Children’s attendance at St. Stephen’s Junior School matters to us and the launch of a new national campaign called “Moments matter, Attendance Counts’ gives us an opportunity to let you know as parents and carers, some of the things we are doing in school and how we manage children’s attendance.
The first and perhaps most important word we use is ‘Support’. Supporting our children back to school particularly after a long absence but also to support parents in encouraging children into school and working through minor illnesses and providing support and direction when help is needed.
Positive Noticing Day - At St. Stephen's Junior School positive noticing is simple, practical and highly effective. It is an everyday relational strategy, any time, any place. Catching children doing the right thing and marking it with positive acknowledgement is not just kindness, it teaches behaviour. You get more of the behaviour that you notice most. The impact of positive noticing is both immediate and long-lasting. It helps build self-esteem and confidence in children and shifts the culture in the classroom so that the right behaviour is always the most sought-after.
Digital Leaders - The new Digital Leaders have started their training on staying safe while online. We can't wait to see them getting involved on Safer Internet Day this term.
|St. Stephen's Junior School played in the Kent School Games Basketball Qualifier yesterday and came 1st, winning 8-1 in the final! Well done guys
St. Stephen's Junior School held a minute silence to show our respect and the kitchen put together a shortbread display
“They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning, We will remember them.”
Year 5 had fun experiencing life in a school during the Victorian era. Students and staff came dressed in Victorian-style clothing while participating in lessons and games from that period. A real eye-opener!
Can we say a massive thank you to the staff of St. Stephen's Junior School and for the support from our community. St. Stephen's held a very successful fireworks evening with a display that lasted 25 mins!