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St. Andrews Samakee Blog

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


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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Head of School Message – 20th April 2015

Welcome back to school, we do hope that you had a very pleasant Songkran Holiday and are ready for the final eight weeks of the school year. We have some important and enjoyable events planned at Samakee. See details of some of these events below:  

  1. 5th May – Staff INSET: On Tuesday May 5th school will be closed for an in-service day,...

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Food Technology at Samakee

This term the kid’s kitchen has been quite busy cooking up an array of various treats! The Year 7 children were very engaged as they learned  and explored new techniques using a UK Food Technology Assessment.  They just completed their assessment last week and were very proud of their achievements! Not only were they involved in the planning process, but...

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Head of School Message – 6 April 2015

On Friday, the Samakee community came together to celebrate International Day 2015 with tremendous commitment and style! The children were excited and motivated, what made the day so special for them?  Here are some reasons why - Having their parents at school ‘being the teachers’; interacting with volunteer family members and friends from far and wide; the wide range of...

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