We did it! We didn’t just reach our target — we smashed it.— raising a staggering £2,725! This afternoon, in memory of Mrs Sallie Lunn, a much loved teacher at this school, every single one of us walked from Seaton House to the Royal Marsden Hospital to raise vital funds to help beat cancer. Thank you so much to all our parents, staff and pupils for supporting us today. Huge thanks to Mrs Hossenbux and to our amazing POSH team for organising this wonderful event. There is still time to donate — please click on the link below to push our total even higher.
https://www.justgiving.com/f…/seatonhouse-mymarsdenmarch2019

Today, Form VI showed their mettle and each gave a unique performance of their chosen poem. The standard was incredibly high, with poems of various lengths and complexity and memorable moments from each and every delivery. Words stood in the air, rhymes and rhythms chimed and the afternoon was a real celebration of what pupils can achieve when they put their minds to it. Congratulations to all of them. Many thanks to Liz Williams who kindly adjudicated.

Very well done to our amazing team of FV swimmers who, between them, managed to swim a staggering 134 lengths – 3,350 metres – during the Purley Rotary Swimathon last Saturday. This means that each girl swam at least 558 metres. Half way through the 55 minute swim the girls felt tired and their ears hurt but did they stop? No, they actually picked up the pace and swam even faster to raise money for charity. Well done girls – you all showed true Seaton House Spirit and we are very proud of you.

On Thursday, we celebrated World Book Day. Each class was designated an author and we dressed as our favourite characters from our chosen books. We participated in lots of activities and held a whole school assembly at the end of the day to showcase everything we had learned. Huge thanks to Mrs Riddick for organising such a wonderful day and also to Nick and Hannah from Love Theatre Arts who created mini productions for each class to perform.

The Senior House Celebration of Christmas is always the highlight of our calendar and this year our SH girls surpassed all expectation with their wonderful singing, playing and readings. Now we are all well and truly in the Christmas Spirit. Thank you so much to Mrs Wilson for organising such a spectacular event, to all staff and parents who helped and to all our parents, friends and relatives who came to watch. Merry Christmas!

This morning, our Junior House girls treated us to the most spectacular, magical performance of the Nativity Story. As the story unfolded, we had tears in our eyes as the girls remembered their lines, sang beautifully and danced in fantastic flashmob formation to Blame it on the Boogie! (Who knew?).   It was a performance fit for the West End and we loved it. Thank you to all Junior House staff – and Mrs Hammond for the dance coaching – for organising such a wonderful show and to all of our parents for coming to watch. Merry Christmas!

 

We are thrilled and honoured to announce that Seaton House School has been ranked Number 1 in the Sunday Times Parent Power Top 100 Prep Schools List. In addition to this we have also been awarded ‘Prep School of the Year’ by the Sunday Times. This is a unique double award and we have celebrated today with a special assembly, movies and delicious cupcakes. Mrs Morrison is delighted. This afternoon she said; ‘My thanks go to all our hugely supportive parents, dedicated staff, committed governors and the lovely girls of Seaton House! What a team!’ Thank you everyone.

 

Form IV – Bowles Residential Trip. We are having a lovely time here at Bowles in Kent. We arrived safely, unpacked, had lunch and then went straight to dry slope skiing. We kept our balance (mostly) and learned how to ski! Then it was time to really challenge ourselves and put our team building skills to the test – we went bouldering. It was tough but we did it, in true Seaton House style.

 

A report by Dila Seshadri, FVI:   On Wednesday 10th October, Form VI went for the first time to the Royal School of Needlework Animals in Embroidery Exhibition at Hampton Court Palace.   I personally thought it was great, as it was fascinating to see all the amazing embroidered art with such detail at arm’s length.  Even though we did not have time to look at the spectacular pieces of art, we did have an amazing experience of making giant buttons of either a spider, a bee, a ladybird or a bat, stitching colourful threads into linen.  It was a very memorable experience as the people working there were very kind and loved being asked questions all the time.  All together, I believe Seaton House should send more Forms as it was a very educational trip and a lovely place to go.

This morning, both Junior House and Senior House hosted Harvest Assemblies.  Thank you to all our parents for coming to support us.  This afternoon, as part of our Harvest Celebrations, FVI took gifts and flowers to the residents of Eversfield House, a home for the elderly in Sutton. The girls spent the afternoon with the residents and entertained them with songs, jokes and sketches that they wrote themselves.