Message from Head of School - Preparing our COMMUNITY for a SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL Future - Bangkok Prep

Message from Head of School – Preparing our COMMUNITY for a SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL Future

Dear Bangkok Prep Community,  

As we embark on the journey of the new academic year, we are thrilled to embrace a future brimming with optimism and boundless global opportunities.  We are now ‘one school on one campus’ and our newly aligned vision is:

Preparing our COMMUNITY for a SUSTAINABLE GLOBAL future.

As a community, we’ll shape a year filled with exciting discoveries, meaningful connections, and remarkable achievements. With the new vision, comes the realigned New Values: 

We will channel our enthusiasm into learning, innovation, and personal growth, as we work hand in hand to create a bright and promising future.

Sustainable Future

You may already be aware that we have acquired additional parking which is located under the freeway adjacent to the school. Obviously, to reduce our carbon footprint many of our staff and families use BTS, walk and an increasing number cycle to school and make use of the new bike racks.

New Bike and Scooter Racks

During my welcome back presentation on Tuesday, I shared some very exciting news about the development of our school as we enter our third decade of operation. As you know, our school has always put our learners at the centre of an education that is both diverse and international. We focus on the individual learner whilst providing a broad and balanced curriculum which offers more choice for our parents and children.

As I mentioned in Term 3, moving into our third decade of operation, we now need to focus on increasing the global reach of our school and proactively create international partnerships. The next stage in the development of Bangkok Prep, will be greatly enhanced by inclusion within a wider group of schools that can deepen the range of authentic multicultural experiences and rich learning opportunities.

The International Schools Partnership (ISP) is a leading global educational provider and we will collaborate with them to move our school forward to its next phase of development.

The International Schools Partnership’s philosophy, priorities and commitment to learning is very much aligned with the ideology of Bangkok Prep. The experience of the International Schools Partnership team in collaborating with established and recognised schools around the world, ensures that our school can benefit from inclusion in ISP’s existing and developing programmes:

  • Professional Development: ISP will provide opportunities for staff development through access to ISP’s ‘Learning Hub’, an online learning platform of proprietary learning resources. School staff can also take part in a range of continued professional development (CPD) programmes with other ISP schools throughout the world; including ‘The School Heads Development Programme’; ‘Middle Leaders Development Programme’; and a range of Teacher Development opportunities.

 

  • ISP International Learning Opportunities (‘ILOS’) for students: Many thousands of students in ISP partner schools engage in ILOS opportunities, either online or in person, every year. These include student exchange programmes (student visits to other schools in other countries); an annual Model United Nations programme (MUN); and global Maths, Chess, and Film competitions (to name a few). Bangkok Prep students will have access to these exciting opportunities.

 

  • ISP Futures: ISP Futures focuses on student and school-led projects focused on sustainability. Bangkok Prep students and staff will be able to take part in ISP Futures projects that empower students, support the school to deliver projects for sustainable development; and projects to reduce carbon footprint. Students and staff will be able to take in ISP Forest (tree planting initiatives); International awareness days; and also apply for funding for student-led environmental projects.

We are delighted to announce therefore, that the International Schools Partnership has become a new partner. This new partnership will further enhance our global reach. The Bangkok Prep leadership teams, teachers and staff will continue to use our Whole School Strategic Plan to move towards a Sustainable Global Future, with many new opportunities to learn and develop as a partner in the ISP group.

You can learn more about the International Schools Partnership at: https://www.internationalschoolspartnership.com/.

 

Thank you all once again for your great work in preparing our school for the exciting year ahead.

 

Warm regards

 

Duncan

 

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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