Notification of Friends of Bangkok Prep AGM and Elections - May 28, 2024 - Bangkok Prep

Notification of Friends of Bangkok Prep AGM and Elections – May 28, 2024

On May 28, 2024, FOBP will hold its annual general meeting (AGM) and elect a new committee of parents for the 2024-5 academic year in accordance with its Constitution. As a parent or guardian of a child attending Bangkok Prep School at primary or secondary campus, you are automatically a member of FOBP, and your participation in our school community is invaluable.

Full details are available on Firefly at https://fobp.link/agm2024 and attached below.

Annual General Meeting

The AGM will take place virtually via Zoom on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 8.15 am. We need a quorum of 50 parents for the meeting to be valid. The meeting should last no more than 30 minutes.

This meeting is an opportunity for you to engage with fellow parents, learn about our ongoing initiatives, and contribute your ideas to the growth and development of our school community. You’ll be able to meet the candidates for the Committee for the 2024-5 academic year, and ask them questions.

Elections for new FOBP Committee

The FOBP Committee is composed of 13 elected members from the parent community. The following roles are available.

  1. President
  2. Vice President
  3. Secondary Coordinator
  4. Primary Coordinator
  5. Treasurer
  6. General Secretary
  7. Media & Marketing Coordinator
  8. Secondary Events Coordinator
  9. Primary Events Coordinator
  10. Sponsorship and Parents’ Events Coordinator
  11. Primary Parent Representative
  12. Secondary Parent Representative
  13. Sustainability Representative

 

Additionally, if you’d like to attend committee meetings and contribute to our events, you can join as a non-voting advisory member.

How to join the committee

If you are interested in serving on the committee for the 2024-5 academic year, please:

1) Email fobp.bkkprep@gmail.com no later than May 21, 2024, to request more information about the open roles and how to nominate yourself.

2) Optionally, attend an open meeting of the FOBP Committee on Wednesday May 15, 2024 at 8.15am at Room SC220, Block C, Secondary Campus, to familiarise yourself with the current committee’s activities, and find out about the possible roles.

3) You will be able to introduce yourself to parents at the AGM on May 28, 2024. Each candidate will have 1 minute to speak.

How the election will work

Leading up to May 28, all parents will have the opportunity to vote for the new committee members using a secure electronic vote. Full details about the voting process will be available on Firefly, sent out via Class Reps, and shared on the FOBP Facebook and LINE groups. Please connect with FOBP via one of these methods, as there won’t be any further email reminders sent after this one!

Thank you

Your active participation in the school community is essential in fostering a supportive and engaging environment for our children. We encourage you to attend the AGM, vote, and contribute your unique perspectives to help shape the future of Bangkok Prep!

 

Matt Mayer, 2023-4 General Secretary

 

Pleethum (Pete) Triyakasem, 2023-4 President

 

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.

School Fees

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2023 – 2024 School Calendar – Download

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