As the school year draws to a close it is a good opportunity to reflect on the past year. I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the whole school community this year and I feel both privileged and proud to be Headteacher of the school. The school is going from strength to strength and we are looking forward to our visit from Ofsted next year. Our strapline, One Chance,Let's Get It Right, runs through the school like a stick of rock. Everyone involved involved in the care and education of your child at our school wants to 'get it right' and looking back over the school year the events, opportunities and day to day care we offer, bear testament to this fundamental and strong belief we all hold as a staff and governors.
We are very sad to see our Year 6 leave and wish them the very best for their future. They have been an inspirational year group who have worked hard, faced challenges, pushed themselves as well as having great fun along the way. They have achieved a superb set of SATs results, put on an awe-inspiring production of Macbeth, overcome fears at Swattenden and been great fun. They leave us as well rounded individuals, confident and prepared for what lies ahead. We will miss them.
We also have to say a few goodbyes to staff. Mr Faux-Bowyer, Miss Wade, Mrs Peaks, Mrs Dearburg and Mrs Goddard are leaving us to take up new challenges. I know you will join me in wishing them all the best. I am pleased to say that Mr Faux-Bowyer will be returning to the school at certain points in the year to help with musical concerts and events. We look forward to seeing him again soon. We will also be saying goodbye to Mr Hope, who has kindly stepped in to be class teacher for 4PC for five months. I know Mr Hope will be greatly missed by his class and we wish him well.
The staff at Herne Bay Junior School wanted to give something to our children on their final day of the school year. The song was chosen, the dances choreographed, many rehearsals took place and if you click on the link below you will see the result. Enjoy!
Our ever growing band of talented young musicians finished of the year in style with a laid back but hugely entertaining concert this week. Credit must go to Mr Miles for seeing the potential of the bike sheds as an outdoor stage and for all the children who took part and made it the perfect ending to a perfect year of music making at HBJS.
This week our Year 6 children had an adventure of their own – their residential trip to Swattenden. We have had some fantastic reports back from teachers telling us what a great time they are having and some of the photographs reflect this!
We had a very inspirational letter from Jo who visited us prior to starting his epic adventure cycling to Australia – you must read how he is getting on and inspiring our children to ‘never give up’. Follow his amazing adventure at http://josiahskeats.com
- A Close Finish on Sports Day!
- FAMOUS AUTHOR VISITS HERNE BAY JUNIOR SCHOOL
- Newspaper Report by The Canterbury Times - Herne Bay Junior School celebrates great SATs results.