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!
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.
Earlier this week, Lucius Felix Sylvanus, a Roman Centurion, came to Seaton House to tell Senior House pupils what is was like to be a centurion in Roman times. He told us all about life in the army and about living in a Roman villa. He showed us how to prepare a feast, including salad in an elephant’s trunk, peacock’s brains and for dessert, honeyed dormice. This was a fantastic, funny and very informative morning. Thank you Mrs Wilson for arranging it for us.
On Saturday 23rd June, we held our annual Summer Fete. Thanks to POSH, who worked tirelessly to transform our field into a scene from the Wild West, we dressed up as cowboys – and girls! – we rode on the bucking bronco, we explored the visiting fire engine and learned what it is like to be a firefighter, we held a bake-off competition and we demonstrated our gymnastic and musical theatre skills. It was a wonderful afternoon and the weather was perfect. Thank you so much to all our parents and to the staff at Seaton House who worked so hard to put on such a fantastic afternoon.
This morning, Junior House held their annual Sports Day on the field. The weather was perfect. We had so much fun on space hoppers, sack racing, sprinting and doing obstacle races. Thank you so much to Miss Parker for organising such a fun-filled and exciting event, to all the staff who came to help, to all the parents who came to cheer us on and to our FVI girls who helped to look after the JH little ones throughout the morning.
This morning, Senior House held their annual Sports Day at the David Weir Sports Centre. In perfect weather we sprinted, ran relays, did egg and spoon races, ran hurdles, obstacle courses and lots more, spurred on by all the parents, and some very special visitors, who came to watch and support our girls. A picnic on the field was followed by more races and prize giving. Very well done to all the girls who took part. Thank you to all our parents and to all the Seaton House staff who came to help. Special thanks to two FVI girls who showed true Seaton House Spirit by helping out, even though they could not participate and to Miss Parker for organising such a superb event.
Rain? We didn’t even notice! This morning we held the Grand Opening of our lovely, new Early Years Centre. Thank you so much to all our parents and friends who came to help us celebrate. Our Nursery and Reception pupils wore their Easter Bonnets with style and guided their parents around to see all the wonderful things we have been doing in Early Years. Then we had tea and cake – thank you to everyone who supported our cake sale, which was held to raise funds for Stand Up to Cancer. Thank you to all Early Years staff who helped to organise such a lovely event. Happy Easter everyone!
Today was DT Day. We were engineers – we learned to build pyramids and how to make a marble run. We built structures with straws and made bridges and cake stands. We faced cardboard box challenges and enjoyed learning how to successfully package chocolates. It was a wonderful day. Thank you Mrs Baker.
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.