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Mark Jacobson

School Principal

Principal’s Message

It is a great pleasure to welcome you to New Gateway International School (NGIS).

I feel privileged to return for a second term as School Principal to lead such an exciting and vibrant school, which offers great opportunities for the young people of Cambodia. It is our goal to make each and every student to succeed. We offer our students the best possible opportunities to become confident, thoughtful young people who are prepared for any future challenges, in an exciting and increasingly global world.

At NGIS, we are very proud of our caring, inclusive ethos where we set high standards and expectations for our students to achieve and behave their very best. From the moment a new NGIS student joins our school community we want them to feel a sense of happiness and belonging, as this is essential to their future success. Our superb facilities and dedicated staff will enable us to deliver our programmes  in an environment that is intimate, friendly and attuned to every specific educational need. We keep our classes and tutorial groups relatively small to create an atmosphere where you can feel relaxed and comfortable, which allows learners to really get to know their teachers.

We aim for all students to be happy and to be challenged in a supportive and safe environment by:

  • Developing well rounded internationally and locally minded individuals who demonstrate resilience and determination to succeed

  • Equipping students with the skills and academic success required to access new opportunities and enhance their life chances

  • Consistently insisting on high expectations

  • Developing an aspirational and flagship school community that engages with all parents and relevant stakeholders


Through the Cambridge International curriculum, our academic standards at NGIS continue to improve term on term and year on year. NGIS is carefully designed to be both accessible and challenging for all students, irrespective of their ability. We thereby ensure success for all by providing students with the necessary skills to flourish in an ever-changing and ever-demanding labour market.

Our curriculum will continue to further develop Khmer studies, Social Studies and the Chinese departments. We believe in a strong sense of continuity between the customs and traditions of the Cambodia and our teaching practices. Therefore, learning of the Cambodian region will be central to our educational practice, whilst implementing a more rigorous international modern British based curriculum blended with global learning.

Visitors are always welcome to make an appointment to visit NGIS and see what we have to offer the young people of our local community, talk to our staff and students and see us in action.

I look forward to welcoming you to ensure the best standard of education and personal development for your child.


Warmly regards,


Mr. Mark Jacobson

School Principal

New Gateway International School