MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL – 22nd March 2019 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SCHOOL – 22nd March 2019

Dear Parents and Students,

During this academic year, we have had an overt focus on ‘Developing high quality relationships’. As part of this focus, the students in Primary and Secondary have actively taken part in a student voice survey.

When students feel secure in their classroom and school, they are better able to engage in learning. Student perceptions of their classroom climate measure how safe, comfortable, and secure students feel, physically and emotionally. Our student responses will help us further develop the high quality relationships that exist between teachers and students. I am delighted to announce that the results of the survey were overwhelmingly positive and there was a very good response to the survey. I am sure that you will be interested to see some of the results below:

The survey (combined Primary % and Secondary %) showed that :

  • 96% of the students, either agree or strongly agree, that they enjoy learning at our school
  • 94% of the students, either agree or strongly agree, that they feel safe at our school
  • 91% of the students, either agree or strongly agree, that the behaviour at Bangkok Prep is good and it allows me to do my best learning
  • 95% of the students, either agree or strongly agree, that they like their teachers at our school

The survey also highlighted some of the student’s ideas and thoughts, which could help the school develop even further. These areas included the catering menu, school uniform and some aspects of curriculum design. More details of the results are currently being shared with students, parents and staff. There will be a parents survey conducted later in Term 2 and a staff survey will be conducted in Term 3.

We will continue to use the ideas and perceptions of our students, parents and staff to guide the development of our school.

Recruitment update

The teacher recruitment for the next academic year (2019 – 2020) has been completed.  I am delighted with the quality and calibre of our new appointments. The Academic Leadership Team are now turning their thoughts towards planning our orientation and induction events for the new staff who will be joining Bangkok Prep in August 2019.

During the next few months, I will be letting you know about some of the appointments and developments in our staffing structure. During the next few weeks, I will also share brief ‘bios’ of the new teachers that we have appointed during our recruitment sessions in Bangkok and London. As both of our campuses are expanding, we have appointed an additional 15 members of staff to cater for this growth. These positions begin formally in August 2019.

As part of our growth plans, I am also delighted to announce that Michael McFarlane has been appointed as Whole School Director of Sport. Michael has a vast amount of experience in high quality British international schools. Has been an integral member of the British School Al Khubairat, World Rugby programme and Abu Dhabi Harlequins.

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

 

Have a restful weekend,

 

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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