Welcome to DK Schoolhouse Preschool & Kindergarten Est. 2012
Why Choose DK Schoolhouse?
Why DK Schoolhouse?
As a Scandinavian school specifically designed for children growing up in Asia, we place a strong emphasis on creating a bespoke learning experience for each student. Every child comes with a unique personality and skill set, and our teachers work closely with students to ensure their individual needs are met. Our goal is to create children who understand that they are part of a wider school and social community.
We focus on developing key skills such as:
Mastering critical thinking and problem-solving skills
Communication and literacy
Independence and self-awareness
Kindness and concern for those around them.
“Each child who comes through our doors joins a community of teachers and students engaged in the joy, work and wonder of childhood.”
Health & Safety
We maintain a sanitary setting to prevent the spread of illnesses. All staff at DK Schoolhouse receives ongoing first-aid training in methods to properly handle any potential accidents that may occur at school. We are supported with a fully stocked infirmary and on-call nurse provided by our medical partners from Orienda Polyclinic.
COVID19, along with its variants, continue to pose a serious health risk for children in a social setting. DK Schoolhouse will continue enacting smart and effective preventative measures; and was among the first to integrate the use of thermal temperature scanners to both check the health status and register the entry of any student or parent entering or exiting our school. Our teaching faculty, with the help of the entire support team will continue to keep those who are most precious to you, safe.
A few things to keep in mind:
- If your child is sick and or has a fever, please keep them at home.
- If your child has any communicable diseases, such as chicken pox, measles, lice, pink eye, pinworms, whooping cough, they will be required to remain at home until their period of quarantine is over.
- Any child who has traveled abroad will be required to notify the school and self quarantine until the mandated period is over.
- We will not accept children who are sick to attend school, and kindly ask parents to keep them at home for the safety of themselves and the wider school community.
- No outside medication is allowed to be administered at school unless express permission has been given by the DK Schoolhouse management, and only in extreme circumstances. Any medication found in students bags will be removed and kept in the office for safe keeping until the child’s parent or guardian can safely claim it.
- You can find more information about our health policies and guidelines in our parent handbook.
Our Fabulous Facilities
Located in the heart of Phnom Penh, DK Schoolhouse boasts two spacious campuses with plenty of space for learning and creativity. Classrooms are spacious, allowing for plenty of natural lighteing and ventilation. We maintain strict hygiene standards and closely follow the WHO’S guidelines for health and sanitation. Children and staff are signed in via our thermal temperature scanner, with hand sanitizer, masks and appropriate social distance measures set in place to ensure a safe and sanitized environment.
Indoor Activity Corners
(Art Corners) Through arts and crafts, children learn to express their imagination. Many class activities are centered around Cambodian culture, as well as teaching children the difference in cultures around the world. Our older students frequently engage in group art projects that involve team work and cooperation. We strongly promote the use of recycled materials and frequently create craft activities using reusable items. Our younger students enjoy the regular use of puppets, clay, shaving cream and home made finger paints are just an example of some of the art tools we use in class.
Children encounter materials used for developing fine (small) and large (Gross motor skills throughout school. The use of “Sensory Baskets”introduces children to a variety of cognitive activities and include materials designed to engage the 5 senses such as sorting, matching, feeling, pouring, tasting and smelling.
CREATIVE PLAY CORNERS:
Creative Play Corner: Various props and materials are provided to stimulate the imagination during play periods. Children enjoy expanding our creative play corner by providing special toys, personal items and keepsakes from home on specific days assigned for show and tell.
Story Corners: DK Schoolhouse is committed to instilling a love of literacy in children from a very young age. Picture and story books are placed around school and used during dramatic play and story time. This method helps children learn to connect stories with their personal experiences, put occurrences in sequence and predict events. At our primary campus, students engage in tri yearly literacy festivals where they work in collaborative groups to present and perform plays, write poetry, design story books and showcase their literary talent.
Outdoor Play Areas
Regular physical activity helps your child develop in a range of different ways. Not only does it help their physical health, but it also helps improve their brain function and emotional well being. Children need a period of frequent physical activity through out the day, and we make sure to provide just that with our play facilities. DK Schoolhouse has a huge swimming pool and many flotation and water play devices for safe water play. Our sandbox spans over 7 meters with sand imported directly from the coast of Kampot.
Each campus has a seperately designed space with play equipment deisgned to help children engage with each other, at the same time develop their dexerity, balance and awareness of others while playing. Aside from each classes daily recess periods, we also offer a wide range of P.E. activities, swim classes, soccer and dance as after school classes. .
Remdial & Development
Every child deserves the opportunity to develop their learning skills at his/her own pace. Remedial instruction can help struggling leaners shore up their basic skills. This extra support can help them easily catch up to their peers. Our Remedial programs are designed to close the gap between what a student knows, ad what they are expected to know. They often target reading or math skills.
Our Remedial Classes:
- Are resrach based, useing proven teaching methods
- Teach step by step without skipping over content
- are conducted at the students developmenta pace and ability
- Offer regular reviews and practice exercisees to reinforce learning and practice applying new knowledge.
- Teach your child the material ina different way from the way they were taught the firt time around.
Our Results Speak for themsleves!
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Our Rooms & Classes
At DK Schoolhouse, your children are immersed in a supportive environment that allows them to develop their thoughts and reasoning abilities through student-centered learning. They will gain the ability to ask questions and validate ideas based on evidence and logic. Lessons are designed to scaffold their learning, making bridges between concepts that provide each student richer and deeper understanding of the content. We provide students with mental tools and a foundation for thinking that will serve their continuing growth and academic development.
The development of your young learner’s mind is not our only priority. While we work tirelessly to provide an enriching learning experience, the team educators at DK provide a healthy and hygienical class for that learning to take place in.
The logistics of balancing educational needs of the individual classes and their students, along with the necessary precautionary measures to ensure a stable healthy is a delicate matter. DK Schoolhouse has not suffered a single COVID outbreak during this pandemic. That is not due to luck, but through careful consideration and planning. We are always evaluating the situation so that our enacted policies are not short term and reactionary, but reason based and forward thinking.