Primary Campus @77 Update from the Head of School - Bangkok Prep

Primary Campus @77 Update from the Head of School

Dear Bangkok Prep Community

We are really excited about our new Primary campus @77 facility developments. On Tuesday 31st January, the construction company presented some completed areas to the Bangkok Prep Team. As we walked through the campus, we took some photographs that we would like to share with you. We are very pleased with the progress of this important project which is on schedule and will be ready for family tours in the near future.


Primary 25m Swimming Pool                                        

Music Recital Hall

Primary Sports Hall                                               

Floor 3 to Floor 2 Slide

We recognise that many families will be planning for this alteration in the school location so we have provided some provisional information which may be helpful. As we get nearer to the end of Term 3, we will provide more specific details as necessary.

 

Will the timings of the school day change next year?

There will be no significant changes to the start time and end time of the Primary and Secondary school day, however sometimes may be adjusted very slightly to ensure consistency and efficiency for the community. One noticeable change is that the National Anthem will be played across the whole school when the Primary children are in their classrooms and the Secondary students are on their way to their tutor session for registration.

 

How do we get to the School Campus @77?

There are a wide range of recommended access routes to the whole school campus @77 from August 2023. It has many routes that are available if you come by car and there are also multiple options for parking. For more details please see our Firefly page here.

 

Will there be any changes to the shuttle services from BTS including adding additional capacity?

A BTS shuttle bus service to and from On Nut BTS will continue to be offered using the combined Sansiri/Bangkok Prep buses and additional school mini vans.

 

Will there be a bus from the old Thonglor campus to the new 77 campus?

A shuttle bus service will be offered from the current Primary Campus @53 to and from the new Primary @77 campus.  More details will be shared in due course once we have analysed the results of the Community Transport survey. To help us in designing a transport plan which supports our families, please complete this Transport survey and the survey link will also be in the Primary Weekly Blog this week Friday 3rd February. The results of this survey will enable us to gather expressions of interest so we can plan accordingly.

 

What time will you need to drop off your kids at the Primary Campus @53 to take the bus?

Currently, It is estimated that the departure time will be approximately 7.00am from Primary Campus @53.

 

Will the school be acquiring multiple buses to handle the additional capacity?

Bus registration and sign up will be required in Term 3 so we can plan the buses to cater for the needs of our community.

 

Will children be organised by year group, or are early years kids mixed with secondary kids?

It is likely there will be a mixture of age groups.

 

Will there be any bus monitors?

Depending on the community requirements which are gathered from the Community Transport survey.

 

How will the end of school return journey work with different ending times for different year groups, with and without ECAs?

Afternoon departure times will be adjusted according to the end of the school day and ECAs for both Primary and Secondary.

 

I am sure you are all very excited about our new facilities. Please see the weekly blog for more campus updates and opportunities for you to tour the new campus beginning in March.

 

 

Warm regards

 

Duncan Stonehouse

Head of School

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.

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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