Dear Samakee Community,

Next week, on Monday and Tuesday, we once again welcome Pauline Barker to Samakee for a two-day visit. Pauline is an education consultant from the Education Development Trust (EDT). She is also a qualified and highly experienced school inspector who visits schools all over the world to assess the quality of all aspects of the school. She routinely inspects and reports on schools in the UK and abroad.

Pauline is a ‘critical friend’ to our school. She ensures that the rigorous accreditation standards set out by the Education Development Trust are maintained and supports our school’s evaluation process. We look forward to welcoming her.

School Photographs

The school photographers will visit our school on Tuesday and Wednesday of next week. To ensure uniformity in the school photos, the children need to wear their school uniforms on these days. Also, please remember that your child can keep their PE and Farm kits in their bag. This allows them to change into these kits as necessary during the day without disrupting the school photo schedule.

If you’re interested in arranging family photos, please note that on Tuesday morning from 8:00-8:50 am, the photos will be taken at the farm, while for the rest, they will be taken in the Dance & Drama studio.

Here is the booking link for family portrait photos: SAS_Family Portrait

Thank you for your cooperation and support in making our school photos successful!

Parent and Carers Questionnaire April 2024

Thank you for participating in our recent Parent and Carer Questionnaire. The results have provided valuable insight and your positive responses reflect the hard work we put into the school and our drive to improve your children’s experiences. 

Thank you for helping us improve. Always contact us if you feel there is something more specific we need to know/do! If you would like additional information, please do not hesitate to contact us. Here is the link to a summary of the overall results of the April 2024 survey.  

International Day 2024

Once again, the Upper School students, parents and friends of St Andrews Samakee created a fantastic day for our children and staff—International Day, May 2024. We are fortunate to have creative and supportive parents, grandparents, carers and students who willingly give their time, energy, enthusiasm, and commitment. The day was terrific; thank you!

We sincerely appreciate the many parent volunteers, grandparents, carers, staff and children who made it all possible. Thank you.

The fascinating variety of presentations, delicious food, and activities captured the children’s interest and sparked a deep curiosity about the world. As their journey took them to 10 remarkable countries worldwide, we could see their understanding and appreciation for different cultures grow. We sincerely hope that the knowledge they have gained today will inspire them to explore more about the diverse countries that make up our world and their variety of peoples and cultures.

Teaching and Learning Highlights!

Little Learners

Calling all parents and little ones! Join us every Tuesday and Thursday for our Little Learners class! There’s endless fun and learning awaiting you and your child. Don’t miss out on this special bonding time! 

Year 1 – Toothbrushing

Year 1 students have been studying the “My Body” topic in Thai. Alongside learning about the names of different internal and external organs, as well as understanding how the brain and digestion work, they also get to practice proper tooth-brushing techniques at school. They bring toothbrushing equipment from home for this purpose. This hands-on practice allows them to learn from real-life experiences enjoyably. 

KS1 – Tye Die

In preparation for our upcoming art exhibition, KS1 are working on the art of Tie-dyeing. This form of process art is a fun and educational experience that combines art, science, and creativity. It also encourages the children to express themselves creatively through their colour choices, patterns, and designs. It allows them to explore their imagination freely and boosts self-confidence in their artistic abilities, evident in their big smiles when they see their finished works of art. 

Year 7 – Running Dictation

Our Year 7 students experienced the power of active learning with a running dictation activity!  Language teaching has never been so dynamic and effective. What are the benefits of this activity?

  • Fosters collaboration: Students work together, promoting teamwork and communication.
  • Improves listening comprehension: Develop skills to listen and understand the language in real contexts.
  • Promotes accurate writing: Participants must capture information precisely, enhancing spelling and grammar.
  • Cognitive activation: Keep your students engaged and mentally active as they move around and write.
  • Variation in routine: Break the monotony of traditional classes and add fun to learning.

Awards and Achievements

Football Matches at SISB

On Wednesday 8th May the SAS Football Teams travelled to play SISB . The 9 and Under Boys/Girls Team finished a vastly improved season with a resounding 6-1 Win. There was a mixture of good saves from both goalkeepers and strong defending to limit opposition shots and goals. Hardworking midfielders ran all over the pitch attacking and defending and assisting the strikers in passing and scoring goals. Another good learning experience for more matches and tournaments that have been organised for next year. Well done players – a very positive team performance.

The upper school girls weren’t just playing football, they were pioneering it! Despite the searing heat, these girls showed pure grit and passion. It was clear how much they’d improved in record time, leaving everyone cheering like crazy! Not only are they hungry for more matches, they’ve practically demanded an after-school session dedicated solely to “feminine football” – and who can blame them?  Sounds like a winning team in the making!

Artist of the Week

Artist of the week goes to a year 8 student who created a wonderful insect inspired clay tile. Her accuracy and attention to detail resulted in a beautiful final piece. Well done!

Upcoming Important Events


  • 13th – 14th – EDT Visit
  • 14th – 15th – School Photos
  • 16th – Farmers Market
  • 21st – Science Fair
  • 28th & 30th – Parent Consultations
  • 31st – Art Exhibition 


  • 6th – Middle School Production
  • 13th – Key Values Award Ceremony (AM)
  • 13th – Year 9 Leavers Assembly (PM)
  • 14th – Last day of term 2 (Early finish at 13:00)

Back-to-School Survey

Thank you to those families who have already let the school and teachers know their plans for the next academic year. We understand that it may be difficult for some families to know what the future holds. Nevertheless, whatever your plans may be or however uncertain they are at this time, we ask that you please take the time to complete this questionnaire based on your most likely expectations. Thank you.

Please click the form here: Back-to-School Survey 

School Calendar 2024-2025

Please click here: SAS_School Calendar 2024-2025

SAS LINE Communication Platform

LINE is a widely used communication platform in Thailand, and it’s a platform that Samakee has been utilizing for quite some time. We encourage all our families to connect with our official SAS LINE account to ensure we can easily disseminate important school-wide updates to our entire school community. Click to add

Monica L Sudhirak

Head of School

Head of School, Monica L Sudhirak: 

First School Phase Leader, Tabietha Sudhirak: 

Middle School Phase leader, Hannah Riddi:   

Upper School Phase Leader, Nicky Page:   

“Samakee is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare and safety of all students and expects all staff and visitors to share this commitment.”

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