This year our Arts week and school value is themed around Diversity: understanding that we are all unique and different. Here at St Stephen’s, an amazing 38 different languages are spoken by our children and their families. We are planning to celebrate diversity through our Creative Curriculum with activities involving Art, Music, Dance, Language and Food during the school week.
Each class will be exploring a different country, as well as international art and artists with a finale of Born to Shine performances on Friday afternoon. Read our letter to parents HERE
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.
The school council meet regularly and discuss ideas on how to help the school and the local community. After a recent spell of particularly cold weather they decided to raise money for Porchlight, a charity that helps homeless people in the Canterbury area. 80 children will be taking part in a sponsored sleepover, either outside in our Forest School or in the school hall.
Nathan from Porchlight came and delivered a whole school assembly. He explained the work they do and gave examples of great success stories. The children are very excited and are hoping to raise as much money as possible for this very worthy cause. As well as the sleepover there will be a cake sale and a non-uniform day to raise additional funds on 25th May.