Head of Primary writes “Not only that...but also our philosophy too!”

The Head of Primary writes…“Not only that…but also our philosophy too!”

Dear All,

It’s been quite a while since I have written to you all. Although it’s a little late to be wishing you all a Happy New Year, I will say that I hope your New Year has got off to a great start as mine certainly has as we have just completed another highly successful, recruitment campaign of high quality, passionate and enthusiastic teachers. Not only that, they come highly qualified with amazing experiences and outstanding references and they will be a great addition to our community.

I have just submitted my article for the next Prepazine and hope you manage to get a copy of it and make time to read it. I talk about how “I continue to be proud of our philosophy, high standards and of our teachers and children!”  and how I continue to be “very proud” of our achievements here at Bangkok Prep Primary. Our philosophy is built upon the ‘whole child’, developing our children socially, emotionally and academically. In addition, our philosophy of recruiting the right candidate every time continues each year! Furthermore, it includes developing and empowering our amazing teaching staff here at Bangkok Prep.

Our community continues to grow at a steady rate; welcoming superb families and friends to our outstanding, school community. I have repeatedly said that “we are the best school in Bangkok!” and I still believe it is as we demonstrate our philosophy on a daily basis!

However, although I am not proud of how polluted the Earth is becoming and I am not proud of being part of a ‘requested’ school closure, again, I am proud of how our staff and children have adapted and coped with the ongoing AQI concerns in and around Bangkok Prep. I am also proud of how the school continues to purchase not only more and more air purifiers but much bigger ones and without raising the school fees to do so. I am very proud of how our staff and children have adapted to eating indoors so quickly and so effectively.

I would like to take this opportunity of informing all our parents of a few developments regarding the AQI and our procedures and how well we are tackling this ongoing concern.

We are purchasing more and more air purifiers and many larger ones too. As well as many AQI indicators which you will see strategically placed around the school. Please be advised that we will now be eating indoors, regardless of the AQI before we go out to play (depending on the AQI of course). In addition to all these new purchases, we have appointed builders and developers to enclose our cafeterias between now and after half term. Because our younger children are at higher risk due to developing lung capacity etc., we will begin with our Early Years cafeteria and work from there. Our snacks will be served indoors prior to children being informed of whether it’s safe to go outside for a break. Essentially, all this means is less time spent in poor air quality. Finally, I will be advertising my annual Parent Forums soon, where I will certainly update each individual Year Group with all of these developments and much more. Please do look out for the invites.

Have a great weekend everyone and enjoy every minute of it.

 

Kind regards

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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