Bulldog Dash 2020 Report - Bangkok Prep

Bulldog Dash 2020 Report

Saturday October 10th saw the very FIRST schools swimming competition of the academic year. You could hear the buzz of excitement as all the swimmers filled into the sports hall (wearing masks of course). Not even the dark clouds in the sky could dampen the high spirits within the Bulldog camp.

Once the warm up was complete our very own Director of Sport Mr McFarlane introduced the various members of the Thai swimming association and the swimmers readied themselves for the competition ahead.

Right from the very first event our Bulldog swimmers showed great ability in the water, it was very hard to notice that for some this was their first swimming competition. As the morning continued on with Coach Andrew bounding up and down the poolside screaming encouragement, many personal best times were achieved.

As the clock struck 10.30, we reached the end of the first session. An early lunch but, much needed after the extraordinary efforts of all Primary and Secondary swimmers.

Fully recharged and ready to go, we entered the second session of the day. As every teams coaches re-entered the poolside you could see the steely determination in their eyes. Undeterred our primary swimmers continued where they left off. Our youngest swimmers led the way in the early heats of session two’s first event, laying the pathway for the rest of the Prep team.

We finished the day with the very exciting freestyle relay. Even the pouring rain couldn’t stop all the ladies teams dominating this event in the primary age groups, great teamwork and spirit shown. A second placed finish from our Primary boys’ team was a just reward for all of their efforts. Bangkok Prep managed to come away with gold medals in ALL of the female relay teams, a fantastic achievement!

A fantastic effort from all involved, there was an obvious team spirit buzzing through the Primary and Secondary swimmers which will serve us all well as we go on to further success at future events. Coach Andy was quoted saying he ‘Left the event visibly beaming with pride.’

Coach Oat said – ‘I saw some fantastic swims from the Diamond squad. They showed their new found strengths in the water. Some great improvements!’

Head of Aquatics – Coach Ollie said ‘We saw some incredible team spirit today. Our youngsters performed admirably. I have seen a lot of skill progression with the older boys and girls, growing in confidence every race. I am very proud of each and every single Bulldog who competed today. GO BULLDOGS!’

Director of Sport Mr McFarlane said ‘Thank you on behalf of the PE and Sport department for attending and supporting the Bulldog Dash. It was a great success as a Swimming event for all visiting students, but it also demonstrated how we lead from the front at Bangkok Prep in Sport by hosting the first schools “new normal” Swimming event with COVID considerations.

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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.

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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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