Welcome New Teachers - Bangkok Prep

Welcome New Teachers

 

Welcome to our new Bangkok Prep teachers joining us this academic year. These high quality additions to our faculty will ensure that the students’ learning will be the very best it can be and our students flourish.

We are delighted to announce our new teachers for 2023 – 2024 and have included some information (in no particular order) and a short welcome message from them below:

 

Aisling O’Riordan – Year 1 Class Teacher

  • BSc Business and Management  – Dublin Institute of Technology
  • Higher Diploma in Early Childhood Montessori Education – St Nicholas Montessori College Ireland
  • MEd Primary Education – Hibernia College Dublin

 

Hello to everyone at Bangkok Prep! Myself and my family are very excited to be joining your school community in August. 

In 2016, I moved to China to develop my international teaching career and experience living and working in an exciting new culture. I believe that children learn best through hands-on activity, inquiry and cooperative learning and am committed to delivering exciting, innovative, and engaging learning experiences that are impactful. 

In my spare time, I enjoy exploring the outdoors and keeping active through hiking and sport. I love nothing more than to pack a picnic and set off on a new hike or trail with my family.  I also have a keen interest in food and cooking and am very excited to try out all the delicious local specialties in Bangkok! 

I am currently living in Shenzhen with my partner Daniel, my son Tadgh (Nursery) and my daughter Sophia who was born in January. We are all very excited for our new adventure in Thailand and look forward to meeting you all in August!


Alan Inns – Secondary Teacher of Physical Education and Year Leader

  • PGCE – Physical Education, Middlesex University
  • NPQSL – UCL
  • BSC (Hons) Sport and Exercise Science –  Chichester University

 

Hello, my name is Alan Inns and I am very much looking forward to joining the Bangkok Prep School community as a Physical Education teacher and Head of Year in the coming academic year. Since training as a teacher, I have held Pastoral leadership positions in the UK alongside being an enthusiastic and passionate PE teacher for 13 years. My wife and I wanted to work internationally with our children, and we moved to Bangkok having taught at Harrow Beijing for the past 3 years.

When I’m not teaching I enjoy keeping fit and healthy with my wife and 3 children. I am a sports fanatic- having been fortunate enough to play competitive football I try my hand at all sports, with Cricket, Badminton, Tennis and Golf being my favourites. My family and I like to explore where we live, and we are looking forward to enjoying the culture, vibrant atmosphere of Bangkok and experience of living in South East Asia.

I feel very lucky and privileged to have the opportunity to live and work in Thailand, and I look forward to meeting you all soon.


Amy Naisbitt – Year 2 Class Teacher and Enhanced Curriculum Lead

  • NPQSL – UCL
  • PGCE – Birmingham City University
  • BSc (Hons) Psychology – University of Nottingham

 

Hello to the whole Bangkok Prep community!

My name is Amy Naisbitt and I am thrilled to be joining the team at Bangkok Prep in August. For the past three years, I have been living and working in Shanghai, China. While in Shanghai, I have worked as a Key Stage 2 teacher and am currently Upper Key Stage 2 Leader. Before moving to China, I spent five years working in a primary school in Stoke-on-Trent, where I mainly taught Year 6. Moving to Key Stage 1 is a new challenge and I am looking forward to the new experiences and opportunities this will give me as well as the energy and enthusiasm the younger students will bring to their learning. My favourite subject to teach is English as I love becoming immersed in a story. 

Outside of work, I like to spend time socialising with my friends and trying new restaurants and cuisines. I enjoy being active and going to the gym as well as playing netball. I have recently started to enjoy cycling and have been exploring new places in Shanghai this way. 

I look forward to meeting you all in the summer when I move to Thailand and continuing my career at Bangkok Prep!  


Amy O’Connor – EYFS Teacher and Nursery Year Leader

  • BA (Hons) History – University of Liverpool
  • PGCE with QTS – University of Manchester

 

Hello Parents and Students of Bangkok Prep! I am extremely excited to be returning to the Bangkok Prep community along with my daughter, Molly, who will be joining Year 3.

Since leaving Thailand in 2021, I have been teaching in the UK in EYFS and Key Stage One and most recently for an alternative provision education company. However, seeing Bangkok as my second home, the pull back to this vibrant city was all too much and so we made the easy decision to return! 

