Message from Head of School – Coronavirus (COVID-19) - Bangkok Prep

Message from Head of School – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Friday 21st February 2020

Message from Head of School – Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Dear Parents

I hope you and your family are having an enjoyable and relaxing break during this half-term holiday.

As you know, the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation continues to evolve and with many of our community travelling for the half term, we will be taking the following additional steps as precautions:

  1. Anyone who has travelled to or had a connecting flight through China, Hong Kong, Taiwan or Macau are requested to self-quarantine for 2 weeks and should come back to school with a doctor’s letter of good health.
  2. Anyone who has travelled to or had a connecting flight through Japan or Singapore must seek a medical check-up from a reputable hospital or doctor before returning to school and present their note of good health to the class/form tutor. (If you need information on the hospitals, please see Appendix 1 below.)
  3. From Monday 24th February, we will check everyone’s temperature upon entering the school grounds. Any students with a temperature of 38°C or higher, or cold symptoms, will be requested to be taken home.
  4. We will conduct regular temperature checks throughout each day until further notice.
  5. Anyone’s temperature reaching 38°C or higher, or experiencing cold symptoms whilst in school, will be asked to return home or be collected.
  6. Parents are requested to only enter the school grounds if they have an official appointment or need to sign their children out. This should only be after having their temperature checked by school.
  7. EYFS parents will be permitted on the school grounds after having their temperature taken to ensure that students are following their usual routines and risk is minimised.
  8. If your child is feeling unwell, please keep them out of school until they are fully recovered.
  9. If your child is recommended to stay home by a doctor then please contact the class/form tutor so work can be set through Firefly.

As we all prepare to return to school, I’d like to remind everyone to be vigilant with keeping healthy habits such as thorough hand washing and other preventative measures to inhibit infection. To look at the full advice we have shared, please refer to my message on 14th February 2020.

Currently, we rely on the honesty of our parents to report visiting areas of high infection or being in contact with people who have recently been to these areas. I apologise for any inconvenience which these measures may cause, however, this is to ensure the health and wellbeing of the community and we appreciate your cooperation. Please be patient if there are some delays entering the campuses.

Enjoy the rest of your holidays and I am looking forward to seeing you all safe and well when our school opens again on Monday 24th February.

 

Best regards

Duncan Stonehouse

Head of School


Appendix 1 – Recommended Hospitals

  • Piyavate Hospital (http://www.piyavate.com/)
    • Can provide a ‘Good Health’ check-up and a certificate
    • If the person has possible Covid-19 virus symptoms, they will be referred to state hospital for further tests and treatment of needed.
  • Rama Hospital (https://med.mahidol.ac.th/rama_hospital/)
    • If arriving from China, Singapore or Japan, the results can be received within 6 hours.
    • If the person has possible virus symptoms, they may be admitted at the hospital for further treatments.

 

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BANGKOK, 10110

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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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