From the Desk of the Headteacher

DSC 119224th July 2018

What amazing summer weather we’ve been having, I just hope that it will continue for the next few weeks!
At this time of year we get many letters, cards and presents from parents. I have just opened one that reads:
“Thank you all for giving my child the strength to sing, dance, run, cycle, swim, ski, read, write, talk and talk, think and enjoy life. You guys rock!"
Words like this and a thank you like this are a real gift and make us feel as if we are achieving what we want to at St. Stephen’s.
I recently read an interesting book by Steve Peters entitiled 'The Chimp Paradox', which describes ways to enable you to achieve success, confidence and happiness. This book, amongst many other suggestions, asks us to focus on one sentence of advice that we would give to our children. My advice would be to develop all the skills you can to make the most of every opportunity that life offers. This links very closely with our aim to give all children the opportunity to be creative, caring, independent, resilient and to be able to make the most of life and the opportunities it offers. 
Life is not fair and we need to give our children the skills to make the most of it. Those parents that invest time and learning opportunities give their children the greatest present they can ever have, i.e. skills and talents for the future.
We wish you all a very enjoyable break and look forward to seeing you on Monday September 3rd.
Head Teacher: Mr. Stuart Pywell Address: Hales Drive, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AD Tel: 01227 464119 Email: admin@ststephensjuniorschool.co.uk
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