The Smile Club - Term 1 Roundup - Bangkok Prep

The Smile Club – Term 1 Roundup

The Smile Club at Bangkok prep has had an extremely busy and productive term, despite being online for half of it! We started the club with only 5 members – today the team consists of 33 hardworking individuals ready to make a change. The Smile Club is a group created to raise funds and awareness for Operation Smile – who carry out medical missions throughout the world to provide surgery to underprivileged kids with cleft lip/ palate.

We started off the academic year by celebrating World Smile Day (on October 1st) at Bangkok Prep online. Every tutor group submitted a smiley screenshot of the whole class showing off their best smile from Zoom. We then compiled this into a presentation where we explained that celebrating World Smile Day can be as simple as doing an act of kindness to make someone’s day! In addition, we advocated the important work Operation Smile has been doing, and what members of the Bangkok Prep community can do to help!

Since we were able to come back to school in the second half of term 1, the Smile Club hosted a Christmas event ‘Smile for Santa!’ where we organised socially distanced game booths during break times in the last week of school. The event was a massive hit, and we managed to raise a total of 26,485 Baht, which will be donated to Operation Smile! A huge thank you to everyone who participated in our games and donated to help. The booths were ‘Sponge Santa!’ where our fantastic teachers dressed up in their best festive costumes, only to be soaked with sponges filled with water. Another booth was ‘guess the number of candies in the jar’; here we challenged people to a game of estimate and luck. And our final booth was Bangkok Prep’s first ever tug of war tournament. We invited teams from year 7 to Year 13 to compete in a game of tug of war to find out who is the ‘strongest’ at Bangkok Prep. All in all, we, the smile club, could not be any happier with the outcome of our first ever event! It was great to see the whole school come together to play some Christmas themed games!

To learn more about our future events, follow us on Instagram: @smileclub.bkk

 

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77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

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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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