World Book Day celebrated in style

100WordStoriesMar18World Book Day was celebrated by St. Stephen's a week later than usual thanks to the creative efforts of Mother Nature and the snowfall last week, but that didn't stop children and staff from turning their enthusiasm and creativity levels up to 100% in a fantastic celebration of reading. The school was filled with colourful and creative book-themed costumes and the child with the most imaginative costume in each year group won the Friday Cup. The winning costumes can be seen in the gallery below.

In the afternoon the whole school took part in a reading treasure hunt around the school – the winning child from each class has been invited to a Mad Hatter’s Tea-Party in the library next Thursday. All of the children were presented with their own copy of our published book of short stories.

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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!

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.

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