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.
As part of our Harvest celebrations, this afternoon FVI went to Eversfield House to entertain the elderly residents. The programme of events was devised entirely by FVI. The girls told jokes, read poems they had written themselves, they sang harvest songs and played musical instruments. The elderly residents were cheered and impressed by the girls’ wonderful performance. Not only that, but the girls took flowers and gifts for the residents and donated the wonderful Harvest Loaf from Stennings Bakery. Thank you girls for your outstanding performance and thank you to Mrs Wilson, Mrs Payne and Mrs Freeman for accompanying the girls to Eversfield House.
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.
On Friday 23rd June, Senior House held their Sports Day at the David Weir Centre in Sutton. We had a lovely day – the weather was perfect and we all competed in true Seaton House Spirit. Tudor House won the day and the overall winner over both JH and SH Sports Days was Lancaster. Thank you to Mrs Mannooch for organising such a lovely day and to all our mums and dads who came to watch and cheer us on.
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!
Seaton House School
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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 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.