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Early Learning

The aim of the Early Learning Program at Northbridge International School Cambodia is to provide a play-based, developmentally appropriate learning environment full of curiosity, wonder and discovery.

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Our Philosophy

We believe children learn best when:

  • They learn through explorative play, inquiry and discovery.

  • They are at the centre of the learning experience.

  • They are supported by viable, valuable and nurturing relationships and environments.

  • Holistic approaches to learning are embedded in practice.

  • They have the opportunities and time to choose, explore, take risks, and discover.

  • They feel comfortable in an emotionally supportive environment.

  • They interact socially with peers and adults.

  • Each individual is celebrated as a unique and special being, bringing their own skills, interests and culture.

  • Knowledge, concepts and skills are developed through authentic and relevant play at home and at school.

  • We value and extend their prior knowledge and experience.

  • The environment is stimulating, therefore it will constantly shift to meet the learner’s interests and needs.

  • Parents are encouraged to be actively involved, sharing their expertise and knowledge about their child.

 

Early Learning 3 years-old Program (EL3) 

  • EL3 is a stand alone class composed of up to 16 students, one teacher and two teacher assistants.

  • Students enrolled in this program need to be 3 years-old by 31 August and be toilet independent.

  • This is a full day program (8am-3pm) after a staggered start to the school year. 

  • During the second week of school, students will be attending school for half of the day.  After this week, students who attended the EL2 program the previous year will start the full day program. New students will only start the full day programme after the first month of school. This is done to support the transition of students to a new environment and to ensure a successful learning experience for all of our our EL3 students.

  • Students who join the school during the year will join their classmates for half days for at least two weeks prior to commencing the full day program. This is done to support the transition of students to a new environment and to ensure a successful learning experience for all of our EL3 students.

  • If a child is not ready for a full day programme at the end of the first month, teachers and parents will meet to agree on a new date on which to transition the student to the full day programme.

  • A full day program schedule is Tuesdays - Fridays from 8am-3pm and Mondays from 10am-3pm.

  • There is a staggered start to the school year for the first week. During this time, students and parents come to school together for a morning or part of a morning for 'Early Learning Classroom Visits'.  A letter from the school will be sent home early June or upon admissions with the relevant details about this week's schedule. 

  • In the first week of school, the teacher and teaching assistants visit homes to learn about the child and their families. These visits are pivotal and essential to a successful year in Early Learning at NISC. The teacher will schedule these meetings by calling the parents.

 

Early Learning 4 years-old Program (EL4)

  • EL4 is a stand alone class composed of up to 16 students, one teacher and two teacher assistants.

  • Students enrolled in this program need to be 4 years-old by 31 August and be toilet independent.

  • This is a full day program starting the second week of every school year.

  • Teacher and parent can make the decision for a child to attend school half days for an agreed period of time, if the child is not ready for a full day program.   

  • A full day program schedule is Tuesdays - Fridays from 8am-3pm and Mondays from 10am-3pm.

  • There is a staggered start to the school year for the first week. During this time, students and parents come to school together for a morning or part of a morning for 'Early Learning Classroom Visits'.  A letter from the school will be sent home early June or upon admissions with the relevant details about this week's schedule. 

  • In the first week of school the teacher and teaching assistants visit homes to learn about the child and their families. These visits are pivotal and essential to a successful year in Early Learning at NISC. The teacher will schedule these meetings by calling the parents.