WEEKLY ROUNDUP – 13TH DECEMBER 2019 - Bangkok Prep

WEEKLY ROUNDUP – 13TH DECEMBER 2019

Christmas Concert 2019

On Wednesday 11th December, the Primary Orchestra and the KS2 Primary Choir joined forces with the Secondary musicians and drama students to perform at the 2019 Christmas Concert, held in the T77 Auditorium!!

The concert opened with the KS2 Primary Choir singing a beautiful ballad called Winter Carol, directed by Miss Frisbie and accompanied by Ms Hardwick, Head of Secondary Music. The choir then ...

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Christmas Concert 2019 Programme

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The ‘Green’ Winter Fair 2019

Thank you to everyone that came along to the Annual Bangkok Prep Green Winter Fair on Saturday 7th December – it was a pleasure having you all!! We had music, food, entertainment and fun for all the family. Special thanks also to the FOBP for organising the Prize Draw and congratulations to all the lucky winners!!

Thank you to our Platinum sponsors Singha Corporation, Areeya Home, BCPG and ...

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Primary House Christmas Sing Off

This morning all students in Primary got together in the sports hall for the Annual House Christmas Sing Off!!

https://youtu.be/SFRbfik-xu0

Congratulations to the Bears for winning the Primary Sing Off and to the Lions for coming top of the overall House Points Leader Board! 👏👏👏

The Sing Off opened with the Rock and Rollers struttin’ their stuff, before each house delighted the ...

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Secondary House Christmas Sing-Off

The Secondary School held its annual House Christmas Sing-Off on Thursday 12.12.19.  The whole school – students and staff - split into their four Houses for rehearsals in the morning, with the competition itself happening on stage in the afternoon.

What a fantastic atmosphere there was in the auditorium.  Each House took their turn to perform, whilst the other Houses were their audience – ...

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Notes from the Primary Music Department: Green Winter Fair & Christmas Concert

Well the last week or so of term has been a busy one for the Primary Music Department indeed.

After months and months of rehearsal and preparation, all participants in the Music ECA’s and a selection of soloists put on a brilliant show to open the 2019 Green Winter Fair on Saturday 7th December. The fair opened with the amazing Rock and Rollers blasting off with the song It’s My Life to an amazed ...

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Reception Production of ‘Snowman at Sunset’

On Wednesday 11th December Reception performed the story of ‘Snowman at Sunset’ to a packed auditorium of parents and KS2 students.

As part of this term’s ‘Let’s Design’ theme, the students were given the autonomy to design almost every element of the show. After choosing the role they wanted to play, the groups of students were asked to think about the costumes that they wanted to wear. ...

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Puppy Cup 2019

Bangkok Prep hosted their annual Puppy Cup swimming competition on Saturday 7th December 2019. Conditions were good the water a touch cold but the preparations were set in place for an exciting day for young swimmers competing from 15 schools around Bangkok and Hua Hin.

For a lot of the Bangkok Prep swimmers they were new to competition but gave it their all which made for a fun and exciting day. ...

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Bangkok Prep Launches its inaugural Community Day at the school’s Forest Campus in Bang Kachao

Bangkok - On Saturday 30th November, Bangkok Prep International School held their first Community Day at the ‘Get Growing Community Farm & Learning Centre’ - the new environmentally-friendly recreation centre in Bang Kachao, Samut Prakarn. Activities during the exciting family day included planting corn seeds, picking up rubbish along the roads and mindful walking around the Sri Nakhon Khuean ...

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Update on University Applications

Congratulations to the Year 13 students who have been working hard on their university applications, personal statements, portfolios and entrance examinations. Our students are in a great position to secure their next steps after Bangkok Prep. From our early applications, offers and interview invitations are now coming in from the UK. This is an exciting time, and the New Year will bring lots of news ...

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Alumni Update – London

On a recent visit to the UK to attend the University Guidance Counsellor Conference at Cambridge University, England, our University Guidance Counsellor Lucy Lee Allen also found the time to connect with some Bangkok Prep alumni between meetings when she visited UCL and Imperial College to make valuable connections and have the latest advice and news, first hand, from their admissions teams.

Lucy ...

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Bangkok Maths Challenge 2019

Congratulations to our Primary Maths team for an outstanding 3rd place finish at the Bangkok Maths Challenge this week. Competing against the best international schools in Thailand, our students worked tremendously well as a team in order to achieve this huge success. Great job, Mathletes.

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Year 1’s PAWs Stall at the ‘Green’ Winter Fair

As part of our Year 1 charity service project, Year 1 students have been decorating Christmas biscuits to sell at the Bangkok Prep Green Winter Fair. The children made either reindeer or snowmen biscuits. They were so excited to buy them. We had so much support from our community and we sold all the biscuits as well as PAWs cards, t-shirts, cat toys and stockings. The stall was so successful that Year ...

