TRAVEL GUIDANCE FOR SONGKRAN AND BEYOND - COVID - 19 - Bangkok Prep

TRAVEL GUIDANCE FOR SONGKRAN AND BEYOND – COVID – 19

Wednesday 26th February 2020

Dear Parents, Guardians, Teachers and Staff

RE: TRAVEL GUIDANCE FOR SONGKRAN AND BEYOND – COVID – 19

I would like to sincerely thank everybody in the Bangkok Prep Community for your ongoing understanding, honesty and integrity with regards to the self quarantine process. This must continue in the coming months as we face the Covid-19 crisis together and unified!

For the Songkran holiday and the long weekend in May, I would like to recommend that you avoid travelling to areas considered high-risk for Covid-19 infection. At the moment the list is mainland China, Hong Kong, Macua, Taiwan, Singapore, Korea, Japan, Malaysia and Vietnam.

If you do visit one of these places, or transit through them with a connecting flight, you or your  child(ren) will need to complete a 14-day self-quarantine period before you can come onto the school site. The 14 day period would begin on the day you return to Thailand and parents, household members, staff and students will not be able to come to school for this time period.

Please be aware that the list of high risk areas could expand further by the date you plan to begin your travels or even while you are away.

I want our community to do all it can to reduce the risk of spreading the Covid-19 virus. I also want to ensure that our students can come to school. My advice would be to take Songkran holidays in Thailand if at all possible.

This is particularly applicable for those families who have (a) child(ren) about to undertake public examinations as these dates are set externally.

I remain hopeful that the situation will improve over the next few months and uncomplicated travel will be possible again. At this moment, it is not possible to confidently predict what will happen so again, I offer some guidance with a view to reducing the learning impact of the situation.

If you are planning to travel outside of Thailand for the June to August holidays, consider delaying bookings and booking ‘flexitickets’. You may need to adjust your return date to ensure your family can clear any quarantine requirements before we return to school on Thursday 20th August 2020.  Avoid visiting any of the high-risk countries listed by Thai Government. Be sure to check the details of any travel restrictions at your planned destination too. Some extra research and flexibility over the next few months will help us all to stay together and stay healthy.

Yours faithfully,

 

Duncan Stonehouse

 

Head of School

Our Campus

BANGKOK PREP ADDRESS

77 SUKHUMVIT 77, VADHANA
BANGKOK, 10110

77 สุขุมวิท 77 วัฒนา
กรุงเทพมหานคร 10110

02-700-5858

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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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