Bangkok Prep Roundup - 12th February 2021 - Bangkok Prep

Bangkok Prep Roundup – 12th February 2021

Eco-Schools Green Flag Reaccreditation

Bangkok Prep has achieved a second round accreditation of the Eco-Schools Green Flag Award, in which we were the first international school in Thailand to achieve this globally recognised award in 2017.

Eco-Schools is the largest global sustainable schools’ program of the Foundation for Environmental Education that aims to empower students to be the change our sustainable world needs by engaging ...

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Happy Lunar New Year

Happy Lunar New Year - this year is the year of the Ox. The Ox signifies hard work, positivity, and honesty, which are all key Bangkok Prep values. As such, we’d like to wish you a happier and more prosperous new year.

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Primary Lunar New Year Dress up Day

Students have learned Lunar New Year facts and traditions with their class teacher. They have also had the opportunity to create some Lunar New Year decorations. 

 

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EPQ Student Speaks at World Health Innovation Summit

This week a Year 13 EPQ student was invited to speak at the World Health Innovation Summit to discuss her highly successful EPQ project which involved her researching, writing, illustrating and producing a children's book designed to inform and explain cancer and cancer treatment to children who are currently suffering with the disease. 

You can watch Melody's excellent contribution below, from ...

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Primary Weekly Blog Friday 12th February 2021

Dear Primary Parents,

Today we bring you the last of our Weekly Blogs for Term 2.1. This week you can read about how we have celebrated Lunar New Year and Internet Safety Day in school.

You can also read about our upcoming events after half term such as the Primary Photographs (beginning Monday 22nd February) and Book Week Dress Up Day (Thursday 4th March).

Click here to view the Weekly ...

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Primary School Photographs: 22nd – 24th February 2021

Dear Parent and Guardians

The official Primary School Photographs will be taking place at the Primary Campus from Monday 22nd February until Thursday 25th February.

We will be using a professional photography company to take individual and class photographs. Details of how these can be purchased will be distributed after the photographs have been taken.

Class teachers will attend the photograph ...

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Year 13 Cohort Begin Receiving University Offers

Congratulations to our Year 13 cohort who have been working hard on their university applications, personal statements, portfolios and entrance examinations throughout Term 1. Our students are in a great position to secure their next steps after Bangkok Prep.

This is an exciting time for them as early applications, offers and interview invitations are now coming in from the UK.

Watch this space ...

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Alumni Highlight – Jeffrey Does It All!

Jeffrey Pangputhipong was part of Bangkok Prep's first graduating class back in 2012. For A Levels, Jeff studied Art, Design & Technology and ICT. Jeff describes his time at Bangkok Prep as the best time of his Bangkok life and how being in a small school community made him feel at home. 

He also highlights how the school allowed him to make lifelong and meaningful friendships. Moreover, he ...

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Primary Students on the News

✨ Our children are on the news! ✨

During Online Learning, Espresso news bites (in collaboration with ITN news) asked Bangkok Prep children if they would like to share their story about school life during Covid-19.

Our children were keen to participate and we had so many video submissions. The final broadcast has now gone live to children in the UK and International Schools around the world, ...

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Secondary Sports Day 2021

Are we ready for Secondary Sports Day? The Houses compete again...this time in track and field!! Every student, every point, to see who will be crowned Sports Day Champions. A fun filled day of Athletics and House competitions. 

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Term 2 Primary Soloist Recital

Speaking of budding young soloists, we are keeping an eye on the Covid situation carefully here in Bangkok, but if conditions allow we hope to host the Term 2 soloist recital on Thursday 1st April 2021. Auditions will be held the week from Monday 1st to Friday 5th March 2021. I encourage all budding solo starts to get practising, and parents may contact us next week to express their interest and lock ...

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ISAT Executive Committee Wish Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn Well

The ISAT Executive Committee visited the grand palace to present flowers wishing Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn a fast recovery from recent injury.

ISAT Executive Committee pictured from left to right are:

1.Mr. Duncan Stonehouse - Bangkok Prep

2.Mr. Matt Mills - Bangkok Patana

3.Mrs. Beverly Petch - Kensington School

4.Mrs. Patrada Yomnak - Bangkok Prep

5.Mrs. Usa Somboon - International ...

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O-Zone Air Cleaning System Installed in Early Years

A new air cleaning and air quality control system has been installed in our Early Years classrooms to ensure the cleanliness and safety of our Early Years children.
This state of the art system utilises the following features:

It reduces the risk of infectious diseases traveling through the air by using the same industrial grade air purification system used in hospitals and dental clinics.
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Bangkok Prep Students Volunteer at RoyRak

A few of our Year 13 students have teamed up with RoyRak to help promote their jewellery to the school community, as well as helping to create content for their social media pages.

