Karyn Mavor – Meet the Teacher - Bangkok Prep

Karyn Mavor – Meet the Teacher

Can you summarise your background and experiences for us?

I am from Edinburgh in Scotland, where I completed a Bachelor’s Degree in Education at the University of Edinburgh. Throughout my 10 year teaching career I taught Years 2 to 6 and held the position of Maths and French coordinator. In my previous school, I established and was responsible for the running of the gymnastics club. I am thoroughly enjoying teaching gymnastics to Key Stage 1 at Bangkok Prep.

What inspired you to become a teacher?

When I started school at the age of 4, I knew straight away that I wanted to become a teacher. My first ever teacher, Miss McKenzie, inspired me as I loved my first year of school and it was mostly because she created a warm, positive environment to learn and grow in. I wanted to be just like her when I grew up.

You are joining us as a Year 6 teacher this year – what do you hope to achieve with your class during this academic year?

Having previously taught Year 6 I particularly enjoy preparing children for the important transition from Primary to Secondary school. This is a very exciting opportunity for me to work with such a fantastic year group in my first year at Bangkok Prep and I hope by the end of the year that each child has progressed educationally and is fully prepared for Secondary school and the challenges of life ahead. I am also very excited to be taking part in the Year 6 residential trip this year.

What do you love most about teaching?

Teaching children from different backgrounds, and varying Degrees of skill levels is a great challenge. Every child is unique and I seek to help them become the best they can be both as a person and educationally.

Why did you choose to apply to work at Bangkok Prep? And having started work here, what do you love most about Bangkok Prep?

I have visited Asia and Bangkok on several occasions as a tourist, I found the people so friendly and the culture fascinated me greatly. The prospect of teaching in such a positive environment struck me as a great opportunity to develop both as a teacher and a person. Having reviewed the schools available I felt Bangkok Prep was the best fit for my skill set and teaching style.

Having lived in Scotland my entire life, coming to Bangkok was a huge decision. The teachers, children and parents could not have been nicer to me from day one. I already feel so happy in my new home, Bangkok Prep.

Our Campus


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.

School Fees

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