Letter from the Head of Secondary – 5 May 2017 - Bangkok Prep

Letter from the Head of Secondary – 5 May 2017

By Head of Secondary Nigel Wilsonlock


At Bangkok Prep we take child safety and well-being very seriously. We ensure that all teachers and adults working on site have had appropriate checks to verify they are safe to work around children.

There are many aspects to safety so last year we initiated a Hot Weather Policy, in collaboration with other international schools here in Bangkok, so that children and staff are protected from the extremes of hot weather whilst enjoying a full and varied curriculum.

There are three stages of heat related illness that all teaching staff are made aware of:

Heat Cramps are experienced from fluid loss due to heavy sweating and usually occur in the abdomen or legs.

Heat Exhaustion derives from prolonged exposure in hot conditions with high fluid loss due to heavy sweating and an elevated body temperature below 40 degrees Celsius.

Heat Stroke is a condition when the core body temperature is higher than 40 degrees Celsius and is potentially fatal.

To limit the effects of the hot weather on all outdoor activities we ensure that students are given sufficient rest breaks from exertion whilst also actively encouraging water consumption.

To aid in teacher’s awareness we internally publish the Humidex Rating and associated Warning Level three times during the day at this time of the year. The Humidex Rating combines the air temperature with relative humidity to give an effective measure of how hot it feels.

The following is a summary from our policy:

Level Humidex Rating Comment
<30 No Discomfort
0 30-39 Some Discomfort
1 40-44 Great Discomfort
2 45-54 Increasing Risk
3 >54 Very dangerous

At the moment our highest values have been 45/46 and are at the low end of Level 2. Our highest rating last year was 52 on May 13th.

We would very much welcome your support by promoting the following actions:

  • Wearing of hats at breaktimes
  • Regular drinking of water
    • Avoid sodas/caffeinated drinks as they tend to dehydrate
    • Follow the ‘little but often’ rule
    • Personalised water bottles ensure water is always at hand
  • Applying sunscreen
  • Monitoring energy levels to check for heat exhaustion/stroke
  • Talk to your children to promote the above good habits
  • With your support and our vigilance we are confident of keeping our children safe and active.

Kind regards and have a cool weekend if possible.

For more information, please contact: secondary.sec@bkkprep.ac.th

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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.

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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.

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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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