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Field Trip Fun For Everyone!

Everybody loves a good field-trip!

Field-Trips are incorporated into our curriculum to add context to the topics being studied in class. We host 3 field trips per school year. Our field trip partners are very accommodating in providing facilities, a fun presentation and extra treats for students to take home.

This week, our Kindergarten and Grade classes took a trip to Westtec Media, the company responsible for film production in Cinemas in Phnom Penh.

With school shirts on, comfy shoes and socks and water bottles in hand, the Little Learner’s hit the road to the tune of wheels on the bus. The trip took about15 minutes and we amused ourselves with reading different numbers on license plates. “That license plate has the number 2 so many times in a row!” Remarked N, age 5.

“Yes,” Mr. R replied, “That’s because some license plates cost more than others. When a plate has more than 3 numbers in a row, that means it’s for VIP’s. Who knows what those letters stand for?”

A range of guesses followed.

“I think it stands for Venus Is Planet” guessed L, age 6.

“Maybe it stand for Visal-Indrak-Panha!” exclaimed another, naming some of her classmates.

“Those are some good guesses! VIP stands for ‘Very-Important-Person’”

“Like you, Mr. R?” someone inquired. He chuckled. “Yes! Like all of YOU kids too. We’re all very important.”

Once on location, students filed out and lined up neatly in their pre-arranged groups. The CEO came out to formally greet our “Film Critics” and invited them inside to see the production room. We saw lots of life sized movie posters and even posed next to a few cartoon characters for photos. We saw the film reel that’s used in the cinema and the big screen used to test movies.

As a grand finale we were ushered inside the private cinema for a VIP sneak-peak of an upcoming feature film cartoon. When asked if they knew what a VIP meant, everyone’s hands shot up in the air. Miniature plush red chairs lined the theater and 3D glasses made everything seem to jump off the screen! When it was time to go, the students filled out a survey card with simple YES and NO questions. This was a fun reading activity!

With full tummies and minds buzzing from all that had been seen, the students arrived safely back at school just in time for lunch.

Stay tuned for a recount of our trip to the DAIRY FARM, coming soon in March.

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School Birthdays

Everyone at school loves a good birthday PARTY! Celebrating a birthday is a special occasion for every child and our teachers at DK Schoolhouse love to make the day just as special as can be.

How We Celebrate at DK Schoolhouse:

– Having an in-class party, song and special activity.
– DK birthday gift
– Special card signed by classmates.
– “Line Leader”, “Story chooser” & “Circle Time Helper” for the day!

Parent’s Should Send:
– Birthday Cake & Candles
– Small snacks or party favors for classmates.
– Party hats/party whistles

Special Requirements For Birthdays: 

Please:

-Let us know on enrollment if you do not want your child’s birthday celebrated at school.

– Do not send strong smelling cakes or snacks to school (like durian or jackfruit.)

– Check with the office or your child’s teacher before giving out private birthday party invitations. This makes sure no child feels left out or excluded.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions page to find out more info on parties, events and more.

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Summer Camp 2016

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Get Ready For Summer!

Ages 2 – 7 years /  July 18th – August 19th  / 8.00am – 12.00pm

Come join us for 5 week of fun in the sun! We have two programs available for Day-Care (2 – 4 years) and Kindergarten (4-6). All programs are run by our team of qualified head teachers and assisted by Khmer National Teacher Assistants.

*Summer camp sign-ups will close on June 1st  2016.

See you there!

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