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18/10/19

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Miss Viccars

prefects are spreading the word and fundraising today for 🔴 Break time cake sale sold out in minutes with more fundraising at lunch! https://t.co/RbOXpU1CY9

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18/10/19

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BMAT STEM Academy

Come and visit us at our Sixth Form information evening! Wednesday 23rd October 4-7pm at BMAT STEM Academy, next to Harlow College. For more information and to register your interest online - head to https://t.co/ON2TBeo0J9 https://t.co/DUJqBSsNwu

17/10/19

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Epping Primary

So lovely to hear - we miss them!!

17/10/19

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ESJPE

Absolutely gutted for our year 7 boys football team tonight. To come back from 4-1 down shows real resilience and belief in their ability. We tied 4-4 and then unfortunately lost 6-5 in extra time after taking a 5-4 lead. Good Luck

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17/10/19

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ESJ_Music

Well done to our new team of Music Prefects! I look forward to seeing you all during registration on Wednesday, October 23. https://t.co/7ISrATMNAm

17/10/19

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Mr Reeves

Big day tomorrow as the Prefect team host their first charity event at school for Show Racism The Red Card. Please remember to pay for the non uniform day on parent pay or bring £1 in tomorrow. Lots of activities during break and lunch too!

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17/10/19

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Miss Monty

Year 7 Netball just won their Essex Cup game! Superb performance in defence and from our shooters! https://t.co/t38jv80EBX

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17/10/19

Come and visit at our open evening! Tuesday 12th November 6-9pm at . Register your interest online - head to https://t.co/Rjh3fBO8J6 to find ! https://t.co/iCWPIzHCpw

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Come and visit us at our open evening! Tuesday 12th November 6-9pm at . Register your interest online - head to https://t.co/alxjXZHww1 to find ! https://t.co/8bRZVb6Y7E

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Continue with Epping St John's Sixth Form! Find out more and apply online at https://t.co/alxjXZHww1 https://t.co/7vxO6sbV5p

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16/10/19

English Lit students enjoyed a stunning performance of Brian Friel’s Translations this evening https://t.co/H0Xfnyxtoc

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16/10/19

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ESJPE

The U13s are playing in their first ever National Cup fixture am away experience for them. Currently 1-0 down and a missed penalty opportunity from us https://t.co/9s9zlqLAj0

16/10/19

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Ivy Chimneys Primary

It was an honour to meet and listen to Vera today. I can’t think of a time when I’ve seen children more spellbound: listening to her paint the moving story of her life and experiences - I’m sure the children will remember it for a long time to come https://t.co/wQnCprXK10

15/10/19

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ESJPE

In all of the excitement I forgot to take a picture of the game. BUT our U12s are through to the second round of the Essex Cup after a 2-1 win in a great spectacle of a match. Well done to year 7 boys team. Brampton Manor are up next away.

15/10/19

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EverythingLocalNews

MEDIA RELEASE: Climate Change is the topic for this year's Epping Forest Schools Parliamentary Debating Competition held by https://t.co/ig6QC1OFAl

14/10/19

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ESJPE

Exciting trip to be announced this week. Keep an eye out

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ESJ English

Year 7 and Year 8 students, look out for a readathon coming your way in time for half term! All money raised goes towards books for our library- supported by . Let's build a library to be proud of! https://t.co/jc5mkdHSNx

14/10/19

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Miss Viccars

Tonight’s match highlights exactly why we are hosting Show Racism the Red Card this Friday 18th October. The world has come so far but there’s still much to do to remove racism completely.

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Epping St John's school reconnects with faith

Epping St John's school reconnects with faith

Posted: 9th October 2019

Epping St John’s Church of England School is reconnecting with its faith and urging students, staff and parents to get on board.

Eposi Ewome, senior acting assistant headteacher, said: “We want the community, parents and students to know who we are and what we are about. One of our drivers is to live well together as a family and so we want to emphasise the importance of building on those relationships. We are here for our students and for their families.

“We are practising some of the things that are linked to Christian beliefs, including reflection and prayer. We want students to understand that Christians accept when things go wrong and ask for forgiveness through prayer. We want them to understand that if they do something wrong, they have to acknowledge it, ask for forgiveness and accept the consequences. That is our way of supporting their growth.”

Local clergy are now spending time in the school every week to give an opportunity for students, staff and parents to ask questions or to simply be there if needed.

A chaplaincy room has been set up to provide a dedicated area for reflection for those of all faiths, not just Christians.

Rev John Fry, vicar of Theydon parish, and Rev Lee Batson, rector of Epping and Area Dean, represent the church in school twice a week.

Rev Fry said: “We are providing a presence in school and acting as a spiritual resource for students and staff. We feel quite honoured to be trusted by the school and we value that.

“We hope the young people will realise vicars are normal people and that we provide a safe space to complement the existing pastoral support they receive in school. It’s recognising there is a spiritual dimension to every human being and enabling people to access that. It’s about having a positive encounter with Christianity and seeing there is something in the value of religion.

“It is not for everyone. But, for young people exploring themselves and growing their spiritual identity, this is an opportunity for them to discover what might provide fulfilment for them.”

Assemblies will be held to celebrate all religious festivals, with students asked to bow their heads in respect when it is the turn of a faith they do not follow.

The school has also introduced a new moto – Aspirational, Courageous, Exceptional (ACE) – with a rewards system to further encourage students to behave in a positive way.

Students can collect ACE points to swap for trips, vouchers, sports equipment and stationery.

Mrs Ewome said: “We want to take the focus away from negative behaviour and instead acknowledge when students do something positive. They can be small acts of kindness, opening a door for someone, saying good morning, making someone smile or helping a peer who does not know where they are going.

“We are looking to boost children’s confidence and show them by doing nice things they will be rewarded. We are trying to get away from detentions and to focus on reward, reward, reward. That creates an environment of wanting to do more.”

The new focus was outlined to parents during expectations evenings.

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