Health Update from the Head of School - Bangkok Prep

Health Update from the Head of School – Friday 31st January

Friday 31st January 2020

Dear Parents                

I would like to update you on some of the important preventative measures that we have put in place recently in response to the potential Coronavirus issue.

In collaboration with other highly regarded international schools in Bangkok, we have taken the decision to cancel all internal and external activities, fixtures and trips involving other schools until Monday 24th February, as we want to minimise key risk factors. ECAs and other activities that involve only our students and take place on our campuses, will continue as planned. This decision will be reviewed during the half term break.

We are working with the BMA (Bangkok Metropolitan Authority) and will continue to monitor and reassess the situation as necessary. Please see this World Health Organisation link (below) for more details:

World Health Organisation – Thailand

Clearly, prevention and precaution are the main actions we should take to minimise any risk to members of the Bangkok Prep Community. To reduce the risk of contraction as much as possible, we should all take reasonable, preventative, hygienic measures. Regular, thorough washing of hands with soap and water or an alcohol-based gel is key to preventing all infections. Hand sanitiser gels are available around the school and upon entry. We will be reminding children to wash their hands before eating at every given opportunity including bathroom visits, assemblies, PE lessons, lunch and snack times.

The information related to the Novel-Coronavirus is from the World Health Organization (WHO) which you may find useful.

At Primary and Secondary we will be sharing age appropriate presentations to raise awareness of healthy hygiene habits which will consistently and repeatedly include relevant reminders.

If your child is feeling unwell and has a fever, please remain out of school until cleared by a doctor, the incubation of the coronavirus could be up to 14 days from the last point of contact. In addition, please be proactive and check your child(ren)’s temperature regularly.

As a school, we will continue to monitor the developing situation and adjust our response accordingly. We appreciate your ongoing support as we work together to keep our children safe.

 

Warm regards 

 

Duncan Stonehouse

Head of School

 

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.

School Fees

School Fees 2023-2024 – Download

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Application Form – Download

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2023 – 2024 School Calendar – Download

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Year Group Equivalent Information – Download

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