Message from the Head of Primary – 14th September 2018 - Bangkok Prep

Message from the Head of Primary – 14th September 2018

Dear All,

I hope you are all well and fighting off the nasty bugs in and around Bangkok. In the past, I have often commented on how wonderful the support we have here at Bangkok Prep from Parents is. They are always volunteering and supporting the school, in any way they can. This continues to be the case this year, but as we say good luck to Elena, who has joined our Secondary campus, I am delighted to announce that Mrs. Anju Mohnot has graciously volunteered to lead The Friends of Bangkok (FOBP) this year in Primary. We had our weekly meeting this morning, where we finalised dates for relevant celebrations, parties and fun activities such as Funky Fridays, the Teachers Welcome Breakfast, Wacky Wednesdays and Halloween, to name but a few. Please put in your diaries that the FOBP will be organising fun activities for Wacky Wednesday 26 September (in the undercroft from 2.00 – 4.00pm) and Halloween fun activities on Wednesday 31 October (in the undercroft from 2.00 – 4.00pm). Parents are welcome to dress up and join in the fun at the undercroft as well as the children. Please do note that school uniform is expected on this day, but children can bring in Halloween costumes to get changed in to at the end of the day.

I would like to thank our new teacher librarian this year Mrs. Angela Hilderbrand who organised our first Roald Dahl Day this week. I know all the children, teachers and members of the FOBP had some great fun celebrating this amazing author. Mrs. Hilderbrand has proposed more events, just like this one. Thank you Mrs. Hilderbrand, you have been amazing, already!!

Finally, to wrap up this week, I would like to remind parents that there are many nasty viruses and bugs going around Bangkok. Please look after yourselves and if you or your children have a temperature, or are simply not feeling well, please do not come in to school and have a rest, until you are all fit and well. If your child has a temperature, they must stay at home until it is normal again. Get some rest everyone as this is the longest, and arguably busiest, time of the school year!

Best wishes,

Brad Owen

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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