The school has the following facilities:
1. Classes: Spacious fully equipped and air-conditioned classrooms. Each class has got an up to date computer linked to the school's network system with the internet access. A projector connected to the computer and activboard used in the class for multimedia purposes and teaching lesson with graphics such as online demonstrations, educational software, application of educational videos and online lessons so that the students can listen to and see the explained topic. The touch-sensitive interactive whiteboard is connected to the computer and digital projector to show image. Teacher can control computer applications directly from the interactive whiteboard. Classes range from Kindergarten 1 to Year 6 and vary in number of students from 20 to 30. The average student-teacher ratio is 10:1.
2. Science laboratory: The science laboratory is situated on the first floor and is fully equipped with workbenches and up to date equipment. The science laboratory has got an up to date computer linked to the school's network system with the internet access. A projector connected to the computer used in the laboratory for multimedia purposes such as online demonstrations, science software, application of science videos and online lessons so that the students can listen to and see how science work.
3. Swimming Pool: The swimming pool is built especially for children with 120 cm deepest point, located on the ground floor. The swimming pool is regularly checked and cleaned by our staff for health risks. Children are always supervised by teachers and assistant teachers during lessons as safety precautions.
4. Computer room: The Computer Room is equipped with up to date computers. It also has individual workstations for students, a network system linking all the computers in the Computer room. All computers have the internet access. The student computer ratio is 1:1.
5. Canteen and Buffet: On the ground floor there is a canteen selling hot meals, pastries, snacks, drinks and stationary items.
6. Lunch area: There is a specially designed lunch area at the roof where children eat their snack and lunch under the supervision of teachers and assistant teachers. The capacity of the Lunch area is 400 seats.
7. Trained and experienced teachers: All the teachers have some years of experience in their own fields. The majority have completed university courses with components in Education. Foreign teachers have university degrees and a postgraduate teaching qualification.
8. Art room: Air conditioned spacious art room with specially designed drawing desks has been established to let the students work more comfortably.
9. Multimedia room: This room with its 120 seats is located on the ground floor. In the multimedia room a projector is linked to a 7+1 theater system that can play CD, VCD, DVD and tape. The room is also used for general meetings, conferences, programs and ZIS Cinema Days.
10. Library: The library is on the ground floor, easy to access for all teachers and students. A full time librarian manages the library that is stocked with a variety of reading and reference books in English and Cambodian languages.
11. Reception: The Reception office is on the ground floor, in front of the entrance. The receptionist is able to communicate in English and Khmer Language and serves as an interpreter in these two languages when necessary.
12. Music room: The music room is on the first floor and contains 16 organs.
13. Outside play areas: There are outside play areas where students can play games such as hide and seek, football, badminton etc during the breaks.
14. Playground: High quality plastic playgrounds are ready to be used safely by children. No need to mention the laughter that is rising from the playgrounds and prepares children to the lesson with discharging their energy.
15. Game Room: The game room is designed for chess and I.Q. games equipped with chess tables, puzzles, wooden toys etc. Children practice the funny way of learning with touch and play.
16. Dance Room: The dance room is on the first floor. Its walls are covered with mirror and the ground is covered with wooden tile. Children use the dance room to learn folk and modern dances.
17. Computerized administration: The administration is linked to a computer network system and has complete computer facilities including printers, e-mail, and internet access.
18. Teachers' Room: The teachers' room is located on the first floor and equipped with computers that are linked to the school network system and have access to the internet.
