers and principal, and take a tour of our excellent campus.
“We’re having two sessions, one from 9am to 10:30 and the other from 11am to 12:30. I will be speaking at each session, explaining who we are, the benefits of coming here and what we offer,” Clive Swale, the principal of Invictus Phnom Penh, told The Post.
There will be various fun activities, with a bouncy castle, music and art sessions, not forgetting a food sampling session from the school’s official food caterer, as the Singapore-based international school outlines its top-quality education at an accessible price.
“We have a strong international curriculum, using the UK Early Years Foundation Stage [EYFS], International Primary Curriculum [IPC], Cambridge Lower Secondary, International General Certificate of Secondary Education [IGCSE] and Cambridge International A-Levels [IAL].
“We start the learning journey at four years of age with an early years class, which is focused on play-based learning. This is based on the Early Years Foundation Stage curriculum used in the UK, that focuses on communication and language; physical development; personal, social and emotional development; literacy; mathematics; understanding the world; and expressive arts and design.
“And then in our primary education, we use the Singapore Mathematics teaching approach, which provides strategies and different ways for children to problem solve, while following the IPC curriculum,” Principal Swale said.
The Open House will showcase Invictus’ high quality education – which uses a holistic student-centred approach and offers all-through education from Reception through to Year 13, in preparation of students for success – both academically and in life. There are also English-Mandarin, English-French, and English-Khmer language options.
Dyphan Sea Akphirak, the father of seven-year-old twins Nimith and Muny, said he is thrilled for his sons to have been enrolled in Invictus.
Akphirak – an engineer at a Singaporean company in the Cambodian capital – said: “I am really excited for my sons to be learning at Invictus Phnom Penh. I was recommended Invictus by a colleague at work.
“I was very impressed with their high level of education for the price. I think that the principal and teachers here are really committed and they really care for their students.
“In addition to the excellent education, it was important for me that my sons go to a school with a strong ethos and one that genuinely cares, and we have found that at Invictus.”
Speaking highly of Invictus’ six core values of Respect; Resilience; Care; Collaboration; Excellence; and Joyous Lifelong Learning, Akphirak said: “Of the school’s core values, I find ‘Care’ the most important for our society. I look forward to seeing my sons grow up to be good citizens.
“The combination of a good education and Invictus’ focus on character development and lifelong learning makes me confident my sons will be well-rounded adults who are prepared for the future. I am happy to trust Invictus with this.”
Nimith, nicknamed Eric and the older brother by eight minutes, said: “I am excited to be at Invictus because it is a very good school, and I love the library and the new books.”
Muny, nicknamed William, added: “All our teachers are nice and they are smart. I think this is what makes a good teacher.”
Having shown its commitment to providing accessible education, Invictus is going further with full, half and partial scholarships.
Principal Swale said it is part of the Invictus ethos to offer the scholarship programme.
“The Invictus International School Scholarship Programme is yet another way that Invictus Phnom Penh is benefiting the Cambodian education sector as it provides accessible quality education that nurtures individuals in innovative and inspiring ways to be lifelong learners who contribute positively for a better tomorrow.
“It is our wish that children on these scholarships can go all the way and graduate to go on to their desired university. Research shows that girls are somewhat under-represented in the Cambodian education system. We are hoping that our scholarships will encourage more girls to enter education and go on to higher education.
“It is exciting to think that with the help of Invictus, these young people, like all our students, can follow the path of their choosing. We are incredibly excited to be a part of that,” Principal Swale said.
The Open House on October 10 will come in two sessions, the first beginning at 9am and the second session at 11am.
The Invictus International School Phnom Penh Open House is being held on Saturday October 10 from 9am. Scan the QR code below to find out more and to register.
To register for the event online, please visit: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/invictus-international-school-phnom-penh-op...