Dear Samakee Community,

A big thank you to our country volunteers who are working hard to prepare for International Day on Friday, May 10th. Are you ready for this exciting event? 

A Parade of Nations will occur in the school garden at the start of International Day, and country visits will begin at 9:00 am. For the parade, children are encouraged to come to school in the native dress of any nation of their choice, with a sign or flag indicating their chosen country. Children are also encouraged to bring a travel bag, water bottle and change of clothes.

Ten countries will be set up in classrooms for visit, so the children will have a busy and exciting journey ahead.  Activities will include music, sports, arts and crafts, cooking and much more.

Please note that no clubs are scheduled for Thursday, the 9th, to allow volunteers to set up classrooms. On Friday, the school day ends at 1 p.m. to allow time for teachers to tidy their classrooms after the day’s events. If you would like to volunteer, there is still time! The next meeting is on Thursday, May 2nd, at 8 a.m. in the hall.

Thank you to all the volunteers for making this event possible! 

  • 8:00 – Thursday 2nd May – Meeting in the hall
  • 14:30 – Thursday 9th May PM –  Setting up
  • 8:30 – Friday 10th May – International Day

Samakee Reporting Procedures

Samakee has robust monitoring systems and procedures to maintain high-quality teaching and learning standards consistently. One such system is the Pupil Progress meetings held each term. These meetings involve class teachers, Phase Leaders, the Head of School, specialist teachers, and form tutors. We discuss individual needs, plan appropriate interventions, and address any additional support required for the children. During these meetings, we thoroughly analyse data with class teachers, including their assessments and the results from end-of-unit assessments and standardised tests. Our tracking process is rigorous, and next week, we will conduct Round 3 Progress Meetings to ensure continued progress and support for each child.

As a crucial part of our monitoring and communication process, we will conduct the final Parent Consultations for this academic year at the end of May. These consultations, a significant opportunity for parents to understand their child’s progress, will be followed by the publication of comprehensive end-of-year final reports for all students in June.

Teaching and Learning Highlights!

EYFS – Beyond the Classroom 

At Samakee, we believe in nurturing curiosity and fostering a love for learning that extends beyond the classroom walls. When children immerse themselves in their interests outdoors, something truly remarkable unfolds. They become masters of their craft, honing skills in feeding, balancing, digging, planting, and creating, and that’s just the beginning! 

Inclusion – Farm Exploration

We’re thrilled to share the fresh, exciting updates from our school farm! Our recent renovations have transformed it into a vibrant hub of activity where our students can engage more deeply with nature. They’re loving the new structure, especially the pretend-cook area and make-believe drink stand where they whip up their imaginative recipes. It’s a joy to see their creativity in action as they explore and learn in this beautiful outdoor classroom!

Year 3 – Science topic – Animals

Year 3 have started a new Science topic – Animals including humans. Throughout this unit we will have many group discussions and look at areas such as nutrition, bones, muscles and movement. We also look forward to working scientifically by carrying out experiments and recording results in tables and scatter graphs.

Year 8 – Light Investigation

Year 8 students recently conducted a series of experiments about light and optics. Students investigated reflections, refractions, lenses and evaluated the differences between camera and eyes. 

Samakee Poetry Slam

During Book Week 2024, we had a Samakee Poetry Slam. Students from Year 1 to Year 9 participated in poetry readings, in the Main Hall. It was great to hear student-written poetry and to allow the students to share their work in front of an audience of their peers. Everybody could share a little piece of themselves and set their poetic verses free. 

Awards and Achievements

U11 Football Team @ Roong Aroon International School

The U11 were fortunate to be invited to Rama 2 to compete in a friendly Football Match against RAIS. This was a good physical test playing against older students, where SAS players rotated positions to gain valuable experience. Well done, team, in the soaring heat—this serves as a good warm-up for the next tournament.

Growth Mindset Master

During our topic of electricity, she was able to solve problems and tackle challenge with determination. She has made fantastic progress with her reading and worked hard to achieve her goal. Well done!!

Upcoming Important Events

Parent and Carers Questionnaire April 2024

Thank you for participating in our questionnaire. If you have not yet done so, there is still time! 

Effective immediately, this questionnaire will no longer accept submissions from Monday, 29th April, at 8:30 a.m. Thank you for filling out this survey and sharing your views on various issues. We appreciate your support, comments, and suggestions. A summary of the overall results of the April 2024 survey will be shared with you next week.

Please click the form here: Parent and Carers Questionnaire April 2024 

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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