19. Toilets: Students and staff toilets have been built and designed for having a better and cleaner atmosphere.
Full day education is applied at ZIS. School hours are Monday to Thursday, 08:30-15:10. Also there is an optional extra-curricular activity hour from 15:30 to 16:30. On Fridays 08:30-14:30, School hours may change at the beginning of each academic year. The school arranges holidays to coincide with the statutory holidays in Cambodia. As this is a Buddhist country, the dates of the main holidays vary from year to year according to the lunar calendar. The school does, however, have a holiday in the fall, over the New Year period, and in the spring. You can find the academic year calendar at http://www.zamanisc.org
Teachers and parents recognize that:
1. All that is worth knowing cannot be taught or learned in the classroom environment;
2. Co-curricular school activities can provide appropriate challenges and avenues to achievement and help establish a balance between educating for academic growth and educating for transition to self-hood. ZIS endeavors to provide a program of student activities designed to develop self-directed, responsible social interaction in an atmosphere of mutual respect and cooperation and to provide the opportunity for each student to develop interests, skills and attitudes which contribute to the worthwhile use of leisure time.
There are several after-school activities for students. These activities are offered where appropriate for the students in grades 1 through 6. There should be at least 10 students who would like to join extra-curricular activity. Otherwise school has the right not to offer activities where number of applicant is less than 10. Some of these extra-curricular activities are;
The study hour is for the students who needs tutor for their homework. An assistant teacher and class teacher will assist students while they do their homework themselves. Aim of study hour is to help students to learn study habit, give them opportunity to ask the points that they misunderstood directly to teacher and have extra help to understand topics.
The club is for the students who like cinema and watching movies. Primary aim of the club is to improve English level of the students. Movies are mainly selected from pre-adult levels and they are suitable for student's understanding. Movies are subtitled to be easily understood. At the end of the club hour, students' comments are asked. And some times summary of the movie is assigned in written form by the students.
Beginner's Chinese Language Club
Chinese phonetic symbols with detailed explanation, Chinese characters' stroke order, Chinese language for daily usage consisting of basic conversations about greetings, addressing people, visiting people, some face to face oral tests, Classroom usage of the language, and some additional lessons like Cambodian provincial names in Chinese. Chinese beginner book is the course book. The objective of the club is to strengthen the general knowledge of the students about Chinese language, the ability of speaking, writing and listening.
Electronic Organ Club
The students who attend to this club learn about musical notes first. And they start to learn rhythms of simple songs. After the students improved themselves they initiate rhythms of famous songs.
Students learn twenty five steps of aerobics at the beginning of the club. And students do aerobics in each club hour to keep their body in good shape, and healthy.
Beginner's French Language Club
Basic greetings, basic expressions, subject pronouns, basic vocabulary, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, adjective pronouns, irregular verbs are the introductory subjects of French club. In detail, students study about 'avoir', 'etre' and 'er' verbs, how to say date in French, vocabulary for 'the family', weather, dining table, restaurant, classroom, clothes and house, asking question in French and more common expressions. After these basic steps, reading dialogue, listening, exercises, practice reading and writing are the subjects of French club. Students also learn French songs and play some vocabulary games.
Apsara (Khmer Dance) Club
Female students participate in this club. They learn Khmer culture and tradition. They train Khmer Dance performance with 'Kbatch Bat' dance. As a result of this they keep their bodies fit. The students perform Apsara dance at several ceremonies during academic year.
Beginner's Japanese Language Club
At the beginning, students learn vowels and consonants of Japanese language with the examples of both capital letter 'Katakana' and small letter 'Hiragana'. After this introduction, students start to follow Japanese Language course book, which is 'Minna no Nihongo'. As a start, students learn about fifty words to improve their writing, reading and spelling. After some improvements in learning Japanese language, students go on learning Grammar from 'Resunhuu A & B' course book. During club hours, some games, role plays, and little homework are assigned to the students.
At the beginning of the club, the students focus on basic artistic concepts and techniques such as composition, perspective, distance and shading. These initial basic building blocks enable the students to gain confidence in exploring art and to attempt simple still life compositions. Students start by using pencil and paper. After enough improvement, drawings switch from basic drawing techniques to basic linear drawing, from paper to canvas, and from pencil to paint. During this period, students are thought basic brush techniques and use of color. After that, students begin 'project assignments'. Using the techniques developed previously, the students learn how to apply these to landscape pictures providing practice in drawing-together concepts such as perspective, composition, measurement and detail.
