Message from the Head of School – 31st August 2018 - Bangkok Prep

Message from the Head of School – 31st August 2018

Dear Parents,

I hope that you have enjoyed the first full week of term and that your child has settled well into the new academic year’s routines. I would like to encourage you to read ‘Prepazine’ and the News section of the school website regularly so that you are up to date with essential information for all members of our school community. This newsletter covers dates, events and news for parents, all of which give you a full picture of what is happening across the school on a regular basis.

I am sure that you would like to join with me in congratulating all Bangkok Prep staff for their tremendous effort in preparing both campuses so they opened on time. We are all very proud of our new high quality learning spaces and they will have a profoundly positive impact on students’ learning.

During the next few weeks, we will hold our ‘Parent Information Sessions’. I hope that many of you will be able to attend these events and I am sure that you will enjoy the opportunity to find out more about the routines and curriculum for the coming academic year. This year, we will be increasing the amount of parent information sessions and Firefly workshops which should increase the efficiency of our communications.

High Quality Relationships

During this academic year the Whole School Improvement Plan will have an overarching focus on developing high quality relationships. We will be developing ideas which will enrich the relationships between staff and parents, staff and students and also focusing on the positive relationships that our students have with each other. I believe that high quality relationships are at the very heart of an Outstanding Learning Community.

Student Academic news

I would like to congratulate all our students on maintaining the academic momentum that we achieved last year at IGCSE and A Level (A2) and also to congratulate those students who achieved the highest grades. 2017 – 2018 was another record breaking year for academic results at Bangkok Prep.

At IGCSE, 91% of students got 5 or more A*-C grades. In fact 1 in 2 of ALL exams sat were awarded A* – A grades and this is clearly a magnificent achievement!  There were also many individual examples of outstanding achievement. With regards to the A Level results, we also have very good reasons to be proud. 1 in 4 Students achieved a grade of A* – A.  More than half of the students scored A* – B. More information regarding the results will be posted on our website next week together with a summary of the university destinations of our last year’s Year 13 students.

I would like to take this opportunity to wish all the 2017 – 2018 Bangkok Prep Year 13 students ‘bon voyage’ as they launch into university life in destinations all over the world. I would also like to thank the teaching staff in school who worked extremely hard with the students to ensure that they achieved the best results of which they were capable.

We have a very exciting year ahead of us and I am sure that the forthcoming high quality learning experiences will allow our students to flourish!

Best regards,

Duncan J Stonehouse

Head of School

 

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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