Year 6 travelled to the war memorial in Canterbury on Monday 11th November to observe a two minutes silence in respect of those who have made sacrifices for war. The children witnessed the ceremony commence with the last post, and were able to meet some retired soldiers who had fought in past conflicts. They will be later studying World War 2 for their history topic. (Click on the image for a larger view)
Our school is taking part in Anti-Bullying week this term between Monday 11th to Friday 15th November 2019. Each year we shine a spotlight on bullying and encourage all children, staff and parents to take action against bullying. The theme this year is “Change starts with us”. It is organised by the Anti-Bullying Alliance and we have planned a range of ways to learn more about bullying here at school. Read more HERE
Once again we are organising a Fireworks Display on Friday 8th November. The event is to raise funds to support your children at St. Stephen’s ……and have fun! The display will begin at about 7.00pm, but the school gates will be open from 6pm. Forget about cooking an evening meal and come and enjoy the burgers, sausages, hot potatoes, etc. that will be on sale. We hope that as many children and parents as possible will be able to come. This will be a family evening out for everyone connected with the school and our local community. Children will not be admitted unaccompanied. See full details HERE
Winners of the Recycling Week poster competition were announced in assembly on Friday, 11th October. One winner was chosen from Year 3, 4, 5 and 6 and winners received an art sketch book and colouring pencils. There were many runners-up too who also received prizes.
All winning entries are now on display in our Art room and many of the posters are on display around our school at key recycling points in classrooms and offices. To see the winning entries, visit our School Council page.
Twitter allows short messages, photographs and videos to be shared. Many schools now use Twitter to share regular updates with parents throughout the school day, to keep parents informed about life at their child’s school.
We have been using Twitter as a school now for the past six years (@SSJSCanterbury) and as well as keeping parents up to date with a normal school day, we have been able to keep parents updated whilst on school trips, such as the skiing trip, bushcraft and PGL, as well as during special events such as music concerts and assemblies. We look forward to seeing more of our parents take advantage of this innovative way of sharing their child's journey through school! There is a link to our Twitter feed on the school website.