MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 15TH FEBRUARY 2019 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 15TH FEBRUARY 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

We were pleased to be able to host our Secondary Sports Day today and enjoy our Campus facilities to the full. Mr Cantrill and his team did an excellent job in organising the event, ensuring the day ran smoothly with lots of fair play and good-natured competition. The ‘water-fans’ offered a welcome respite from the heat and the air was of sufficient quality not to overly concern. Some school records were broken, but more importantly, an increased number of competitors were involved to support their Houses. I will let you find out who won from your children!

Year 12/13 students were breathing a collective sigh of relief today as the seven days of Mock Examinations came to an end. They now have the agonising wait for their results. These exams are crucial to teachers to help them intervene and support students in the build up to the real things in May/June. Our main message will be to work ‘smarter’ as opposed to just ‘harder’. Good preparation is key, good learning and exam preparation should be thought of as running a marathon as opposed to a last minute sprint.

On Monday Mrs Cantrill and her team welcomed the Y6 students over for their Transition Day of lessons and orientation with the Campus – Y6 students were easy to spot, they were the ones running around full of excitement! I don’t know how our Primary colleagues cope with all that energy! Apparently the Humanities and Science lessons were a great hit with the students.

In the first week back after Half Term we will have our Y7 Student Led Conference.  We are trialing a new format aimed at giving parents more quality time with teachers to underpin student learning. We are also introducing an online appointment system to make the booking process easier for parents and teachers. We will be looking for feedback on how it all went, but believe all changes will improve what is always a very busy evening. Allowing everyone to focus on the feedback itself rather than the complications of being in the right place at the right time.

Please also note that in the first week back after Half Term (Monday-Wednesday), we will be having our official school photographs. Please help by making sure your child is in the correct uniform and comes to school with a smile!

Our Term 3 calendar will be published on 29 March, but you may want to know that our Graduation Ceremony is provisionally scheduled for Friday 31 May 2019. More details will follow nearer the time.

Finally, I would like to wish you all a well-earned rest during the Half Term holiday next week and look forward to welcoming everyone back at the usual time of 08:00am on Monday 25th February.

 

Kind regards

 

Nigel Wilsonlock

Head of Secondary

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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