Sandbox Safety Zone in School Programme Update - 31.08.2021 - Bangkok Prep

Sandbox Safety Zone in School Programme Update – 31.08.2021

Tuesday 31st August 2021

 

Dear Parents or Guardians

Re: “Sandbox: Safety Zone in School” programme update

You may be aware of some recent announcements from the CCSA indicating that there will be a reduction in some of the COVID-19 restrictions. Included in these announcements was a statement mentioning that schools may begin to allow students back into school for learning if they gain approval to take part in the “Sandbox: Safety Zone in School” programme. This programme has been created to transition children back into their classrooms for learning in schools. Please see below some of the criteria that we expect to be included in the requirements for approval of schools to take part in this programme:

 

  • a minimum of 85% of teachers and education personnel must have been vaccinated and before they can enter the school, must be tested with Antigen Test Kit (ATK) with a negative result.
  • students must be tested with ATK with a negative result before attending school, in person on the campus.
  • schools must limit the number of students entering school each day.
  • schools must keep students and staff in the “Bubble and Seal” protocol.
  • school staff will be required to complete assessment on “Thai Stop Covid Plus” and “Thai Safe Thai” applications regularly.
  • schools must have an effective COVID-19 Emergency Response Plan.

 

Bangkok Prep will adhere to the approved list of preventive measures and procedures. We will request permission to open from the appropriate authorities and if we are granted approval, we will begin to initially transition into the hybrid model. Please be reassured that we will still be starting ‘online’ for new student orientation sessions and the beginning of Term 1 on Thursday 9th September.

We fully understand that some parents may be feeling very anxious about allowing their children to come into school so we will continue to provide Online Learning as well as the hybrid learning model (for more details please refer to my message sent to parents on 13th August 2021). I will update you on the progress of the ‘Sandbox Safety Zone in School’ approval accordingly.

We will continue to do our very best to follow advice from medical experts and stay healthy. Equally, we must all remember that it is our values of honesty, caring and community mindedness that keep us the special community that we are. Thank you for your continuing support during these difficult times.

 

Yours faithfully

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

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

School Fees 2023-2024 – Download

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Application Form – Download

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2023 – 2024 School Calendar – Download

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Year Group Equivalent Information – Download

Withdrawal Request Form – Download