Health & Well being at Bangkok Prep - Bangkok Prep

Health & Well being at Bangkok Prep

The day began like any other; we logged in, we clicked our Zoom links and off we went.

But this time, the day looked a little different. It didn’t quite feel like we were online.

As all the tutors shared their stories and tribulations during period 1, of ways in which we deal with all the challenges in our life, we realised we had something a bit different to offer the class today. There wasn’t any Maths or Science or English. There were our own experiences and shared circumstances; a chance for the students to see that – although highly debatable to some of their minds – we are human and have all handed in work late, have forgotten things, have been ‘told off’. All of which led to us sharing our ways of dealing with hard times in our lives. It might not be the best thing to teach young learners about; life being hard. But at least we get the chance to teach them that there are endless ways to deal with it.

Which brings us to period 1 aka The Mr Jackson and Mr Fiddler show! They were wearing sunglasses, ironically, as it was us who needed some blue lens therapy after seeing their ‘outfits’. This was truly a spectacle! A live Zoom session that illuminated the Bangkok Prep community.

They got us on our feet and offered a wonderful differentiated class of workouts and warming up.



Another fantastic workout session was hosted by Mr Clark who managed to get a huge gathering of students and staff to his live Zoom workout session and he took us through a workout which really got everyone’s heart rates up and ready for the day.

Ms Burke and Mr Dally offered their expertise for an asynchronous warm-up and workout session which gave our community a more permanent reference point for workouts in the future – although I won’t be forgetting Mr Jackson’s and Mr Fiddler’s leotards for many a year!

Overall, it was just brilliant to see all the students and staff joining in together.

Period 3 brought us an array of mindful activities. Things we can be grateful for in Mr McIntosh’s live session, things we can become tolerant of and ways to self-improve in Mr Banbury’s live session, ways to break your back and say hi to your foot in Ms Cantrill’s yoga session… Of all the sessions held, the teachers offered so many ways to help us deal with stress, what it is, and the knowledge and methods to know how to get through those times that seem to be so overwhelming. Thank you to Ms. Rice, Kru Tum, Kru Tam, Ms Ireland and all the staff who offered their time and expertise on this essential element of Health & Wellbeing day.

Before lunch, in period 4 we had a plethora of cooking sessions available. The only burden in this session was trying to choose which one you wanted to attend! It was such a stress having to make a decision! This was a great way to whet our appetite for the upcoming Bangkok Prep Masterchef finals in term 2.

It is impossible to choose a ‘Head Chef’ out of all these culinary connoisseurs so please find their delicious menus available on the cooking page here and the effort these staff members put in to prepare, host and deliver a session of such high quality has to be appreciated. Thank you to Mr Reeves, Ms Wang, Mr Gosling, Ms Dand, Khun Diew, Mrs. Richard-Gourves, Mr Hasshim, Ms Flower, Mrs Dixon, Ms Croome and Mr Beynon.

Some questions came up during the period 3 session of mindfulness of other methods that could be helpful in dealing with stress.

That brings us to period 5: A Time to Relax.

This session was a little different, again. The teachers designed programmes of relaxation based on their own experiences; methods they use to overcome certain challenges.

As a student and staff member, you could attend a chess session, brought to us by Mr Richard-Gourves and learn the benefits and subliminal strategies chess offers us to categorise and compartmentalise – what appear to be – uncrackable equations.

The same could be said of all the opportunities offered in P5: Puzzles, delivered by Mr Tarr, Origami, by Mr Conway, Helping at home, by Mr Hyman – which initially seemed like it may cause stress but don’t knock sweeping the floor until you’ve tried it!

All of these asynchronous sessions will still be available to all staff and students after the event, so please do check them out. As well as sessions of Riddles, Art in Meditation, Topic Meditation and Music Doodling brought to you by Ms. Raper, Ms. Nacey and Mr. Bannister, Kru Nu, and Ms. Lucena, Mr. Green and Kru Wit respectively.

The final session of the day was a not-so-well-kept secret. It was a session developed and honed at Harvard University. They explored a notion that we, human beings, can fall in love with a stranger, based on 36 questions. The results from this first experiment were profound. Look them up online if you’re interested.

This session was designed for all members of our community to get to know each other a little better.

Lockdown has been hard; restaurants being closed, being unable to see family members, not being able to actually meet new and current members of our community.

This was a chance to simply have that interaction and conversation with someone new or someone you hadn’t spoken to for a while.

I hope you all had a fantastic Health & Wellbeing day and, I hope things don’t ever get too much for you, but if sometimes you feel a little like you’re carrying the weight of the world on your shoulders, refer back to this page and take that ten minutes out of your day to breathe, relax and simply, look after yourself.

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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