Internationally Minded Week at Primary - Bangkok Prep

Internationally Minded Week at Primary

Our Internationally Minded Week is coming up in Term 1.2 and we have a lot of exciting activities planned for the students from Monday 9th November – Friday 13th November

Monday 9th November: International Dress Day – children are invited to come to school dressed in clothes from either their home country, a country they have lived in or visited.

Wednesday 11th November: Remembrance Day – children will observe one minute of silence at 11:00.

Friday 13th November: International Food Halls – Year Groups will have an International Food Hall during the day to try foods from all around the world. Please send students to school with a reusable container and cutlery to reduce waste. We would also like to ask students to bring a flag of their home country for our assemblies.

Parents, we need your help!

  • We would you to share children’s stories in different languages throughout the week. You can video yourself reading a storybook (the more pictures, the better!) in your native language. Teachers will show these throughout the week. Please email the videos to cfrisbie@bkkprep.ac.th
  • Interested in performing? We can share videos of group performances during our Friday assemblies. Please limit the performance to 2 minutes and email the video to cfrisbie@bkkprep.ac.th
  • International Food Halls! We would like to ask the class parents to coordinate these for each Year Group. Please contact your class parent if you would like to volunteer, all help is greatly appreciated. ***Remember we are a nut-free school and that food should be clearly labelled so students with allergies and dietary restrictions can be safe and happy! (e.g. “Samosas from India (vegetarian)” or “Lasagne from Italy (meat)”)
  • If you have any other ideas for Internationally Minded Week, please contact your child’s teacher directly.

 

Yours faithfully,

 

Catherine Frisbie and the Internationally Minded Team

cfrisbie@bkkprep.ac.th

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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.

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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.

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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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