I am extremely passionate about delivering and adapting a child-centred curriculum to suit not only the needs of learners but ensuring that all children are engaged and making progress, with an understanding that there is no limit to their learning. I am especially looking forward to joining our outstanding Nursery Team in our new campus and welcoming our youngest and newest students to the Bangkok Prep Family.

In my spare time I enjoy exploring hidden parts of Bangkok and Thailand with my family and friends. I am also a keen baker (including sampling the baked goods) and enjoy taking Molly to the parks of Bangkok! I am looking forward to continuing all of the above on my return!


Audrey  Corben – Reception Class Teacher

  • PGCEi – University of Derby
  • BA English and French – University of Nottingham

 

Hello, my name is Audrey and I am delighted to be joining the Bangkok Prep Early Years Team this August! I have been teaching in Bangkok for five years as an Early Years and Primary teacher and consider Thailand my second home! Before moving to Bangkok I graduated from the University of Nottingham, where I studied English and French and also taught in France as part of my studies. Whilst in Bangkok, I completed my teaching qualification with the University of Derby, where I specialised in language acquisition in the Early Years. 

When I’m not teaching, I can always be found with a good book in hand! English is my passion and I hope to instil the same love for reading in my students. I also have a love for dance and used to teach ballet and performing arts back in the UK. I am an avid traveller and have written travel articles for tourism boards, hotels and tour groups across Southeast Asia.

I cannot wait to start my new chapter at Bangkok Prep and get to know you all!


Andy Morton – Faculty Leader of Humanities

  • MA (Hons) Geography – University of Edinburgh
  • PGCE – University of Sussex
  • NPQSL – University College London

 

Hello students, parents and colleagues at Bangkok Prep.

My name is Andy and I am really excited to be rejoining Bangkok Prep. I have previously worked at Bangkok Prep for 5 years in a range of roles and I will be returning from Dubai where I am currently working in a leading international school.

I know first hand what a great place Bangkok Prep is to work and I am looking forward to reconnecting with the fantastic school community. 


Daniel Bourne – Year 4 Class Teacher

  • BA (Dual Hons) Business Management and History – Keele University
  • PGCE History and Geography Specialism – Keele University

 

My name is Daniel Bourne and I am very excited to be joining your wonderful community. 

For the last three years, I have been working at Dulwich College, Shanghai, where I have been Head of Year 4. Previous to this, I taught in the Middle East and in the UK, both for two years respectively. I cannot wait to get started at Bangkok Prep and am relishing the opportunity to contribute to its continual growth. 

In my spare time, I enjoy playing golf and football, as well as spending time with friends. I love travelling to new places and experiencing different cultures. I travelled around Thailand about ten years ago and instantly fell in love with the place – the friendly people, the amazing scenery and the food!  

I look forward to meeting you all soon and wishing you all the best for the remainder of the academic year.


Chole Gu – Primary Teacher of Mandarin

  • Cambridge International Certificate & Diploma in Teaching and Learning
  • BA (Ed)  Chinese Language and Literature in English – Ningxia University 

   

Hello to all the parents, students, and colleagues at Bangkok Prep!  

My name is Chloe and I am thrilled to be joining the team in August. I have been teaching Mandarin for over six years now, having taught in a language school in Malaysia and an international school in China before moving to Thailand. Thailand has become my second home, and I absolutely love living and working here. 

Teaching Mandarin to students of all ages and backgrounds is my passion. I strongly believe that every child has the potential to succeed, and I am committed to creating a safe and welcoming environment where my students can learn and grow. I am also a firm believer that learning should be enjoyable and student-centred, which is why I love promoting interactive and collaborative activities in my classes, where students can work together to solve problems in a fun and engaging way. Watching my students make progress and gain confidence in their language skills is incredibly rewarding, and I feel grateful to be a part of their learning journey. 

In my free time, I love to read books and learn new languages. I am currently working on Thai and Korean and I believe that learning is a never-ending journey. I try to bring that same enthusiasm for learning to my classroom. I also enjoy hiking and spending time in nature. However, spending time with my family and friends is most important to me.


David Foy – Secondary Teacher of Business and BTEC

  • PGCE Business Education (Masters Level) with QTS – University of Sunderland, England 
  • BA (Hons) Business and Marketing – University of Northumbria, England     

 

Hello everyone at Bangkok Prep! My name is David, and I am thrilled to be joining the team as a teacher of Business and BTEC. Originally from Ireland, I have been teaching for 11 years, with the last five years spent teaching in Malaysia.

