Herne Bay Junior School
"One chance, let's get it right"
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  • Integrity

  • Justice

  • Respect

  • Responsibility

  • Wisdom


Welcome to Herne Bay Junior School

We are a large junior school serving the centre of Herne Bay. Our website aims to give you a taster of the school, as well as providing regular updated information for both parents and pupils.

We hope that you enjoy your visit to our website, and that you find any information you are looking for. Please feel free to contact the school direct with any queries you may have.

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Tri-Golf Success!

On Wednesday 5th May the Year 3 & 4 Tri-Golf team went to HBHS for the East Kent Coastal Tri- Golf competition.  9 different schools entered the competition. The event consisted of 8 golf stations where the players had to win points for their putting, chipping and driving skills. The 5 boys and 5 girls in our team listened to the rules and instructions and played with a lot of ability and skill.
After playing for nearly 2 hours the teams waited with anticipation for the final point’s total. Only the top 5 teams were going to be announced. After announcing 5th, 4th, 3rd and 2nd, Herne Bay Juniors still had not been called out and the children from our school were feeling like it hadn’t happened for them. However, with over 1000 points earned as a team, HBJS had been announced as the Tri-Golf champions once again. Mr Senft said the team played with great spirit and represented the school well in the sporting manner they showed. It was a joy to see the children working hard as part of a team to all succeed as one. Thanks also must go to the organisers and helpers at the event. The team will now go on to represent the East Kent Coastal in the Kent finals in June.

Seaside: Photographed – a Coastal Alliance Photography Exhibition

What is it like to grow up and live by the sea today?  As part of Children & the Arts’ Start Programme, Turner Contemporary has worked with Coastal Alliance schools to explore this question through photography and local history.  Over 450 children and young people across schools in Whitstable, Herne Bay and Reculver have taken inspiration from The South East Archive of Seaside Photography (SEAS), examining how people lived and spent their holidays by the coast in the past and reimagining these to capture the seaside from new perspectives.

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Art Jamboree at Beach Creative

What a delightful celebration of Primary School art at Beach Creative! A number of CACoT schools filled the exhibition space with a real jamboree of art, raising smiles from the visitors and comments on the joyful, vibrant pieces. Feeling proud of the walls filled with the work of our Herne Bay Junior School artists! Feeling proud of our Coastal Alliance schools!

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Meteorites land at Herne Bay Junior School!!!

Year 5 pupils got their hands on rare samples of moon rocks and meteorites this week during Science lessons that truly were out of this world. 

The year 5 topic, Our Precious Planet, covers parts of the curriculum such as classifying, observing and testing, which included the unique opportunity to actually touch pieces of space rock not of this earth.  The children were allowed to handle genuine meteorites.  The lunar samples were collected in the late 1960s and early 1970s during some of NASA's first manned space missions to the moon.  During these missions, a staggering 382kg of material was brought back to Earth-mostly for use by scientists, but small quantities gave been used for educational purposes. 

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