Our reason for being is to empower every child to realise their reason for being.
To be a place where every child’s heart, mind and body are nurtured, so that they are in harmony within, and with the world, spreading love, peace and purpose in all that they do.
Bambujaya learners are becoming more …
Appreciative – feeling or showing gratitude or pleasure.
Curious – eager to investigate and learn or learn more.
Courageous – stepping out of comfort zones and becoming fearless in choices and actions.
Dedicated – embracing challenges with passion and perseverance.
Human – connecting to a greater whole – in mutual support and community.
Improved – continually being self-aware, responsible and disciplined.
Metta – treating others with understanding, compassion and respect.
Mindful – noticing their thoughts, what their body feels like, what their ears are hearing, and anything else that is around them and happening right now.
Truthful – living with integrity, in a way that is honest and uplifting to others.
“Where is the book in which the teacher can read about what teaching is? The children themselves are this book. We should not learn to teach out of any book other than the one lying open before us and consisting of the children themselves.”
Bambujaya is a private, bilingual, Khmer and English speaking school in the centre of Siem Reap, with a very welcoming community of families.
Founded in 2018, we provide child-led and project based education inspired by the Waldorf-Steiner approach in a unique, natural environment for early childhood and lower school learners. In the coming years we will expand to include middle school and high school learners.
We teach a hands-on, integrated Waldorf-inspired curriculum that is developmentally appropriate and grounded in artistic and practical work to create an optimal environment where children develop intellectual curiosity, social sensitivity and physical stamina.
We explore with learners the beauty, possibility and resilience of the human spirit bestowing upon them the tools to become thoughtful, clear-thinking adults, able to act with courage and social responsibility.
We provide a safe and inclusive learning environment rich in natural aesthetics, where the interests and strengths of all learners are honoured and encouraged through artistically expressed practical life skills.
We rely on a commitment from all members of the community to work cooperatively to build strong long-term collaborative relationships using open, clear and direct communication.
Bambujaya Bilingual School in Siem Reap, Cambodia is situated on 2 hectares of forest, fields and ponds, just an 8-minute drive from downtown Siem Reap and the international airport.
The classrooms, studios, library, sports field, swimming pool and biodynamic gardens provide an idyllic, woodland environment for indoor-outdoor, multisensory education.