On Saturday 16th September, members from the school choir had the pleasure of helping the new Beaney celebrate their 5th Birthday. It was truly an amazing experience to hear choir members and the public singing Happy Birthday together! Thank you once again to the Beaney for having us and we wish you many happy returns.
The Beaney's 5th birthday video was posted on YouTube by Canterbury City Council and briefly features our very own choir lead by Mrs Page from St. Stephen's Junior. Follow this LINK to see them in action in the video.
School 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!
All 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!