MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY –21ST JUNE 2019 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY –21ST JUNE 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

We had a wonderful end to the week with our performance of Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat. If you were part of the audience in our two full houses, you will probably be humming some of the excellent show tunes over the next few weeks. Our student cast and crew did a wonderful job in bringing the magic of a West End/Broadway musical to our part of Bangkok. Mr Conway, Ms Kellner and Ms Hullock, expected and received, the very best from our students and we are rightly proud of everyone who took part. It was brilliant!

Whilst we were building up to the show, we had a relatively normal week in school but also welcomed back our Y12 students from their AS exams. Only one external exam remains and our A Level Mathematics students have to keep focused just a just a little longer to take their S2 (Statistics) paper. Overall, we will have had an astonishing 148 external exam papers spread across Cambridge, Edexcel and Oxford AQA examination boards. Our 202 Y11, Y12 and Y13 students can now have a long deserved break!

Many of our returning Y12 students were instrumental in spreading some kindness as part of Random Act of Kindness (RAK) Week. Acts ranged from; free iced-drinks in hand-decorated cups, surprise chupa-chups deliveries, the baking and delivery of cakes to staff and popcorn in recycled exam papers at lunch time! I must admit that I also ate the cake I took for Mr Stonehouse – in my defence it was too sticky to take to 53 safely and I’ve got a sweet tooth! These acts were especially well received and brought a smile to everyone’s face. I am always upset when I see the youth of today maligned in the press, as I can clearly see that our students show leadership, care and compassion in their community. On Tuesday we had our elections for Head Boy and Girl. All Secondary students were involved in the online voting after they heard our eight candidates thoughtful presentations at our Hustings. The voting was close run, Marsha and Champ will now be our Head Girl and Boy for 2019/20. They will have their first official engagement at the Final Assembly when they take over from Callie and Jaak.

Next week is our last week of a very busy year and will prove to be no less packed with events. We have our Key Stage Prize Giving Ceremonies on Tuesday and look forward to seeing many of you there if your child has been awarded a prize. We then have the final House Assembly, Prep’s Got talent and our Final Assembly, sadly these are closed events due to space restrictions. However, plenty of images will be shared through the school’s official social media streams. On Monday students and staff have been asked to wear their House T-shirts to support their Houses in the final announcement of the House Championship. Your support in reminding students will be greatly received.

Finally, please remember that we finish the academic year at 12:30pm on Thursday 27th June and will reopen on Thursday 22nd August.

 

Have a good weekend.

 

Nigel Wilsonlock

Head of Secondary School

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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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