RoyRak have designed House and School Bracelets specifically for Bangkok Prep students!
Each bracelet is 150 baht, and the profits made will be fully donated to RoyRak to maintain the fair-wage for the ladies working ...

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Seven Ways to Mix Maths into Your Child’s Day

Check out this great article written by our Head of Early Years, Ms. Emma Gricmanis on some practical and fun ways to mix maths into your child's day! These tips could be particularly helpful while school campuses are closed.

https://www.bambiweb.org/child-development/seven-ways-to-mix-maths-into-your-childs-day/

 

 

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Bangkok Prep Student Leaders Need Your Donations!

**Global Social Leaders Project Update 19th March 2021**
This years' GSL project leaders are making huge progress in their efforts to address Sustainable Development Goal 4: Quality Education. Group members Song, Brin, Malissa, Jarja, Pam N, Hunter and Lily, all in Y12, are now looking for help from members of the school community. Please read their message below, and please consider donating if you ...

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Careers Day – 3rd March

On Wednesday 3rd March, students in Y7-13 will have the opportunity to participate in our annual Careers Day. There will be lots of engaging activities to encourage students to think about their interests, strengths and future aspirations. This includes virtual assemblies with a guest speaker, career-focussed lessons in the classroom, a sustainable design and enterprise project for our KS3 students, ...

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Fateen Wins in the Immerse Essay Competition

Congratulations to Fateen in Y12 who was selected as a winning entry for his Medicine essay in the Immerse Essay competition, answering the question 'What makes a good doctor?'. As such, he has been offered a partial scholarship to take part in the Immerse Education Cambridge summer programme this year.

Congratulations Fateen on being recognised as one of the highest calibre of entries this ...

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Campus Deep Cleaning Continues

Our regular campus deep cleaning has continued this week, and will throughout the half term break, ensuring a safe and healthy environment for our students, teachers and staff to return to. The cleaning materials used are completely safe and follow world-wide safety regulations.

Safety and cleanliness is our top priority at Bangkok Prep. Our school is continuously working to maintain our sanitised ...

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Panpoon Receives ABRSM Pianoforte Grade 7 with Merit

Congratulations to Panpoon in Year 9 who recently received the excellent news that she has passed her ABRSM Pianoforte examination for Grade 7 with merit.

Well done, Panpoon!

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Growing Green Recycling Programme Deadline

Dear Bangkok Prep Community,
The Growing Green Recycling Programme deadline for recyclable submission is 31st March 2021.
 

Trash Lucky Team

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French Spelling Wizard 2021

Following last year’s disappointment of not being able to complete the competition, the French department is very excited to launch the 2021 Spelling Wizard Competition. This is part of the House Competition programme and the winning House will be awarded  40 points which could make a huge difference in this year’s tight (but friendly) battle between Ursus and Sabre. 

The format of the competition ...

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Lessons from Lockdown: Developing Resilience

Thank you to all who attended Miss Ireland's parent webinar on Lessons from Lockdown: Developing Resilience. The session was hopefully of great use and interest in supporting our students through this challenging time. Thank you also for all of the positive feedback. Recordings and a copy of the slides (including links to the additional resources) can be found on Firefly here. Our next session in ...

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Clean Water & Sanitation

Hygiene and water treatment is one of our top priorities at Bangkok Prep. We have been regularly changing the water filters across both campuses and have installed water tanks around the school for the safety of our students and staff, aligning with the UN Global Goal of Clean Water & Sanitation.

         

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Donations for the Community

Dear Parents and Students, 

Now that Christmas and New Year is over I thought it would be a good time to request for some donations that can be given to a variety of charities that we support at Bangkok Prep. 

Urban Neighbours of Hope
Second Chance Bangkok 
The Bridge English Learning Center 
And many more...

These communities would really benefit from having the following ...

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ECAs return on Monday 22nd February

Secondary Students/Parents can sign up to the Block 3 ECA programme on Firefly or the CHQ App now!

Primary students are already signed up to Term 2 ECAs and you can view the current ECAs on Firefly or the CHQ App and also select additional ECAs as well!

We are looking forward to our ECA programme commencing after half term on Monday 22nd February. Online sign up is open until ...

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FOBP Parent Supporter Shirts

Dear Bangkok Prep Community,

We are pleased to let you know that the sustainable and made from 100% recycled PET bottles FOBP Supporters' T-Shirts have arrived and are now ready for collection!

Please collect your order from the school shop at the campus you requested in the form from Thursday 4th February 2021 if you have not already done so.

Once again, thank you for your support. 

We ...

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