Sustainability - Bangkok Prep

Sustainability

Sustainability at Bangkok Prep is categorised in to 4 pillars – Education, Environment, Wellbeing for All and Leadership for the Future.

We are authentically invested in sustainability and empowering our future leaders.  As well as having the UN Global Goals embedded throughout our curriculum – we are also showing the way with sustainable practices through future technology, innovations and extending wider community engagement; among many other initiatives – underlying our commitment to environmental education and sustainability.

What Sustainability means at Bangkok Prep?

For Bangkok Prep, sustainability is our commitment to proactively organise and make decisions to create long-lasting positive impact on all people and our planet that is continued by future generations. As a member of the Bangkok Prep community, we all have a collective responsibility to be an active advocate of sustainability. 

As a member of Bangkok Prep, we will engage in:

  • Activities and practices which enable environmental, social, and economic longevity
  • Genuine and authentic commitment that creates positive impact for our community and beyond

Sustainability activities that are based on current situation and resources

Why Sustainability is important to Bangkok Prep?

At Bangkok Prep, sustainability is an essential part of our beliefs, visions and existence. It is a guiding principle in how we operate as a school. We believe that…

  • As an academic institution – we are determined to provide quality education for our students which includes enabling them, as future leaders and decision makers, to actively and creatively interact with changes around them.
  • As a member of society – we have a role to play in creating a sustainable future and it is important for us to take action as responsible members of society. We are committed to creating a strong community, internally and externally.

Education

As an academic institution, Bangkok Prep is committed to give our students quality education and help learners reach their full potential both academically and in preparation for life beyond Bangkok Prep. For these reasons, sustainability is profoundly integrated into the curriculum. As a member of society, we are committed to help improve the overall quality of education for surrounding communities and society. We will engage with external stakeholders for long-term education development for target beneficiaries.

Eco School

Bangkok Prep is the second school in the world to be accredited with the highest Eco Schools Award – the Green Flag! We are very proud of this achievement but we are realistic in the challenge ahead. In March 2019 our school hosted the first FOBISIA Environmental Conference in Thailand. This conference focused on reconnecting with nature in our cities. Children explored ways in which we can live more sustainably. Bangkok Prep is also extremely proud to be a fully affiliated member of the WWF (World Wildlife Fund).

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Foundation for Environmental Education

Our school is also working very closely with The Foundation for Environmental Education to provide training, resources and information for schools, teachers, students and parents. This will help to improve community engagement and meet the shared goals of higher levels of Global Citizenship.

Bangkok Prep Forest Campus

Our Forest Campus has a pavilion for indoor teaching and learning activities, an outdoor learning area and a nature trail amidst a lush and green preserved jungle oasis in Bangkrajao, otherwise known as the Bangkok Green Lung area. We were very excited to raise our Eco School Green Flag at the Forest Campus on Monday 10th June 2022 – it is our school’s pride and joy and will facilitate many school activities, trips, and much more. Related articles:

Forest Campus: Raising The Green Flag Ceremony

Bangkok Prep is the First International School in Thailand to Host a Forest Schools Level 3 Training Programme

Year 3 Visit Forest Campus

Environment

When climate change remains one of the biggest challenges for humanity, we believe in our collective responsibility to be the steward of nature and the environment. The school is committed to paving the way for an environmentally-friendly future with sustainable practices through environmental education, future technology, innovations and wider community engagement.

Solar panels on campus

As an Eco School, Bangkok Prep has continued to develop our sustainable practices and we are incredibly proud to have installed a large quantity of solar panels at our Secondary Campus. These panels produce an excess of energy during certain periods of the year. This enables our school to provide renewable energy to other businesses within the T77 complex.

ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING STATION

As a committed Green Flag Eco school, Bangkok Prep will be the first International School in Thailand to have a SHARGE Electric Vehicle charging station for use with all electric vehicles with any type of connection. In addition to that, there will be two #BMW #i3s Battery Electric Vehicle available to use at the Secondary campus.

Recycling

We are delighted to announce that in line with Bangkok Prep values and being the first International School in Thailand to be awarded the Eco-Schools Green Flag award, we have now rolled out our new recycling bins around school. These are clearly marked and allow the separation of plastics, cans and other waste products. This is also a fantastic way to teach our children about the importance of taking care of our planet. Thank you to the IVL Foundation for your support with this.

E-Waste

Thank you Bangkok Prep community for your E-Waste!!

You have helped minimise the toxic chemicals from this deteriorating E-Waste that is contaminating the environment, meaning that every living thing, including you, is at greater risk of encountering these toxic chemicals unless they are disposed of responsibly.

We are proud to be the only international school in Thailand that is on top of the donations chart with other top organisations – working in partnership with AIS (Thailand’s largest GSM mobile phone operator) on the Electronic Waste campaign.

A gentle reminder that the following 5 kinds of E-Waste are accepted and you are able to deposit E-Waste in the paper box bin by the security guard counter at both campuses.

♻️ Mobile phones

♻️ Tablets

♻️ Phone batteries

♻️ Power banks

♻️ Chargers

♻️ Headphones and cables

#BangkokPREP #Sustainability #AISEwaste .

Wellbeing for All

We are committed to creating a safe and secure space for all members of our internal and external community through the lens of holistic well-being. With our safeguarding policy as a foundation, this commitment extends beyond the physical aspect to mental, emotional, and welfare of the students. For staff, Bangkok Prep is committed to creating a happy and secure working environment which enables social and occupational well-being. For external stakeholders engagement, we will also focus on supporting the well-being and the livelihood for target beneficiaries.

Leadership for the Future

In a rapidly changing world, we need a new set of skills and one of the most important skills required for the future is leadership. At Bangkok Prep, we encourage everyone to lead. We support every member of our community to address a problem, create opportunities, activate others and work towards a solution for the good of all.

Eco-Committee Meeting Minutes

QUANTUM TECHNOLOGY TALK WITH DR JIRAWAT

FIRST INTERNATIONAL SCHOOL IN THAILAND TO OFFER METAVERSE ECA

Sustainability at Bangkok Prep - out & about

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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