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

MESSAGE FROM THE HEAD OF SECONDARY – 8th MARCH 2019

Dear Students, Parents and Colleagues,

Our hosting of the Tournament of Minds competition was a great success on Sunday. 19 schools, 63 teams and 441 students were on the T77 campus along with hundreds of parents and teachers. Up against stiff competition our Secondary teams won the Social Sciences and STEM groups whilst gaining ‘Honours’ in Social Sciences. Well done to all competitors and a huge thanks to Ms Waszczyłko for organising the whole event alongside about 20 of our staff volunteers.

A key element of ToM is problem-solving. We had to exercise the same skill today with a power cut! We were without power for one hour whilst the MEA undertook an upgrade to the local distribution system. Staff coped admirably and in many cases turned the issue into a learning experience exploring the dependence of modern society on electricity.

We had some great news on Thursday. We received the Maths early entry results for our accelerated IGSCE Y11 Maths class. I am pleased to say that all 13 students gained A* Grades. Three had 99% whilst two scored a faultless 100%! This is almost 25% of our Y11 cohort and underpins our continuing achievements at the highest levels in Mathematics and beyond. The students obviously worked hard to achieve these results but had fantastic support and teaching along the way.

Next week will be exceptionally busy with our annual Book Week and I’m looking forward to seeing how well students take to the character dress up day on Friday. Can they outdo themselves after last year? Although next week is fun, there is a very serious message behind all the planned events. A love of reading and high levels of literacy underpin excellent learning and success in life. If you want to change someone’s life next week, buy them a great book!

As well as all that reading our Student Action Team (SAT) will be finalising the preparations for the Y7/8 and Y9/10 Proms at the Marriott on Friday. They have responded to student requests for an event that gives them the opportunity to socialise at a prestigious venue. SAT have been very busy booking, planning, marketing and organising the event. Our younger students are very fortunate to have older students willing to put all this effort into ensuring they have such a great event! I’m really looking forward to seeing many of our students having a lovely time.

The exam season is not far away and parents are often asking how they can help their children. A couple of good websites that might give some useful background are  https://behaviourbuddy.co.uk/rp/ and http://www.learningscientists.org/. They explore how we learn and introduce some good methods of learning ideas and information.

Our next Parent Workshop will be on Tuesday 26th March and I hope to see many of you there. It will be primarily aimed at KS3/4 parents and will focus on the key question:

“How can I get my child into the university of their choice?”

I will be co-presenting with both our Head of Sixth Form, Ms Wilsonlock and our University Guidance Counsellor, Mrs Allen. Please keep a look out for the invitation email next week.

 

Have a great weekend.

 

Nigel Wilsonlock

Head of Secondary

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77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

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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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