In addition to my teaching experience, I am also an examiner for IGCSE and A-Level Business. This has given me invaluable insights into the assessment process and how to help students achieve their best results.

When I am not in the classroom I enjoy cycling, playing golf and drumming. I have three young sons and we can often be found at the swimming pool or the skatepark. My family and I are excited to be making the move to Bangkok, and I am particularly thrilled that all three of my children will be joining the school. I am looking forward to getting to know my colleagues and students at Bangkok Prep, and I am eager to be part of the school community.


Ian Broadbent – Assistant Head Learning Technology (Cross Campus)

  • Master of International Education (Merit) – King’s College London
  • PGCE in Primary Education – Northumbria University
  • BSc (Hon) in Sports Equipment Design – Salford University

 

Hi, I am Ian Broadbent. I’m thrilled to have the opportunity to join Bangkok Prep and be a part of a community that values education and empowers students to achieve their full potential. I can’t wait to contribute my skills and knowledge to help students grow and succeed, and to learn and grow alongside them in such an exciting and dynamic environment.

I have been in education for 20 years and am currently the Director of Educational Technology in an international school in Shanghai, China. I take great pride in my work and continue to strive for excellence. I have had the opportunity to share my expertise with educators worldwide, connecting and sharing best practices. I am proficient in a variety of technical systems and platforms, including data management and learning management systems. I have experience in assessment and data management, robotics, computer-aided design, laser cutting, digital art, makerspaces, smartboards, iPad integration, and visual programming languages.

When not working, I enjoy staying active through various sports and exploring my passion for art. Travelling is also a passion of mine, and I love experiencing new cultures with my family.


James Wilson – Secondary Teacher of Business and Economics

  • BA (Hons) International Business – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • PGCE – University of Manchester

 

Hello, my name is James Wilson and I am very pleased to be joining Bangkok Prep in August, as a teacher of Business Studies.

Originally, from the East Midlands in the UK, I studied International Business as an undergraduate in Manchester, as well as studying in Montpellier, France, before going on to work in industry roles in both Manchester and London. I completed my PGCE at the University of Manchester and taught in secondary education settings in Leeds and Manchester before then working internationally in Bangkok for three years. I have thoroughly enjoyed working and living in Thailand, and am very excited to be continuing my journey in this wonderful country.

Outside of education, I enjoy travelling, and have visited a number of countries across Asia since living in Thailand. I am a keen footballer, and have played for a number of both international and Thai teams across Bangkok over the past couple of seasons. I also have an interest in current affairs and sustainable development, particularly keeping abreast of policy developments in the UK. I look forward to meeting and working closely with the Bangkok Prep community this coming academic year.


Jeffrey Burke – Secondary Teacher of Physics

  • Mathematics and Education Studies – Liverpool John Moores University
  • PGCE(i) – University of Nottingham

 

Hello! My name is Jeffrey, and I am a physics and mathematics teacher. I come from Keighley, West Yorkshire (England). I have six years of experience teaching physics at a top school in Bangkok, and I am really excited to continue my journey in Thailand at Bangkok Prep.

During my free time, I enjoy looking after my two children, Caitlyn and Oliver. I like going for long bike rides, participating in group sports, and playing the Nintendo Switch.

I look forward to meeting you all at the start of the new academic year!


Jessica Richards – Year 2 Class Teacher

  • BA (Hons) Psychology and Sociology – Leeds Metropolitan University
  • PGCE with QTS – Wandsworth Primary Schools’ Consortium

 

My name is Jess and I am from London where I taught before moving to Bangkok. I have been working in an International School for 8 years, across EYFS and KS1. I love living in Thailand and see myself being here for many years to come. I am therefore very excited for this new challenge, starting my journey at a wonderful school like Bangkok Prep.

I love teaching and seeing the progress students make and promoting independence and creativity in my classroom. Every child is different, and I really enjoy helping them discover their strengths and passions, and supporting them on their learning journeys. I put a strong emphasis on students’ well-being as well as the academic curriculum. I look forward to moving to a larger school where I will be able to collaborate with and develop this approach with a diverse range of colleagues.

Outside of work, I love to do yoga and cook. I also take advantage of living in this beautiful country by getting to the beach as often as possible.

I look forward to meeting you all soon and am very excited to start at Bangkok Prep in August.


