As an international school, Northbridge International School Cambodia values the rich diversity that different languages and cultures bring to an educational community. The EAL department supports English language learners as they acquire the level of English needed to communicate effectively in social situations at school and be academically successful in their classes.
In addition to taking English Language Acquisition courses, English language learners at Northbridge Secondary School are immersed in the different subject areas, providing a language rich learning environment and ensuring them equal access to the curriculum.
NISC classroom teachers and EAL specialists collaborate using the Sheltered Instruction Observation Protocol® (SIOP), “a research-based and validated instructional model that has proven effective in addressing the academic needs of English learners.” Developed by the Center for Applied Linguistics in Washington D.C., SIOP® aims to help English learners develop content knowledge, language proficiency, and academic skills at the same time. Research has found that SIOP-based teaching benefits all students, not just those who are learning English as an additional language.
The EAL Specialists at Northbridge are currently studying the SIOP Model® at a virtual institute. This important professional development will allow them to continue providing student-specific sheltered English language instruction to all English language learners here at NISC.
Teenagers, including at Northbridge International School Cambodia, are at a crucial stage in their lives as they try to navigate the complexities of growing up. They are faced with the challenge of balancing academic demands, peer pressure, and family expectations, all while trying to discover their own identity and purpose in life.
After becoming a father for the second time on NYE 2022, I was able to re-evaluate my lifestyle and reflect on how to improve myself for my family, my community, including at Northbridge International School Cambodia, and the planet.
For school year 2022-2023, Northbridge International School Cambodia installed some updates in the Secondary Science Laboratory Classrooms that the NISC Health and Safety Audit Committee has been working on from the previous school year based on the Nord Anglia Regional Manager on Health and Safety suggestions.
For the last several months grade 10 students at Northbridge International School Cambodia have been thinking about their futures and the pathways they intend to take both next year in the DP and subsequently after.