MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL: 14TH JUNE 2019 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL: 14TH JUNE 2019

Focus on Primary Staff

Dear Parents and Students,

In August 2019, we will have a total of 115 expatriate teachers at our school. This is a clear signal of high quality education and they will have a direct and profound impact on our student’s learning. I would like to continue with my announcements about our new teachers for the next academic year.

I am really excited to announce that amongst the newly appointed staff, are some key additions to the Primary teaching team and they will assume their new role in August 2019. I have included some information and a short message from them below:


Alexa Morris – PE Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

BA in Physical Education with QTS – University of Brighton

International Award Teacher

Qualified Pool Lifeguard

Over the last 13 years, I have enjoyed teaching PE in some of the top performing schools around the world. I have worked in Royal Tunbridge Wells for 5 years, Aursha, Tanzania for 3 years where I was Head of PE, Bangkok for 4 years, and the UAE for 1 year as Head of Girls PE, now I am returning to Bangkok. I am very excited to be joining Bangkok Prep, one of the leading International Schools in Thailand. When I am not teaching I play netball and rugby, I have represented, Arusha, Bangkok, Al Ain, in local and international tournaments across different continents. I am also an avid horse rider and I enjoy playing tennis and swimming recreationally, I also enjoy reading, cooking and textiles. Traveling and exploring is a passion of mine, I love learning about other cultures and every facet of life. I am looking forward to being part of the Bangkok Prep community and meeting you all.


Brona Soden – Key Stage 2 Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PGCE in Primary – University of Manchester

Bachelor of Technology – University of Limerick

Chairperson of the Thinking Drive Team

Hello my name is Brona Soden and I am very excited to join the Bangkok Prep School community in the coming academic year. I started my teaching career as a TEFL teacher and from there studied for my PGCE in Manchester in the UK. Over the last thirteen years I have worked in KS2, KS1 and in the EYFS. I have worked in South Korea, Ireland and more recently Thailand. In my spare time I enjoy reading, the arts, history and music. I love to travel and experience different cultures and love to call Bangkok my home.


David Dickson – Learning Support Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PGCert inclusive Education – University of the West of Scotland

PGDE Primary Education – University of Strathclyde

BA in Sports Studies – De Montfort University

HND Sports Coaching with Development – Bell College of Technology, Hamilton

My name is David Dickson and I will be joining the Primary team as a Learning Support teacher this coming academic year. I am originally from Scotland and I graduated from Strathclyde University in 2006. After several years teaching in my home country I moved to Malaysia in 2014, where I have spent the last few years teaching Learning Support at a leading International school in Kuala Lumpur. I love travelling around Asia and you will often find me on an aeroplane whenever the opportunity arises. It is fair to say that Thailand is one of my favourite places in the world and I am very much looking forward to working at Bangkok Prep.


Harry Reid – Key Stage 1 Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

PGCE – Reading University

BSc Psychology with Sociology – Nottingham Trent University

Hello, my name is Harry and I am very much looking forward to joining the Bangkok Prep School community as a Key Stage 1 teacher in the coming academic year. When I’m not teaching or preparing lessons, I enjoy playing Ultimate Frisbee with friends and rock climbing. As well as my sporting interests, I enjoy reading and trying new foods; cooking and eating. After completing my undergraduate in Psychology and Sociology at Nottingham Trent University, I trained as a teacher at Reading University’s Faculty of Education graduating three years ago. Following that, I returned to my own primary school, Caversham Park Primary School. There I taught for the last three years in Key Stage 1 before deciding to make the move to Thailand. I am looking forward to living in Thailand because of the history, food and culture of the country, and I feel very lucky to be so close to some of the world’s most beautiful locations, whilst doing a job I absolutely adore.


Dr Jean-Marc Chiche – part time French Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Doctorate in Teaching of Languages and cultures (Hons) – Sorbonne Paris III University

PG Research Degree in Teaching of Languages and Cultures – Sorbonne Paris III University

MA – Teaching French as a Foreign Language – Sorbonne Paris III University

Higher Diploma in Chinese – Institute of Oriental Languages and Civilisations

I am very happy to join the Bangkok Prep International School Teacher Team as a French teacher. I taught French and Mandarin in Thailand in various famous international schools. I am a specialist in the teaching of foreign languages ​​and cultures. Life in Thailand has many advantages: people are welcoming, the food is delicious, the country is beautiful and it is never cold. In addition, I love to do a lot of sports, especially swimming that I practice daily. I am also passionate about literature and philosophy. I often spend my holidays reading a considerable amount of books. I love novels of the nineteenth century and I also like to write, myself. I am the author of a novel and several poems.


Keith Marsh – Key Stage 2 Teacher

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bachelor of Education (Hons) – University of North London

PGCE in Primary Mathematics Specialist Teaching – King’s College, London

Hi my name’s Keith and I’m originally from Birkenhead, which is in the North West of England close to Liverpool. I qualified as a teacher in 2002 and since then I have taught in both the primary and secondary sectors, (although Primary is my preferred), in Liverpool, Manchester and London. I am currently 1 of 2 Deputy Head Teachers working in a primary school in West Hendon, North London where I started in 2006 as a supply teacher. I have a passion for teaching and am very excited to start a new role as an International teacher. I live in Camden, central London and am engaged in social and other leisure activities in my local area. I enjoy reading History and walking in the Chilterns, when time allows and generally just enjoy most things. I feel unbelievably privileged to be a part of the Bangkok Prep community and am itching just to get to Thailand. I look forward to meeting you all in August.

 

During the next few weeks, I will continue to share the rest of the newly appointed teachers for 2019 – 2020.


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Communication

We are continuing to improve our communication system to ensure increased efficiency. I know that many of you use our Firefly App because it is very convenient and easy to access information about your children.

I have added these links below so you can access this system and you can install this app on your smartphone or device.

 

The school code is: BKKPREP

 

Android – Google Play

 

App Store – Apple App Store

 

If you have any problems please come in and see the Primary and Secondary Coordinators.

 

Warm regards

 

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.

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