Dear Samakee Community,

A hearty congratulations to our children and staff for their wholehearted participation in the Sports Day activities that took place at school today. Their enthusiasm and active involvement truly made it a celebration of sports, with everyone thoroughly enjoying the diverse PE events.

A sincere thank you to all the families who joined us to provide support and encouragement. Your consistent support significantly contributes to the success of these events. It was heartening to witness so many of you coming together to celebrate the sporting achievements of our children. 

Gratitude is extended to everyone involved in the planning, organisation, and management of the activities. This collaborative effort truly showcased the strength of our team and provided a wonderful platform for promoting sports for our children. Thank you all for your contributions to making this event a resounding success!

20th – 21st – Music & Visual Art Workshops

Next week, we are truly honoured to extend a warm welcome to Sofia Lopez-Ibor from the USA for a Music and Visual Art Workshop. We are equally delighted to welcome colleagues from across Thailand and overseas to join us for this exciting professional development opportunity. 

U11 Harrow Youth Cup Football Winners

On Wednesday 8th November the SAS U11 Football Team travelled to SISB for their second inter-school friendly. Nerves were settled early on with good striking goals against a spirited team. With improved teamwork and passing, SAS were able to score more goals and limit the the opposition to just two goals with good saves from both goalkeepers and some strong defending. 

Players improved in confidence and tested their stamina in the heat. 

An enjoyable and encouraging performance by all players and a good practice for the next test and tournament at Harrow at the weekend.

Y3 – Y9 Sports Day

The children demonstrated commendable behaviour throughout the event, reflecting positively on the school, and we take great pride in each participant’s contribution to the event. Here are some photos that highlight the mornings events.

Teaching and Learning Highlights!

The Magic of Learning Through Slime at Samakee! 

Ever wondered what children learn from making and playing with slime? At Samakee, it’s not just about gooey, colourful fun; it’s about hands-on exploration and exciting discoveries!

When children create and manipulate slime, they delve into the world of chemistry and physics. They experiment with materials, learn about states of matter, and develop fine motor skills. Plus, it’s an engaging way to encourage creativity and problem-solving. 

At Samakee we make learning an adventure filled with delightful surprises!

KS1 – Fizzing Phonics

As part of science week, KS1 set up a fizzing phonics experiment. The children recapped their phonics knowledge while putting their scientific curiosity to the test adding different ingredients including baking soda and vinegar. Through adding the letter sounds in the correct order to make their animal potions they got to practise blending sounds to make words and enjoyed the bright fizzy eruptions that they created. Transdisciplinary learning can be so much fun!

Middle School – Positive PostcardProject

During our Middle School Friday assembly, we’re unveiling the magic of the Positive Postcard Project! Students can write a message of encouragement – they can share a compliment, or sprinkle some kindness dust on their fellow classmates and friends. Children’s uplifting messages are shared anonymously, adding an extra dose of positivity to our Friday gathering. Get ready for a wave of smiles, Samakee! Let’s make every Friday an assembly of encouragement and celebration. 

Year 4 Assembly – Earth Matters!

Well Done to Y4 for their fantastic performance of Earth Matters! They all spoke their lines clearly and worked hard to know them off by heart. Additionally, the songs were beautiful and they shared a very important message. 


Reading Routes Board in Upper School

Have you ever turned the last page of a book and felt like you’ve lost your best friend? No? Then you just haven’t found the right book! Our aim across Upper School is to encourage reading for pleasure.

Check out the new Reading routes board in Upper School! 

Year 5/6 Thai Social Studies

In the Year 5/6 Thai Social Studies classes, students delve into understanding the distinctive identity of Thailand. This involves exploring aspects such as architecture, culture, tradition, arts, music, sports, clothing, and Thai cuisine. Through classroom discussions and presentations, students express their comprehension of the diverse elements that contribute to Thailand’s uniqueness. Furthermore, they actively participate in sharing personal experiences, enhancing the celebration and appreciation of their expanding knowledge. 

Upcoming Important Events

Middle School Growth Mindset Master

This person believes in getting better and works hard to overcome challenges. She is resilient in our Spanish lesson, she keeps on trying and sticks at it! She is developing a more positive attitude in our lesson, which is great to see! 

Artist of the Week

Artist of the week goes to a Year 8 student. His repeat patterns using symmetry and Islamic Art research were excellent. 

ISB swimfest

We are so proud of all our Samakee Swimmers. Those that entered the ISB swimfest competition did an amazing job. Everyone who entered the event achieved Personal Best times in one or more events. Well done to all.

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.

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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