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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

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


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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Year 1 Music

"It is so much fun playing xylophones!" Year 1 say enthusiastically. Thanks to Mrs. Monica, we now have 20 xylophones that include: metallophones, xylophones and glockenspiels. The children are  making amazing progress and demonstrate good quality sounds and mallet techniques, we are so proud of them. "There are hidden magic sounds inside the box under the metal and wooden keys...

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Book Trip Y4 & 5

As a part of our celebrations for Book Week this academic year, pupils from Years 4 & 5 were set a Read-a-thon challenge. The children were asked to collect sponsorship for their reading, where friends and family would donate some money for every page, chapter or book they read. This challenge is designed to raise money for school books (which...

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Upper School Update

This week, the long awaited Samakee Credit reward system has been introduced to Year 7. This is a pilot initiative only for this year group with a view to establishing it in Upper school from August 2015. All children in Year 7 have been issued with a credit card and have the opportunity every day to earn Samakee credits (similar to...

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Head of School Message – 4th May 2015

This week it has been particularly exciting to see our new school building emerge from its shroud of protective wrapping and we are eagerly anticipating the day when we can begin to move in. Open Day May 29th will be the big day, the new building will be unveiled and Year 7 children will be our ambassadors, escorting parents and...

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Samakee Fantastic Festivals!

Our latest whole school topic has officially started with children learning about different festivals from all around the world. Each Thursday, pupils from Year 1 to 6 participate in shared activities linked to various festivals as chosen by the teachers. The festivals being taught include: Lent and pancake flipping, The Olympic Games, Holi and coloured water games, Hanukkah and dreidel...

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Head of School Message – 27th April 2015

Assemblies resumed last week, they are a weekly event at Samakee, weather permitting, and are greatly enjoyed by the children and their families. Assemblies are an opportunity for the children and their teachers to make a simple presentation of their year group activities, learning experiences and special events. Please note the schedule below for full details of our final assemblies...

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KS3 French

Qui connaît le langage de l'amour ?  Do you know which language Year 7 pupils at our school are learning? Spoken on all 5 continents and ranked the sixth most widely spoken language, it's.... French! French in Year 7 focuses on the four main aspects of language acquisition - Reading, Writing, Listening and Speaking and topics covered in Year 7...

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