The Senior House Celebration of Christmas is always the highlight of our calendar and this year our SH girls surpassed all expectation with their wonderful singing, playing and readings. Now we are all well and truly in the Christmas Spirit. Thank you so much to Mrs Wilson for organising such a spectacular event, to all staff and parents who helped and to all our parents, friends and relatives who came to watch. Merry Christmas!

This morning, our Junior House girls treated us to the most spectacular, magical performance of the Nativity Story. As the story unfolded, we had tears in our eyes as the girls remembered their lines, sang beautifully and danced in fantastic flashmob formation to Blame it on the Boogie! (Who knew?).   It was a performance fit for the West End and we loved it. Thank you to all Junior House staff – and Mrs Hammond for the dance coaching – for organising such a wonderful show and to all of our parents for coming to watch. Merry Christmas!

 

We are thrilled and honoured to announce that Seaton House School has been ranked Number 1 in the Sunday Times Parent Power Top 100 Prep Schools List. In addition to this we have also been awarded ‘Prep School of the Year’ by the Sunday Times. This is a unique double award and we have celebrated today with a special assembly, movies and delicious cupcakes. Mrs Morrison is delighted. This afternoon she said; ‘My thanks go to all our hugely supportive parents, dedicated staff, committed governors and the lovely girls of Seaton House! What a team!’ Thank you everyone.

 

Form IV – Bowles Residential Trip. We are having a lovely time here at Bowles in Kent. We arrived safely, unpacked, had lunch and then went straight to dry slope skiing. We kept our balance (mostly) and learned how to ski! Then it was time to really challenge ourselves and put our team building skills to the test – we went bouldering. It was tough but we did it, in true Seaton House style.

 

A report by Dila Seshadri, FVI:   On Wednesday 10th October, Form VI went for the first time to the Royal School of Needlework Animals in Embroidery Exhibition at Hampton Court Palace.   I personally thought it was great, as it was fascinating to see all the amazing embroidered art with such detail at arm’s length.  Even though we did not have time to look at the spectacular pieces of art, we did have an amazing experience of making giant buttons of either a spider, a bee, a ladybird or a bat, stitching colourful threads into linen.  It was a very memorable experience as the people working there were very kind and loved being asked questions all the time.  All together, I believe Seaton House should send more Forms as it was a very educational trip and a lovely place to go.

This morning, both Junior House and Senior House hosted Harvest Assemblies.  Thank you to all our parents for coming to support us.  This afternoon, as part of our Harvest Celebrations, FVI took gifts and flowers to the residents of Eversfield House, a home for the elderly in Sutton. The girls spent the afternoon with the residents and entertained them with songs, jokes and sketches that they wrote themselves.

 

A report by Ramya, FVI,  Maths Prefect.      On Thursday 11th October, the whole school enjoyed a very entertaining Maths Enrichment Day. A Mathsmagician came in and showed us some wonderful tricks which amazed us so much! This was followed by a professor all the way from Cambridge University, who challenged us to make seemingly impossible 3D shapes which left us baffled for hours!  We were also put together with our House to solve very fun and puzzling maths problems and mysteries, followed by making our own mathematical board games. To end a spectacular day, we were given maths stickers and pencils to take home! This was definitely the best Maths Enrichment day ever and I hope we do it again soon!

Thank you so much to everyone who came to school today to support our Macmillan Coffee Morning. We had a lovely morning, the girls were a vision in pink and FVI were wonderful hosts.   Thank you especially to our wonderful PTA for working so hard to make this event such a success.

 

And so, as term draws to a close, we hold our last, whole school Celebration Assembly for Form VI, who make us laugh and cry as they tell funny stories and act out skits of hilarious things that have happened during their time here at Seaton House. Goodbye girls and good luck. Have a wonderful Summer break everyone.

On Tuesday 10th July, Senior House attended their Prize Giving Ceremony at the lovely church of St John the Baptist in Belmont. Sadly, this is the last Prize Giving for our Form VI girls as they prepare to leave Seaton House, to go to senior school in September.  As usual, our girls played and sang beautifully. Our guest speaker, Sam Power, Australian Porsche Supercup Driver, gave a powerful speech, reminding us to follow our dreams and to never, ever give up.  More speeches from Mrs Morrison, our Headmistress and Mrs Evans, our Chair of Governors, were followed by the presentation of awards and trophies for our Senior House pupils.  Well done everyone.  Then it was the final song by Form VI, as the afternoon drew to a close.  Congratulations and very best wishes to our Form VI girls.  We will miss you.