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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

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

Headteacher Message 18/1/16

It was delightful to welcome the children back to school last week and wonderful to see their joyful faces as they greeted friends and teachers. Thank you, everyone, for an excellent start to Term 2. Samakee has begun the year with two successful sporting events, the Puppy Cup Swim Meet at Bangkok Prep and football for our Under 10’s,...

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Headteacher Message 11/1/16

A warm New Year greeting to all our families, we hope that you had a very pleasant winter break. We are looking forward to welcoming all our children and families back to school on Tuesday 12th January. Classes start at the usual time and parents are requested to make sure that their child is rested and prepared with their school...

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The Children’s Kitchen

The Children's Kitchen has been quite busy this term. We have made a variety of healthy foods during the EYFS Integrated Sessions such as pizza, smoothies, granola and even chicken soup!  Other classes have also enjoyed using the kitchen this term. The Year 1 and 2 classes made homemade soap!

The Year 6 Thai Class baked cookies...

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Headteacher Message 14/12/15

As we rapidly move towards the end of term and the festive season, I am taking the opportunity to remind each family that we are a "nut free school, not just peanuts but all tree nuts!" We need your assistance to maintain our safe environment, and we ask that no foods containing tree nuts or tree nut products be brought...

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Headteacher Message 8/12/15

Early Finish on Friday 11th: In honour of HM the King’s birthday, a “Bike for Dad” gathering is scheduled for the afternoon of Friday 11th December. On this day, roads will close in Nonthaburi and central Bangkok from 12:00 pm., these closures will inevitably cause severe traffic jams. As a result, we have decided to run a shorter...

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How can I make my swimsuit last longer?

Sunscreen, sweat and salt water are all wearing down the fabric of your swimsuit, swim after swim. Children at Samakee swim a minimum of once a week, with some children swimming up to 4 times a week. Fading and loss of elasticity can start to set in much sooner than we'd like. The average life of...

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Samakee Bike Track

Biking is an important part of physical literacy for almost every child and just as we want children to be able to run, jump, climb, throw a ball, or swim, we want them to learn to ride a bike. Riding a tricycle is a basic physical activity that most children should learn from a young age and gradually build on...

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Headteacher Message 30/11/15

Last week was a busy week of celebration. On Wednesday, we were entranced by KS1 dancers who delighted us all with dances from around Thailand as we enjoyed a special Loy Krathong Assembly. Many thanks to Lukchan and Dhruv, who together did an excellent job as Masters of Ceremonies. While, on Friday, our first KS3 production took place in...

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Shared Reading

The Samakee community values any opportunity to share learning experiences across phases. There are plenty of events throughout the school year that foster this community cohesion such as house events, sports day, shared topics and sleepovers. Children across Samakee have a passion for reading and so the sharing of texts between classes is the perfect chance for pupils...

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Khun Well’s Visit

Year 7 and Year 8 had another visitor on Friday morning. Khun Well came to talk about a career in the Police force. Khun Well studied Criminal Justice and graduated from John Jay College, NY University. She then returned to Thailand to work within the Thai Police Force. She was the first Asian policewoman to work with the FBI. Read More

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