February 2018 news


February 12, 2018

Thank you to Jeff from College4U, and our Grade 12 Guidance Counselor Mr. Fechter, for helping our students get ready for college applications.

Our Grade 10, 11 and 12 students were on hand to hear the presentation and begin setting up information on their profiles they will be able to use when they want to apply for university.

College4U has relationships with hundreds of schools in North America and the UK, and can help connect our students with accredited universities. WithIGCSE, AS and A-Level exams coming up in May, it was a good reminder that it is never too early to begin thinking about university!


February 14, 2018

We’d like to give a big thanks to Ms. Joaan from iCan and our music teachers Ms. Angie and Ms. Irene for introducing our Primary students to Boomwhackers and Chair Drumming today. In even just a short, 40-minute lesson, the students were able to learn to play the songs below:

  • Grade 2 -“Twinkle Twinkle Little Star”
  • Grade 3 -“Chopsticks”
  • Grade 4 -“Uptown Funk”
  • Grade 5 -A few rock songs, including “Smooth Operator”

The day ended with a concert, where each grade performed for the rest of the Primary students and teachers.

Quite an accomplishment for just one day’s practice!

Tomorrow our Secondary music teachers and students will return the favor and visit iCan to give their students some violin lessons.

We take pride in being a part of the vibrant Phnom Penh educational community and enjoy connecting with other local schools for projects such as these.


Active Community Member Assembly

Ms. Keelyn’s Grade One class led a wonderful assembly yesterday about how we can be “Active Community Members”.

They showed us that Active Community Members are people who make positive impacts on those around them –by picking up garbage (even when it’s not theirs), helping others, or donating to those less fortunate.It wasC.L.E.A.R. that the Kindergarten, Grade 1 and Grade 2 students know our school goals:

  • Creative Problem Solvers
  • Lifelong Learners
  • Effective Communicators
  • Active Community Members
  • Responsible World Citizens

Our Grade 3-5 students will have their assembly on Friday, February 23rd at 1 pm in our Assembly Hall. Parents are invited to attend.

Active community member assembly

Animals and Biomes

The Grade 4 students shared their expertise on animals and biomes at their “Existing…. Endangered… Extinct?” Science Fair on Friday. Check out their incredible posters and all the information they shared with their friends in Grades 3 and 5, as well as their teachers.

Recent field trips to the Phnom Tamao Zoo and a mushroom farm helped the groups prepare for their posters and presentations.

Animals and biomes

East-West/iCan music collaboration

February 26, 2018

Music collaboration

The other half of the East-West/iCan music collaboration, from February 15 and 16, 2018:

We’d like to thank iCan and Ms. Joaan for welcoming our music teachers Ms. Angie and Ms. Irene, along with our talented Secondary violinists, to teach the basics of violin-playing.

Ms. Angie said iCan’s students were able to play a song after learning the violin for only one lesson. There must have been quite a few talented students and teachers in the room!

Grade 3 Water Taste Test

February 28, 2018

Today at recess, Mr. Nick and Mr. Luke’s Grade 3 classes ran a Water Taste Test.

See the poster below to see which water won.

  • A -Regular-Filtered
  • B -Cold-Filtered
  • C -Bottled Mineral Water

At East-West, our students are Creative Problem Solvers who can collect, evaluate and use information from different sources, as well as demonstrate higher order thinking skills.

Well done Grade 3!

Water taste test
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