MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY –17TH MAY 2019 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY –17TH MAY 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

We continue to be busy on the Secondary Campus as we finalise our year of learning and plan our many End of Year celebrations. Whilst Y11/12 and 13 continue their external examinations through to 25th June, our KS3 students are to shortly have their own ‘KS3 Assessment Week’. This should not be seen as a high stakes week of testing, but as part of the normal learning cycle to check on progress and allow for a review on personal learning. Some subjects will utilise the Exam Hall whilst others prefer a classroom-based approach. For our Y9 students, the use of the Exam Hall is also good preparation for formal examinations in the future, something our Y10 students have just undergone with their Y10 Mocks.

Our Parent Forums continue to be popular and I hope many of you will be able to attend the upcoming Y9 Forum on Tuesday, please let Khun Mod know if you would like to come secondary.sec@bkkprep.ac.th. We review developments, show future plans and gain feedback on four important questions we pose to attendees.

We were excited to receive notice of the extra public holiday on Monday 3rd June and will be closed for the day. The exception will be for those who have to attend the six external examinations taking place; these will carry on as planned and the school will be staffed to ensure there is no disruption. On Tuesday I will be sending out our plans to allow ‘virtual learning’ to continue, which will be similar to those back in January when we had to close due to the drop in air quality.

On Wednesday FoBP hosted their annual AGM and voted for the adoption of a constitution which was passed unanimously. I would like to thank the outgoing members of FoBP for their support of the school and the tireless work they have done behind the scenes. I have especially enjoyed working with Neetinder and Elena whilst being Head of Secondary and hope Ms Court-Smith will have similar support from the incoming representatives. FoBP has a very important role to play building relationships between home and school. As we approach 1200 students we have approximately twice that number of parents and clear communication across all channels remains vital if we are to achieve our shared vision of:

“To be an outstanding learning community that is internationally-minded, inspiring all members to achieve their potential.”

Please note that we will be closed on Monday due to the Visaka Bucha public holiday. Have a restful long weekend.

 

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

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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.

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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.

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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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