On Wednesday 6th December the Upper School Choir were once again honoured to take part in this fantastic event and create some lovely, long lasting memories in Canterbury Cathedral. The Service was a great success and the children should be very proud of themselves for all their hard work in the lead up to the event.
Thank you to the ‘tigers’ for having us again this year, it is always a pleasure to perform for such a great cause.
We are delighted that St. Stephen's Junior School is considered by Ofsted to still be a very very good school. I'm sure all parents will be pleased with the mandate OFSTED has given to the work we are doing here at the junior school and I'm also sure you would like to congratulate all of the children, the staff, and the Governors of the school.
I agree with the Ofsted Report that "This is a fantastic school which provides incredible opportunities for all our children" - S Pywell (Headteacher)
Staff and pupils at St Stephen’s Junior School were once again creative during Anti-bullying week.
Last year classes voted for their Anti-bullying Ambassadors and throughout the year these pupils have a workshop on spotting the signs of bullying, report bullying to staff if they witness it, appear in a school video and present an assembly on bullying. The ambassadors worked tirelessly and were recently rewarded with a visit to The Houses of Parliament in London.
During the week all pupils were encouraged to enter a competition and design a poster on the theme “All different, All equal”. The standard of entries was very high but winners include; Chelsea (age 10), Rosie (age 10), Rayyan (age 8) and Minerva (age 7). Read more about our incredible week HERE
On 13th November 2017 Mr Pywell launched an exciting reading competition for children here at St. Stephen's Junior school.
Children are encouraged to read every day in any format they like; online reading, newspapers, traditional novels, poetry and encouraged them to record this in their planners. This initiative is aimed at encouraging and motivating children to show a commitment to their reading and will be recognised by receiving a raffle ticket and entry into the competition. Further opportunities to win a raffle ticket will be here at school through guided reading lessons or library reading.
Mrs Chidgey, Reading Coordinator, will be supporting this too and looking out for super reading at lunch times or after school at Family Reading. A fantastic prize of a Frog bike will be drawn on Thursday 29th March 2018 and one lucky winner will be cycling home!