FOBISIA Swimming Invitational 2019 – Bangkok Prep - Bangkok Prep

FOBISIA Swimming Invitational 2019 – Bangkok Prep

On the 11th – 13th January, Bangkok Prep hosted the annual and high calibre FOBISIA Swimming Invitational, with over 600 swimmers attending from 24 International Schools from 7 different nations.

The wonderful facilities of Bangkok Prep enabled, for the first time ever, this Meet to have a twilight theme to it – with the long distance events being held on the Friday evening, where our swimmers shone under the lights.

Saturday was a full day of events where over 250 races were swum and the top 4 schools separated themselves from the pack with Bangkok Prep being amongst them. Going into Sunday, it was clear that our Bulldogs would repeat 2018’s achievements and would come 2nd to Patana. Without taking anything away from Patana, this maintained our reputation for being the best ‘pound for pound’ swimming programme in the FOBISIA region.

Our swimmers were well led by our senior swimmers and all swam with courage and heart. Many swimmers put their personal and individual accolades aside to register points for the benefit of the whole school’s team points. Particular recognition for this should be given to Dean from Secondary and Coco from Primary.

All our swimmers had strong swims and the school is proud to have them wear the white cap with the blue Bulldog.

A special thanks to the events team led by Genevieve who gave their heart and soul to ensure all visiting teams felt like they were VIP guests. A huge appreciation to our swim parents and Friends of Bangkok Prep who made everyone, from everywhere, feel like they were part of our Bulldog family. A massive shout out to the teaching staff who gave up portions of the weekend to assist and made the event fun to be at for the coaches. The appreciation of this by the Aquatics and PE team is unmeasurable. A great weekend to be a Bulldog both in and out of the pool and a wonderful culmination of the giving that is the fabric of our school community.

Matt Ferrier

Head of Aquatics

Bangkok International Preparatory & Secondary School



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BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110


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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