Message from Head of Secondary – 14th Sept 2018 - Bangkok Prep

Message from the Head of Secondary – 14th September 2018

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

It was great to see nearly 150 parents in school on Tuesday for our Residential briefings. These Trips are an integral part of our curriculum, allowing us to develop closer relationships within the year groups whilst increasing student independence and wider skill sets. They are keenly remembered by all participants and in many cases act as the catalyst for lasting friendships. If you didn’t manage to attend the briefings please check out the Firefly Residential pages, which will also be the main avenue of communication whilst the students are away. Please note that after consultation we will be only sending SMS messages at the beginning to inform you of safe arrival and at the end to notify you that the students have departed their locations. Each day Trip Leaders will be adding about 6-10 photos and 2-3 short sentences about their days to the relevant Firefly page.

Currently, we have awarded over 6000 House Points in school for behaviours that showcase our 11 Life Values. On average each child would have received around 10. I am very pleased to see this, because worthwhile and meaningful praise acts as a great motivator and reinforcer of what we want our students to see as being important behaviours. Do you know what your child got them for? Do they know why they got them? I was fortunate to be in a position to give to two students this week for ‘community-minded’, one had found a wallet in the cafeteria and sought help in returning it. The owner probably had no idea who had found it and taken the effort to hand it in.

We are beginning to see the inevitable post-holiday illnesses that occur when nearly 700 students and teachers return from their travels across the globe. We monitor health patterns closely and would like to ask that students do not come to school if unwell with a temperature. The best place for students when ill is at home getting rest. Unfortunately, when they come to school unwell, viruses can be easily spread. Reviewing general hygiene is a good idea and we would like you to support us in ensuring students wash hands properly with soap and water and whilst covering their mouths if coughing. We have also had a deep-clean in school this week and continue to have alcohol based hand-washes in all classrooms.

Finally our Sixth Formers were kept very busy today raising funds to support their Community Service work on their Residential and in school with Asylum Access. Teachers and staff were invited to order ‘coffee and cake’ that would be delivered around school. Alongside a bake sale at break time the Sixth Formers are aiming to raise 50,000Baht. If you have any other fundraising ideas then please let us know! FoBP were also treated to the cake and coffee when we met on Friday afternoon. It was a great way to end the week!

Kind regards

 

Nigel Wilsonlock

Head of Secondary

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BANGKOK PREP ADDRESS

77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110

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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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