MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 8th FEBRUARY 2019 - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 8th FEBRUARY 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

This week has been reassuring in the levels of air quality that we have been seeing after last week’s closures. This week saw us take delivery of more air purifiers, to bring our total on Campus to 44. This allows us to cover all main teaching areas with a particular emphasis on those classrooms that open out to the outside air. Our breakout spaces have several purifiers that ensure good quality air on each floor that extends out to each classroom. We are also employing other low tech solutions in our endeavours to keep students safe.

Our Y12/13 students began their Mock Examinations that extend to the end of the Half Term. These will help them prepare for the Final Exams in May and June. My best wishes go to them at this quite stressful time and I advise that they stick to good sleeping, eating and exercise patterns to promote good health and lower stress. The three methods for good stress management are:

  • Doing something creative
  • Exercising
  • Actively engaging in mindfulness techniques

Sports Day was unfortunately cancelled earlier this term due to poor air quality. Looking for a new date has been difficult as our calendar is very full and we have increasing pressures on academic classes after the Mock Exams. We have therefore chosen next Friday, the last day of this Half Term. More details will be forthcoming from Mr Cantrill, our PE Faculty Leader.

I would like to thank our Mandarin teachers for organising Chinese New Celebrations across both Campuses on Wednesday. At Secondary our students were treated to a wonderfully energetic and colourful display of Dragon and Lion dancing that helped welcome in the Year of the Pig. It is very easy to take this type of celebration for granted, but it is incredibly enriching for our students. Many students around the world have only ever seen other cultures in books or film, we have the chance to feel, see and smell at first-hand.

 

Finally, please remember that we are closed for Half Term after next week and will start back to normal lessons at the usual time of 08:00am on Monday 25th February.

 

Kind regards

 

Nigel Wilsonlock

Head of Secondary

 

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77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
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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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