Herne Bay Junior School
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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.

Thank you for visiting!

Choir visit to Canterbury House care home

On Wednesday members of the school choir, along with Mrs Gower and Mrs Evett-Collins, visited Canterbury House care home in Faversham.
The residents enjoyed a number of Christmas carols being sung and the children very much enjoyed being treated to cupcakes and a drink.

CACOT Trust Children’s Forum

On Thursday 19 May 2022 our Y4 and Y6 school council reps attended CACoT Trust Children’s Forum at Swalecliffe Primary School.

The event was hosted by Ben Cooper, Executive Headteacher of Swalecliffe Primary School and all CACoT schools were represented. This involved children from Y2, Y4 and Y6 supported by Y7 and Y8 students from Herne Bay High School.

The topic of conversation was the current cost of living crisis.

The aim of the event was to get children involved in contributing to the CACoT Trust Board’s future plans by sharing their ideas for how all our schools can work together to support the local community in Whitstable and Herne Bay in these difficult times.

There were 3 outside speakers, Chris Cornell-  Councillor for Whitstable and a governor at Swalecliffe Primary School and Peter and Liam from Canterbury food bank.

The council reps were informed about a number of local schemes and organisations who are working to support families affected by this crisis, such as Riverside community Church, Canterbury Food Bank and Clothing bank, The Magic wardrobe, Whitstable cafes supporting a ‘Pay it Forward’ scheme and the Warm Spaces programme.

There were then 2 discussion sessions held whereby the council reps worked with peers from other schools to put forward questions to the speakers and then ultimately vote on ideas generated to support our local community further.

One powerful piece of information gained yesterday was that there is a food bank App- Food Bank Central. We were amazed to hear it helps you locate places that hold food banks as well as notify you which items are in short supply each time you enter a shop.

At the end of the morning, 3 school council reps were selected at random to attend the next Head Teacher meeting in January 2023 in order to report back on the event and announce the idea voted for.

Amelia Hills (Y6) will be one of the 3 representatives at that meeting.

Digestive System - Year 4

Year 4 have been learning about the digestive system. The children enjoyed learning about how food travels through the body and the journey that it takes. The children then used this knowledge to make replicas of the digestive system using different materials to represent the organs. The children also used this knowledge to write a story. The children took on the character of a biscuit and imagined what would happen to them as they travelled through the digestive system. 

Children in Need - Herne Bay High School 'Dance Dash' visit

Today we invited the children to attend school wearing non-school uniform in return for £1 donation to help raise funds for Children in Need. Some of them looked fabulous wearing their Pudsey inspired clothing; all for such a worthy charity. 

Herne Bay High School visited during the morning to dance their routines before dashing off to another local school as part of their annual ‘Dance Dash’. All donations that we received from our non-uniform collection were passed on to the HBHS team. They will donate the money as a collective from us all.  


Kent Coastal Partnership Basketball Competition HBJS

On Wednesday, HBJS Basketball team played in the Kent Coastal Partnership Basketball Competition at Herne Bay High School. After playing 4 group games, HBJS finished top of their group and progressed to the semi-finals where they played Swalecliffe School winning 4-0 to set up a final clash with Herne Junior School. In a tense final, Herne won the game 4-2. HBJS finished 2nd out of 15 schools. Well done everyone! 

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