Value Of The Month Is Internationally Minded- Bangkok Prep

The Head of Secondary writes…

Value of the Month is Internationally Minded

It has been such a fun filled and packed first week back, that the holidays may seem a distant memory. It was just the last weekly round up that Brad Owen said “Have great half term holiday everyone. Look after yourselves and enjoy every minute!”. I hope you all managed to do just that.

I am thrilled to be writing to share some news from the Secondary Campus this week: the much awaited second floor of our cafeteria is almost complete and will be opening very soon!

It doubles our space to enjoy our break and lunch time food and talk together between our hard work in lessons. The beautiful space is completed and we are cleaning up and getting ready to welcome students and teachers in the very near future. It will be a wonderful and relaxed place for staff and students to eat and talk together.

Next week we will work with our Student Executive Leadership Team to make sure everyone has a chance to see and use the space when we open. We will also be getting creative so that the students can make the space their own: a design competition is on the way! As I looked around and took these pictures today, it was big, empty and quite cold with all the fans on but, I could already picture how we will come together in this space and make it our own. Our community is the heart of our school.

Thank you to all the parents who came to the IGCSE and A Level Options Showcase this week. The whole school was alive with conversation. Students, staff and parents stayed late to ask questions and listen to each other. The learning environments were dynamic and the conversations I heard were really genuine. Thank you to all our staff who care so much and work so hard to inspire and empower our children. The very next day we hosted a University Fair for our Year 11 and 12 students that was a huge success. We help our children to see what the world has to offer them and what they have to offer the world.

Please don’t forget that students and families can contribute to the Royal British Legion Poppy appeal in both campuses over the next week or two. It is another very important cause that embodies the ‘Life Value of the Month’ for November: being internationally minded.

The week is ending with a great deal of fun as the first FOBP and student led event of the year takes place. There are a lot of fun (and frights!) to be had as teams tackle the escape room and we play and enjoy the movie night. Thank you to FOBP and all the student leaders and volunteers (over 60!) who helped to promote, plan, organise and raise money for FOBP to help the school.

Our World Languages team also had their first intercultural day of the year today as students learned about ‘Día de los Muertos’ in lessons and in activities throughout the day. Bangkok Prep is an amazing place for high quality academic learning as well as exploring the diversity of peoples and cultures around the world.

This is just a week and I could continue to write about many other experiences we have shared but, I must go out now to join in the fun again and see the smiles and laughs that make my job such a joy.

Have a wonderful weekend,

 

Tia Court-Smith

Head of secondary

(and also a spider for today)

 

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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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