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Year 5 Go Ape



’This Girl Can’ trip was run by Kent School Games. This was a Year 6 transition event for girls, to try activities that they might not have tried before to boost confidence and try new things. They had a go at self-defence, rugby, cricket, yoga, boccia and cheerleading. They were complemented by the adults running the activities on their determination to give everything a go and represented SSJS beautifully! 



St. Stephen's was treated to a very special visit. Lucy Strange is an award-winning children's author. Lucy came to our school to encourage creative writing and to show how she created some of her most iconic books, characters and settings. What a treat!!




Friday 15th March 2024 Non-uniform day Wear red from head to toe. Staff will have collection buckets on the gate to collect donations. Lion Class have lots of activities planned for the children. A voluntary contribution of £2.00 to wear your clothes and take part in the activities. Bake sale at break time outside Lion Class Thanks to your donations, Comic Relief partners with amazing projects and organisations to make a difference in the lives of millions of people across the UK and around the world. You have the power to help us support people to break free from poverty, violence and discrimination.


  World Book Day  


Moments Matter

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.

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Positive Noticing Day

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

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.


Basketball Qualifier

            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 


Remembrance Day - Lest we forget

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.”


Victorian Day

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!