At the beginning of the club the students learn the basics of chess such as dimensions and orientation of chess table, kinds and movements of the chessmen and general rules of chess. After that students start to play with each other. Sometimes competitions are arranged between students and student to computer. Some students win against beginner and intermediate levels of computer.
Turkish Language Club
The aim of the club is to improve students' Turkish level. Reading dialogues, listening, comprehension exercises, practice reading and writing are the subjects of Turkish club. Some games and activities proper to Basic Turkish, some PowerPoint slides, video shows, and movies are some examples of the club activities. Preparing flash cards to improve their vocabulary, memorizing Turkish poems and Turkish songs, playing word games, puzzles, crosswords and word searches are some examples of the activities.
The aim of the Computer Club is to make the students familiar with computer and computer software. Students are introduced to different concepts and skills. Some of these skills are learning typing and software programs such as Microsoft word, Microsoft paint.
Students learn why computers are so important and they understand how they can use computer in the daily life.
Beginner's Korean Language Club
Basic Korean language is introduced to the students. Students learn greetings, basic expressions, subject pronouns, basic vocabulary, numbers, days of the week, months of the year, seasons, and adjective pronouns. After these basic steps, reading dialogues, listening, complete-exercises, practice reading and writing are presented as the subjects of Beginner's Korean Language Club.
Khmer Literature Club
The aim of Khmer Literature Club is to help students understand Khmer Literature better. Students learn about the amazing points of Khmer Literature, practice about poems and writing skills. Students also study and learn about poets and writers.
Modern Dance Club
Participants of this club learn different cultures and traditions. They train Dance performance. As a result of this they keep their bodies fit.
Participants of this club perform drama and learn the art of act. As a result of this they socialize and learn the basic of art of act.
Physical education is a required course for all elementary students. Participation is NOT optional.
Please notify the teacher of any limitations your child may have. If a medical doctor provides a written explanation of non-participation, the student may be excused from participating.
Students who join Physical Education must wear uniforms and footwear that are securely fastened and give sufficient grip. Students can bring their P.E. clothing to school on days they have P.E class.
ZIS has a wonderful swimming pool and offers swimming instruction to all students.
This is a required segment of the physical education program. Students will need a medical excuse from a doctor if they are unable to participate due to ear tubes or other medical reasons. Please notify the homeroom teacher if your child has tubes in their ears.
SCHOOL BREAKS/ LUNCH TIME
During the all school break and lunch times, students are to use open and closed playgrounds in the ground floor for their relaxation
The school library is open to students during the break times and lunch time.
Desired students are issued a meal card by the contracted company.
Students pay in advance for their meals to the secretary.
If students lose the card they must inform the secretary. Menus for each day are prepared by the private company. Students may also bring their own food.
Children are welcome to bring a small snack to school for the midmorning interval. We have a canteen in school to allow children to buy crisps, fruit juice, mineral water and small sweet items. There are also healthy choice items available.
Each student in grades kindergarten through six has recess periods during the day as well as a minimum 40 minute lunch/recess period. Students may bring a snack to eat during their morning recess. We ask you NOT to send candy or soft drinks with your child but, instead, provide healthy snacks for them to eat such as; fruit, granola bars, or carrot sticks, along with a juice to drink.
LUNCH AREA GUIDELINES
Students who choose to use the lunch area for their lunch will ensure that the guidelines below are followed:
• Students enter the lunch area in an orderly manner, taking seats at tables.
• Appropriate table manners and proper etiquette are expected of all students at all times
• Every child is responsible for cleaning his/her table eating area and throwing away the trash
• Students should remain in the room until dismissed
• Food is not allowed in classrooms.
No students may eat while walking through the school hallways, playground or in class. During the break time, food and drinks are permitted at the canteen area but not in the hallways or playgrounds.
CAFETERIA & CANTEEN
There is a purpose-built cafeteria in the garden floor. Hot lunches are served by the canteen staff. Students can either bring their food in the morning or can buy from the canteen.