Message From The The Head Of Primary on Friday - Bangkok Prep

MESSAGE FROM THE THE HEAD OF PRIMARY – FRIDAY 5TH APRIL 2019

A New Term!

Dear All,

As we complete our first week of our final term this academic year, we have already welcomed 14 new families to our growing Bangkok Prep Community. We have staged a well-informed Parent Workshop on Understanding and Responding to Children’s Behaviour presented by Mr Breen (Deputy Head of Primary) and Dr Lynn Blakemore (Specialist in Early Years Education). Both presentations were well received and a joy to be part of.

I would like to take this opportunity to acknowledge the hard work of the staff this week. We have had a smooth start to this term after a long Songkran holiday. Particular thanks to Lynn Blakemore and Martin Breen for their Understanding and Responding to Children’s Behaviour Parent Workshop on Friday; Catherine Frisbie,  Jess Youlton, Christine Benjamin and Ms Petra for ensuring we took part in the TISAC Primary Choir Day @St Andrews 71 on Thursday. All the children and staff thoroughly enjoyed their experience. Well done, to Year 3 and Year 4 for their Transition activities on Friday morning. Thanks to our PE staff, led by Ms Jo North and all involved with teaching PE, who have also organised and led extra lunchtime sessions in preparation for the upcoming FOBISIA Games and especially for coping with the ‘insane’ heat every lesson. Thanks to Andy Wooldridge for the E Safety questionnaire; which will only improve our knowledge of what children and parents need to know more about. Thanks to everyone who have seamlessly welcomed new children to their Class, Year Group and Key Stage and well done to Year 1 for their projects exhibition, presented outside of the library (please do go and have a look).

I would like to congratulate David and Rebecca Cooke for the birth of their first child, Marnie Rosa Cooke. The whole family are happy, healthy and settling down really well.

A few reminders, ECAs Begin this Monday (until Friday 21 June) and I would like to thank all the parents who have ensured we can enforce our ‘No Hat, Play in the Shade’ initiative to help combat the heat. “Wear a hat!”

Although, we only have ten weeks of this term (nine left now), what a ten weeks we have planned for everyone! Events that we have to look forward to includes: Swim Galas; Science Week (beginning Tuesday 21st May); the Science Fair will be inviting parents in to our Sports Hall (Thursday 23rd May 08:00-11:45); Arts Week of activities (beginning on Monday 10th June). Prior to our Arts Week, we will have numerous Parent Informative Workshops and our final, whole school ‘Transition Day’ on Tuesday 4th June. As Year 6 spend the whole day at our Secondary Campus. Nursery to Year 5 will move up to their next year for a day of activities with other teachers in their next new and exciting classroom areas.

However, do not forget, we will have our traditional Prize Giving Assemblies (Invitation Only), Year 6 Graduation for Year 6 and their families, Sports Awards (Invitation Only) and our final end of year parties, after our final end of year reports have been released to parents on Wednesday 26 June. You can find all of these events, and much, much more in our school calendar on Firefly.

This promises to be a fun filled, super packed, finale to this academic year. I am particularly looking forward to our Formal End of Year Primary Concert on Friday 21 June (15:00-16:00) held in our Auditorium as well as my Judo Sleepover for all the judokas and their friends on Friday 14th June (Invitation Only).

Finally, I would like to invite all parents to the forthcoming FOBP General Meeting and Election on Wednesday 15 May at 08:15 – 09:35 (in the Auditorium).

 

Best wishes

Brad Owen

Head of Primary

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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