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Boarding Schools

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 1:34 pm
by darrylg
Looking for a boarding school in Phnom Penh or Siem Reap for a 10 yo boy. Any advice is welcome.

Re: Boarding Schools

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 2:46 pm
by PSD_Kiwi
They don't have boarding schools in Cambodia...unless you count sending young boys to become monks as a boarding school.

Re: Boarding Schools

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:33 pm
by Playboy
There are a couple of Military Academies here that offer 24/7 Boarding, although 10 is probably too young for that.

Re: Boarding Schools

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 3:37 pm
by Miguelito
Aren't boarding schools mostly a British/East Coast U.S. thing?

Re: Boarding Schools

Posted: Tue May 21, 2019 4:41 pm
by Spigzy
Various levels of weird on this question. Why would you want a boarding school for your kid in PP - that would imply that the parent is planning to go overseas and leave their kid in Cambodia; who does that - oil rig worker maybe?

I'm putting money on this request actually being a badly dressed up way for a "TEFLer" to find a boarding school in Cambodia "where nobody can hear 10 year old boys scream".

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* apologies if you really are an oil rig worker or similar.

Re: Boarding Schools

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 5:34 am
by darrylg
Spigzy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Various levels of weird on this question. Why would you want a boarding school for your kid in PP - that would imply that the parent is planning to go overseas and leave their kid in Cambodia; who does that - oil rig worker maybe?

I'm putting money on this request actually being a badly dressed up way for a "TEFLer" to find a boarding school in Cambodia "where nobody can hear 10 year old boys scream".

Image

* apologies if you really are an oil rig worker or similar.
Apology accepted.
My Khmer wife and I live in BKK where I work. Our son is struggling in school here as he is the only Khmer kid. His hometown schools are very bad so we thought this might be an option worth investigating.

Re: Boarding Schools

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 7:29 am
by vladimir
I did 10 years of boarding school, try and find other options if you can.

Corporal punishment is illegal in Cambodia, but that doesn't mean it won't happen.

Far better he boards with a family in the city and attends a school here...the problem is finding a trustworthy one.

I suggest you speak to Stroppy Chops on TOF, he might have an idea. He has put up students, not sure as young as your son, but he may know someone

You can PM me for his FB contact if need be

Re: Boarding Schools

Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 2:04 pm
by Spigzy
darrylg wrote:
Wed May 22, 2019 5:34 am
Spigzy wrote:
Tue May 21, 2019 4:41 pm
Various levels of weird on this question. Why would you want a boarding school for your kid in PP - that would imply that the parent is planning to go overseas and leave their kid in Cambodia; who does that - oil rig worker maybe?

I'm putting money on this request actually being a badly dressed up way for a "TEFLer" to find a boarding school in Cambodia "where nobody can hear 10 year old boys scream".

Image

* apologies if you really are an oil rig worker or similar.
Apology accepted.
My Khmer wife and I live in BKK where I work. Our son is struggling in school here as he is the only Khmer kid. His hometown schools are very bad so we thought this might be an option worth investigating.
Damn it Private Pile, now I have to be serious!!

Only Khmer kid in which school- that sounds very odd. All the schools I looked at for my son had lots of Khmer or at least half-Khmer kids. Or by “BKK” you mean Bangkok?! If so I’d be looking more towards Malaysia or Singapore for boarding schools given their British “heritage”.

(If you mean BKK “Boeung Keng Kang, PP) My son is at Learning Jungle up in Toul Kork- a great mixture of Western (Canadian root) education, but they teach Khmer also. It’s a way from BKK, but thoroughly recommended if you need your son to pickup English or Khmer- renting/buying is cheaper than BKK1, moving could be a better option?

I think as Vlad said, if PP/SR is your preferred location whilst you work in Bangkok(?) then trying to find a home to place him, whilst he attends a Cambodian school might be the best bet. Sounds a bit odd, but perhaps at the right price to cover all living costs, a good Khmer friend or family could take care of it? Good luck.

Re: Boarding Schools

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 8:07 am
by slavedog
Pretty sure that he means Bangkok.

I would look at finding a more suitable school in Bangkok. Obviously an international school if possible, where they will be used to integrating kids from all over the world.

By the way, it's not that unusual for kids in UK to board close to their homes.

Re: Boarding Schools

Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 9:28 am
by kinard
There are boarding facilities at some of the 'religious' schools. Wouldn't think you have to be a religious person to enrol your children but then maybe you do?