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International Primary School in Cambodia with Cambridge Curriculum

Invictus International School in Phnom Penh offers an internationally recognised primary school program. Our campus empowers students to learn in both traditional and non-traditional settings, providing a holistic education delivered by our skilled educators. Learning should be fun and we seek to provide an enjoyable and enriching experience that allows them to deepen their understanding of the world and, develop a lifelong love for learning, and achieve their personal learning goals. At Invictus we celebrate the uniqueness and individuality of every child.

With a maximum student to teacher ratio of 25:1 in the classroom, our goal is to foster a school community where their learning experience is shaped through close interaction and every teacher knows your child by name.

Cambridge Primary Curriculum in Phnom Penh

Invictus utilises the Cambridge Primary Curriculum, which is the curriculum of choice for over 1,800 schools in 90 countries around the world. At the heart of our international curriculum is a set of rigorous and holistic subject, personal and international learning goals. Connecting learning across these goals, are more than 130 theme and topic-based units of learning.

Subject goals in the curriculum include Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Social Studies, Creative Arts, Physical Education, Language Arts and Information & Communication Technology.

The school complements the Cambridge Primary Curriculum with rigorous Mathematics and language courses.

Singapore Mathematics Framework

Invictus utilises the Singapore Ministry of Education Mathematics Framework for our Mathematics courses. The framework is renowned worldwide for its comprehensive programme and used in many schools internationally. It aims to equip students with a level of mastery of mathematics that will serve them well in life while enabling them to pursue the subject at the highest levels if they have the interest and aptitude.

The Singapore Mathematics curriculum uniquely features a spiral design where topics are revisited and extended. At the small and tight circle of the spiral, a new mathematical topic is introduced. When a student progresses to the next level of the spiral, they revisit the topic and are introduced to related concepts that are more difficult.

The curriculum is also based on the Concrete Pictorial Abstract (CPA) approach which posits that people learn in three stages: through real objects, pictures and then symbols such as plus and minus signs. The CPA is well known for modelling mathematical problems with visual aids to build an understanding of concepts such as fractions, ratios and algebraic reasoning in a systematic way.

Well Rounded Education in a Global Environment

Invictus provides multilingual education so students gain a competitive edge in our global environment. We have an international community of students from more than 45 countries. Lessons are conducted in English, and languages offered include Khmer, Chinese, and French.

With over 45 nationalities on our campus, our teachers recognize the importance of an inclusive environment and help ensure every student is known and that their learning needs are met. Our vision is to promote life-long learning and prepare students for the future through international education. Our school year runs from August to June every year with a two-week break in December. 

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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.