The Head of Primary and ‘Communication’ - Bangkok Prep

The Head of Primary and ‘Communication’ – Friday 22 March 2019

Dear All,

I hope everyone has had a fantastic week and are looking forward to a great weekend.

Primary has certainly gained momentum with this term as we quickly approach Songkran and our end of term holiday. Well done to Year 4! What a wonderful performance to finish off the great week we have had again in Primary @53!

I am particularly looking forward to our Songkran assembly celebrations on Friday 5 April. The assembly begin at 09:00. Children, staff and Parents are invited to wear flowery Songkran shirts in celebration of the Traditional celebrations. Parents are invited to attend, and again, I challenge them to join in and wear appropriate shirts for the occasion. You will see staff and children getting into the spirit of Songkran! Please be aware, children can come to school in the flowered shirts and not worry about school uniform. However, the shirt needs to be comfortable if they intend to wear it all day (otherwise they must wear school uniform).

I hope everyone is looking forward to the Parent/Teacher consultations coming up next Tuesday and Wednesday (14:30-17:00) and have managed to book in for an update as to their child’s progress. Parents can book themselves in with any teacher they wish. The online booking system closes on Sunday afternoon at 17:00. If anyone experiences any difficulty in booking an appointment, please contact the relevant teacher directly. The booking system is designed to be convenient for parents and allows for the teachers to plan for their meetings, ensuring there are no unnecessary surprises or hold ups. I politely request parents stick to their booked time of 10 minutes and do not hold up other parents waiting for their booked appointment. Please do remember, the school has an ‘open door’ policy where parents can request meetings at mutually convenient times, with myself or any teacher involved in their child’s learning.

I am delighted to see that more and more parents are making time to attend our numerous workshops and Parent Forums. These workshops are not just restricted to each year group as other year group parents may attend, if they are looking forward or are just curious to see how things happen in the next area of their child’s development. For example, Key Stage 1 Parents can attend a Key Stage 2 reading workshop or Early Year’s parents can attend a Key Stage 1 workshop and so on. Please let the relevant Workshop Leader know if you are interested in attending so that they can ensure there is room for you.

Again, I would like to personally thank all the parents who have attended the recent Parent Forums with me. Together, we are certainly coming up with great ideas and a better understanding of Bangkok Prep and its growing, close knit community. I am regularly receiving positive comments and continued superb feedback, as well as some areas that can be improved or at least, looked into by myself. I do appreciate all the positive comments that we receive in person and via personalised post it notes for teachers and teaching assistants. These are really appreciated by all concerned. My next Parent Forums are for next Thursday 28 March with Year 3 at 08:00-09:30 (Room 215) and Year 4 at 13:00-14:30 (Auditorium). I hope to see as many of you there as possible. Please, if you have time, come along for a few updates and coffee and cake! These Forum’s continue to prove essential to the ongoing improvement of communication channels from parents to the school and vice-versa! Most importantly, on a personal note, I enjoy meeting you all and listening to what you have to say!

 

Have a great Weekend everyone!

 

Best wishes

Brad Owen

Head of Primary

 

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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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