Weekly Wellbeing Focus - Ten Positive Emotions / Self-Generating Positives - Bangkok Prep

Weekly Wellbeing Focus – Ten Positive Emotions / Self-Generating Positives

Welcome to the Weekly Wellbeing Focus. The focus for this week is Ten Positive Emotions / Self-Generating Positives.

Parent Wellbeing: A valuable resilience and social connectedness skill to develop more in yourself is to seek help when you need it by reaching out to the
right people. Who are three people you trust to seek help from? Describe a time you have done this and what was the outcome.

As Barbara Fredrickson, an expert in the field of emotions, once said, “Positive emotions don’t just make us feel good, they transform our minds, our bodies and our ability to bounce back from hard times.” So, teaching students how to self-generate positive emotions will benefit their wellbeing. The ten most common positive emotions are joy, gratitude, serenity, interest, hope, pride, humour, inspiration, awe and love.

Self-generate means them doing challenging things to feel good. Some include:

Every term self-assessing by doing:

• How are their elements of wellbeing growing?
• How they progressed towards achieving their three goals.
• Setting three new goals for next the term.

Doing good to feel 4 or 5 positives for every negative, being grateful for little good things happening, accepting their full range of emotions, enjoying respectful relationships, being kind, having personal timeouts, looking forward to several things every day, contesting negative mind chatter with positive self-talk, being with nature, applying their strengths, turning off their devices 4 times for 30 minutes daily, mindfully thinking about loved ones, writing gratitude letters and journals, sending kind texts, savouring special times, practising new and challenging approaches and making a deliberate effort to meet new people.

Positive emotions don’t come from thinking about them, they come from doing positive things.

Acknowledgement: Lyubomirsky, Fredrickson & Branigan


“You can be whatever type of person you choose to be. Your habits, your behaviours, your responses, are all your choice.” P.K. Shaw


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Jake McIntosh
Assistant Head of Secondary – Wellbeing


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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.

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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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