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January 2019: On Thursday 17th January the school competed in a dodgeball competition at the Canterbury Academy against 16 other teams. They were excellent throughout and won the competition. Congratulations children, you represented the school wonderfully.

Update 12th November 2018:  Congratulations to our boys A Team who competed in the County Schools Finals in Thamesmead on Saturday 10th November. Our players performed extremely well and did the school proud. They are rated as one of the top 12 school teams in Kent.

Update 11 October 2018: Our school football team performed incredibly admirably at a recent football tournament at Kent University on Monday the 8th October, starting out very well and ending the day as victors of the competition. They now go on to compete in the regional finals at Thamesmead. Well done children, we're very proud of you!

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St. Stephen's gets SILVER with School Games Mark: St. Stephen's was recently awarded 'Silver Status' by School Games Mark. An excerpt from yourschoolgames.com website provides further information:

Silver GIF 1grUYXPThe School Games Mark is a government led awards scheme launched in 2012 to reward schools for their commitment to the development of competition across their school and into the community. Participating in this process allows schools to evaluate their PE provision and assists them in developing an action plan for future progress.

 Silver Certificate 2018Read more about the School Games Mark 2017 / 2018 criteria HERE

Sports day: We held our annual sports day on the 17th July during which our four school houses competed against each other in numerous different sporting events and activities. In the images below Langton can be seen wearing red, Loretta in yellow, Hales in blue and Manwood in green. Langton prevailed as overall winner in a closely scored contest. Despite the very warm weather, children offered full enthusiasm and determination to do the best they could in the events they took part in.

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Swimming gala: Manwood declared victory in the swimming gala help at our local leisure centre.

June 2018: James competed for the Canterbury District football team in a tournament hosted in Belgium. The tournament consisted of 24 other teams. He was top scorer for his team helping them eventually finish 2nd.

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May 2018:


  • A few of our boys competed in a tennis competition at Bromley high school against other schools in the Kent area, they did superbly and won.

  • Thursday, 17th May, the school started a boxing club. A local club visited to deliver a non-contact style of boxing and pupils thoroughly enjoyed it.

  • A few year 3 / 4 pupils competed in a tri-golf competition at Canterbury High School against 14 other schools for a chance to reach the Kent school games final. They performed exceptionally well and won. We are immensely proud!

March 2018:

In a recent cross country competition many of our children put heart and soul into their efforts, with Lara doing especially well finishing 2nd overall in the year 5 / 6 girl’s competition, an excellent achievement.

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IMG 0512Our football team competed in a Premier League Primary Stars football competition at Kent University. The boys played excellent games throughout while not conceding a single goal and remained unbeaten throughout the competition.

They were unfortunately eliminated due to goal difference at the end. Well done boys! You represented the school extremely positively and we are very proud of you.

February 2018

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We recently competed in a dodgeball competition at Canterbury high school on Thursday 2nd February.

Two teams of year 5 and 6 pupils took part where eventually one team finished 3rd and received a bronze medal, but both teams represented the school tremendously well.

The pupils had great fun and thoroughly enjoyed the competition. To read a little more on the event, feel free to visit the organisers' web page at educational-life.org

November 2017:

A group of years 5/6 pupils attended a basketball competition at Canterbury high on Thursday 16th November. The children played extremely well reaching the 3rd/4th play-off game, and eventually won via a golden basket. Well done on finishing 3rd. We are extremely proud of you.

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Our three table tennis teams took part in a competition at Medway park on Tuesday 14th November. They participated extremely well and eventually finished 2nd,3rd and 4th ,an amazing achievement. Well done!

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On Thursday the 9th November a group of Year 5 and 6 children (above left) competed in a local tag rugby festival at Canterbury rugby club. Performing valiantly they lost only one game out of a possible 6. Despite finishing 6th in the competition overall, the team enthusiasm and spirit remained high throughout. Well done.

 October 2017:

Pupils and staff from St. Stephen's are celebrating after being awarded a Premier League Primary Stars kit and equipment pack.

The Kit and Equipment Scheme forms part of the Premier League Primary Stars offer to primary schools in England and Wales and is a curriculum-linked education programme that uses the appeal of the Premier League and its clubs to inspire children to learn, be active and develop important life skills.

Delivered by the Football Foundation, the Premier League Primary Stars Kit and Equipment Scheme gives teachers a range of equipment that can be used across different curriculum areas to get children active.

July 2017

A sunny and warm Tuesday on 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.

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Houses competing with each other were Loretta, Langton, Hales, and Manwood and children took part in events ranging from obstacle courses, sprints, sack races, shotput, discus throw, hurdles, skipping races, and numerous other event types. Ultimately though there could be only one winner and house Hales took victory at the end of a challenging and exciting day. We would like to thank all children, family members and staff for helping us make the day so incredibly special, and for contributing to the wonderfully postive atmosphere permeating throughout the event.

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