Jessica Vechbanyongratana – University Guidance Counsellor

  • BA Asian Studies – Whitman College 
  • MA Economics – University of Colorado at Boulder 
  • PhD Economics – University of Colorado at Boulder

 

Hello, my name is Jessica Vechbanyongratana and I will be joining the Bangkok Prep team as a University Guidance Counsellor. I have over 20 years of experience working in several areas of higher education in the United States and Thailand, including admissions, teaching, and administration. 

I have spent the last 13 years working as an economics professor at Chulalongkorn University here in Bangkok. In my free time I enjoy singing in a choir, sewing, and hanging out with my two sons. I am excited about transitioning into international secondary education and look forward to working closely with students on realising their post-secondary aspirations.


Jonathan Breaden – Assistant Head of Primary (Learning)

  • BA (First Class Hons) English Language and Literature – University of Central Lancashire
  • PGCE – University of Buckingham

 

Hello to everyone at Bangkok Prep! My name is Jonathan and I am thrilled to be joining your fantastic community in August as Assistant Head of Learning. I grew up in Blackpool in the Northwest of England and have strong Irish roots, spending many of my school holidays in the Emerald Isle.

I began my career in education as a teaching assistant at The British School of Beijing. After qualifying, I continued to teach in Beijing in both Key Stage 1 and 2 for several years. I also spent a year in Myanmar as one of the founding teachers at the British School Yangon. I returned to the U.K. in 2015 and have since worked in two very different but both lovely prep schools in London. I have been deputy headteacher for the past 5 years and I am also an experienced SENCo.

I am a firm believer in delivering a well-rounded and inclusive education for all children in my care. I always aim to facilitate memorable learning experiences which engage and inspire pupils. I studied English Language and Literature at university and am particularly passionate about teaching English in innovative and creative ways.

I am very excited to be returning to live in Asia and to reconnect with friends and colleagues who still live in the region. In my spare time, I look forward to exploring Bangkok in search of culinary delights and escaping the city to do some hiking in the national parks.

I can’t wait to get started – see you all in August!


Kate Prior – Secondary Mathematics Teacher

  • PGCE Secondary Mathematics – University of Hull
  • BSc Mathematics and Statistics – University of York

 

Hello! I’m Kate, from NE Lincolnshire, UK. I’ll be moving to Bangkok from Tokyo, where I have lived and worked for the past 4 years. Previously to that, I taught in the UAE as well as in the UK. I love teaching around the world and meeting students and staff from all different countries, cultures and ways of life. Travel is a favourite pastime of mine; some of my favourite travel experiences include stargazing in Jordan, trekking in Nepal, and exploring in Thailand! I have also been blessed to have done a lot of travelling in Japan these past few years, mainly thanks to the pandemic – I’m a bit of a part time tour guide now! I’m really looking forward to moving to Thailand and living in a country which I have visited a few times before and have always really enjoyed – I particularly love the food and the culture!

When I’m not teaching, I enjoy acting, singing and performing in plays and musicals; after Maths, theatre is my second greatest love. Food, travel, Disney, Harry Potter, mental health and wellbeing follow close behind! I’m really looking forward to working at Bangkok Prep and in the Mathematics department in particular. I can’t wait to meet the students and staff, and get fully immersed in BP life!


Laura Jones – Primary School Counsellor

  • BSc (Hons) Psychology with Counselling – The Open University
  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling – Bolton College

 

I am excited to introduce myself to you as the new Primary School Counsellor. Having previously worked in the UK, China and Thailand, I have vast experience of providing Art, Play and Talking Therapies to students and families from many nationalities and presenting with an array of challenges. 

I look forward to providing mental health awareness and strategies to the whole community through sharing resources, workshops and one-to-one and group therapy sessions. 

Outside of school I enjoy spending time with family and friends, reading, writing, yoga and travelling to different countries, so far, I have been to ’32 and counting’. 


Maria Parkes – Secondary Teacher of Computer Science and IT

  • PGCE Information Communication and Technology – Institute of Education
  • MA Communications in Computing – Middlesex University
  • BA (Hons) Textile Design – Leeds University

 

Hello, my name is Maria and I am so looking forward to teaching at Bangkok Prep. I am moving from working in a central London school. My career in teaching Computer Science and ICT started nearly 20 years ago and I have never looked back.  Previously, I worked in multimedia and TV, and was a part-time lecturer on a Textiles Degree course at Loughborough College of Art. In my spare time I enjoy teaching exercise classes and Latin dancing. 

