Dear Samakee Community,
Yesterday we welcomed students, parents, and teachers to two assemblies in the hall for Primary and Upper School students, their parents and staff. Upper School students sang a traditional Thai song to acknowledge and thank teachers who positively impact our daily lives. Year 9 students led the event with speeches, fun games and videos they had created featuring students and teachers. As the assemblies ended, children and parents gathered around to present all the teachers with flowers and bouquets.
Many thanks to Year 9, the Thai team, for organising this event and to parents for joining us and bringing such beautiful flowers – thank you!
The PTG Coffee Morning and AGM have been rescheduled to Tuesday 25th, October, at 8:30 am in the Music Room.
CHOCOLATE MILK FRIDAY
To celebrate the successes of our students, we have introduced a ‘chocolate milk Friday’. Every Friday, teachers in Upper School choose students who have been recognised for their above-and-beyond attitude to learning or each other to have chocolate milk with the phase leader or headteacher. Some recent examples chosen by teachers include:
- Public speaking in PSHE
- Sharing in Boardgame Club
- Great enthusiasm to use decimals as remainders
- Teamwork and man of the match
- Really brilliant in production rehearsals.
NO MORE CROCS!
Worn at the beach or the pool or for walking short distances with the family, we agree that Crocs are a perfect choice. Having said that, Crocs are not ideal for being active at school and at Samakee, we have decided that children will no longer be allowed to wear Crocs at school after half term.
To ensure that children get the right kind of support and protection for their growing feet, we believe that children need to wear different types of shoes and that the shoes worn must be appropriate for the activity they are engaged in. We want our children to be physically active at school, and Crocs are not designed for running and climbing safely.
We believe the best school shoes should be supportive, durable and comfortable, with a good gripping sole. Laced trainers for Middle and Upper School children are especially recommended. Trainers with velcro are suitable for EYFS and KS1. We agree that in the hot weather, children should go barefoot some of the time, and at Samakee, we will continue to have a no-shoes policy in all our classrooms to allow for this. Thank you for your support
OCTOBER PARENT CONSULTATIONS
We look forward to discussing your child’s progress at Parent Consultations on Tuesday, 25th October and Thursday, 27th October. In response to parent requests, we will provide optional face-to-face or virtual meetings after school, and parents may choose to attend either a face-to-face or a virtual meeting. The school day will continue as usual for students, but there will be no ECAs after school on these two days, and these clubs will be made up later in the term.
Face-to-face Meetings – On Tuesday, 25th, the meetings will occur at school between 14:40 and 18:20.
- EYFS and Primary meetings with class teachers will take place in classrooms at 20-minute intervals, except in Year 3, which will be at 15-minute intervals. Primary and EYFS parents wanting to meet specialist teachers can drop into the hall.
- Upper School meetings will be drop-in sessions for parents. Core subject teachers will meet US parents in the Music Room, and foundation subject teachers will meet parents in the hall.
Virtual Meetings – On Thursday, 27th, sessions will occur virtually from 15:40 to 19:00.
TEACHING & LEARNING HIGHLIGHTS!RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY
PRIMARY STAY LATE ACTIVITIES
U11 BOYS FOOTBALL TEAM
BOARD GAME CAFE
SAS LINE COMMUNICATION PLATFORM
LINE is a popular communication platform in Thailand and one that Samakee has been using for several years. We want to reestablish our SAS LINE account for even more Samakee families and to use this to share significant school-wide updates with our school community. Please scan the QR code or click on this link using the device you can access LINE @ SAS LINE. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.
I hope you have a safe and relaxing holiday week, and we look forward to seeing the children back in school on Monday, 17th October.
Monica L Sudhirak
Head of School