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The British School of Bangkok

The British School of Bangkok is situated in Sukhumvit Soi 4, away from the hustle and bustle of Bangkok's traffic. Staffed by qualified and dedicated teaching staff, the school philosophy is to encourage children to grow in self confidence and develop educational, social and creative skills with the aid of modern teaching methods. The medium of instruction is English
The school year is divided into three terms, beginning in September, January and April.
Summer School operates in July and August. The school is a member of ISAT, the International Schools Association of Thailand.

Nursery
Hours: 8.30am - 12.00pm

The British School of Bangkok has four Nursery classes, two of which are situated in the comfortable house on the school site, the other two in the main school building. The classrooms are designed and set out to encourage your child to develop and maintain confidence and a sense of self worth. The school is dedicated to providing a challenging, learning environment that is child centered and well balanced. We aim to develop the "whole child" to the fullness of his or her potential. The children are taught respect for others and their individual differences.

The teachers at our school are there to help children acquire basic skills fundamental to his/her continuing education. Emphasis is on teaching in small groups where children are given the individual attention necessary to learn. The school has up to date safe, manipulative and colorful educational toys to stimulate learning.

Curriculum
The day is divided into several activities, all designed to stimulate and develop the child’s interests. Children have the opportunity to join in free play (blocks, puzzles, cars, Lego, etc.), story time, music, craft, cooking, and are given ample time to further develop their oral, creative and academic skills.

The curriculum is based on "Themes" of interest to the young child. These are incorporated into their activities through roll play, craft, games and paper work.

As the child moves from class to class they are introduced to new themes and concepts such as colours, shapes and numbers, my family, people in my neighborhood, planting, water, fire, safety and many more.

The children in the nursery classes have the opportunity to use a seperate TV room, reading room and "Home room" which is filled with clothes for dressing up. It also has a play workbench and play cooker for make believe and roll play. The younger nursery classes use a dedicated outside play area while the older nursery classes use the front play area. On rainy days the children have use of the purpose built gym, giving the children an opportunity to play whatever the weather.


Kindergarten
Hours: 8.30am - 2.00pm

When the children reach kindergarten age they are ready for a longer, more structured day. Children in the kindergarten classes follow the English curriculum in which they are taught the basics of addition and subtraction, reading, writing, pencil control, along with craft and theme work. Numeracy and literary hour is also a featured part of the school curriculum.

We understand the importance of one to one teaching and keeps the class numbers small. This allows the teachers to concentrate on each child giving them the chance to work at their own pace.

Throughout the week the children have the opportunity to participate in additional activities within the school timetable; this includes cooking, science, ballet, music, Thai language, Thai dancing, computer and exercise classes.

The school has a dedicated Language room, Library, science room and a computer room.

The kindergarten classes use the large play areas, with the opportunity to use the gym if the weather is bad. All children are provided with a school hat to wear when outside.

All children are required to take an ESL test to determine their level of English. Additional classes may be required for those children whose English level needs improvement.

Year 1 / Year 2 / Year 3
Hours: 8.30am - 2.30pm

Year 1, Year 2 and Year 3 continue with the already established British Academic Curriculum where more emphasis is placed on the academic side of school life. In these classes, the children are encouraged to broaden their knowledge in math, English reading, science, etc., as well as taking a more active part in the extra curricular activities.

Thai Language and Culture
The British School of Bangkok encourages the learning of the Thai language and Thai Culture. The school has a separate classroom for the lessons, and all children are involved in these sessions. Thai dancing is also taught.

Arrival and Home Time
The school gates are open from 8.00 a.m. The school provides each parent with a child collection card and we ask that any person other than the parent picking up a child shows the card.

Snack Time
Children are provided with a healthy well balanced mid-morning snack. There are water coolers situated around the school and the children are encouraged to drink water regularly.

Lunch
The school provides freshly cooked buffet style meals in the spacious school dining room. Parents may provide a packed lunch from home for children who do not want the meal provided.

School Bag
Nursery - Diapers and baby wipes if needed, and a change of clothes.
Kindergarten - A change of clothes.

Extra Curricular Activities
Hours: 2.00pm - 3.00pm

Swimming
The school has a 25-meter swimming pool designed for small children. Swimming lessons are offered under the expert guidance of a qualified instructor.

Ball Sports
Children are able to participate in a whole range of ball sports and activities that are held outside on the spacious lawn or inside the gymnasium if the weather is unsuitable.

Taekwondo
Taekwondo classes are held weekly for those students who wish to participate.

E.S.L.
Regular ESL lessons are held for children who require additional English Language Skills.

Workshops for Parents
the school regularly holds parents workshops on different aspects of Child Educational needs and parents are encouraged to attend.

Computer
The computer room has the latest PC’s with up to date teaching games and programs. Children are taught basic computer skills.

Climbing
The British School of Bangkok has one of Bangkok’s finest indoor climbing walls. Children (6-7 years) who wish to learn climbing may enrol for lessons, again with expert instructors.

French
An Introduction to the French language.

STAFF
British teachers with Thai assistant teachers.

FACILITIES
3 libraries, computer room, 25m swimming pool, gymnasium with climbing wall, 2 language rooms, 16 classrooms, 2 playing fields, school canteen, full support facilities

SCHOOL YEAR AND SCHOOL DAY
three terms, September - July

EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY
To Provide a safe, secure, positive and enjoyable environment, in which all children, regardless of ability or cultural background, receive the best educational foundation for their future development. To promote effective individual development through the provision of well-resourced, quality teaching, within the framework of a friendly learning environment.

School Summary:
Foundation 1992
Age Range: 2-8YRS
Total Enrolment: 215
British curriculum,
70 Staff
US$ 4,000 – $6,500 per annum

Address:
36 Sukhumvit Soi 4
Bangkok, Thailand
Tel: +66 (0) 2656-9961
Fax: +66 (0)2 6567736
www.topsyturvy.ac.th
principal@bsbangkok.ac

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