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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

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

Samakee’s 2015-2016 Scholarship Programme

 The St Andrews Samakee scholarship programme has been created for academically gifted or talented children wishing to join Year 8 for the beginning of the next academic year i.e. August 2015. This opening will involve all children who have their 13th birthday between 1st September 2015 and 31st August 2016. We welcome applications on behalf of children who are:

Samakee PTG

Research tells us that when parents and teachers work together as partners, everyone benefits. Children develop a positive attitude towards themselves and their school, have better behaviour and perform better socially and academically. Schools that include strong parent involvement are more effective and without doubt, this cooperative home-school partnership has clearly been in abundance at Samakee this year. Read More

Head of School Message – June 8th

It is with both gratitude and sadness that I write the final Headteacher Message for the 2014-2015 school year.  Our school year was marked by many memorable occasions and developments that included two very successful accreditations, becoming a British School Overseas and exploring our amazing new building. We open Year 8 in August, student growth looks set to continue next...

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Head of School Message – June 1st

Open Day took place on Friday and was well attended by families, visitors and prospective parents. Tours of our new building were a popular feature of the morning and the Ambassadors were kept very busy indeed. Huge thanks must go to Year 7 children who played their role as School Ambassadors and tour guides splendidly. The highlight of the morning...

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Head of School Message – 25th May

Did you you know that two years ago this week, we purchased the land adjacent to the school field and KS2 block, how time has flown! Since then we have created a new playing field, purchased a second smaller plot of land, built a new school office, and this Friday 29th May you are invited to tour our brand new...

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Year 4 Scientists and Dervishes:

Year 4 have recently finished a Science unit on Sound, during which they carried out some investigations into pitch and soundproofing. The first one was based on an activity that most children must have tried at one time or another: twanging a ruler over the edge of a desk. This time, we were looking at this playful activity from a...

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Assembly Year 1K

On Friday the 8th of May it was Year 1 K's turn to take to the stage and share something fun and interesting we have been learning about in class. We started off with a tricky music piece which we mastered after lots of practice with Ms. Zukhra. Each of us played a different musical instrument and learnt...

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Head of School Message – 17th May 2015

It has been a busy and exciting week at Samakee as we welcomed the CfBT inspection team and undertook a joint accreditation for BSO (British School Overseas) and ISQM (International Schools Quality Mark). The CfBT team arrived at Samakee on Wednesday having read and evaluated the report compiled by our school over the last 12 months. During the three day...

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Humanities Blog

The aim of Humanities curriculum at Samakee has been to allow students to explore the issues that challenge human societies in the 21st century & to develop an understanding of Britain and the world around them.  Typical issues that we have studied in both History and Geography include British ethnicity, the world around us, human rights, The Roman and Anglo...

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Head of School Message – 11th May 2015

Staff had a busy and productive day on Tuesday 5th May planning for the Academic Year 2015-2016 and we were delighted to welcome two new members of staff who will be joining us next year. Domestic staff, office staff and all teaching staff took this opportunity to do a tour of our new building and we are very excited about...

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