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Jake McIntosh – Meet the Teacher

Having previously worked as a bond trader in Sydney after graduating from university, Jake trained as a teacher and was immediately employed at a school in London where he lived and worked for 5 years. He then moved to Bangkok where he is now into his second year of teaching.
Qualifications
Bachelor of Mathematics and Finance - University of Wollongong, Australia

Master of Teaching (Secondary ...

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FOBISIA Gymnastics 2019

On the weekend of the 30th November – 1st December 2019, Bangkok Prep participated in the FOBISIA Gymnastics 2019 competition at Bangkok Patana International School. Gymnasts from FOBISIA schools across Asia came to participate in the competition. It was a gathering of Gymnasts and great opportunity for the children to make new friends and gain good experience from the competition and we achieved ...

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KS2 Sports Day 2019

Our entire KS2 participated in Sports Day on Wednesday 4th December, taking over the field of our T77 Secondary campus. All students participated in the four field events; Javelin (Y3-6), Shot Put (Y3-6), Standing Triple Jump (Y5&6) or 3-Springs Jump (Y3&4) and Discus (Y5&6) or Quoit Throw (Y3&4). All students took part in at least one sprint 60m or 100m, and for those students who ...

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TISAC Orchestra Day

On Thursday 28th November we had 9 Primary Orchestra students participate in the TISAC Orchestra Day, hosted by Bromsgrove International School Thailand. They worked together with students from 9 other schools around Bangkok to create a large orchestra of 106 musicians. During the day they rehearsed 6 songs for performance: The King’s Anthem, Russian Dance, Hungarian Dance No. 5, Winter, Doctor Who ...

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Steph Lindley – Meet the Teacher

Steph Lindley is one of our Year 4 teachers, teaching class 4SL. Her favourite part of teaching is seeing her pupils realise and understand a topic for the first time, the light-bulb moment!

She is a highly experienced teacher with 28 years of teaching experience, having been a teacher since 1991. Steph is seasoned in leadership roles, including working for 2 years for the British Department for ...

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Eco Warrior!

Jai, our Y2 Eco-Team representative, showed great initiative to set up his own stall at the Winter Fair on the weekend. He and his Dad made beautiful cards using photos that he took himself in England in the summer. In total, he raised 3050THB for the WWF. Well done Jai!

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Primary Library Parent Workshop – Take the library with you on holiday!

Take the library with you on holiday!

EY and KS1 parents were invited to a workshop on how to use the Digital Library on Tuesday 3rd December. Information included step by step instructions, usernames and passwords to our databases. For the presentation that shows how to access the databases with usernames and passwords, click here.

Our children have been very busy with their lessons and ...

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Y5 Performance: ‘Fall of Montezuma!’

On Friday 29th November Year 5 perform their account of the ‘Fall of Montezuma!’ Their performance re-told the story of how The Aztecs, one of the greatest civilisations ever to exist, came to an end.

The story opened with Y5WF informing the audience of who the Aztecs were, their traditions, religion and how vast their empire truly was. Y5LS continued the story and touched on the pointless activity ...

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First Ever Internal Run-Swim Competition at Bangkok Prep

Bangkok Prep hosted their first ever internal Run-Swim competition on Tuesday 10th December 2019. There were over 20 competitors who gave it their all to win the schools debut event. There were 2 age groups: 9-12 year olds ran 1k and swam 150m, 13+ year olds ran 2k and swam 300m. Our winners noted below:

9-12 - Guy and Mao

13+ - Rihito and Angelina

All the competitors managed to complete the ...

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The Fantastic Year 6 Food Truck Festival

On Monday 9th December, Year 6 held their fantastic Food Truck Festival. This was the culmination of their 'Around the World' Thematic unit, where they learned in detail about the Geography, History, Art and Food of a country. Pupils then created and decorated their own Food Trucks, inspired by an artist from their country and sold delicious food from around the world. Parents were treated to delights ...

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Time2Resources Sixth Form Business and Economics Workshops

On the 2nd, 3rd and 4th December Bangkok Prep had the privilege of hosting renowned Business and Economics teaching experts, authors and chief examiners Helen Coupland-Smith and Carlo Mencatelli. They have vast experience in getting students to top grades in both Business and Economics examinations through focussing on key core skills and exam secrets that unlock the door to exam success.

The ...

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FOBP – Christmas Tea for Secondary Teachers & Staff

A big THANK YOU to everyone at Friends of Bangkok Prep (FOBP) for organising the Staff Appreciation Breakfast this week on the Secondary Campus!

We have excellent staff in our school and this was an opportunity to show that their hard work is highly appreciated.

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Pearn (8 DC) wins Australian Maths 2019 Competition

Congratulations to Pearn in Year 8 who won the silver medal in the Australian Mathematics competition 2019 , where two other students were also rewarded.

 

 

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Alumni Swimmer Nisha Kijkanakorn wins bronze in the SEA 100m Breaststroke Final

This past week, something wonderful happened for one of our alumni and a former swimming star of Bangkok Prep.

