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Exciting Changes in Primary

28 June 2017   (0 Comments)
Posted by: Rebecca Meadows
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It's the summer holidays now at Bangkok Patana which can only mean one thing; it's time to renovate and build! Here Primary Principal, Jason Cooper tells us a little bit more about what's new for 2017/18 in the Primary School.

"At this time many staff, students, and parents begin reflecting on the past year. As a school leader, I am thinking more and more about the coming academic year. The more I think about it the more excited I get about all of the changes that will be in place for the 2017/18 academic year.

Having all of our students, from Nursery to Year 13 finish school at 2:30pm is a change that we are really looking forward to. Providing additional learning time for our youngest learners helps us to create more time and space in the curriculum to ensure that we are incorporating our School Values of Well-Being, Learning, and Global Citizenship into our children’s learning experiences.

Extending the school day has given us the opportunity to review our ECA programme in Foundation Stage and Key Stage 1. When looking at our ECA programme we need to ensure that we are providing a broad and balanced range of experiences that support and enhance the development of our young learners. Our children need opportunities to explore and develop their creative and artistic skills, their sporting and physical skills, their academic skills, as well as their ICT and 21st century skills. Utilising a combination of a Curriculum Enrichment Programme within the school day, and a refined selection of quality ECAs after school, we are confident that our young learners will have these opportunities.

We are really looking forward to returning in August and seeing the wonderful new Primary School facilities that will be developed over the summer holidays. These building projects include:

·         A new purpose built learning environment specific to Nursery and Tiny Tigers

·         A complete overhaul of the Foundation Stage building

·         A comprehensive renovation of the Year 3-4 building

·         The development of a Dance/Martial Arts studio on the 3rd floor of the Year 5-6 building

·         Renovation and modernising of the Primary Office

At Bangkok Patana School, we are continually looking for ways to improve the learning experiences for our students. We are very excited about the changes for the coming academic year and are really looking forward to the wonderful learning opportunities that these changes will facilitate."