4th May 2018
St Joseph’s Goes Jurassic
St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Broadstairs went Jurassic last week when the School opened its doors to a Tyrannosaurus Rex mother and baby in a fearsomely realistic trip back to the Dinosaur Age.
The 3 dimensional puppet mother and baby spent the day with Key Stage 1 infants who also explored the world of fossils in a series of excavations designed to introduce the children to a hands on understanding of how the dinosaurs lived and died. The budding palaeontologists located and identified replica fossils from some of the most iconic dinosaurs from the cretaceous age learning about habitat, diet, location and fate.
A perennially favourite topic with all ages, dinosaurs never fail to catch the imagination with the children delighting in coming face to face with the most fearsome meat eater of all time!
Modelled on the puppets from the Walking with Dinosaurs series, the mother T Rex had animatronic features and a realistic roar which provided a dynamic interactive learning platform for the topic to come to life.
30th April 2018
FFF Faith Feeds Friends
St Anselm's Secondary who already have a successful 6th form Chaplaincy group of great success, are pleased to develop this to a key stage 3 mini chaplaincy group. They are called FFF Faith Feeds Friends. This amazing group of young people had their first initiative to set up a food bank within their school and then deliver food around their deanery. FFF meets once a week and have their very own chairperson and secretary.
25th April 2018
A True Underdog Story at St Edwards
St Edward’s found themselves in the medals again for the third event in a row. Following on from their two Gold medals last term for Dance and Netball, St Edwards entered a team of year 5 pupils. They topped their group without losing a game. Unfortunately they were beaten in the semi-final to the eventual winners Iwade, but they came out on top against Halfway B in the 3rd/4th place play-offs.
Sports coach Mr Crosby said They played with a smile on their face and the determination to win and they deserve all the success that comes their way.”
Congratulations to all!
19th April 2018
St Mary's Deal Easter Bonnet Parade
St Mary's Primary in Deal held an Easter Bonnet Parade at the end of last term. The children all made their own bonnets in school, and as you can see by the photo, were all very creative. This was then judged by Mrs Pullen, the deputy head and Sister Kathleen from Beech Court who chose a winner from each class along with a winner from the staff.
And the winner of the staff was Mrs Riddell's dog Bess! Congratulations to you both!
19th April 2018
St Gregory's Secondary Makes Local News With Their Highly Successful And Popular Football Academy
26th March 2018
"Will you read me a story?"
St Peter’s Catholic Primary School held a Fairy Tale Tea party. Parents, grandparents and siblings joined them for a delicious feast.
26th March 2018
St Mary's Deal Vs Sainsbury's
St Mary's Deal Primary were invited to take a group of children to their local Sainsbury’s Store to have a putting competition against the Store Manager. They took 12 children down and they had great fun trying to beat him in the ‘pop-up’ putting area. Shannon, one of their Year 5 pupils (in picture ‘golf 1’), was the winner with 20 points! The children were lucky enough to each be given an Easter egg and a golf ball which made the morning even better!
22nd March 2018
St Joseph's Broadstairs celebrate National Science Week
Pupils at St Joseph’s Catholic Primary School Broadstairs were starry eyed last week when the University of Kent’s astrodome landed at the School to kick start National Science Week 2018 celebrations.
Pupils were treated to an out of this word experience in the inflatable planetarium with the Milky Way, stars and planets projected in a 360 degree format onto the inner surface of the dome. The pupils from years 3-6 explored the solar system, the forces of gravity, star patterns and planets with an accurate representation of the night sky, all from the comfort of their seat!
This voyage around the heavens was universally popular (no pun intended ) and was accompanied by a commentary from three inspiring physics graduates who were on hand from the University Physics department to answer questions and unravel mysteries as our pupils ventured through time and space. This unique experience was the perfect learning platform for those children who are more visual, kinaesthetic learners and it was a pleasure to boldly go into the final frontier with such an amazing backdrop. We would like to thank Cordy, Vassi and Faith from the University for their space masterclass.
19th March 2018
St Peter’s Catholic Primary School held a successful Science Fair at school.
