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Democracy at St. Stephen’s Junior School

BallotBoxSchool Council Elections are launched - September 2017

Mrs Sazant and Mrs Millsted are launching the School Election for the coming year. Each pupil will be able to nominate a pupil to represent their class for their year.

Duties include being a positive role model pupil, assisting with fundraising efforts, greeting visitors for our community lunch and attending regular meetings each term to share their views on school matters with Senior staff. All pupils will be focussing on the value of Democracy and the right to vote this week in school. The Election results will be announced by Monday 18th September. Good luck to all the nominees!

Year 3 and 4 in team building fun!

challenger troop Sept2017All children in Years 3 and 4 are starting their new term enjoying some outdoor activities with their class and teacher with the Challenger Troop on the 7th and 8th September 2017. The Challenger Troop team visit us each year and provide an exciting range of challenges to encourage our children to get to know each other, develop their communication skills and challenge themselves by completing an Obstacle course. This year children are doing the Card Relay, Human Minefield, Tyres and Planks and the Challenger Obstacle course.

This visit introduces Year 3 children to our core school values of Independence, Respect and Creativity. The activities encourage their independence and the way they communicate with their peers and staff. Participating develops the children’s ability to think round problems and come up with solutions to nurture their creative thinking skills.

For Year 4 pupils having already participated the previous year, we see their confidence and resilience shine as they help their younger peers in Year 3 take part, encourage them and cheer each other on as they complete the Challenger Obstacle course which stretches the children physically and mentally. Our favourite part is when the teachers races against each other to complete the challenge.  What a fantastic way to start the school term!

A message from our Headteacher

Tree LogoI am sure all parents will be delighted that your child is attending a really great school that performs well academically and offers so many enrichment opportunities in so many other areas including dance, singing and sports. 

We also have a wonderful After School and Breakfast Club, and our Acorns Day Nursery goes from strength to strength with more children and parents taking advantage of the wonderful facilities that OFSTED consider to be outstanding. Read more HERE

Sports Day and a triumph for house Hales

A sunny and warm Tuesday on the 18th July saw children from St. Stephen's Junior battle it out on the school field while competing for their respective houses in our annual sports day competition. Families were invited to attend in support of their children and by 11am the grounds were full of children and adults, and screams of encouragement as children competed in the many various events scattered around the fields. Read more about it on our Sport and PE page.

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A cheery Summer Fair

Last week Friday St. Stephen's Junior welcomed families and friends to our yearly Summer Fair. Visitors and guests were initially entertained by some creatively choreographed dance moves with each class performing a dance routine of their own in front of an enthusiastic crowd. The Fair held a little of something for everyone, and there was a bouncing castle, fun rides, various raffles and other fun and delightful goodies and treats on sale, not forgetting the deliciously tempting burgers for the hungry at heart.

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Head Teacher: Mr. Stuart Pywell Address: Hales Drive, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AD Tel: 01227 464119 Email: admin@ststephensjuniorschool.co.uk
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