Message from the Head of Primary - Friday 29 March 2019 - Bangkok Prep

Message from the Head of Primary – Friday 29 March 2019

“40,000 BAHT and still counting!”

Dear All,

First of all, I would like to acknowledge all the teachers that took part in this week’s Middle and Senior leaders training on Thursday evening. I am impressed with this as it has been a very long week for teachers as they had Parent/Teacher consultations for two of the evenings as well as staff meetings. What is particularly impressive is that this training was optional and we had thirty members of staff attend. In addition, most teachers will be attending the Spring Fair this Sunday. Speaking of which, I hope to see you all there on Sunday between 14:00 – 18:00 at our Primary Campus @53.

Again, I would like to thank all the parents that have attended the Parent Forum’s to date. They have been an absolute pleasure to host and I have really enjoyed meeting you and discussing the school and the community. My final Parent Forums this term are next Tuesday 2nd April with Year 5 at 08:00-09:30 (Room 215) and Year 6 at 13:00-14:30 (Room 215). I hope to see as many of you there as possible.

Thanks to the House Leaders (Matt Ferrier, Angela Hilderbrand, Suzanne Freeman and Beth Seddon) for helping Mr Breen with the House Charity Day today. This was the first time that this event has run for all Houses, simultaneously! Well done, everyone! Also thanks to Khun Gen and Matt Ferrier for helping liaise with Vana from B Grimm to organise the Save the Tiger assemblies and activities! Also, speaking of Matt Ferrier, a huge well done, to Matt for arranging the swimathon! Matt and our Swimathon, swimmers managed to raise 40,000+ baht (and still counting), which was donated to the ‘Save the Tigers’ fund today!

Please do not forget our Songkran assembly celebrations are on Friday 5 April. The assembly begins at 09:00. Children, Staff and Parents are invited to wear flowery Songkran shirts in celebration of the Traditional celebrations. I look forward to seeing how many parents we can get in our sports hall wearing a flowery shirt of some description. Finally, I look forward to seeing you all at the Spring Fair to witness Mr Breen singing on stage! Have a great weekend, everyone!

 

Best wishes

Brad Owen

Head of Primary

 

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BANGKOK, 10110

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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.

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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.

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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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