Kent Police promote bike security

IMG 0941Members from Kent Police and local cadets visited St. Stephen’s Junior School on Friday the 15th December to promote bike security as we approach Christmas. They provided children with free bike marking kits to help reduce the risk of theft.

We'd like to thank Kent Police and their wonderful staff for their enthusiasm and support.

St. Nicholas Day Parade 9th December

We were once again thrilled to take part in this year’s St. Nicholas Day Parade. Both our school Drumming Group and Lower School Choir took part in the parade this year. The children had great fun making music at this fantastic community event and have made some great memories. Well done to all the children who have worked so hard this term in preparation for the event.

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Princess of Wales’s Royal Regiment Carol Service

CathedralDec17 2On Wednesday 6th December the Upper School Choir were once again honoured to take part in this fantastic event and create some lovely, long lasting memories in Canterbury Cathedral. The Service was a great success and the children should be very proud of themselves for all their hard work in the lead up to the event.

Thank you to the ‘tigers’ for having us again this year, it is always a pleasure to perform for such a great cause.

A trip to Twickenham and a great game of rugby

IMG 0068On Saturday 25th November we left school bound for Twickenham around 10.45, with our packed lunches and several layers of clothes (it was supposed to be very chilly). The children and some staff, some in England shirts, were very excited asking constant questions: “Do you think we’ll win?”, “How big is the stadium?” and of course “Are we there yet?”. When we arrived at the stadium we were able to squeeze through the crowd to watch the England team get off the bus, a lot of the children (and Mr Jarvis) went quiet, I don’t think they realised how big these people would be!

After some chips and hot dogs we made our way to our seats! They were fantastic right behind the posts! We all stood to listen to the Samoan national anthem and sing “God save our Queen” as loud as we could! We then got to watch the “Siva Tau” (this is the Samoan traditional war dance, like New Zealand’s Haka).

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With Chris Robshaw (Mrs Millstead’s favourite) and George Ford being co-captains, we were in for a real treat of a game! With English tries coming in throughout both 40 minute halves from Ewels, Brown, Lozowski, Daly and Ford and line-outs being dominated by Maro Itoje we had a very convincing win with the final score at England 48 Samoa 14.

What a day!, and we even managed to bring all the children home ! A truly great day for all the children, staff and parents.

OFSTED delivers their verdict

PywellWe are delighted that St. Stephen's Junior School is considered by Ofsted to still be a very very good school. I'm sure all parents will be pleased with the mandate OFSTED has given to the work we are doing here at the junior school and I'm also sure you would like to congratulate all of the children, the staff, and the Governors of the school.

I agree with the Ofsted Report that "This is a fantastic school which provides incredible opportunities for all our children" - S Pywell (Headteacher)

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