This is my first experience of teaching in an international school and I am very excited about getting to know the school and the students, as well as Thailand and the surrounding countries.


Misty Bunbury – Year 3 Class Teacher

  • BMus (Hons) – City University
  • PGCE – University of Greenwich

 

Hello everyone at Bangkok Prep!

My name is Misty Bunbury and I am incredibly excited to join you in August as a Primary Teacher!

For the past two years, I have been living in Bangkok and I am so happy that I get to continue living in this fantastic city and start working at your wonderful school! I have been teaching since 2012, starting out in a school in London and then moving to an international school in Kenya, where I worked for seven years.

I have been teaching eleven years and during that time, I have had lots of different roles such as Year Leader and Maths Coordinator. My favourite subject to teach is definitely maths, despite the fact that I didn’t like it very much when I was at school!

I love to be involved in the school community and I have run many extra-curricular activities such as choir and art club, as well as organising charity drives and fun-days for children in the wider community of my school in Kenya. 

I love to travel, and my favourite pastime is to wander around new places with a camera in my hand. I especially love Bangkok’s Old Town and Chinatown and I can be found there most weekends, wandering the sois and taking photos. I have a degree in music and play the cello, which I’m excited to put to use supporting all the wonderful music opportunities that you have at Bangkok Prep.   I look forward to meeting you all in August!


Rachael Dickson – Secondary Teacher of Physics

  • BSc Physics with Teaching – University of Strathclyde 

 

Hello, my name is Rachael and I’m delighted to be joining Bangkok Prep in August. 

I have taught physics for 6 years in Scotland and am excited about my upcoming move to Thailand. Having visited a few years ago I have always wanted to return, I am grateful to be able to combine my love of travel with this opportunity to teach overseas. I am very much looking forward to meeting everyone in August.


Rachael Inns – Secondary Teacher of Geography

  • BSc   Bath Spa University
  • PGCE  Geography with ICT – Bath Spa University

 

Our family and I are very excited to be joining Bangkok Prep in August of this year. I will be joining the Humanities Department as a teacher of geography, a subject I have taught for 17 years, mostly in the UK but for the last 3 years in Beijing.

I am passionate about the subject having travelled in all four corners of the world, seeing the volcanoes of Iceland, the beaches of Brazil, the architecture of Barcelona and the mountains of everywhere. I look forward to you sharing your geography with me in class and exploring more of what Thailand has to offer in and out of the classroom.

In my own time I enjoy cycling, running, playing football, music and eating!


Samantha Foy – Primary Learning Support

  • BSc  Speech and Language Sciences – University of Newcastle upon Tyne
  • iPGCE – Derby University
  • iSENCO – Middlesex University

 

My name is Samantha and I am very excited to be joining the team soon. I am originally from the North East of England and have spent the last 5 years living in Malaysia and working at international schools near Kuala Lumpur.

I am passionate about supporting all students to reach their potential. I was a Speech and Language Therapist with a specialism in special educational needs before I trained as a teacher and moved into Learning Support. I love to work alongside the class teachers and strongly believe in collaborative, inclusive support.

I love to learn and challenge myself, whilst in Malaysia I took Malay language lessons and recently I started adult piano lessons. My other hobbies include reading and gluten-free baking. As a family, we enjoy spending time together doing crafts and we love swimming and Snorkelling.

My husband and three boys will also be joining the Bangkok Prep community, we can’t wait to meet everybody and make our move to Thailand.


Samantha McDonald – Year 1 Class Teacher

  • BA in Abuse Studies and Childhood and Youth Studies – Manchester Metropolitan University
  • PGCE – Keele University

 

Hello Parents and Students of Bangkok Prep! 

My name is Samantha McDonald and I am excited to be joining the Bangkok Prep community as a KS1 teacher. Currently, I am teaching Year 1 in Shanghai. 

I have been teaching internationally for 5 years in China and the Middle East. Before teaching internationally, I taught Reception in the UK for 2 years. I have a true passion for working with young learners! Helping each child progress in all areas of their development is a truly inspiring privilege. I strive to create a community of learners that nurture their own learning journey in a positive, fun environment. I am enthusiastic in helping all children reach their potential and love to challenge students to be curious and take chances when learning. 

