What does Seametrey stand for?
Se-rey pheap (Freedom as opposed to fear)
A-rey thos (Civilisation as opposed to barbarism)
Metrey-pheap (Love as opposed to selfishness and hatred)
Seametrey Children’s Village offers a fully integrated bilingual nursery and primary education. We are located by the beautiful lakeside of Tonle Bati. The aim of the school is to make quality education accessible to all Khmer children. Seametrey Children’s Village hosts eight primary classes offering lessons in both Khmer and English as well as an excellent array of extra curricular activities. Seametrey also boasts an excellent bilingual nursery from children as young as 13months.
Seametrey Children’s Village is an NGO school with a social integration as a core policy. It delivers free, quality education to those left behind by the expensive mainstream education system while more able parents contribute a nominal fee to the school. Seametrey is striving to achieve a school site that is environmentally friendly, self sufficient, as much as possible fuelled through green energy as it aims to be fully self sustainable in the near future. As you will see, our entire philosophy is centred around Khmer tradition harmoniously blending with international influence and modernity.
We are proud to be a Khmer school with local Khmer teachers who work alongside the many volunteers from around the world. Fundamentally our school is a Montessori school. We enable and empower our children to drive and take charge of their own learning. This approach challenges old cultural beliefs and enables our children to aspire for a more prosperous life, it instills within our children ambition, confidence and self-belief. Our staff and numerous volunteers, without whom our work would not be possible, help to deliver the national Cambodian syllabus following the Montessori pedagogy, with a unique international perspective.
At Seametrey we also teach our students the importance of human dignity, respect, rights and freedoms. We wish to nurture tomorrow’s best minds, but also human beings that respect all, show kindness and love, champion human dignity and value education as a vehicle for prosperity.