One School - One Community! - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM HEAD OF SCHOOL: One School – One Community!

Monday 2nd March 2020

One School – One Community!

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Dear Parents, Guardians, Staff and Students,

I would like to thank everyone in our school community for your continuing support during this most difficult COVID – 19 crisis. We are truly ‘One School – One Community’ whereby everyone has demonstrated sustained honesty, mutual respect and integrity. This must continue for the indefinite future. It is our collective responsibility to do our best to reduce the spread of this COVID -19 virus and we need to protect the vulnerable people in our society.

To do this we must continue to strictly follow the self quarantine guidance from the Thai Ministry of Education and also follow these recommendations from the World Health Organisation.

■   Wash your hands regularly – soap or hand gel can kill the virus

■   Always cover your mouth and nose when coughing or sneezing – ideally with a tissue – and wash your hands afterwards, to prevent the virus spreading

■   Avoid touching your eyes, nose and mouth – if your hands touch a surface contaminated by the virus, this could transfer it into your body

■   Never get too close to people coughing, sneezing or with a fever – they can propel small droplets containing the virus into the air – at least keep 1m (3ft) away.

 

What can I do during self quarantine?

The British Embassy recommended watching this link – BBC self quarantine

It is important that, where possible, self quarantine should be perceived to be a positive experience. During self quarantine there can be mixed feelings of being disconnected from classmates and peers coupled and also there may be alterations in your normal activities and lifestyle despite the fact you are feeling able and healthy as usual.

If you are feeling lonely or need support, please contact friends or colleagues online or pick up the phone. Video calls will never be quite the same as face to face contact but they can really help people to feel connected.

It is also highly likely you will need to continue work while your children are learning at home. You may wish to discuss the challenges of this together and think about setting a robust routine and even different spaces for work and breaks and play.

Innovative Online Learning – All students at our school have been fully involved in home learning using ‘Firefly’ at some point this year. Bangkok Prep also is currently trialling the use of new innovative online learning. A typical ‘online’ session involves teachers providing live instructional, demonstrational sessions of 10 – 15 minutes whilst the whole class ‘attend’ the ‘virtual lesson’. This initial session is then followed by a range of differentiated subject relevant learning activities for the students to complete. Then the teacher will assess their progress and feedback directly to the students.

Other recommended activitiesSelf quarantine within a household is an excellent opportunity for families to reunite and spend some quality time together. Try to spend some time as a family ‘unit’ and take part in some meaningful well being activities.  Research shows that spending quality time as a family unit strengthens Family Bonding, improves your child’s academic performance, helps children develop parenting skills, results in less behavioral problems and can lead to greater self-confidence.

Here are some suggestions for family activities:

Play board games like Monopoly, Cluedo and Scrabble
Bake cakes or biscuits or possibly cook a meal together
Watch a family film together
Organise a family art project
Tidy and reorganise a bedroom together

I would like to thank every member of the community again for your sustained honesty, mutual respect and integrity. Please continue to communicate with the school and I hope that, in time, the COVID – 19 virus will have less of an impact on our daily lives.

 

Warm regards

Duncan

 

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.

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