FOBISIA Environmental Conference 2019 - Bangkok Prep

FOBISIA Environmental Conference 2019

       

Reconnecting with Nature in our Cities

This March, Bangkok Prep welcomed delegates from three fellow FOBISIA member schools to participate in the annual FOBISIA Environmental Conference, with the aim of addressing an ever more pressing question; how can we connect more with nature whilst living in a modern metropolis?

A Mindful Approach

Each day of the conference began with an hour of yoga and mindfulness practice, led by qualified yoga teachers, Miss Jacqui and FOBP member Anju, The age-old method of establishing the bond between mind and body through conscious breathing enabled the students to begin each day by settling themselves and engaging with themselves and with one another.

Bangkok’s Urban Oasis

Once they’d been safely fitted with life-jackets, students and teachers made their way across the river using traditional long-tail boats to reach Bang Krachao – Bangkok’s ‘Green Lung’. Hailed as the largest natural space in any Asian mega-city, the area is a haven for wildlife and hosts many species of birds, large monitor lizards and even several species of snake. Students from all schools worked together to complete a variety of ecologically-themed challenges and games. They also participated in a photography workshop led by our own Tom Bannister.

Keynote Speech

In association with our partners at WWF Thailand, we welcomed WWF’s Head of Conservation Gordon Congdon Jr to open the second day of the conference. Mr Congdon is a recognised champion of biodiversity and, in particular, is known for his inspirational work in protecting tigers throughout Southeast Asia.

Bangkok Prep and BCPG – A Prosumer!

As an Eco School, Bangkok Prep has continued to develop our sustainable practices and we are incredibly proud to have installed a large quantity of solar panels at our Secondary Campus. These panels produce an excess of energy during certain periods of the year. This enables our school to provide renewable energy to other businesses within the T77 complex. Participants in the conference visited the campus to plant vegetables at our organic farm. Then, they had the pleasure of visiting Bangchak’s learning centre to be informed of the cutting-edge developments being led by our event sponsors, BCPG.

Reduce, Recycle, Upcycle!

The conference concluded with a series of workshops at our 53 campus. Using the awesome MakerSpace, Andy Wooldridge led the students to create frames for their own photos using old magazines. Our colleagues from Sang Foundation continued to help us raise awareness by creating a mini Bobo the Whale for each school to take home with them. We were also pleased to welcome Second Chance Bangkok back to Prep to hold a fantastic upcycling workshop whereby students created bags from old t-shirts. Our friends at RoyRak joined us too and made amazing bracelets from old ring-pulls with the students. All these activities helped the conference to conclude with an important message: we can and must be ever-more mindful of what we consume as our cities continue to grow.

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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