Our aim is to provide quality education that fosters success in academics, spiritual, social and physical areas of the students' lives.
The atmosphere in the school is warm and caring, offering a stimulating and enriched educational environment.
Emphasis is placed on Thai and English Language, Social Studies, Math and Science. Mandarin Language is taught as early as Grade 1 as a developmental activity.
In addition to proficiency in academic subjects, a key objective within our programme is to facilitate the students' understanding of foreign cultures as well as the appreciation of their own.
The primary objective of the English Programme is to give students a strong foundation in literacy and numeracy, in both English and Thai. The students are more exposed to English language and the focus is on listening, speaking, reading and writing in the classroom. There is a greater emphasis on listening and speaking, as this is the area of most interest to students at the lower primary level, and also enables them to develop an ability to communicate in basic English. While from the higher primary level, students are focused on enhancing their reading comprehension and creative writing skills.
The success of our students reflects the efficiency and excellence of their training and learning at BBS. Many of our graduates continue their studies at prestigious secondary schools and universities. The school also publishes students‟ accomplishments in various fields - academics, sports, arts and music - through our website, Facebook page and semi-annual school publication called Hello Kids Magazine, where chosen student compositions and art works are also showcased.
We at BBS mold our students, not only into knowledgeable and confident individuals, but innovative as well. Our courses are designed to encourage critical thinking through research, class discussions, and individual and group reporting/presentations in the higher levels (G4 and up). The students also learn to work as a team, as they practise division of responsibilities in their class activities and projects. Primary students also experience a democratic process of choosing their leaders through our annual student elections. They are made socially aware of the issues in and out of the school, and are encouraged to think of creative solutions to improve the students‟ welfare.
ESL (English as a Second Language)
This programme provides students with a variety of theme and inquiry-based learning experiences. It encourages students to engage themselves in class discussions and conversations within students and teachers. Vocabulary, oral reading and reading comprehension are also emphasised in the class.
STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics) Based Learning
This programme prepares students for their future careers and molds them to take thoughtful risks, engage in experiential learning, persist in problem-solving, embrace collaboration and work through the creative process. Students are exposed to creating STEAM-based projects that enables them to develop and enhance their critical thinking, collaboration, communication and creativity. As early as Grade 1, students are already exposed to Math manipulative toys and engineering tools to stimulate the learning process and transform the learning into a meaningful way.
Performance and Project Based Approach
This programme provides students with performance and project-based activities and experiences for them to be able to express themselves and effectively help them understand more of what they learn. Students are taught about different countries around the world; studying geography, history and culture. At the end of the semester, students perform their assigned role-play and dance performances; and oral presentations such as research and group and individual projects. Students are assessed formatively during the semester on how they perform individually and how they collaborate as a group.
Bangkok Bilingual School continues from the academic classroom to programme enrichment and extracurricular activities where we encourage each learner to explore, learn and grow. This creates a solid foundation for our students here at school to be disciplined, confident, problem-solving and lifelong learners. BBS After School Programme is designed to create a positive, productive and safe environment for all students and provide them another opportunity for academic enrichment, social engagement and personality development, and to explore different activities after a full classroom day. Our After School Programme is made up of academic support and recreational courses, as shown in the following list:
1. Basic Integrated English - Reading and Writing
This course focuses on the student's learning skills that includes activities in reading and phonics, vocabulary building, reading comprehension and sentence construction. This aims to enable students to read English with understanding and most importantly to be able to express themselves through academic or creative writing.
2. Intermediate English - Conversation/Communication Skills
This course uses a variety of learning techniques which include pair work discussions, individual and group speaking drills and interactive worksheets that aim to improve language fluency, expand vocabulary and develop a solid understanding of basic sentence structures to carry out conversations about topics relating to everyday life.
3. English Grammar
This course focuses on students' learning about English grammar rules. This aims students to recognise and understand the meaning of targeted grammatical structures in written and spoken forms, to be able for students to self-correct when using targeted grammatical structures such as grammar tenses, punctuation and vocabulary usage in a sentence.
4. TSL (Thai as a Second Language)
This course is designed for foreign students. It focuses on the student's learning skills that includes activities in basic reading and phonics, vocabulary building, reading comprehension and sentence construction. This aims to enable students to communicate effectively and appropriately in real life situations, to use Thai for study purpose across the curriculum, to be able to read Thai with understanding and most importantly to be able to express themselves through academic or creative writing.
5. Thai Language
This course focuses on students' learning about Thai language that includes learning the grammar structures, literature, vocabulary and reading. This aims students to recognise and understand the meaning of targeted grammatical structures in written and spoken forms.
6. Mathematics (Thai)
This course focuses on enhancing students' mathematical skills through various math drills and mental-math and problem-solving activities. Through these, students develop mathematical curiosity and use inductive and deductive reasoning; and develop abstract, logical, and critical thinking skills and the ability to reflect critically upon their work.
This course aims to improve Mandarin reading and writing skills, expand vocabulary and develop a solid understanding of basic sentence structures to carry out conversations about topics relating to everyday life.
1. Robotics - LEGO Boost
LEGO Boost is based on fun activities for children to engage in innovative classroom rojects for students to learn STEM. It makes the children's LEGO brick models come to life by BUILDING, CODING and PLAYING it using a specific application on the iPad; it‟s a tool to help turn student‟s creative ideas into reality; and it inspires children to solve problems in new creative ways.
2. Sports - Swimming
This course aims to develop basic stroke competencies and techniques in swimming. Students will be expected to practice, acquire and finally demonstrate correct and efficient techniques in at least three out of the four swimming strokes (front crawl, breaststroke, backstroke and butterfly stroke).
3. Sports – Football
This course aims to give students a positive introduction to sports by teaching high quality football skills in a friendly and pressure-free environment. It is designed to develop students who do not only possess good skills as football players, but strong character through sportsmanship, teamwork and community spirit.
4. Karate-Do (Martial Arts)
This course highlights on teaching students that Karate-Do is more defensive and not an offensive form of martial arts. This course is designed to develop each skill the students need to practice one skill per class to make it better. Hence, each skill is taught using various drills which make their training more fun and motivational. It aims to help students be the best that they can be and use their body and mind to their fullest potential.
5. Music – Guitar
This course is designed to teach students the basic guitar lessons, for students to learn how to hear and internalize music. As young learners, refine their listening skills, learn how to feel rhythm, internalize pulse and remember melody. Students are expected to work and play at each level mastering skill and becoming confident learners and players. Through the guitar lessons, students will foster holistic musical understanding and love for music.
6. Hip-Hop Dance
This course is primarily geared for students' enjoyment. This aims to give dancers a broad overview of different styles of hip hop dance, and create dance pieces that are fun and progressive and most Importantly is to develop an understanding of the artistic and technical elements of physical expression that lead to performance artistry.
7. Creative Arts
This course is designed to let students explore their creative skills through arts and crafts and individual and class projects. Students will also be taught some useful art techniques in paper maché, clay, collage, painting and drawing.
This course is designed to start gaining the drawing skills that kids have always wanted. This course will take students from having little knowledge in drawing to creating advanced art. They will learn some basic geometric shapes, portrait drawing, etc.
9. Thai Traditional Dance
This course is designed to teach students various types of Thai classical and folk dances. The practice will help improve learning skills including physical, social-emotional and mental development. During some school activities, selected students will have the opportunity to perform for the parents and show the essence of Thai culture in the most artistic way dance.