Last week FIII went to Liddington on a residential trip. They had a wonderful time, learning new skills such as orienteering and playing basketball on a trampoline! They also worked together as a team to complete the Treetop Challenge. It was a wonderful trip. Thank you to Mrs Mannooch, Mrs Brooks and Miss Parker for taking us.
On Thursday 23rd March, FIII – FVI girls experienced playing Javanese gamelan instruments in an action-packed workshop. Each house group learned about the traditions of Indonesian music and used wooden gamels to play the authentic metallophones of various sizes. Some pupils were lucky enough to experiment with the three sizes of gong that form part of gamelan orchestra. All pupils rehearsed rhythm patterns and then made their own compositions in groups. Further lessons using the ideas from this inspiring workshop will follow.
22nd March was Self-Defence Day in Senior House. Our Community Liaison Officer, PC Kerry Grover, came in to talk to us about how to guard against stranger danger. Then Tony Lloyd from Fighting Fit gave us some awareness and fitness training. He taught us how to look after ourselves and how to be more aware when travelling alone on public transport, or what to do when strangers knock at the front door. We learned what to do if we are grabbed by the wrist, put into a stranglehold or if we are pulled into a car. We had a fantastic day and we all feel more confident now. Thank you Kerry and Tony. And thank you Mrs Mannooch for organising such an amazing day!
In March, FV and FVI went on a residential trip to the Isle of Wight. We had brilliantly sunny weather all week and went for lovely long walks along the beach. We visited Bembridge Lifeboat Station, Carisbrooke Castle and Monkey Haven. We had a wonderful time and even managed to fit in a trip to Spinnaker Tower in Portsmouth on the way home!
On Monday 27th February, Junior House pupils travelled to London by coach to visit the Museum of London and St Paul’s Cathedral. The girls were finding out more about the Great Fire of London and discovered what it would have been like to be living in the 1600s. The girls had a wonderful day. Thank you to all Senior House Teachers for taking us to London and to the mums who also came to help.
On Friday 10th February we celebrated House Day. Pupils dressed in their House colours – Red for Lancaster, White for York and Blue for Tudor. The theme of the day was the Six Nations Rugby Tournament and we made fantastic flags of each country involved. We had a House General Knowledge Quiz, which was great fun. Tudor House won the quiz and was presented with the trophy.
On Friday 24th February, Form I celebrated their assembly by telling us all about mindfulness and how powerful a positive approach can be. Instead of thinking ‘This is too hard’ or ‘I give up’ FI asked us to consider thinking ‘I’ll use a different strategy’ or ‘This may take some time but I will get there’. They told the wonderful story of The Dot, written by Peter Reynolds. The girls gave excellent examples of how practice and trying hard has helped them to overcome difficulties and has given them the confidence to do well. Very well done to our FI girls for such a fantastic performance. Thank you to Mrs Hamilton and Mrs Hammond for organising the assembly and to all the parents and friends of FI who were able to attend.
On Wednesday 22nd February, we celebrated World Thinking Day by inviting our pupils to wear their Guiding uniforms. We had a wonderful array of Rainbows, Brownies and a Beaver to represent Scouting. Our very own Mrs Bolton, Cheam Division Commissioner, led a fascinating assembly of what it is like to be a member of uniformed groups in 2017. The girls were keen to share their very positive experiences of being a member of Girlguiding – making new friends, being part of a wider family, participating in outdoor activities and getting busy with arts and crafts to name but a few! The girls renewed their Promises and thoroughly recommended Girlguiding to their classmates.
This week our pupils enjoyed a day of DT and Lego. Throughout the day, Junior House and Senior House learned how to construct an entire Lego village – houses, rooftops, roads – the whole infrastructure was there! We are delighted to report there are several budding architects and engineers here at Seaton House.
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.