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25/01/22

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Miss H Hennessy 🧚🏼‍♀️

A MASSIVE thank you to the sports leaders today during a rather chilly KS2 cross-country event😍 you’re all superstars!! ⭐️ https://t.co/JgcDb5Ch9A

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

An exciting day packed with practical lessons today! Starting with Year 10 (triple science) students practicing aseptic techniques on bacteria culture this morning - check out the skills! https://t.co/cXigvmxVSx

25/01/22

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Jenny Pugh

Thank you your buses are amazing and are so much more comfortable. I’ll contact to see if there are any plans to provide a service for the school children.

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

Second practical today - our super excited Year 8 students are learning about reactivity of metals. In today's lesson they were reacting metals with acids and water! https://t.co/AE8objUL7A

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25/01/22

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Ms Aktor

Third practical of the day - it's been busy day today ! Here the Year 9s have tested a variety of samples to find out what groups of biological molecules are present in their foods! https://t.co/v0Pjd3G1Hn

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25/01/22

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Epping St John's School

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, all students had an assembly this morning about the Holocaust and why it is that we have a memorial day. This afternoon, Year 11 attended a special virtual event led by Freddy Naftel whose family survived the events of the Holocaust. https://t.co/H0uKUwTISH

25/01/22

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Vectare Essex

please pass on to any of your pupils who use the service, we recommend they instead the bus from Epping, Church.

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25/01/22

Ahead of Holocaust Memorial Day, all students had an assembly this morning about the Holocaust and why it is that we have a memorial day. This afternoon, Year 11 attended a special virtual event led by Freddy Naftel whose family survived the events of the Holocaust. https://t.co/H0uKUwTISH

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24/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

A piece of work based on the book ‘They Took The Lead’!📚 https://t.co/3y37CTyMR3

24/01/22

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MrFitten

AFCON moves onto the knockout rounds and 8 Sparks have knocked out 7 Sparks on pens, and a big game for and 8 Barker as take on 10 Barker in tonight's other game.

23/01/22

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ESJ PE

Amazing work Alex, proud of you!😍 https://t.co/muXuXQLZHL

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21/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Another book recommendation! Read this back in July and loved it. Very insightful read and definitely recommend!📚 https://t.co/GQTvWLrQFF

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20/01/22

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Mrs Ahmed

There was such a great atmosphere at the chess club today. Picked up some tricks from Mr Joyan. I'm still not sure I'm good enough to beat our students though https://t.co/SlVeCybQFu

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20/01/22

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Chelmsford Diocesan Board of Education

Today we are praying for Epping St John’s CE Academy, including Head of School Mike Yerosimou, all the teachers, support staff, governors and pupils. https://t.co/OU2CT6Houn https://t.co/c3ADPyPRNJ

19/01/22

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Benjamin Murphy CC

Mrs Benjamin was a real community stalwart. When she retired as Town Clerk, she served as Chair of Governors at School for many years and enjoyed working with young people immensely. She was such a joy to listen to and learn from.

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19/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

A Reading Race based around the book ‘The Human Tide”! 🌍 https://t.co/q4G198IomZ https://t.co/5HcwTZvkyL

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19/01/22

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Epping St John’s Sixth Form

Thank you to Essex and Herts Air ambulance for coming in today and talking to our students. Such an informative talk for our students. We will be starting fund raising this term for this incredible charity. Please support https://t.co/KEA8Udn1cv

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18/01/22

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Mrs Mascherin

Thank you Education Department at the British Film Institute and Royal Holloway Uni for organising such a brilliant event! Our Sixth formers really enjoyed a full immersion in Almodovar’s cinema! 🔴🇪🇸📽 https://t.co/wm6zrCq83t

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18/01/22

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ESJ Reading Race

Is there a better way to start of your day than with an audiobook? Thoroughly recommend reading Invisible Women! 📖 https://t.co/h1JffFLKrh

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17/01/22

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MrFitten

As the AFCON moves into the final round of group games, form groups are busy supporting their chosen nations. Some great displays here from 7 Sparks and 7 Joyce . https://t.co/DseLXAEEcy

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Celebrating Achievement

Celebrating achievement at Epping St John's

At Epping St. John’s School, students are freed to succeed within an environment of hope, dignity, respect and the very highest expectations. We constantly strive to:

•             Recognise and celebrate student achievement in all it's forms

•             Encourage the pursuit of excellence

•             Encourage resilience

•             Encourage self-belief

•             Encourage students to be Aspirational, Courageous and Exceptional.

ACE Reward System

Students at ESJ have opportunities to achieve ACE points through various avenues like participation in activities in and out of the classroom, good attendance, participation in extracurricular activities, representing the school in different events, various acts of kindness, hard work, good work, good behaviour...

Every time a student achieves ACE points, they will earn points towards a prize.

Once a term, students can cash these points in for prizes or they can decide to roll over their ACE points to the next term to earn bigger prizes.  This also teaches the value of saving for more expensive items as opposed to spending on smaller ones!

Students who achieve a high number of ACE points are given the opportunity to participate in reward trips and experiences to celebrate their achievement.

Achievement celebrations also take place during celebration assemblies and end of year whole school celebration events.

THE HOUSE SYSTEM

The House System is an integral part of the history and heritage of our school because it commemorates ex-service men and women who lost their lives in battle. It adds to the sense of belonging that ESJ students already feel and also creates healthy positive competition between the House groups. 

We hope that through these role models, a strong sense of pride will be fostered in pupils, inspiring them to embody the core values of ESJ.  As part of this, all house groups are asked to deliver assemblies on their own house, what it means to belong to that House and their house name.  We also run half termly house competitions and events.

 

  • Victor Adams Was born in Epping, enlisted into the Royal Engineers in London in March 1915 as a Shoeing Smith and was posted to Ireland. He went to France on the 5th October the same year and died of pneumonia there in April 1916.

 

  • Horace Barker Enlisted in the Mercantile Marine and became an Apprentice Deck Boy on the SS Windsor Hall, a defensively armed merchantman ship. On 17th January 1918 the Windsor Hall was torpedoed and sunk in the Mediterranean Sea. The ship’s Captain was taken prisoner, but Horace Barker was one of 27 crew members who lost their lives. He was presumed to have been drowned. At just 15 years of age he was the youngest of Epping’s war dead.

 

  • Joan Hurley Joined the Women’s Auxiliary Police during the Second World War and helped keep the town safe in absence of the regular Police force. She fought hard against mistreatment of children and paved the way for other women constables in the area. 

 

  • Joyce (Raggett) Lived in Epping Forest for 56 years; she helped greatly during the war effort over a period of 6 years by carving and designing what were rumoured to be the best and fastest planes that the British had. Without her work, many planes would have been unable to fly and fight – her work was invaluable, and likely saved numerous lives.

 

  • Georgie Sparks Came from Epping, joined the Royal Marines in June 2006, passing out from training in July 2007 and joining 42 Commando a few days later. During his time at 42 Commando he qualified as a sniper. In the course of his time in Afghanistan, he was wounded badly in an attack, and died soon after.

 

  • Walter Wright Was born in Theydon Bois and later moved to Epping, joining the army four days before world war two was declared. Evacuated from Dunkirk in 1940, he returned to France soon after D-Day in charge of RASC workshop units, following the fighting through France, Belgium and Holland.

 

 

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