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What Makes a Holistic Education, and How It Helps Students



What Makes a Holistic Education, and How It Helps Students

At Invictus International School Phnom Penh, our vision is to be a leading educational institution where every learner can develop holistically and be given opportunities to flourish successfully. We aim to provide every student with holistic education opportunities by guiding them through a well-rounded educational programme.

Holistic education is a philosophy that involves fostering students’ development to excel in both academics and strength of character. Holistic teaching methods have already found success in Cambodia. We aim to achieve a holistic education for students at Invictus Phnom Penh by providing a positive learning environment that meets the multifaceted needs of students.

Benefits of Holistic Education

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Holistic education brings multiple benefits to students, teachers, schools, and communities. It empowers students to enhance their educational outcomes and equips them with essential life skills for a successful professional career. Key benefits include:

Enhanced Academic Outcomes: By catering to individual learning styles and fostering a supportive environment, holistic education improves academic performance across diverse student backgrounds. It enhances brain capacity in children by ensuring they feel physically and emotionally safe and connected to their learning community.

Emotional and Social Growth: Emphasizing social and emotional learning alongside academic learning, a holistic education approach helps students develop self-awareness, self control, empathy towards others, and developing a sense of accountability to communities at society at large. 

Increased Problem-Solving Ability: Students engaged in solving real-world problems develop robust critical-thinking skills. Inquiry-based learning approaches provide students with essential skills that will be relevant in their future careers, like data analysis, collaboration, and effective communication.

Cultivating Intellectual Excellence Through a Holistic Learning Process


Cambridge International Curriculum

At Invictus Phnom Penh, our holistic curriculum utilizes the Cambridge international curriculum in primary and secondary. The Cambridge Primary Curriculum is integrated with the globally acclaimed Singapore Mathematics approach. This method is renowned for its emphasis on analytical thinking and problem-solving, rather than mere rote learning.
As our students progress from the Cambridge Primary Curriculum to the Cambridge Secondary Curriculum, they delve into a broader spectrum of subjects, focusing on subjects in life and physical sciences, mathematics, foreign languages, and the social sciences. The Cambridge curriculum is designed to ignite curiosity, foster creativity, and develop critical thinking skills, all underpinned by a strong holistic education foundation.
At the end of the Cambridge secondary path and upon the successful completion of exams, students are awarded the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE), which prepares them for the gold standard in post-secondary education, the Cambridge International Advance Level. The IGCSE and A Level stages mark a crucial phases where the knowledge and skills gained across students’ education are further honed.
At Invictus International School Phnom Penh, students complete their education as future-ready individuals, equipped not only with academic knowledge but also with essential life skills. A holistic education approach ensures that our students emerge as confident, capable, and responsible global citizens, ready to navigate and contribute positively to an increasingly complex and interconnected world. Students are provided opportunities to contribute as confident and responsible global citizens.

Nurturing Creativity and Artistic Expression


Recognising the importance of creative arts in education, Invictus Phnom Penh offers a rich array of Co-Curricular Activities (CCAs). We provide students with ample opportunities to explore and develop their creative talents through various clubs and activities. The CCAs include a variety of options such as robotics, choir, band, swimming, football, sports teams, and board game clubs. The CCA activities are not just extracurricular options, they are integral to the school's holistic approach, encouraging students to discover and hone skills beyond the traditional academic curriculum​​. 

Fostering Social and Emotional Well-being


Invictus Phnom Penh places a high emphasis on the social and emotional well-being of  students, recognising the importance of character development, social responsibility, and emotional intelligence.

Invictus Phnom Penh understands that the development of moral values is crucial to a person’s development. It is the role of a school to guide and support students as they navigate their childhood and adolescence, and ensure that the correct values are imparted in them. Invictus Phnom Penh aims to instill values including respect, honesty, care, compassion, collaboration, and resilience in our students. Invictus Phnom Penh aims to raise their learners in a nurturing environment and ensure they grow into adults with self-confidence and a right minded attitude. 

Building Strong Communities and Global Citizenship

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Another key aspect of our holistic education approach revolves around fostering a sense of belonging and respect in our community. Our school maintains a diverse environment where every student feels valued and understood. Invictus International School has students from over 60 different nationalities across 9 campuses, giving students the opportunity to meet new people and learn about unique cultures.

A multicultural upbringing helps students develop a strong sense of global citizenship, encouraging them to engage with both local and international communities. By teaching students to appreciate and respect diverse perspectives and cultures, Invictus prepares them to be active and empathetic members of the global community.

Championing Holistic Education in Cambodia

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At Invictus International School Phnom Penh, we believe in an education system that goes beyond traditional academic boundaries. Our holistic education model is tailored for families who seek more than just textbook knowledge for their children. Here, we nurture not only the intellect but also the heart and spirit of our students, preparing them to excel in a fast-paced, ever-changing global landscape.

We invite you to connect with us and explore the vibrant learning community at Invictus Phnom Penh. Come! See and experience the authenticity and vibrancy of the learning and teaching in Invictus. Book a tour and witness first-hand how your child can grow and thrive in our care.