MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 29TH MARCH 2019 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 29TH MARCH 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

It was wonderful to see 67 parents at Tuesday’s Parent Workshop: “How can I get my child into the university of their choice?”. Ms Allen is looking to do more of these over the next Term that will focus on age groups and countries, so that even more parents can get even more information. Our main aim was to show that the ultimate goal of a student getting their final choice is a team effort, between the student, child and school.

Many of our students had a very challenging two days last Sunday and Monday in the local World Scholar’s Cup. A team of 29 Students debated and problem solved a multitude of challenges. We had lots of individual successes with ten trophies, double last year’s haul. We also had every student returning with a medal! I have heard that both days were long and a little gruelling so I was very impressed to see the commitment of students to be in school on Tuesday. I would like to give a huge thanks to Ms Waszczylko, Ms Dixon, M. Poulain and Ms Allen for their support in leading the team of students to such success. The students did very well but they needed the opportunity to get there.

We had a big focus on well-being all week, as our Sixth Form team and students undertook the RUOK? Programme to help students develop the skills of active listening. The main steps are:

  1. Ask
  2. Listen
  3. Encourage action
  4. Check in

Our Sixth Form students designed and delivered, supervised lessons to all Y7-11 students this week. A strength of the British educational system is its understanding that academic success is underpinned by a strong pastoral culture that builds a child’s well-being. All our teachers are practitioners of pastoral care as well as being subject specialists. Please take a moment to ask your children how RUOK? works.

Finally we finished the week on a House Charity day with games, House T-shirts and fund-raising. We continue this theme of fun on Sunday at the Primary Campus with our rescheduled Spring Fair. I look forward to seeing you all there!

 

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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