Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update 25.02.2020 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL – CORONAVIRUS (COVID-19) UPDATE 25.02.2020

Tuesday 25th February 2020

Dear Parent or Guardian

Re: Urgent Notification – Vietnam and Malaysia 

Our school has just received an important announcement from the Ministry of Education. They have issued a directive to include Vietnam and Malaysia in the list of high risk areas.

These high risk areas are now Vietnam, Malaysia, mainland China, Hong Kong and Macau, Japan, Singapore, Taiwan or South Korea. If you have returned to Thailand from these countries on or after the 15th February 2020, you must undergo a mandatory self-quarantine for a period of 14 days. All ISAT schools must strictly follow this directive in order to prevent the spreading of COVID -19.

If you and or your family have visited or transited through Vietnam or Malaysia then you will need to self quarantine with immediate effect. Please note that according to the Ministry of Education’s guidelines, this applies regardless of whether a student has already attended school. The Ministry has now confirmed that this requirement, for all countries now on the list, also applies in cases of transit through the country. Children and parents that are affected by this should stay at home today or if your child is already in school, please arrange to collect them as soon as possible.

To inform the school that your child is now self quarantining, please do so by completing this short Google Form. If you already notified the school, there is no need to do this again. If you have any difficulty with the form, please contact the relevant school coordinator by email:

Primary School – Khun Toom: supaksirip@bkkprep.ac.th  

Secondary School – Khun Bo: kingkarnp@bkkprep.ac.th 

If you now need to collect your child(ren) from the Primary and/or Secondary campus, please call Khun Joy or Khun Mod on these telephone numbers:

Primary School – Khun Joy: 027005858 ext. 126

Secondary School – Khun Mod: 027005858 ext. 222

We apologise for the inconvenience this will no doubt cause some families and also thank you for your patience while we take details, contact teachers and students and arrange for them to go home.

As the self quarantine period is coming to completion, we will be in touch to arrange an appointment with the school nurse, following the 14 day quarantine and before readmittance to school. Families will be asked to bring their passport to these appointments so we can confirm the re-entry date to Thailand and completion of the self-quarantine. For families of Year 7 who are self quarantining, we have cancelled all your SLC appointments on your behalf but teachers can be reached by email. The SLC will continue as normal for all other families.

A reminder that additional temperature checks for all visitors to the campus are ongoing. Thank you in advance for being patient if there are some delays when entering school.

If the situation continues to evolve, we will endeavour to communicate with you by email, SMS and social media. This is to ensure as many people as possible directly receive the message if we continue to add further precautionary safety measures in place.

These steps have been put into place to ensure the health and wellbeing of the community and we appreciate your cooperation.

 

Yours faithfully

 

Duncan J 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

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