Message from Principal, Alison J Shaw
Connecting Classrooms : Seaton Burn's Link with St Mary's Seminary School in Ghana
On Thursday of last week our teacher colleague from Ghana, Mr Peter Sakada, and the two students he brought with him to visit Seaton Burn, David and Selorm, left and headed home. David and Selorm wrote a moving piece for the Bulletin about their stay here, thanking the students of Seaton Burn for their warm and heartfelt welcome, and expressing the hope that the two schools will continue to work together.
Year 9 Ecology Group Visit the Farne Islands
This week sees Mrs Long take to the water again, this time on a visit to the National Trust bird sanctuary and historic site on the Farne Islands. The Year 9 group who study ecology with Mrs Long (outdoors in rain or shine!) undertake this exciting trip on Wednesday. We look forward to reading of this fantastic adventure.
Girl's Equality Group
Year 11 and 12 students from Mrs Lewis-Ledger's Gender Equality group have been invited to participate in a prestigious piece of academic work led by a group of universties into misrepresentations of women in the media. Impressed by the research and campaigning the girls have already undertaken, Professor Sharon Mavin of Northumbria University invited the group to participate. They have been invited to the first in a series of academic seminars taking place at Durham University this week. This is a superb opportunity for them to experience university research and the exchange of academic knowledge first hand. Well done, girls!
Friday this week sees Seaton Burn again raising funds for Cancer research.
Year 11 Parents Evening
On Thursday evening this week, we look forward to seeing our Year 11 Parents at the first of our Year 11 evenings. Parents are invited to meet with individual teachers to reveive a progress update and advice from staff about how to ensure success in forthcoming examinations. They are also asked to attend a session at which we will set out expectaions of students and provide advice to support parents in the months ahead as they help our students undertake the necessary preparation for their crucial and demanding examinations this year.