Lycée français René Descartes de Phnom Penh

The Lycée français René Descartes de Phnom Penh is a private French school in Phnom Penh, Cambodia,[1][2] operated under agreement with the Agency for French Education Abroad (Agence pour l'enseignement français à l'étranger; AEFE).

Lycée français René Descartes de Phnom Penh
Oknha Hing Penn St. (61)

Coordinates11°34′30″N 104°55′11″E / 11.574941°N 104.919616°E / 11.574941; 104.919616
Established1951; 72 years ago (1951)
OversightStephany Leleu (proviseur adjoint)
PrincipalMarc Le Roy (directeur du primaire)
Head teacherGilles Perinet (proviseur)
AffiliationAgency for French Education Abroad

The school serves up until terminale, the final year of lycée (senior high school).[3] Degrees offered include the Brevet des Collèges and the Baccalauréat (S, ES and L depending on demand).

Classes range from petite section (maternelle) to terminale (S, ES, L)

The school has one canteen, a basketball court and a handball court (which can be transformed in a soccer football court), a gym, and a swimming pool.

History edit

In 2009 some land was given back to the institution, and several people living in the land were evicted.[4] Area residents asked for a delay in the process.[5] Residents chose to celebrate the Cambodian New Year in their residences instead of in their hometowns because they were afraid evictions would happen if they were away.[6] Ten people asked the French embassy in Phnom Penh to assist them.[7] Several students protested in favour of the residents.[8]

Management edit

From a financial, administrative, material and real estate stand point the school is under parental management through its Comité de Gestion. The five parents in the comité are elected by a General Assembly in May of each year.

With respect to teaching, the school is managed by a Proviseur who oversees the operations of the whole school and in particular the teaching needs of the secondary school. The Proviseur, who reports directly to the AEFE, is responsible for certifying that the teachings are in line with that of the French Ministry of Education.

The Directeur du Primaire is responsible for overseeing the operations of the Kindergarten and Primary school. The Directeur reports directly to the AEFE.

Former and current teachers edit

See also edit

References edit

  1. ^ Wilkins, Emily (2014-03-22). "When School is Out, Streets Clog in Phnom Penh". Cambodia Daily. Retrieved 2020-05-15.
  2. ^ Home page. Lycée Français René Descartes. Retrieved on 5 April 2015. "B.P. 1132 Rue Christopher Howes -rue 96- Wat Phnom Phnom Penh, ROYAUME du CAMBODGE"
  3. ^ "Lycée Français René Descartes". 24 December 2021.
  4. ^ Titthara, May (2009-04-07). "Make way for the Lycee". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  5. ^ Titthara, May; Christopher Shay (2009-05-11). "Lycee residents ask for reprieve". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  6. ^ Channyda, Chay; May Titthara (2009-04-14). "Residents afraid to leave city". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  7. ^ Titthara, May (2009-05-01). "School community seeks French help on impending eviction". Phnom Penh Post. Retrieved 2020-05-13.
  8. ^ "French School Students Protest Housing Eviction Dispute". Cambodia Daily. 2009-04-10. Retrieved 2020-05-15. [...]Lycee Francais Rene Descartes in Phnom Penh's Daun Penh district [...]

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