Message from Principal, Alison J Shaw
Christmas Spirit at Seaton Burn
As we enjoy the last few days of term, students have been thinking about why we celebrate Christmas and I have been impressed with the consideration they have given to this question.
Many of them have developed their thinking through the work we have done this term about the First World War and were especially touched by learning about the 1914 Christmas Truce.
Anticipation of Examination and University Success
At this time of year we begin to await news of the success of our Year 13 students' applications for a place at the University of their choice. Interviews have been taking place at Oxford and Cambridge and applications to all UK universities are being processed.
Meanwhile, Year 11 students await the results of their important practice examinations.
This week sees a number of special events in school:
On Tuesday, all Year 7, 8 and 9 students take part in our second Winter Sports Day, accompanied by Year 4. This was a fantastic success last year. Many thanks to Miss Pearson for organising it!
On Tuesday and Wednesday evening, our Christmas concerts take place. Parents and friends of the school are more than welcome to attend, either at St Columbas's Church at 7.00 p.m. on Tuesday or at 6.30 pm at school on Wednesday. Please purchase your ticket from Mrs Rees in the school office.
On Wednesday students will have their Christmas lunch, which Mrs Rutherford and the Catering Team are making extra special this year.
And the term, of course, ends on Friday.
Everyone at Seaton Burn wishes you a very happy holiday and a safe, peaceful and successful year ahead.
The new term begins on Monday January 5th.