An Insightful Assembly - Bangkok Prep

An Insightful Assembly

Last Friday, Key Stages 1 and 2 had the time to get together in the Sports Hall for our ‘Welcome Back’ assembly. The children were all very excited to be back and they really enjoyed meeting the new additions to our teaching team (and our returning teachers).

As well as welcoming everybody back, we also had a discussion about the different ways we get to school. As busy adults, we often choose the easiest and most convenient way of getting from one place to another. However, what quickly became clear was that the children are really starting to develop an awareness of how important our transport choices can be.

After seeing a picture of the busy roads of Bangkok, the children were quick to point out that something wasn’t right. The picture wasn’t clear. Unfortunately, there was nothing wrong with the camera that took the photo – it was the pollution which can hover over the streets of Bangkok.

In an inner city location such as Sukhumvit, traffic can cause lots of pollution. More cars on the road means more pollution. More cars on the road also means more traffic, which means EVEN MORE POLLUTION!

However, the children demonstrated their amazing Eco-Awareness and were able to suggest some very thoughtful alternatives.

Take the BTS

This was one of the most popular choices. Bangkok Prep is located right next to the Thonglor BTS Station, and the BTS means no queues to get into school, less time spent in traffic jams and, more importantly, less impact upon the environment.

Walk

Another wonderful suggestion by the children. If you live close by, a brisk walk not only reduces pollution but the extra exercise involved will teach children the benefits of adding physical activity as part of their daily routine. It’s also a great time to chat about the day ahead!

Share the Load

Another idea was to ‘share cars’. We all know it as carpooling. This can be another great way to reduce the amount of cars on the road AND ensure that the time spent in traffic is shared, meaning less stress on drivers and on the planet!

The children’s suggestions really were an inspiration, and hopefully, each little change that we make can start to make a BIG difference!

Martin Breen

Deputy Head of Primary

Our Campus

BANGKOK PREP ADDRESS

77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110

02-700-5858

Primary School

The Head of Primary at Bangkok Prep emphasizes the importance of primary education in shaping students’ lives academically and socially. The school aims to prepare global citizens capable of facing life’s challenges in an ever-changing world. With a dedicated team of educators, Bangkok Prep sets high standards, encouraging students to dream big and work hard towards their goals.

Aligned with the National Curriculum of England and Wales, the school’s curriculum is adapted to reflect Thai culture and society. Teaching follows an innovative thematic approach, integrating real-life contexts with academic rigor to develop well-rounded individuals. Learning is personalized to cater to diverse abilities and talents, fostering mutual respect, trust, and inclusivity.

Bangkok Prep’s primary curriculum extends beyond statutory requirements, focusing on engaging cross-curricular themes to facilitate high-quality learning. Emphasizing active and interactive learning experiences, the curriculum encourages exploration, questioning, and collaboration. The school aims to nurture students’ curiosity, helping them discover lifelong passions and talents while preparing them for a fulfilling future.

Admissions Procedure

When choosing Bangkok Prep for your child, you’re welcomed into the school family, ensuring a warm and supportive environment. The admissions process begins with completing a brief enquiry form, followed by an invitation for an introductory visit and tour. Conveniently located on Sukhumvit 77, Bangkok Prep offers both Primary and Secondary campuses. Upon deciding on Bangkok Prep, applicants submit their application form and required documents. Assessment sessions are then scheduled based on the applicant’s year level, ranging from 30 minutes to 3 hours. The assessment includes various activities and tests tailored to different age groups. After assessment, the admissions team evaluates the application and notifies the family of the decision within 1-2 weeks. Successful applicants receive a formal offer letter and an invoice for initial fees, including placement, security, and registration fees, which must be paid within the specified timeframe to secure the child’s place.

Early Years

At Bangkok Prep, the Early Years curriculum follows the Early Years Foundation Stage framework of England, emphasizing thematic topics and child-led learning for a stimulating and enjoyable school experience. It nurtures learning through play and focuses on developing concepts, skills, and positive attitudes across various areas including personal, social, emotional, communication, language, physical, literacy, mathematics, understanding of the world, and expressive arts and design. The curriculum prioritizes individualized learning, ensuring continuous progress while maintaining confidence and a can-do attitude. Specialist sessions in Thai language and culture, music, library, physical education, and swimming further enhance learning opportunities. Supervised by native English teachers and Thai-speaking teaching assistants, children immerse in language acquisition through the immersion method, preparing them for the international community. The Early Years program prioritizes outdoor learning environments, valuing them as essential for children’s wellbeing and development. It serves as ideal preparation for the transition into primary school and provides resources for parents on the Foundation Years website.

Secondary School

Bangkok Prep prides itself on being a distinct international secondary school in Bangkok, prioritizing student needs and providing a stimulating learning environment. Central to this is the pastoral system, where each student is assigned to a tutor group led by a Form Tutor, ensuring personalized care and support. The curriculum evolves to meet students’ changing needs, offering a core curriculum supplemented by option subjects as students mature. Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9) focuses on a broad curriculum adapted from the English National Curriculum, fostering personal growth. In Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11), students choose option subjects alongside a core curriculum, culminating in IGCSE examinations. Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13) sees students specialize in Advanced Level courses while also engaging in a core curriculum and receiving support for university applications. Bangkok Prep fosters a warm, inclusive community and actively participates in regional competitions and events. The school encourages student involvement and leadership, ensuring a thriving learning environment. Contact information is provided for further inquiries.

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