Friday evening, the 25th May, saw 78 children across all year groups at St. Stephen's take part in a sponsored sleepover around our Forest School enclosure in support of PorchLight. The school council meet regularly and discuss ideas on how to help the school and the local community and after a fairly recent spell of particularly cold weather they decided to raise money for Porchlight, a charity that helps homeless people in the Canterbury area.
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.
Business Directory - Would you like an opportunity to advertise your talents? Are you looking for the services of local businesses? We recognise there may be quite a few members within our school community offering (or looking for) such services and because of this we are looking into compiling a directory of local businesses and services on our website.
For business owners, this could be your chance to share what your business has to offer. For a voluntary contribution, which would go towards the management of the website, your advert would be included so that you have another way of connecting with your local community! At present the idea is to host information on a separate page on our website which can be visited should anyone be looking for a service offered by someone within our school community.
Thursday, 17th May, the school started a boxing club. A local club visited to deliver a lesson on a non-contact style of boxing and pupils thoroughly enjoyed it.
A mixed team of 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. Well done children, we are incredibly proud of you!