Visitors to the Northbridge International School Cambodia campus are required to check in and out at the security station to receive a visitor’s pass. Visitors must display their pass at all times while on the Northbridge International School Cambodia campus. Visitors should not be on campus during school hours without official business and may be directed to the main office.
At Northbridge International School Cambodia, safety is our top priority. To that end, Northbridge International School Cambodia will conduct regular emergency drills. Emergency evacuation routes will be posted in each room. Students are expected to follow teacher directives to ensure their own safety and the safety of others.
Fire Drill, Emergency and Evacuation Plans
Emergencies are occurrences that we all hope will never happen. Even so, the school’s staff and students prepare for such events. Everyone on campus must follow plans and procedures centered on the need for a safe and well-executed evacuation or lockdown. Safe place and fire drills are regularly practiced under strict supervision throughout the school year.
In the event of a civil unrest, the school administration will be in contact with local authorities and embassies to determine the seriousness of the situation. In the event of an emergency or evacuation, parents will be contacted and asked to come pick up their children. Children will not be released to unauthorized people.
Situations may arise where the safety of Northbridge International School Cambodia students is best served by having them remain on campus. In this case, parents will be notified by SMS and telephone. For this reason, it is extremely important that parents keep the school advised of any changes in home and/or emergency contact telephone numbers.
Serious flooding may occasionally disrupt the normal school day. This is not necessarily flooding of the school grounds, but more likely (during the rainy season) flooding of roads and residential areas away from the Northbridge International School Cambodia campus. When flooding occurs, everyone may expect delays in the school buses’ schedules. Students riding the school buses will be required to remain on board until they arrive safely at school, home, or at their designated pick-up/drop-off points.
Northbridge Initernational School Cambodia carries public liability insurance, which covers limited student medical treatment for injuries occurring at school; it does not include long-range health care coverage. In addition, the school carries passenger liability insurance coverage (for 24 hours a day) for all regular bus passengers – those who ride the school bus both ways. The school does not carry insurance to cover occasional riders.
Driving Motorcycles and Cars
For safety reasons all Northbridge International School Cambodia students are expected to wear protective helmets when driving or riding on a motorcycle to and from the school – on regular school days or for any school-sponsored events. Students who ride their motorbikes to/ from school will need to provide a copy of their driver’s license with the main school office staff.
Students who drive a car to and from school – on school days or for school-sponsored events – must be 18 years old (the legal age for car drivers in Cambodia) and possess a valid driving license, a copy of which has been given to the main office.
Leaving School Early
If a student needs to leave school before 3:30pm, they must have written permission from a parent or guardian at least 24 hours in advance for planned events. This should be given to Ms. Margie in the Secondary School office who will call home to verify. A gate pass will then be issued for the student to leave school grounds.
Northbridge International School Cambodia is a closed campus. Once on campus, students are not permitted to leave the campus without parental permission and office approval before 3:30pm. This includes going to Northbridge Community residences. Parents are asked to contact the Office Manager Margie_gomez@nisc.edu.kh if their child plans to leave school early. If a student feels unwell at school, the office staff will notify their parents and arrangements will be made to leave school. Students are not permitted to leave campus without prior parent written notification.
Nannies, Family Caregivers, and Bodyguards
Northbridge International School Cambodia has qualified and trained teachers and teaching assistants who care for your children as they learn to be personally independent and responsible. For that reason, it is our policy that nannies, family caregivers, drivers and bodyguards should not be on the school campus during the school day. If proper identification is clearly displayed and if school rules are obeyed, they may accompany children to their classroom in the morning and pick them up at the classroom at dismissal. If they stay at Northbridge during the school day, they must stay in the driver and bodyguard area at the main security entrance.