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International Nursery and Reception (Kindergarten) School

Invictus School in Phnom Penh is a co-educational day school that offers international education for Nursery and Reception (Kindergarten). We seek to develop learners who are imaginative, innovative, inspiring, investigative, international, interested in the world and unique individuals. The school fosters a nurturing environment for students to develop a lifelong love of learning in an inclusive and collaborative community.

We couple rigorous learning with engagement while ensuring that students develop strong multicultural awareness. Our holistic curriculum is delivered by skilled educators and accessible to all. Invictus utilises the United Kingdom Early Years Foundation Stage (UK EYFS) curriculum for our Nursery and Reception classes, which is part of the national curriculum used in the UK. It covers various areas of learning including communication and language, understanding the world, personal, social and emotional development, physical development, literacy, mathematics and expressive arts and design.

Our Young Learners Curriculum

Our pre-school curriculum is focused on the understanding that every child is unique, always learning, and has the potential to be resilient, confident, self-assured and capable. Each child is given the opportunity to learn by interacting in positive relationships and enabling environments, developing self-confidence at their own pace. Teachers observe and understand the way each child learns while responding to their needs, interests and feelings. Children learn to be independent and are supported in their learning through positive relationships with their educators.

We understand that when a child's education starts young, it becomes formative to their mental and social development. The curriculum uses games and play to allow teachers to assess progress and plan the next steps for each individual child. Children learn best in enabling environments where educators and parents work together to ensure their experiences respond to their unique needs.

The UK EYFS curriculum sets a strong foundation for students to progress onto the Cambridge Primary Curriculum in primary school. Invictus International School offers a unique bilingual program for our learners, offering English and Khmer, English and French, and English and Mandarin to give them a competitive advantage in our increasingly globalised world. Book a school tour to learn more about the Kindergarten at Invictus International School (Phnom Penh).

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Frequently Asked Questions

1How much does your international school in Cambodia cost?

You can find the full details on our school fees here!

2How big are the classes at Invictus School?

We maintain small class sizes in our schools, allowing students to connect with teachers and receive the individual attention they need. The maximum class size is 1 teacher to 25 students.

3What Curriculum is used at Invictus Phnom Penh?

At Invictus, we utilise the UK Early Years Foundation Stage (EYFS) for students aged 4 to 5. Our primary years programme uses the Cambridge Primary Curriculum. It is based on the UK national curriculum used by many schools worldwide and has the added benefit of a global mindedness which is key to raising global citizens.

The Cambridge Primary Curriculum is supplemented with Jolly Phonics, a UK phonics-based program. Jolly Phonics uses a fun and child-centred approach to teaching literacy through synthetic phonics. With actions for each of the 42 letter sounds, this multi-sensory method is very motivating for children and teachers alike as they can see their students achieve.

Lastly, our international secondary program makes use of the Cambridge secondary curriculum, an internationally recognised accreditation, which ensures admission to higher education institutions worldwide.

For more information please check out our curriculum page here.

4How is the Cambridge Primary Curriculum different from International Baccalaureate (IB)?

Both the Cambridge Primary Curriculum and the IB are inquiry-based learning curriculums. However, Cambridge Primary Curriculum sets uniform learning goals, while the IB allows each school to decide their own learning goals. This might lead to varying degrees in quality of education. Since the Cambridge primary Curriculum is standardised, parents are able to find the learning goals that are covered online, regardless of the school the child is attending. It is also multidisciplinary rather than transdisciplinary, which means only subjects that naturally fit into a theme are used rather than forcing every subject to be in every unit.

5What is Singapore Mathematics?

Singapore mathematics is a teaching method based on the national mathematics curriculum of Singapore used for Year 1 to Year 6. The term was initially coined in the United States to describe an approach developed initially in Singapore, which teaches students to learn and master fewer mathematical concepts at greater detail and having them learn these concepts using a three-step learning process. The three steps in this process are concrete, pictorial, and abstract. In the first step, students engage in hands-on learning experiences using tangible objects such as chips, dice, or paper clips. This is followed by drawing pictorial representations of mathematical concepts. In the lower grades, we focus mostly on the first two stages. Students then solve mathematical problems abstractly by using numbers and symbols at the higher levels. Singapore Mathematics has been adopted successfully in at least 25 countries.

6How does Invictus compare to other public and private international schools?

What makes us one of the best international schools? Invictus has an excellent track record, offering premium and affordable education to international students in Cambodia. We offer a British international education that provides holistic learning and prepares students for global citizenship. Our tuition fees are relatively lower in comparison with other international private schools, our team of teachers all have experience in the education sector, and they come from more than 20 countries worldwide.

7Does Invictus offer a foreign language programme?

Yes, we offer a bilingual program. Parents can select between English and French, English and Mandarin or English and Khmer. While Cambodian citizens are required to take English and Khmer, they may discuss an option of studying a third language. Lessons are taught at a level comfortable to the children during school hours. With globalisation, it is crucial that we hone the multi-lingual abilities of each child to give them a competitive edge. As demand builds for additional languages we will look into providing these.