The Primary School at Bangkok Patana School provides a dynamic learning environment which is full of energy, enthusiasm, and creativity. The British-based approach to education instils a love of learning which can be seen in all areas of work and play. The experience, expertise and dedication of our highly-qualified staff create a positive atmosphere where students thrive and can achieve their very best as independent learners.
We nurture learning through child-centred approaches, technology and a variety of learning styles. We also endeavour to develop within our children thinking skills and strong personal characteristics. In the Primary School we strive to deliver creative and interactive programmes of study that are further enhanced and enriched by a comprehensive programme of extra-curricular activities which add breadth and depth to our studentsâ€™ learning.
As members of our community, and as a result of their time with us, young people learn how to:
Specialist teachers of Music, Art, PE, ICT, Thai culture and Modern Foreign Languages work alongside the class teachers to provide a broad and well-structured programme.
Our students benefit from excellent infrastructure and facilities which include individual libraries for each Year group as well as the Primary Library, several playing fields, three swimming pools, tennis courts, several playgrounds and Information and Communication Technology (ICT) laboratories for each Year group. (For a full map of the school click here)
The Primary Library provides a wide range of books and other media to support the curriculum in the Primary School. It has a strong role in facilitating voluntary reading and literacy development. All students visit the Primary Library on a weekly basis with their class, and are encouraged to use the library at other times, such as breaks and after school, when there is a happy, relaxed atmosphere in which to enjoy reading in colourful surroundings. Librarians are happy to advise about reading choices, and promote the reading habit through author visits, competitions and other means. New books, published in various countries around the world, are regularly added to the library collection. The library may be used by all members of the school community: students, parents, staff and visitors.
From Year 1 onwards, students can also take part in the Extra Curricular Activities Programme. Each term between 80 and 100 activities are offered in the areas of sport, visual and performing arts, community involvement, ensemble and individual music, languages and more.
The Primary School values the cultural, religious and linguistic diversity of the students and seeks to establish respect for all nations. We also value the individual child and seek to meet their needs within our resources. In particular, we aim to effectively and sensitively welcome all new students and their families into our community and to fully prepare them for the next stage of their education and life.
The Primary School comprises the first three Key Stages of the English National Curriculum: