An Invitation from The Head of Primary 15 March 2019 - Bangkok Prep

An Invitation from The Head of Primary Friday 15 March 2019

Dear All,

Another well planned and executed week in Primary and thanks to everyone involved! The team work we have all shown this year has been impressive and a pleasure to be part of. Thanks to Catherine Frisbie, Will Fearon and Dan O Sullivan for supporting Battle of the Bands last Saturday and well done to Matt Ferrier for Sunday’s Primary Swimathon. Well done, everyone!

I want to take this opportunity to say how wonderful I thought this year’s Book Week was and wanted to say that today was, easily, the best Book Character Parade, I have ever seen in my 20 years of teaching. Although, last week, I challenged parents to dress up, I was very impressed with how many parents found the time to support the parade. The sports hall was full to capacity!

A huge thanks to Ms Jess Youlton for organising this Year’s Book Week and introducing the concept of ‘Windows into Worlds’. What a great idea! I particularly found our staff impressive as to the effort and time invested in their book characters. I say staff, rather than teachers as we had characters join us from all the offices around the campus (as well as all the teachers). I would also like to mention Ms Trunchbull (Mrs Jayne Williams) our compare for the parade. Simply, amazing!

Our Parent Booking System goes live on Friday thanks to Martyn Chadderton who has ensured parents can easily book an appointment of their choice with the teacher they wish to speak to. Our Teacher Parent Meetings are on Tuesday 26 March (2.30 – 5.00pm) and Wednesday 27 March (2.30 – 5.00pm). I hope parents can find time to meet their teachers for an update as to their child’s progress and well-being.

I would like to personally thank the parents who attended this week’s Parent Forum’s with me. The Nursery and Reception parents have provided valuable feedback about our school alongside ideas on how to improve. Most importantly to me, they confirmed that our teachers are doing a wonderful job! My next Parent Forums are Tuesday 19 March with Year 1 (at 8.00-9.30AM) and Year 2 (at 13:00-14:30) in Room 215. I hope to see as many of you there as possible. These Forum’s prove essential to the ongoing, improving communication channels from parents to the school and vice-versa!

Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

Best wishes

Brad Owen

Head of Primary

 

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77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

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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.

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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