MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF PRIMARY –31ST MAY 2019 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF PRIMARY –31ST MAY 2019

“Thank you, well done, good luck and you’re welcome!”

Dear all,

Welcome back and well done to Jo North and our FOBISIA team (including Mr Ferrier, Ms Woodland and Mr Callow) who returned for the FOBISIA Games in Phuket yesterday. They ensured the safe return and sound performance of our, ever improving, FOBISIA teams who returned in really high spirits. Well done, Year 1 with a wonderful performance today which concludes our Year Group performances this year. Our Year 1 performers were amazing with children speaking clearly into the microphones despite that it is the first year that they have used them. Their confidence in performing was impressive their singing and superb dance moves wearing amazing costumes were an absolute pleasure to see. All the Year Group performances have been remarkable and really enjoyable. I must say, all the performances have been a particular favourite of mine this year. Well done, everyone!

Thanks to Ms Dufes and her team, who presented a very informative and well attended KS1, EAL Workshop to parents this week. I have never seen parents working so hard in school workshops, until this year! In addition, I hope you managed to see the Year 5 Project Showcase this week focusing on cruelty to wild animals (impressive research) and I hope you all managed to pop along to our recent Science Week and in particular, the Science Fair and saw all the budding, enthusiastic scientists we have at Bangkok Prep. The Science showcase was an impressive, end of week, culmination of hard work, research and experimentation, largely thanks to Mr Duffin. However, clearly the parent’s support of their children was seriously impressive. I look forward to seeing more of this, next year.

Moving forward, I am sure you are aware that the school’s forced closure in respect of the Queen’s birthday this coming Monday. I hope you are all ready to either tackle all the resources planned and organised on Firefly for all our children, or, you are going to take a well-earned break from Bangkok! Either way, please be reminded, our Firefly closure resources will go live on Monday morning. Please follow the clear instructions from each relevant Year Group should you wish to take advantage of them.

When we return from the Long Weekend, we will be returning to our final transition event as everyone will be taking part in our Whole School Transition Day. Every Year Group (including Pre-Nursery) will move up to the next year group and meet several teachers that could be teaching them next year. They will all take part in fun activities in the next Year Groups classrooms and break out areas. A particular noteworthy mention has to go to Year 2 who will be moving in to Key Stage 2 for the day and Year 6 who will be spending the day at our amazing, Secondary campus (on their own).

I am looking forward to what’s coming up before the end of the year which includes: The Nursery Car Show; FOBP Teachers Appreciation Lunch; Y3 Service Project Showcase; Year 5 Aztec Day & Project Showcase; The Early Years, Wheely Fun Day; Sports Awards; Year Group, Swim Galas; Afternoon Concerts; Year 2, Holiday Show for Parents; Judo Sleepover; Art Week, Prize Giving, Year 6 Graduation, Staff Appreciation Lunch (I am really looking forward to this, obviously) Reports and Year Books! To name, but a few! Phew!

Finally, please could I remind parents and all visitors, it has been a long year and people are very tired across the community. Please do be mindful and wear your ID badges as requested, when entering the campus to assist our staff with ensuring the safety of our children, remains paramount.

Have a great weekend everyone, look after each other and enjoy, every minute of it!

 

Best wishes

Brad Owen

Head of Primary

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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