Nisha Kijkanakorn won a bronze medal in the SEA 100m Breaststroke final. I have attached the race for you here:

https://youtu.be/6fU9NGiR5Xo

What is so wonderful about that is that our Nisha is still improving, and with the Olympic Games in Tokyo just around the corner, in fact only ...

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Year 1 Trip to Christ Church

Year 1 have been learning about ‘Festivities around the World’ where they have learned about different celebrations around the world including Diwali, Loy Krathong, Halloween, Dia de los Muertos and finally Christmas. On Wednesday, we visited Christ Church to learn about churches and historical buildings as well as how Christians celebrate Christmas. We had an interesting talk from Vicar Norman ...

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Kheeta in the FINAL of MasterChef Junior Thailand Season 2

Kheeta in Y8 has done us proud!! She has surpassed 11 weeks of competitive cooking and has secured herself a place in the final three of MasterChef Junior Thailand Season 2.

Cheer her on in the FINAL round to win the title of MasterChef Junior Thailand which starts on Sunday 15th December at 18.20 and concludes on Sunday 22nd on 7HD or FB live MasterChef Thailand.

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PE House Tournament Term 1.2 Basketball & Netball

House competitions were played during PE lessons this week for all KS2 students. These tournaments took place and nearly every student participated in these competitions (some did not due to other events happening during the last week of term).

Year 3 and 4 took part in their end of unit House basketball tournament and Year 5 and 6 participated in their House Netball tournament. Lower KS2 showcased ...

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Minnie – Kart Championship of Thailand 2019

Congratulations Minnie in Year 10 for receiving the Kart Championship of Thailand 2019 trophy, for the third consecutive year as well as  conquering the Royal Cup from King Rama 10.

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Appreciating our Staff – Khun Pitak Tongpen & Khun Chalong Kalayaprasit

Khun Pitak Tongpen– Gardener and Head of Gardeners

Meet Khun Pitak Tongpen, Bangkok Prep’s longest-serving employee.

Over 17 years since he joined us, he’s become the soul of Bangkok Prep. And he’s not planning to retire anytime soon. Our longest serving employee has seen many changes during his long career at Bangkok Prep. Through his work strong ethic, sense of service and his commitment ...

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Your Kids session at Bangkok Prep Primary Campus

On December 26, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m,  Bangkok Prep Primary Campus will be co-hosting a 'Your Kids' session provided by Ashoka Thailand, who are leaders in Parenting and Changemakers training. 

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Information about Your Kids
Many of the world’s successful changemakers and ...

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Secondary Piano Competition 2020 – FRIDAY 17th January

The rescheduled date for the Secondary Piano Competition 2020 is FRIDAY 17th January starting at 3.45pm in the Secondary Auditorium.

We are looking forward to hearing our young pianists perform, and parents are most welcome to come along and hear the delightful 'tinkling of the ivories' at this time! 🎹🎼🎵🎶

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Save the Date – EconplusDal 2020

Save the date for the EconplusDal event coming up in 2020.....

EVENT DETAILS:

Saturday April 25th and Sunday April 26th 2020
10:00-16:00
Bangkok Prep Primary Campus

www.econplusdal.com

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Young Americans Workshop at Bangkok Prep

A very exciting opportunity - don't miss out! Registration for the Young Americans workshop at Bangkok Prep is open now! 👩‍🎤

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Multi-Sport Camp 16th – 20th December 2019

We will be running a multi-sport camp at the Secondary Campus for 7-11 and 12-18 year old groups on Monday 16th to Friday 20th December. For more information please contact K. Nok by email: GatesudaP@bkkprep.ac.th

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Bangkok Prep Presents “ALUMNI SOCIAL NIGHT”

Bangkok Prep Alumni are invited to the following Alumni event:

Date: Thursday 26th December 2019
Venue: Atomic Bangkok (The Opus Thonglor Soi 10)

Time: 8pm Onwards
Theme: 90's Kids, 00's Wardrobe
Entry Fee: ฿500 if you pay now, ฿600 at door (details coming soon)
Sign up HERE
#BangkokPrepAlumni #PreppedForTheNight

 

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Bangkok Prep Alumni – Social Media Accounts

Introducing the newly formed Bangkok Prep Alumni!
Follow us to keep updated on news and events the Alumni group organises.
Please check out and follow our other social media accounts as well.
@BangkokPrepAlumni

@BangkokPrepAlumni

@BKPSAlumni

linkedin.com/groups/10486046/

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Ultra and Latte – Savitree Cup #2 Table Tennis Tournament

Ultra in year 8 and Latte in year 5 have once again achieved some excellent results in the latest Table Tennis Tournament “Savitree Cup #2” at Kasetsart University on 30 November – 1 December 2019.

Ultra (8AC) was awarded the winner with a gold medal, and Latte (5MF) was awarded the 5th place for the 12-year category. Congratulations to both.

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Bangkok Prep Primary Campus
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Bangkok, 10110

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