Celebrating cultural diversity day

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.

Diversity Day                 Food Extravaganza                 International Food Tasting

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

Follow us on Twitter

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 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

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.

If you’re interested please contact the school office or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Sporting news - 21 May 2018

DSCF3388Thursday, 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!

Year 3 visit the Living Land

Year 3 visited the Living Land set within the beautiful landscape of the Kent Showground, home to the Kent County Show, on Thursday 3rd May. They learned about farming, agriculture, the countryside and healthy eating.

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The Living Land is hugely popular and its timetabled activities include the opportunity to see and touch farm animals, taste local produce, see dancing sheep at the “Sheep Show”, Birds of Prey and many other displays and demonstrations. Most of the activities are interactive, with a wealth of organisations on hand to share their knowledge with the children which can easily be linked to the school curriculum.

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