Footprints International School (FIS) is a school dedicated to raising the quality of education in Phnom Penh, Cambodia. Established in 2007, the school has grown from just 10 students and has spread across 3 branches (5 campuses), with students from Nursery to Grade 9. We run a bilingual program, allowing students to develop competence in Khmer and English, which covers a core curriculum focused around the 4 disciplines of math, language arts, science and social studies. Computers, health, art, music, swimming and PE are incorporated throughout our program of learning to achieve a more integrated approach to education. FIS is licensed with the Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports and is currently a candidate school for international accreditation with the Western Association of Schools and Colleges. Footprints International School is also registered with Cambridge International Examinations for our secondary program.
Mark your calendar!
- November 9 - holiday, no school (Independence Day)
- November 12- PD Preschoolers
- November 14- Parents Seminar Workshop (see details below)
- November 14- SPED Training for Teacher Assistants
- November 20 - casual dress day
- November 21 - end of term 1
- November 22-28 - holiday, no school (Water festival)
- November 30 - start of term 2
- December 5 - parent-teacher conferences
- December 18 - January 4 - winter break, no school
- January 4- holiday, no school (Staff Development Day)
- January 5 - school resumes
- January 7 - holiday, no school (Victory Day)
Focus on Learning
At Footprints we believe that the quality of the students’ learning should be at the heart of everything we do. We believe that all of our decisions and effort should be focused on helping learning take place. Recently, as a school we have been discussing exactly what learning means and how we can be a school focused on learning.
We’d like to invite you to share your thoughts, so that as a school and community we can define what we see as learning and how we can make sure it is happening at our school.
Defining learning can be difficult: What is learning? Most important is what makes valuable learning?
If you’d like to share your ideas, you can do so by submitting your comments in the form below.
Key Learning Questions
We are trying to encourage the students to think more about what they are learning. We have come up with some questions that we will be using regularly with all students at the school to focus them on the learning they are doing. Perhaps you could use some of them too.