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.
Christmas has arrived here at Seaton House! Our lovely Winter Wonderland Fair on Saturday has put us all firmly into the Christmas Spirit. Our wonderful POSH team worked tirelessly to transform the cabin into Santa’s Grotto and the school hall into a Winter Wonderland of stalls selling lovely Christmas fayre. There were donkeys for the children to ride, a Grand Raffle and a Christmas Bake-Off, judged by our very own Mrs Morrison and Mrs Evans, Chair of Governors! Very well done to the winners and to all our bakers whose cakes were hugely appreciated in the refreshments room. Thank you so much to POSH and SHS staff who turned up, pitched in and helped to make the day a huge success.
Today was Science Day at Seaton House. We donned our virtual reality goggles and flew to Mars and Jupiter. We made our own stars, we did Space Coding with Scratch and we learned how to apply to fly to the moon. We all want to be astronauts! Thank you Mrs Brooks for organising such an inspirational and super-cosmic day!
Thank you everyone for contributing so generously to our children in Need Appeal today. All of our pupils and staff wore something spotty to help fundraise for this fantastic cause. We raised at least £140 with, hopefully, more to come. Recently, we ran a competition for fundraising ideas and the winning girls held a whole school assembly this morning The girls’ ideas for helping children in need were inspirational, ranging from making breakfast for their parents to holding raffles and cookie sales to help raise money for children in this country and around the world, who need our help. The girls showed us their Wishing Tree – where they can write their hopes and dreams for others on to a leaf and attach it to the tree. We hope all of the girls’ wishes come true. Thank you to Miss Goodsell and Mrs Cooper for organising this lovely Children in Need Assembly – even Pudsey turned up to show support!
Many congratulations to our FVI netball stars for their wonderful performance this afternoon at the annual Seaton House Gladman Tournament. The girls were fantastic hostesses to their friends from seven other schools and they played superbly, winning four matches, drawing one and losing only two, to come joint second overall. Mrs Morrison was delighted to award our girls their well-deserved silver medals. Congratulations to Aberdour who won the shield. Junior House and Senior House turned out in force to support our girls and we were all so proud of our team. Thank you so much to everyone who helped to organise this event – Mrs Morrison, Mrs Wilson, Mrs Payne, Mrs Ruddock, Mrs Fairweather and Miss Parker. Thanks also to Mrs Hossenbux who almost froze to death keeping score and to our amazing POSH team who kept everyone supplied with tea and cake. What a wonderful afternoon! Well done girls!
Friday night was our Crazy Hair Don’t Care Disco. We all had a wonderful time as we boogied the night away. Thank you to all our teachers who joined in the fun.
Maths Enrichment Day. Today the girls enjoyed a fantastic day of challenging puzzles and activities for our Maths Enrichment Day. The day involved pupils from Reception to Form VI participating in problem-solving tasks run by The Happy Puzzle Company, whereby the girls encountered a variety of fun, but challenging 3D hands-on puzzle tasks, which they had to complete in teams. Staff members from NatWest Money Sense also came in to run activities based around financial manag…ement. For the younger pupils, it was simple coin recognition and counting and paying and getting change. The older girls learnt more about saving, making responsible money choices, budgeting and keeping money safe at home or in a bank. The girls thoroughly enjoyed the Maths Enrichment Day and had fun whilst learning how to apply maths to the real world. Huge thanks to Mrs Hossenbux for organising such an informative and fun day.
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.
What do we do when the school play rehearsals in the school hall are over-running and it’s lunchtime? An impromptu picnic on the school field, of course! What could be nicer?
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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 90 years. We are a member of ISA, the Independent Schools Association 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.