This morning both Junior House and Senior House celebrated their Harvest Assembly. Thank you to all our parents for coming to support us this morning and for the generous donations of food to help those who need it most. Thanks also to our fantastic POSH team for providing the teas and coffees and to Stennings the Bakers for the wonderful Harvest Loaf which sits at the heart of our display. We learned that we are lucky to have a harvest to celebrate and that there are still too many children in the world who do not have enough to eat. Very well done girls for two such wonderful and powerful assemblies.
Thank you to all our lovely mums, dads, grandparents and friends who came to school this morning to join us for our annual Coffee Morning to help fundraise for Macmillan, Jeans4Genes and Breast Cancer Awareness. Thank you to FVI for being such lovely hostesses this morning and to our wonderful POSH team for organising the event. Special thanks to Rob Kincade, our IT expert, who just happened to be in today and who donated £50.00! So far, we have raised an amazing £585.91 with more to come from this afternoon’s cake sale. Thank you everyone.
At the end of term, we were delighted to welcome our Guest of Honour, Hannah Macleod, British Field Hockey Player and Olympic Gold and Bronze Medallist, to our Prize Giving Ceremony. Hannah’s speech was truly inspirational and her message was very clear: aim high girls – follow your dreams and never give up. Hannah passed around her Olympic Gold and Bronze Medals for us all to hold. Most of us had never been this close to Olympic Gold – what a privilege! Thank you Hannah for inspiring us all.
Today Seaton House pupils brought their favourite teddy bears into school for a picnic. A little spot of rain didn’t stop us from having a lovely time – we held our picnic indoors! Our girls each gave £2.00 to bring in their teddy bear, so we raised lots of money for Action Medical Research. The total amount raised will be published before the end of term. Thank you girls for joining in and helping to raise so much money for such a worthy cause.
This afternoon Seaton House welcomed a very special visitor to our school. Mr Allard came to officially open the new Pond and Wildlife Garden. His wife, Mrs Anne Allard, sadly passed away over a year ago. Mrs Allard worked at Seaton House as a Senior House Form Teacher and Teacher of FVI, for 19 years – from 1975 – 1994. Mrs Allard is very sadly missed by Seaton House but she left us a generous legacy which we used to create our wonderful wildlife space. Mr Allard was delighted to officially open the garden, watched by Seaton House Staff and Pupils. He appreciated the effort that had gone into creating the garden and said that Mrs Allard would have loved it and would have been so proud of our Seaton House girls.
This year’s Seaton House Family Fun Day was a triumph! We had Bake Off, an entertainer on stilts, fantastic stalls, amazing burgers and hot dogs, bouncy castles, a Splat-the-Headteacher attraction (no other school does that!), and a wonderful display of gymnastics and musical theatre by our own pupils. A snake, tortoise and chameleon made an appearance and a fire engine even turned up! What a wonderful afternoon! A huge thank you to the entire POSH team who worked so hard all week to put on such a wonderful event.
On Friday 23rd June, Senior House held their Sports Day at the David Weir Centre in Sutton. We had a lovely day – the weather was perfect and we all competed in true Seaton House Spirit. Tudor House won the day and the overall winner over both JH and SH Sports Days was Lancaster. Thank you to Mrs Mannooch for organising such a lovely day and to all our mums and dads who came to watch and cheer us on.
This afternoon, we held our Junior House Sports Day. We had so much fun – the weather was perfect, FVI were there to help us and our mums and dads came along to cheer us on. In the end, Lancaster House won the shield. Well done to all JH girls for taking part and thank you to Mrs Mannooch for organising such a wonderful afternoon.
Never mind the General Election, Seaton House held a very exciting election of their very own! Earlier today, FIV demonstrated their wonderful acting skills by showing how a real democracy works. Mrs Wilson and the girls guided us through the process of an election, how to find your local polling station, how to vote in a polling booth, how the votes are counted and how the winner is announced. Thank you FIV for persuading us all to vote and thank you Mrs Wilson for organising such a superb, informative assembly.
Seaton House School
67 Banstead Road South
Surrey SM2 5LH
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About the School
Seaton House School was founded in 1930 and has grown and thrived over the past 85 years. We are a member of IAPS, the Independent Association of Preparatory Schools and are regulated by the ISI the Independent Schools Inspectorate.
We are a small, friendly and nurturing school with a keen eye on the academic, sporting and artistic accomplishments of our pupils. We strive to bring out the best each girl can be and celebrate her achievements both at school and in extra-curricular pursuits. Year on year, we are hugely proud of the successes of our Form VI leavers as they embark on their senior school careers. Confident young ladies, well prepared to face new and exciting challenges having benefited from, what we believe to be, simply the best of starts in their education.