Dear Samakee Community,

We are thrilled to share some exciting developments on our Samakee farm that will surely enhance our children’s and visitors’ experiences. As you may know, workers have been diligently constructing a fascinating new bamboo sala. This unique addition to our farm promises to provide meaningful and engaging experiences that will connect children with the wonders of the natural world and enrich farm activities for everyone.

As children venture into this new space, we are excited to see how this new addition will inspire curiosity, spark imagination, and nurture a sense of wonder among our young learners. Whether observing or caring for the farm animals, playing in the mud kitchen, engaging in hands-on gardening activities, or building shelters, every moment spent on the farm will be a journey of discovery and exciting adventure.

Book Week – March 25th – 29th

Each year, Samakee spends a week celebrating books, book characters, authors, and illustrators. From comics to mysteries, from magic to history, you can find just about anything between the pages of a book, and we want to make sure that all the children at Samakee grow up with a passion for books!

Our theme this year is “Reading is Magic”. 

During Book Week, classroom teachers and specialist teachers develop book-related activities, offer competitions and tell stories to highlight the importance of reading. 

Book Week this year will begin on Monday, March 25th to 29th and end on Friday, March 29th, with a ‘Book Week Parade’ starting at 9:00 am. For this fun and popular event, all our boys, girls and teachers are invited to dress up as their favourite book characters. Please do not stress; costume ideas for Book Week can be as simple as collecting a few things from around the house and gathering a few arts and crafts supplies. Browse your bookshelves for ideas, or better still, come and visit our Samakee library for inspiration!

There are also children’s bookshops at school throughout the week, so please be sure to stop by, do some shopping and extend your child’s library! 

Teaching and Learning Highlights!

Samakee Community

Our older students are amazing! They don’t just learn, they lead! See how they support the younger students. These small acts make a BIG difference. Together, we build a stronger, kinder school community. 

Year 1 Assembly – Who am I?

Year 2 – Rice

In Year 2, students are currently studying the topic of “Rice”. As part of their learning, they have had the opportunity to explore different types of rice, the rice cultivation process, and have even tasted dishes and snacks made from rice. They have also made Steamed Sticky Rice with bananas (Khao Tom Mud) and participated in planting rice at the school farm to observe its growth. These activities have provided children with hands-on learning experiences and ignited their enthusiasm for learning. 

Year 3 – SMARTs Showcase Block 2 – Under the Sea

What a wonderful way to celebrate our learning of Under the Sea today, with visitors from home and school coming in to have a look at our SMARTs projects – thank you! Please continue to look forward to our next Block of SMARTs projects.

Year 3 & 4 – India SMARTs Homework

On Thursday, we enjoyed celebrating the wonderful homework creations from Y3 and 4! The SMARTs homework are projects that are linked with the topic based learning. Y4 shared their India projects and Y3 taught us all about Under the Sea. It was fantastic the see the classrooms buzzing with our Samakee community. Well done KS2!

Year 6 – Acrylic Pouring Art

This week, Year 6 students delved into the world of Acrylic pouring art. Drawing inspiration from the vibrant hues and dynamic patterns of Pop Art, they explored a spectrum of colors, mindful of the color wheel to enhance their outcomes. Employing various techniques such as the funnel pour and the hairdryer method, their experimentation yielded impressive results, showcasing their creativity and skill.

Upper School – Circuits

Students recently investigated electricity by making simple circuits. The students worked in the science lab to draw circuit diagrams, learn the circuit symbols, and investigate the effect of changing the voltage on components. Afterwards the students worked on some projects, such as making dancing robots and burglar alarms using the knowledge they have acquired.

Awards and Achievements

Growth Mindset Master

She is very responsible for tasks and duties assigned throughout the school year. She always tries to improve herself according to the goals recommended by teachers. Also, she is kind-hearted and always helps classmates in need.

Artist of the Week

Artist of the week goes to a Year 6 student who created a lovely acrylic pour taking his time and thinking about colour choices.  Well done!

Upcoming Important Events


  • 28th : Everyday Maths: Research Informed Workshop
  • 25th – 29th : English Book Week
  • 30th Puppy Dash : – 11&U
  • 30th – 31st : Brighton College US Swim Meet


  • 2nd : World Autism Awareness Day
  • 4th : PTG Meeting International Day
  • 4th : 2nd House Event (Einstein)
  • 4th : Farmers’ Market
  • 5th : Multicultural Event – Songkran Alms Giving Ceremony (Early finish 13.00)
  • 8th – 17th : Songkran Holiday

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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