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

Message from the Head of Secondary – 31st August 2018

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

I hope you all had an enjoyable and refreshing break over the Summer and are looking forward to the year ahead. As well as welcoming back all existing students and parents I would also like to warmly welcome all new students, parents and teachers. I am sure you will be very happy within our community and look forward to meeting you all at some point.

Our students were treated to two days of induction last week to get them into good habits and remember what it means to be at Bangkok Prep. Our House Flash Mob on Friday afternoon proved to be a great success with over 600 students and staff dancing with great energy to a number of songs. Ursus were judged the winners with ‘YMCA’, whilst Sabre’s ‘Thriller’ was a very close second. Winning wasn’t really the point of the activity, however, as we wanted students of all ages to work together on something that gave a lot of fun. Please ask your child to show you their newly learnt dance moves!

The middle of August is always an anxious time for our older students (and parents) as IGCSE and A Level exam results are released. Hopefully, you have been able to see our press releases in our celebration of yet another set of excellent results. Our A Level results have allowed all our graduates to gain places at Universities of their choice, whilst our IGCSE results have improved on already very high standards, incredibly nearly 50% of all IGCSE Grades are A or A*. Please head to www.bkkprep.ac.th/news/ for more details. I would very much like to congratulate the students for their achievements, but also the team of teachers and parents helping them on their paths to success.

Letters have already gone out to parents inviting them to our Parent Information Evening next Thursday, 6th September and I would strongly recommend you attend to hear about our curriculum, pastoral care and methods of teaching and learning. Please note that forums for discussing student progress occur later in the year and the evening is an opportunity to meet teachers and visit our learning areas.

We have a lot of Parent Workshops lined up for the Term and I recommend you attend as many as you can to understand how and why we do things the way we do. First up will be Residential Briefings in preparation for our Secondary School Residentials for the week of 1st-5th October.

I think we are going to have another great year!

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

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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