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.
This morning, Form V invited us to their assembly on strong women we admire – famous actresses, doctors, politicians, sportswomen – strong women, often from very poor backgrounds, who have worked tirelessly to help others, to make the world a better place and to become the leaders of their field. We then looked at our teachers and staff and all their wonderful qualities that make Seaton House a very special place. Then we decided that the real superheroes are our mums, our lovely mums who love us unreservedly and who support, encourage and help us in everything we do. Thank you mum. xxxx
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, Form III held a wonderful assembly about endangered species and what we can do to help protect them and preserve our planet. The girls have done their research and came up with lots of ideas – we can recycle more, walk instead of driving and think carefully when buying souvenirs – no ivory! We wore animal themed clothes with snakes winding around our shoulders to make our point, and parents helped by participating in our quiz. Thank you girls for giving us lots to think about, to our parents for coming to support us and to Mrs Baker for organising such a thought-provoking and informative assembly.
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.
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.
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.