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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

Our regular blogs will keep you up to date with what is happening at Samakee!


Pumi the Giant Tortoise

At Samakee, we are lucky enough to have several school pets, and a definite favourite is Pumi, the tortoise! Pumi is a Sulcata tortoise, one of the largest tortoise species in the world. Although big and slow, he is a curious creature and loves to roam the school playground grazing on grass and other leafy greens. Read More

Musical Notes

In Music, every student in Y3-9 helped create a colourful display made up of over 400 individual origami musical notes

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Moving, Exploring, Running, and Activity

Childhood isn’t meant to replicate adult life -

Sitting at little cubicles and desks day after day.

Moving, Exploring, Running, and Activity

Are what children need to thrive.

That is where they learn how the

World works and their...

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Fruit Picking

Fruit Picking at the Teepee Farm

  At Samakee, the children love to work on our school farm and there is never a shortage of helping hands. Fruit picking is a particular tasty favourite involving climbing trees to gather the yummy mangoes and papaya!      ...

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Pigs, Goats and Ducks!

After hatching, Ducklings will follow the first moving object they see and treat it as their mother. So, not surprisingly, our duckling thinks all the little people at school are his or her mother, and, to the delight of the little people at Samakee follow them everywhere! This natural phenomena of imprinting is incredible!

Meanwhile, at the...

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Year 9 Materials Science

Year 9 studied a topic about materials science, and how composite materials have different properties from the material ingredients that make them up. This involved the students mixing their own concrete samples, then breaking them to identify which was the strongest.

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MakerSpace

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Middle School Sleepover – Cooking

This term, the Middle School students took part in their annual sleepover and some had the opportunity to take responsibility for making the dessert for the evening meal. The children worked collaboratively to read and follow the recipes, weigh the ingredients and work safely in the kitchen. It was fantastic to see the older students supporting and...

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The Teepee Farm Treehouse

In term 2, 2018, the Teepee Farm Treehouse, proposed by the Student Council, became a whole school building project involving children from Nursery through to Year 9. Through this community hands-on learning experience on our school farm, all the children have the opportunity to develop confidence and self-esteem as they work together to achieve a real and meaningful objective using...

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Loose Parts Play

“Have you ever noticed that if you leave old junk lying around, kids will almost inevitably play with it? Whether it be old cardboard boxes, wooden pallets, pieces of wood, old tires [sic], bits of rope or string, kids will use their imagination and ingenuity to make something. This may make your garden look like a junkyard sometimes, but the experience...

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