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A sensational ski trip to Italy

60 staff, children, and parents from St. Stephen's Junior visited Macugnaga in Italy from the 28th January to the 2nd February 2018 on the annual St. Stephen's Junior ski trip. Prior to our arrival snowfall had been heavier than on previous trips and provided for excellent skiing conditions throughout the week, with clear, calm, sunny days and only a little snow creeping in on Thursday the 1st February.

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Arriving at the hotel in Pecetto village early Sunday afternoon, children spent the following week skiing, ice-skating, visiting an old mine in the nearby village of Staffa, followed by an exhilirating ride up a cable car to the mountain top where spectacular views stunned all into silence. There was little cloud cover up the mountain this year, which presented with even more dreamlike views than before. The group arrived back in Canterbury at around 8pm on Friday the 2nd February. What an adventure!

Tweeting is not only for birds

twitter picTwitter 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 currently have 570 followers who are able to keep up to date with the school in this way, and look forward to seeing more of our parents take advantage of this innovative way of sharing your child's journey through school! There is a link to our Twitter feed on the school website.

Year 4 pupil is a Taekwondo champion

champA year 4 pupil from St. Stephen's Junior School recently participated in a Taekwondo tournament in Birmingham on the 17th February. Performing extremely well, he was crowned the British Champion for his weight group (under 32kg). Well done Oliver, we are extremely proud of you.

Just Dance winner this week!

JustDancewin9Feb18Our Just Dance event is hosted every Friday during lunchtime. Pupils from all year groups are encouraged to get involved and each week a winner is awarded a trophy. The trophy is awarded to the pupil who shows the most enthusiasm and energy throughout the dance celebration.
The winner gets to keep the trophy for one week and is then given the opportunity to try retain it on the following Just Dance Friday.

Ski assembly - Friday 9th February 2018

Mr. Pywell presented an assembly this friday following the recent and extremely successful school skiing trip to Macugnaga, Italy, from the 28th January to the 2nd February. Children who attended the trip were given the chance to share with the rest of the school the amazing opportunities such a trip presented.

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Pictured above: (left) Mr. Pywell presenting the assembly; (middle) Incredible Lara beat everybody at the final slalom race, incl. staff and parents; (right) Children from different year groups whose commendable behaviour and attitude on the trip stood as a shining example to all others. Well done children, we are very proud of you!

Apart from the obvious fun aspect of skiing in such a beautiful setting on the foothills of the Italian Alps, the children in assembly all voiced their individual learning experiences. These included teamwork, independence, confidence, respect, resilience, getting to know their fellow students a little better, and of course amongst quite a few other things learning to speak a little italian. Due to the incredible success of this annual trip, Mrs. Amos from St. Stephen's has already begun planning for the adventure next year.

Head Teacher: Mr. Stuart Pywell Address: Hales Drive, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7AD Tel: 01227 464119 Email: admin@ststephensjuniorschool.co.uk
St. Stephen's Junior School is the operating name of St. Stephen's Academy, Canterbury - A company limited by guarantee registered in England no. 07441370
 
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