'All Different, All Equal' in Anti-Bullying week

AB Ambassadors
Anti-bullying ambassadors film a video 
in our Forest school to celebrate this 
years’ theme

Staff and pupils at St Stephen’s Junior School were once again creative during Anti-bullying week

Last year classes voted for their Anti-bullying Ambassadors and throughout the year these pupils have a workshop on spotting the signs of bullying, report bullying to staff if they witness it, appear in a school video and present an assembly on bullying. The ambassadors work tirelessly and were recently rewarded with a visit to The Houses of Parliament in London. 

Mrs Millsted (Family Learning Manager) who organises the week of anti-bullying activities and supports the ambassadors explained;
“I’m passionate about helping our pupils to spot bullying and to speak out.  I was bullied and I know how much it can affect children to the point where they may not want to go to school.”

AB week Nov17aDuring the week all pupils were encouraged to enter a competition and design a poster on the theme “All different, All equal”.  The standard of entries was very high but winners include; Chelsea (age 10), Rosie (age 10), Rayyan (age 8) and Minerva (age 7).  Their posters are shown below and copies will be displayed around their Year groups. Each received an Art prize for their creative efforts.

Year 3 Winner AB week Nov17a

Year 3 Winner


Year 4 Winner AB week Nov17

Year 4 Winner


Year 5 Winner AB week Nov17a

Year 5 Winner


Year 6 Winner AB week Nov17

Year 6 Winner

AB week Nov17
Year 6 pupils and their odd sock display

Pupils were encouraged to support the week by supporting the national campaign from the Anti-Bullying Alliance and wear odd socks!

The work of the anti-bullying ambassadors is crucial at St Stephen’s to support the school’s anti-bullying policy. This week classes have voted in new ambassadors for the coming year, Mr Pywell (Head teacher) echoed his support for the week;

“We were very proud of our Ambassadors when we visited London and The Houses of Parliament recently.  We had the opportunity to meet our new local MP Rosie Duffield too which was a highlight for many of the children.”

Pupils in Year 5 & 6 can also complete Peer Mediation Training and support other pupils address fall outs and conflicts, which helps to prevent bullying. The week ended with an assembly on the theme “All different All equal” presented by Year 4 Pear class to parents.

Ladies Pamper Evening - friday 24th November 2017

The cost is £5.00 per person including a cheese and wine supper, and will be held at St. Stephen’s Junior School on Friday 24th November from 6.00-9.30pm.

During the evening you can enjoy treatments from a range of therapies including massage, nail treatments, hair styling, reflexology, eyelash extensions and many more….

Treatments will range from £5.00 up to £20.00 each. There will also be a raffle and stalls.

Please pre-book your treatments before the evening with Nikki at the Junior School reception. Go on ladies, spoil yourself, you’re worth it! Bring a friend or two!

Read the full flyer HERE

Tickets can be obtained from Sally Millsted or Kym Amos at the Junior School or send your payment in an envelope with the slip below. Any queries call, text or email;
Sally – 07808036143 - This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
Kym – 07890017790 – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

'Win a FROG bike' reading competition launched

On 13th November 2017 Mr Pywell launched an exciting reading competition for children here at St. Stephen's Junior school.

frog 69 bikeChildren are encouraged to read every day in any format they like; online reading, newspapers, traditional novels, poetry and encouraged them to record this in their planners. This initiative is aimed at encouraging and motivating children to show a commitment to their reading and will be recognised by receiving a raffle ticket and entry into the competition. Further opportunities to win a raffle ticket will be here at school through guided reading lessons or library reading.

Mrs Chidgey, Reading Coordinator, will be supporting this too and looking out for super reading at lunch times or after school at Family Reading. A fantastic prize of a Frog bike will be drawn on Thursday 29th March 2018 and one lucky winner will be cycling home!

Ofsted to visit St. Stephens Junior

ofsted logoWe have been informed by Ofsted they will be visiting and inspecting St. Stephen's Junior School tomorrow on Tuesday the 14th November 2017. The lead inspector will be Jo Lakey.

We welcome the inspection and would like to offer encouragement that if you are a registered parent or carer of a pupil at the school (including pupils on sick leave or who are temporarily excluded), you can share your views about the school by completing Ofsted's online survey, ParentView.

Anti-bullying week begins

odd socksSt. Stephen’s Junior School is taking part in Anti-Bullying week from Monday 13th - Friday 17th November 2017. Each year we shine a spotlight on bullying and encourage all children, staff and parents to take action against bullying. The theme this year is “All different All Equal”. We have planned a range of ways to learn more about bullying this week.

Further details and information on Odd Socks day can be found HERE. Please also follow this LINK for top tips for parents.

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