Experiential learning through field trips provides students the opportunity to engage in real-life experiences, while reinforcing content taught in the classroom. Research shows that students are not only able to recall factual information more easily after a field trip, but are also better able to make connections and think critically than their peers without such experiences. Students exposed to experiential learning were found to be stronger observers, evaluators and more flexible in their thinking. Furthermore, these students were more motivated to engage in similar visits outside the school day, leading to greater historical empathy and appreciation of culture
The curriculum at MIS provides numerous opportunities for students in all grades to partake in rich and diverse field trips throughout the school year. Traditional fieldtrips, such as visiting The National Museum, The Genocide Museum help install an enhanced appreciation of Cambodian culture and society. Meanwhile non-traditional outings, like visits to the Science Fair at Kids City, Swimming Pools and bowling, provide students an opportunity for practical cooperative learning. These experiences are critical in fostering the development of a lifelong learner. Together, these cumulative experiences work together to achieve the same goal—the development of a well-rounded child.
We take great care in appreciating our students’ hard-work. This is why we feel it is important to celebrate our students who consistently achieve excellence. To thank them for their continued efforts and motivation to be the best that they can be. We are always very sad to see students leave to further their education or career, but feel it’s important to thank and commemorate them for all that they have achieved. Graduation is an important and joyous milestone that students and parents alike can look back on, with great pride.
We have partners from all over the world join us to help promote and educate Cambodians on how they can access world class education abroad. Our students are actively encourages to participate and help in these events giving them invaluable experience in international relations and translating.“ I was amazed by the fluency, the extensive vocabulary and the almost accentless English the students produced. They used the language confidently and were constantly seeking to extend their language use. They were a credit to the school and their teachers; full of life and energy as well as being inquisitive.” Louis Borok Westlake Boys High School
” I recently visited Modern International School as part of an Education New Zealand funded trip to promote international education. We participated in some very well run seminars at the school and were provided with some lovely student helpers. Before the seminar the students in the school had taken the time to create posters about New Zealand and it was really wonderful to see their interest in other countries and their positive, outgoing attitudes. The students had excellent English and are real credit to the school. I would be proud to have any of them in our high school in New Zealand and it was a pleasure to meet them.”Beth Layland Rangitoto College
Students look forward to Spelling Bees as they are a wonderful opportunity to show their spelling prowess to their fellow pupils and teachers. We have prizes for winners and all students are encouraged to participate as to help motivate and enhance participation among the students. We have a team of expert teacher judges, and although taken seriously, there is a fun element underlining the day so there is not too much pressure on any of the students.
Every year the students get their scare on.. Lots of creepy and inventive costumes are worn and Halloween games played on this terrifying day . Teachers will teach the cultural background of All Hallow’s Eve and maybe scare them just a little (But not too much) as great fun is had by all.
The most celebrated western holiday for children is very much celebrated in style by MIS students. We organize a huge party!!. Christmas games, great music, delicious food and Santa Claus comes for a visit with some presents!!
Internal Football Tournaments
We have 2 Football Tournaments every school year. We play one at Christmas and the other at the end of the school year. All ages and levels are encouraged to compete, with a teacher and staff team also. The aim is to bring everyone together in the spirit of fun and fairness.