The Head of Primary writes… - Bangkok Prep

The Head of Primary writes…

 

Dear all,

I hope you all enjoyed a fantastic half term break, I just wanted to let everyone know that this Year’s Student Council and our Head Boy and Head Girl have recently been elected.

The successful candidates all wrote a letter of application, wrote and applied amazing speeches in our Key Stage 2 Assembly, were interviewed by our newly appointed Student Council and had a final interview with the Head of Primary. On top of that, everyone in Key Stage 2 had the opportunity to contribute to the popular vote by using this year’s ballot box.

The Student Council were once again voted in by their peers from their own class. This Year Key Stage 2 councilors will meet with me once a week and they will set their own agenda. Key Stage 1 councilors will be met at a predetermined time to be set by our Year 6 councilors and our Head Boy and Head Girl once their elections have been finalised.

Our Key Stage 2 Student Counselors for 2019-2020 are:

3MC Kiyoka 5KM Oscar
3DC Sasha 5EW Maya
3AB Tomi 5WF Hanna
3MS Miku 5MF Lily
3BS Wafiah 5LS Khushi
4FS Daryl 6SD Jiyun
4SC Lucy 6JY Momoka
4CC Lauryn 6CD Vasu
4AW Lucas 6KP Ocean
4SL Fareefta 6DS Herb

The successful appointments of this year’s Primary Head Boy and Head Girl

The candidates were;

6CD Minseo 6CD KJ
6KP Teddie 6CD Pam
6JY Team 6CD Lisa
6SD Nino 6SD Miri

I am delighted to announce this year’s Head Boy is Minseo form Y6CD with Teddie from Y6KP as his Deputy and our Head Girl is KJ form Y6CD with her deputy being Pam from Y6CD. I personally called their parents to congratulate them who were obviously very proud and delighted with the news. Congratulations to you and to your families!

Now we are looking forward to Internationally Minded Week which begins on Monday 11 November with a Remembrance Assembly. To conclude this week, we will have a National parade and a farmers market. This year’s activities have been organised by an impressive selection of staff who volunteered to create a working party for this special occasion. Thank you and well done!

Finally, a few reminders for parents not to take photographs of other children except their own and to wear your ID at all times. Please do not forget that children are not expected on site until 07:30 where supervision begins in the undercroft and please remember that those of you who are late picking up your children, the Late Zone is situated in the Early Years Cafeteria.

 

Have a great weekend everyone.

 

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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