SEATON HOUSE SCHOOL                                

‘Fun, friendships, futures’


Newsletter   Friday 17th October 2014 – No 7


Winter is on its Way!

From Monday 20th October, duffle coats only are to be worn with winter uniform – no more blazers until next Easter.  It is also compulsory to have your navy rainmac in school at all times.


Form V Cycling

The gate by the bike rack will be open on Monday and Tuesday morning next week at 8.00am to accept bikes from Form V.  Please remember that ALL bikes must be collected on Thursday afternoon as we are breaking up for half term!


Monday Swimming

If your daughter comes into School on Monday morning well enough to attend lessons, then she is deemed to be well enough to swim in the afternoon.  Also it would be helpful when dressing after swimming, if you daughter is wearing tights to school, that she packs a pair of long white socks to put on after swimming to facilitate speed of dressing.


Nursery Uniform

In response to the comments of our Nursery parents, we have now introduced plain navy tracksuit bottoms and plain white polo shirts as uniform.  Please continue to wear the uniform you have until you need to replace it.  The navy tracksuit bottoms are not so thick around the waist and we hope the plain white polo shirts will be easier to wash.  The Kukri sweatshirt is still compulsory Nursery uniform.  These new items are available to purchase online via AlleyCatz.


Remember the next FREE AlleyCatz delivery is on Tuesday 21st October.  All orders must be collected by Thursday 23rd before we break up for half term.


October WoW

Our wicked walkers for this month are Form I with 75% achieving their walks.  Hotly on their heels are Form III, just one percent behind at 74% and in third place Form IV with 71%.  Our walking numbers are getting better each month, so well done everyone!



We have an informal ‘drop-in’ morning on Tuesday 21st October from 9.30am-11.30am for prospective parents to view the school following our Open Morning tomorrow.  Please let family and friends know, if you think they would like to see the school ‘in action’!  Enquiries to join Seaton House are extremely healthy, so please pass on the message that it is never too early to make an enquiry.


Athlete Visit

Letters and sponsorship forms went home last week in advance of the visit of Danny Lawrence on Thursday 23rd October.  These should be completed and returned to the School Office before we break up for half term.  On Thursday 23rd October ALL girls from Reception to Form VI should come to school wearing their PE kit, which they will remain in all day.  Tracksuit bottoms should be worn over shorts (Junior House) and over skorts (Senior House) as it can become very hot in the Hall.  All items of clothing must be clearly named to avoid any articles going astray!


Eversfield House

Following our Harvest Celebrations this week, our Form VI girls will be visiting the residents of Eversfield House in Sutton on Wednesday 22nd October.  The residents always look forward to the visit of our Form VI girls and can we remind them to bring in a small bunch of flowers on that morning to present to a resident of the home.


A huge thank you to everyone for their generous donations of produce.  Our Harvest display looked fantastic and we are keeping this on the stage for tomorrow’s Open Morning, except for the Harvest Loaf which was taken to Eversfield House this afternoon.


Secondhand Uniform

Before leaving any items of secondhand uniform in the School Office, please contact Mrs Bradnum to see if she has need of the items you wish to sell.


On Wednesday the 8th October the under 11'A' team home game was another hard contest against a strong Cumnor House side, they won the toss and chose first centre pass. The first quarter was a fast paced close encounter with Angelique converting one of our attacks with a great goal. We had to defend for long periods in the second and third quarters, but we all worked extremely hard with some excellent interceptions and great passing, the teams hard work paid off in the last quarter with Lucy H scoring without a doubt the goal of the game, a powerful long distance shot straight through the net, a few moments later after some good passing throughout the team Lucy H capped off a great game with another fantastic goal. Great team effort.  Well played everyone.