Following their successful KS1 and KS2 Science Fair, four winners represented St Peter’s at the Isle of Sheppey Science Collaboration on Friday 16 March.
All the winners enjoyed explaining their entries to the visiting scientist and teachers from other schools.
Hannah from Year 5 was successful and won the Year 5/6 Science Fair Award.
16th March 2018
St Mary's Primary in Deal Student Did A Very Good Deed
Lacey, one of the students Class 4 pupils at St Mary's Primary in Deal, has had all her hair cut off in aid of the ‘Little Princess Trust’, a charity who provides real hair wigs for children suffering with hair loss. We thought it was a very brave and great thing to do! Well done Lacey!
13th March 2018
There's Just No Stopping St Edward's Primary
St Edward’s continue to be on a Gold Medal winning streak. Only last month they won Gold in the Swale Dance competition; this month they won the High 5 Netball tournament playing against other Isle of Sheppey schools.
Wearing their new sports kit for the first time, St Edward’s proudly finished the tournament unbeaten without conceding a single goal. The school would like to thank the generosity of Mark Hartley and FM Steel for the new kits.
Mr Crosby, the school’s PE coach, said “High-5-Netball is a difficult sport to learn with so many disciplines to consider. It was evident from the start that we had a very talented group of children who to their credit trained incredibly hard at sports club and in their PE lessons. They thoroughly deserved their success”
St Edward’s will now face the winners of the Sittingbourne Competition in a one-off match to see who will be crowned the champions of Swale.
13th March 2018
St Joseph's Broadstairs, World Book Day!
St Joseph’s threw open its doors this week to welcome in a host of distinguished guests from “Other Lands” as part of our annual Book Day 2018 celebrations.
A host of Dorothy's in red sequined shoes, Lost Boys from Never Never Land, immaculate Queens of Hearts, Harry Potters, Hermiones and even Miss Peregrine made an appearance and were part of an impressive array of costumes, make up and wigs which formed the backdrop of the day where the mystical, thrilling theme of “Other Lands” was celebrated with gusto.
Whether falling down a rabbit hole, exploring the back of a wardrobe or the second star to the right and straight on till morning was your chosen location, all the children and staff promoted their favourite books and shared reading experiences in a day given over to sharing a love of books and creative writing.
St Joseph’s was also delighted to welcome well known author Jane Clarke to the School for a day of workshops and storytelling. Jane, whose works include bookshelf favourites “Gilbert the Great” and “Stuck in the Mud”, worked on a writing activity with every class in which she gave advice on structure, form and description before letting the children weave their own magic on individual stories.
It was after long deliberation over the many imaginative and beautifully crafted pieces of story writing that Jane awarded Jessica and Zebedee prizes for their creative writing.
We are grateful to Jane for helping us celebrate this UNESCO initiative which is a firm favourite on the School calendar.
19th February 2018
St Edward's Primary Perform at the OASIS Academy's Dementia Cafe
St Edward’s students were honoured to be asked once again to perform at the OASIS Academy’s Dementia Café this Thursday.
Year 5 children from St Theresa class, along with their school dog Bryn, performed three songs for the large audience. The children had worked hard to present a diverse selection of songs, starting with a traditional call and response song in Ghanaian called Oleo. This was followed by a song written especially with children in mind and focussed on one of the school's core values, 'kindness'. Their final offering was a medley of current pop songs, arranged for the 2018 Young Voices festival and featured songs by Robbie Williams and Ed Sheeran, among others.
The children were delighted to meet the Mayor of Swale and the Lady Mayoress and enjoyed asking questions about their Chains of Office and whether they had met the Prime Minister.
Year 5 were excited to watch the senior dancers from the Academy perform, as some of the St Edward’s girls have very recently won The Schools’ Games Level 2 dance competition.
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Thursday March 15 5.30 p.m.
15th December 2017
St Edward's Sheerness Makes The Local Paper
18th December 2017
What A Surprise For The Children On The St Joseph's Walking Bus
A certain rotund white whiskered gentleman paid a flying visit to Broadstairs last week when he surprised the St Joseph’s Walking Bus by joining them for their last walk of term.
