MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 26TH APRIL 2019 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 26TH APRIL 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

Welcome back after what I hope was a very relaxing Songkran holiday. Although the air quality has greatly improved we are now entering the season of hot weather and have enacted our weather monitoring policy, issuing daily guidance to the community. We would very much like your support in encouraging students to drink lots of water and stay in the shade wherever possible. Some of our students also have the energy to run around at lunchtime and we would like to see them bring spare polo shirts to change into, once they become overly sweaty.

Y10 Exams are well underway, with students getting an excellent experience of managing their time and preparation under full exam conditions. These assessments will allow our teachers to give appropriate and developmental feedback to students so that they can continue to improve. All external examinations begin in earnest over the next weeks and finish in the last week of Term. Students have varying levels of study leave available to them as we continue to develop good study habits that will lead to complete independence once they leave for University.

Interesting Fact: We have 224 students taking I/GCSE, AS and A Level examinations in 57 different courses this Term, with 1,112 individual entries!

Starting on Tuesday 7th May we will begin holding our Parent Forums for all parents. This will allow us an opportunity to share developments within the school and reflect on the year. Of great importance are the activities we offer to gather parental feedback in our aim to continually improve. We will also be hosting Parent Workshops straight after these forums on career pathways and university guidance to build on our work last term. If you wish to attend any of these, please notify Khun Mod so that we can plan accordingly (secondary.sec@bkkprep.ac.th).

Finally, we have some really important celebration events over the term, so please add them to your diaries:

  • Graduation: Friday 31st May
  • Sports Awards: Friday 7th June
  • KS3 Drama Production: Thursday/Friday 20th/21st June
  • Prize Giving: Tuesday 25th June

 

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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