 Phoebe-Rose Martin VI

On Thursday 16th October the under eleven A team played against Greenacre. They won the toss and chose first centre pass. Luckily they were a reasonable height so it wasn’t hard to defend them. They were however, a strong team and in the first half they scored 3 goals. Leaving the end of the first half score 3-0 to them. We upped our game with Lucy Rush defending well. We prevented Greenacre from scoring any further goals in the last half and Lucy H scored a great goal for us. The final score was 3-1 to them. Well played everyone and a big thank you to all involved in a delicious and much needed match tea.  

Isabelle Bouttle VI

On 16th October Form IV played against Greenacre School.  We won the toss and chose first centre pass.  In the first half of the game we got the ball on our side, unfortunately we did not score a goal.  Greenacre girls got the ball on their side and managed to score two goals.  In the second half we got the ball on our side but unfortunately missed again.  Greenacre got the ball on their side and scored a goal again.  The final score was 3-0 to Greenacre.  Well done everyone, we will beat them next time.


Khiara Zarova IV

 Remember – we finish school next Thursday 23rd October at 3.30pm

Homework club and After School club will be running on Thursday.






Gladman Netball Tournament – Wednesday 5th November 2013


On Wednesday 5th November we will be hosting the annual Gladman Netball Tournament with many local schools participating. 


We will be serving light refreshments to the visiting teams and supporters to raise additional funds for POSH.   We are looking to sell home-made cakes during the tournament and would be very grateful if you are able to bake for this event, if you could e-mail us at 

The tournament will run 
from 12.40pm to 3.30pm and if you haven’t come along before, please do and support our Seaton House U11 team, hopefully cheering them on for a great result!


We look forward to seeing you there.


Seaton House School Christmas Bazaar


Our annual Christmas Bazaar is being held on Saturday 15th November, with doors opening at 12.00 until 2.00pm.  We have plans for a toy, book and DVD stall, face and nail painting, arts and crafts, bottle, sweet and Loom Band tombola's, refreshments, a raffle and much, much more!   We also have several external stalls including Phoenix Cards, Costume Jewellery by Helen Carew, My Secret Kitchen and Fab Fairs.

Of course as always we need your help in a number of ways. We would like to ask for your kind donations for the various stalls, which have been detailed below.  All donations would be most welcome and bags will be placed in each classroom for your contributions.  We are also looking for volunteers to help in the preparations before and on the day of the bazaar. 
If you are able to help in any way or have any queries please email us at


Many thanks in advance for your generosity and support which is not only greatly appreciated, but invaluable to ensure our events are successful and fun for all our girls. We look forward to hearing from you!


Christmas Bazaar Donations Timetable


Week Commencing 20th October – Sweet Tombola & Secret Santa

Sweet Tombola

Your donations of tubes, tins, bags, boxes, in fact any type of sweets will be gratefully received.

Secret Santa

Please donate an item(s) suitable for a mum, dad, grandma, grandad, sister or brother. This is really special experience and perhaps the only chance your daughter may get to personally choose a gift just for you!

Week Commencing 3rd November – Festive Goodie Bags

We’ll supply the bag, but we’d love you to fill it with goodies and for your daughter to decorate the bag to add a little festive cheer! Goodies could include sweets, pocket money toys, hair clips, pens, stickers, arty crafty bits, etc.  The bags will be sent out before half term.

Friday 7th November ONLY – Mufti Day for the Bottle Tombola

In exchange for a bottle your daughter can ‘dress down’ for the day!  Bottles such as soft drinks, shampoo or bubble bath are perfect.  Please note if you are donating alcoholic drinks they must be handed in by an adult. Collections of all bottles will be taken at the entrances to school on Friday 7th November only.

Week Commencing 10th November – Toys, Books and DVD’s

Your donations of toys, books and DVD’s will be gratefully received.  We would ask that all toys and books should be in good condition and all DVD's are boxed and playable please.  

Friday 14th December Cake donations

Homemade cakes, biscuits, muffins etc. will be most welcome for the cake stall and cafe.  Please mark clearly if your baking contains nuts.




Please note details of the Seaton House Christmas Disco on Friday 5th December will be coming out shortly...