Letting his reindeer rest in anticipation of the Big Night’s work ahead, he walked with the 30 strong Bus and then stayed for a Christmas breakfast of croissants and hot chocolate. The walk allowed Father Christmas to listen to the collective wish lists of the walkers (some quite extensive!) who all assured him that they had been exceptionally good throughout the year! Certainly, Miss Meacham, the bus conductor, had a glowing report to give him of the behaviour and commitment of the children who have walked with the bus over the last two terms whatever the weather. Battling ice, wind and rain, the dedicated band of walkers have made friends, exercised and enjoyed the fresh air before school.
We look forward to welcoming back new and old faces to the Bus in 2018 when the first bus of the year will start again on 10 January 2018.
27th November 2017
St Joseph’s Netball Team are On Point at Baypoint !
The St Joseph’s School Netball team stormed to victory for a second year running at Baypoint as part of their annual netball competition. With some fresh faces amongst the veterans from last year’s winning team, the nine strong squad won all their three group games to face St Peters in a climactic show down.
After a very tight and nail biting first half, Florence demonstrated her cool head and steady nerves under immense pressure by scoring two goals in quick succession leaving the score at the final whistle as 2-1 to St Joseph’s. Whilst the whole team worked seamlessly together striving for victory, special mention must go to Florence whose tally of 15 goals was a standout achievement.
Well done to the whole team, presided over as by the master of strategy and the guru of motivation, Mr V Jones.
20th November 2017
Pudsey Bear paid a visit to St Edwards Catholic Primary School, Sheerness on Wednesday 15th November 2017 to help them go Spotacular for BBC Children in Need.
Lloyds Bank and BBC Children in Need’s schools fundraising campaign, The Big Spotacular, has seen schools and nurseries across the country adding a spotty theme to their fundraising, whether they’ve organised a Pudsey picnic for their little ones, a spotty bake sale or a sponsored challenge for their older pupils, to raise more money than ever before for disadvantaged children and young people.
As part of the programme, and organised by staff at Lloyds Bank, Pudsey Bear was invited to surprise pupils at St Edwards Catholic Primary School where he met hundreds of pupils and teachers to thank them for their hard work raising funds and learning about the work the charity does helping disadvantaged children and young people across the country.
As part of St Edwards Catholic Primary School’s fundraising plans, pupils came to school in their pyjamas and had a cinema & popcorn afternoon
Mrs Wakefield, Heateacher said “We’ve really enjoyed raising money for BBC Children in Need this year. The children loved going spotty for The Big Spotacular. They were very excited to receive a visit from Pudsey and the team at Lloyds Bank. The pupils loved it and it was great to have a reward for all our fundraising!”
(Tanya Rabin, BBC Children in Need Partnership Lead at Lloyds Banking Group) said: “We are delighted to be able to have Pudsey visit St Edwards Catholic Primary School and meet the children and the teachers who have been fundraising for BBC Children in Need through the Lloyds Bank Spotacular. Our partnership with BBC Children in Need has played an important part of the Group’s Helping Britain Prosper Plan, helping tackle disadvantage and improving young people’s lives for the better.”
14th November 2017
St Edward's Catholic Primary School awarded Platinum for their Green Travel Mark!
St Edwards Primary, Sheerness found themselves in their local paper this week as they were awarded platinum for their green travel mark at the KM Charity Forum. Please see the article below.
Congratulations to all!
St Gregory's Secondary first ever careers fair makes the Times of Tunbridge Wells!
St Gregory's Secondary School, Tunbridge Wells held their first ever careers fair just before half term and it has made it's way into the Times of Tunbridge Wells. With over 250 students and their parents in attendance it is safe to say it was a major success! Below is the article.
New Chaplaincy Team at St Anselm's
St Anselm's Secondary School in Canterbury have just commissioned their new Chaplaincy Team for 2017. The Head Teacher, Mr Walters, gave out their badges last week. The team is very committed to helping the school Chaplain, Louise Perry, and it shows Faith in action around the school.
For more information please visit the Teaching Schools' website here