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30/11/20

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Miss Viccars

Join us for some festive family fun before we break up for xmas! Fundraising for our PTA and bringing the community together... the ESJ virtual quiz night is on 11th December, hosted by the one and only ! Buy your tickets here: https://t.co/NjpOW2q6KT https://t.co/1u2h3dlQYx

29/11/20

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Miss Viccars

Amazing! ⭐️ https://t.co/D8DtnL1hKn

28/11/20

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Ms Horner

Fantastic revision resource, year 10 and 11. Get watching! https://t.co/4ANgDwwVYO

27/11/20

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ESJStudentLead

Had a really informative and productive meeting yesterday with the entire Student Leadership Team. Can’t wait for us to bring the ideas we discussed to life! Watch out!

27/11/20

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Ms F Clarke

Oo I’m excited to see!

27/11/20

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CathyP

Oh bless you. Thank you SO much. T has something he’s been working on all day to send you 🥰

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27/11/20

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Donna Horncastle

maybe need more inset days...lots of home done Eco resort https://t.co/xR5FJmKlwq

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27/11/20

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Cristin Casey Music

Looking for the producers' copy of FL Studio for 2 students. Does anyone in internet land have any links/discount codes? https://t.co/17LXfZ97v6

27/11/20

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Miss Viccars

Shopping for Black Friday? Help support our PTA by shopping via https://t.co/Wti8kM84ya - nominated charity is Epping St John's PTA. You can also support by shopping on https://t.co/DU2wp58dzn too! A portion of your purchase will be donated to PTA. :)

26/11/20

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Miss Viccars

From StLT to an evening with the Parent Carer Forum! What an invaluable group of parents they are - celebrating successes and providing feedback to help us as we continue to adapt. Thank you for joining us tonight!

26/11/20

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Adam Smith

Thank you Ms Horner and Ms Howlett, I thought your presentation was really informative. Our students are lucky to have such a brilliant English department. Hopefully we get a lot of students taking A-level English next year. https://t.co/4P6FIm7ZYV

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26/11/20

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Ms Horner

Some lovely feedback coming in about or subject information live event. https://t.co/oyHoZccYi6

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26/11/20

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Miss Viccars

42 members of giving up their evening to discuss the Student Council survey results and set a plan of action for next term! They’ve been so proactive this term despite restrictions. Could not be prouder of them. 🥰 https://t.co/vgjk1fXajj

26/11/20

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Ms Horner

Here's your reminder to join us live for our year 11 subject information evening. We look forward to speaking with you. https://t.co/z7cyFo3VyQ

26/11/20

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ShoeSu

Meant to tweet before to say thank you for the blazers. They are extremely smart 😊

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25/11/20

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MrFitten

Here it is Ho Ho House Christmas Card competition submit your designs to the Art Department by 7th Dec 🎅🧑‍🎄🤶🎄 https://t.co/2sDOZb6EpS

25/11/20

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ESJ Reading Race

This will help you knowledge in psychology and health social care. ⁦⁩ ⁦https://t.co/9FlJ5CrGvS

25/11/20

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ESJ Reading Race

This links to geography ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ⁦⁩ ! https://t.co/d1Mzkwv03D

25/11/20

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Mrs O’Boyle

Thank you to Reverend Lee Batson for the assembly to celebrate ‘Christ the King’ delivered live to all students this week https://t.co/DuwoU1Kcfg

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25/11/20

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Ms Horner

Some excellent TEAMs contributions from year 11 as we revised the significance of 'the ring' and Sheila's character in the opening act of An Inspector Calls. https://t.co/iXFQoOWPeF

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Children tour new school - via Minecraft

Children tour new school - via Minecraft

Posted: 7th October 2020

Children are being invited to take a tour of their prospective future secondary school – in the world of Minecraft.

Students at Epping St John’s Church of England School are developing a replica of their school on favourite computer game, Minecraft.

Parents have to apply for secondary school places in Year 7 for September 2021 by November 1 this year.

With Covid-19 restrictions meaning schools are unable to hold their traditional open events, parents and children are being forced to make the selection from home.

To help with the decision-making process, Epping St John’s is utilising its new virtual world.

Instead of open events and taster days, the school –

  • is offering the opportunity for Year 6 pupils to tour around the school on Minecraft, enabling them to walk the corridors and get used to the layout via the online world.
  • held a virtual open evening Q&A session for parents. Parents would usually hear a speech given by the headteacher during open evening visits. This year, they logged on to hear key members of staff and student leaders talk about life at the school, with parents given the opportunity to ask questions. More than 350 families logged on to show interest in the 180 Year 7 places available.
  • is holding virtual taster lessons each week to Year 6 pupils in local feeder primary schools. The hour-long lessons, held until October half-term, give pupils a taste of English, French, science, history and maths lessons they would expect to experience at secondary school. Primary classes log on together to follow the lessons by Epping St John’s teachers.
  • is hosting a student takeover virtual Q&A event. Hosted by Epping St John’s students, Year 6 pupils will be able to find out about life at secondary school from their future peers. The event will give children an opportunity to ask about the issues that matter to them. Click the image below to register your child for the event.

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Sarah Viccars, senior assistant headteacher, said: “Year 6 have to make their final choice by November 1, but they are not going to get a chance to step inside a school building.

“We wanted to give them a flavour of what Epping St John’s life is like without having to visit us in person.

“We are desperately trying to do what we can. It’s such a big decision to make blind, so we have to do something to help them to make the right decision for them.

“Our team is really working together, giving up free time and doing what we can to see the bigger picture of selling our school.”

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