In my spare time, I live an active lifestyle and like hiking, swimming, and Pilates. I enjoy exploring new cities and visiting different countries. I like to visit new places to try local food delicacies and share my passion for finding new, interesting restaurants with my friends. I love reading and you will often find me with my head in a book or walking around a bookstore. 

I look forward to joining Bangkok Prep and meeting you all in August!


Sarah Kavanagh – Whole School Counsellor

  • MEd Counselling – University of Canterbury
  • Diploma of Teaching – Christchurch College of Education
  • BA Psychology – University of Canterbury

 

Hello Parents and Students of Bangkok Prep,

I studied Psychology at University before training to become a teacher.  After two years teaching in New Zealand I moved to London, England, where I taught for 6 years. I returned to New Zealand for a while before embarking on another adventure: working as an Education Advisor in Abu Dhabi (UAE). After 4 years there, I again returned home to teach. While working I re-trained as a Counsellor and have been counselling in a High School ever since. I have a 22 year old daughter and a dog called Murphy.  

My passion is travelling, I enjoy cooking and eating new cuisines, I love to read, swim, snorkel and to socialise. I am very happy to be joining the Bangkok Prep family and I look forward to meeting you all.


Steve Potter – Secondary Head of Computing and Online Safety

  • PGDE Software Engineering – Birmingham City University
  • PGCE Physics – University of Birmingham
  • BSc Mechanical Engineering – University of Liverpool

 

Hello, my name is Steve Potter. I am currently working as a Software Engineer for the University of Sheffield in their Computer Science Department. Previous to that I taught IGCSE, A level and IB Computer Science and Physics in Thailand, Singapore, China and the UK. My family and our dogs are very much looking forward to moving back to Thailand and helping everyone at Bangkok Prep to have a really exciting and enjoyable time in Computing.  


Steve Rodgers – Secondary Teacher of Psychology

  • PGCE Secondary Science – Sheffield Hallam University
  • BSc Health Sciences Degree – Aberdeen University 
  • BSc (Hons) Human Biology – King’s College London University 

 

Hello everyone! My name is Steve, and I’m excited to introduce myself as the new Psychology Teacher joining Bangkok School. I’ve had the pleasure of calling Bangkok my home for the past seven years, and I couldn’t be happier with my decision to move here.

Before coming to Thailand, I taught in the north of England, gaining valuable experience in various subjects such as Science, Computer Science, and even Mathematics. However, my true passion lies in Psychology. Ever since falling in love with the subject during my university days, I’ve always dreamt of teaching Psychology, and in 2009, I finally got the opportunity to do so.

Beyond the classroom, I have a keen interest in sports. I’ve had the wonderful experience of coaching a female football team here in Bangkok, and whenever I can, I like to get out on the field myself for a game of football. It’s a great way to stay active and enjoy some friendly competition.

During the challenging times of the COVID-19 pandemic, I discovered a new hobby – cooking. I decided to take matters into my own hands and started preparing meals for myself. To my surprise, I found great joy in experimenting with recipes, and now I can proudly say that I make a mean marmite chicken.

I’m really looking forward to getting to know all of you and being a part of the Bangkok Prep School community. If you have any questions or just want to have a chat, feel free to reach out to me.


Tat Lay – Secondary Teacher of Computer Science

  • PGCE – Secondary Computer Science, University of the West of England
  • BSc (Hons) – Information Technology – University of the West of England 
  • HND – Computing – University of Plymouth 

 

It gives me great pleasure to join Bangkok Prep’s secondary campus as a Teacher of Computer Science and I am looking forward to giving back my industry and academic knowledge to the next generation.  

After a successful career as a Full Stack Web Developer, I was awarded a scholarship by the British Computing Society (BCS) to teach secondary Computer Science. Marrying my love for technology and teaching, I am excited about preparing the next generation of students at Bangkok Prep. I believe teaching students how to problem solve is the key to a successful future and my motivation for becoming a teacher stems deep from the excellent and caring education I received from the British education system after my family fled the Vietnam war. I am very excited about working with the students and staff at Bangkok Prep.

In my spare time, I enjoy Muay Thai, table tennis, chess and experimenting with robotics.  

The extra curricular clubs I enjoy hosting are Rubik’s cube mosaic projects, chess club, code club, table tennis, Muay Thai inspired fitness, board games and robotics. 


 

We are delighted with the new additions to the Bangkok Prep teaching team and we can’t wait for them to meet the children in August. 

 

Duncan J Stonehouse

Head of School

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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