YEAR 12 RESIDENTIAL SARABURI 2020 Report - Bangkok Prep

YEAR 12 RESIDENTIAL SARABURI 2020 Report

This year’s Year 12 Residential Trip took place in Saraburi. We took part in many activities, including hiking, camping, pottery and cooking, kayaking, abseiling, rock climbing, hammock weaving and floral arrangement.

On the first day we stopped in Khao Yai to do a short trek. Groups A and B were split and took different routes: one that went through a field and another that went through the jungle and past a waterfall.

At Uncle Chris’s Farm, we learnt how to do pottery and created new learning facilities for the students from the area. That night group A got to do a house cheerleading competition, while group B was camping.

Over the next two days, we took turns, abseiling, rock climbing and kayaking. Abseiling and hiking in Year 12 is now different from before. This time, we are doing in the real place with nature, on a real cliff, which is harder.

At night we did a Quiz Night where the whole Year 12 students were gathered together along with the teachers and staff for some trivia fun.

In-between physical activities, we were also creative and engaged in hammock weaving, floral arrangement and mindfulness.

Hammock weaving might be the hardest activity because you just don’t make it, but you also need to test it if it is strong enough by letting 2 people in your group hold the edge and let the other person sit down. If it can hold you then it works, but if not then it will break.

Floral arrangement was calming which helped a lot of us to refresh our minds and calm ourselves down before moving back to our normal study routine. The last activity was organized by people from the Moa Thai Foundation. Throughout the activity, there was calm music in the background for us to enjoy it even more. We felt light-hearted as we headed on our journey back to Bangkok.

We would like to thank all the staff and teachers who have accompanied us on this residential trip, taking care of us and our safety and making it fun, enjoyable.

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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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