Elementary

The school days starts at 7:30 am and ends at 2:30 pm.

All students are taught core subjects in English and Khmer.

The Khmer Programme follows the Cambodian National Curriculum and prescribed text books are used. Students receive 5 - 8 hours of instruction in Khmer each week.

The English Programme subjects are taught by foreign teachers who are fluent English speakers. They are assisted by Khmer-speaking teachers. Students may ask for translation when necessary, but translation is not used as a norm.

Kindergarten to Grade 5 teachers use the International Primary Years Programme. IPC Website

The core subjects in the English programme include:

English: We use the "Zoo-Phonics" teaching programme from America, from Kindergarten to Grade 2, to develop phonetic reading skills. "A-Z Readers" are used to reinforce the phonetic approach and develop a vocabulary of sight words. "A-Z Writing" resources help us to teach different text types. Listening and speaking skills are developed through interaction and discussion in the classroom. International benchmarks and standards are used to assess our students' development.

Mathematics: WE use the Australian "Go Maths" programme. The emphasis is on the understanding of concepts and methods so that students develop logic and reasoning skills. "Go Check" tests enable us to regularly monitor students' progress.

Sciences and Social Studies: This is guided by the learning objectives, teaching approach and activity ideas of the IPC programme.

 

Our policy at East West is to place children in a grade that is appropriate to their age, and not their academic ability. However, in some cases where English development might become a barrier to learning, children may be placed in a grade which is one year below their appropriate age level. Each case is carefully assessed by the Elementary Principal. The appropriate age level for each grade is as follows:

Kindergarten: 5, turning 6

Grade 1: 6, turning 7

Grade 2: 7, turning 8

Grade 3: 8, turning 9

Grade 4: 9, turning 10

Grade 5: 10, turning 11

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Accreditation

The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport

EWIS is registered with The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sport to offer the National Curriculum and Exams.

WASC Accreditation

The Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC) is one of six official academic bodies responsible for the accreditation of public and private universities, colleges, secondary and elementary schools. EWIS was accredited in 2013, for six years.

Cambridge International Exam Center

At EWIS we offer CIE IGCSE/AS/A level courses and exams. CIE exams are assessed though the university of Cambridge.

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