Seaton House has been fundraising for Sport Relief all this week this week and have participated in some fun activities: hula hooping, skipping, Boogie Thursday and Footie Friday. FIII – FV also took part in today’s Sport Relief Challenge at the swimming pool. They participated in wiggle races and hunting for sinkies and loose change and using the floating mats! Great fun, for a fantastic cause. Thank you to everyone who has supported our fundraising activities this week.
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.
We did it! We have smashed this year’s target £2,018 and have raised an incredible £3,079, with more pledges to come. Thank you so much to parents, family and friends who have donated to this worthwhile cause and left those vital messages of support for our girls. Every pupil, from Lower Nursery to FVI, has participated in this event to help raise money to beat cancer. The rain did not dampen our spirits as we walked together to the Royal Marsden Hospital. Every penny, every small step counts. Thank you to every pupil for participating and to all the parents who turned out to help this morning and accompanied us on our march and to the staff who coordinated this amazing event. Thank you everyone.
Today is World Thinking Day. This morning, all of our pupils who belong to the Rainbows, Brownies, Guides or Scouts came to school in their uniforms. Mrs Bolton led a wonderful, informative and interactive assembly about World Thinking Day. The theme for this year is ‘Impact’. We learned about the importance of friendship and how one kind deed each day can positively impact the lives of everyone around us. The girls told us why they love being part of their uniformed groups and renewed their promise. Thank you Mrs Bolton for such a fantastic assembly that certainly had a positive impact on everyone there.
On Friday morning, Form I held their assembly in the hall. The girls told us all about the Chinese New Year, which will be celebrated this year on 16th February. Chinese New Year is celebrated for 15 days with fireworks, coloured lanterns, dragon parades and delicious food. Each Chinese New Year is named after an animal – this year will be the Year of the Dog. In days gone by, twelve animals were arguing noisily because they each believed that the new year should be named after them. To settle the argument, the Chinese Gods asked the animals to swim across the river and awarded the honour to the winner – the Rat. Each new year after that was awarded to the animals in the order that they completed the race. Very well done to the girls for this wonderful and informative assembly. Thank you to all the parents who came to watch and to Mrs Simpson and Mrs Budgett for helping us to put on such a fantastic performance.
This morning we welcomed three very special guests to Seaton House School: – The Worshipful the Mayor of the London Borough of Sutton Councillor Jean Crossby and Lauren and Ella, former Seaton House Pupils. Both girls are now at Nonsuch High School. Ella was Head Girl when she was here at Seaton House and Lauren is now Head Girl at Nonsuch. The girls are both doing extremely well and are loving every minute of life at Nonsuch. They attribute their success to the wonderful …staff at Seaton House, especially Mrs Wilson, ‘an amazing and inspirational leader.’ The girls wanted to talk to us about leadership, how we all have the qualities to be great leaders and how important it is to use these qualities and to work hard to achieve our goals. They asked our pupils to think of some role models, citing Emily Davidson as a perfect example. Emily was a Suffragette, she fought for women’s rights and gave her life so that women could vote. Madam Mayor agreed with the girls – she commented that with hard work, a cheerful and positive attitude and a clear goal, any young girl can be whatever she wants to be – Prime Minister, lawyer, engineer or astronaut. Future Mayor anyone?
Junior House Christmas Party. Last Friday, Junior House held their Christmas Party in the hall and the excitement was off the scale. We played Pass the Parcel and Musical Statues and then, a very, very special visitor came to see us. We could not believe our eyes – we nearly fainted! Santa Claus really is coming to town………..
Last Monday, Seaton House held a DT Enrichment Day. We brought in shoe boxes to make our own diorama – a scene – in 3D! We each carefully planned our diorama, then we created them using many different materials: paint, coloured pens, wool, fabric and lots more. Our imaginations ran riot as we created underwater scenes and voyages to outer space! We then evaluated our work. As you can see, the results were spectacular. Thank you Mrs Baker for organising such an amazing, creative day.
If we weren’t feeling Christmassy before, we certainly are now! This morning, Junior House performed Prickly Hay, the dress rehearsal of their Christmas Nativity and it was so beautiful it made us cry. Parents who have not seen it yet are in for a treat next week. The message of the play was simple – it doesn’t matter who we are or what we do – we are all important and we all count. The girls gave a fantastic performance. Their acting ability and their talent for music was so apparent – we are sure we have one or two future Oscar winners in our midst. Thank you to Miss Goodsell, Mrs Cooper, Mrs Simpson and Mrs Budgett for organising such a lovely, heartwarming Christmas play.
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.