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- Start and finish times will be staggered (see separate timetable for details). Please note different entrances.
- No children will be allowed in the yard before school to avoid crossover of classes.
- All classes will be brought to their exit gate by their teacher at finishing time.
- Uniforms – both old and new tracksuits and / or school uniforms are acceptable. These MUST be labelled as nothing can be stored in the school.
- All contact number and address MUST be updated immediately.
- Parents need to make an appointment by phone or email to visit the school. The contact email address for the school is email@example.com. Following health and safety guidelines face coverings must be worn and proper hand hygiene observed. Several hand sanitisers are available adjacent to all school entrances.
- No homework will be given for the month of September. All boys must have their own plastic pencil case clearly labelled with their name containing a pencil, pen, topper, rubber and colouring pencils as no sharing is allowed. These will remain in school.
- Sanitisers are available in every classroom and resource room for pupil and staff use. All classrooms will be cleaned and sanitised daily.
- If anyone in your household shows symptoms – high temperature, persistent cough, change in taste and smell etc, please keep your child and siblings at home. In the event of a child displaying symptoms in school, they will be isolated as per COVID-19 guidelines and you will be contacted immediately. Please ensure you are contactable at all times.
- The parking area on Patrick Street is for set down only . Please do not delay when dropping your son to school.
Science Week 2020 took place in St. Stephen's from Monday to Friday, November 9th to 13th. There were lots and lots of science experiments taking place all around the school. The boys loved experimenting, investigating, testing and recording - all things that scientists have to do! Visit our special Science Week page and click on the links to see some of the activities completed around St. Stephen's! And you can watch a highlights video HERE!
Lots of fang-tastic work took place all around our school for Halloween 2020... writing and recording stories, dressing up in spook-tacular costumes and awesome artwork! Catch all the terror-ific Halloween work HERE! Or catch a slideshow of all the fun HERE!
As you are no doubt aware there is a lot of discussion whether schools will remain open in the coming months. The reopening of our school has gone very successfully and with the support of the parents and the wider community we have created a learning environment where children have thrived whilst remaining safe. It is our hope that schools will be allowed to continue operating in their present format until we come out of this situation.
There is, however, in the coming weeks and months the possibility of a closure (whole school, class or pod) and the children are being set up on the online learning platform Seesaw.
On Thursday/Friday this week we will send home 3 books. These books are only being sent home in the event that the mid-term break is extended and should be left in the bag to be returned to school on Monday November 2nd.
In the event of an unexpected school closure, each class teacher will communicate with you via Aladdin, Seesaw and Zoom. For this reason it is important to make sure you check your Aladdin regularly. SET and SNA support will be also provided through these channels.
Please take note of the following important information:
• It is the responsibility of parents/guardians to ensure that pupils are supervised while they work online.
• We ask that parents/guardians check the work pupils send to their teacher, ensuring it is appropriate.
• Under no circumstance should pictures or recordings be taken of video calls. Actions such as these will be in breach of our Behaviour Policy and there will be sanctions. Teacher-pupil calls will be recorded by the teacher and saved as a record. Under GDPR the recordings will not be made public and will be stored until the end of the year.
• Communication may only take place during normal school hours (8.50a.m. – 2.30p.m.)
• Check-in on your child`s school work on a daily basis and talk to your child about the work assigned.
The health and well being of all is paramount. Circumstances may change for any of us unexpectedly, teachers or parents, so please keep schooling in perspective and do not allow anything school related to impinge on your child negatively. You are the primary educator of your child and you make those calls. We encourage a little work every day for routine. We provide work and guidance and ask parents and pupils to do their best and that is all.
In light of the entire country moving to level 5 restrictions on October 21st, and with all efforts being made to keep the schools open, it is now mandatory to wear face masks at the school gates at drop off and collection times. Please observe social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask. This is all part of our efforts to protect the whole school community from Covid 19. Please pass on this message to other family members who may be bringing or collecting your child to/from school.
We ask for your full cooperation.
Ms S. Lowe
A new chapter for our school began on Monday, October 5th, 2020! Miss Lowe succeeded Mr. Morris as principal of St. Stephen's. Here is a welcome message from our new principal, Miss Lowe:
Dear Parents and Guardians,
It is with great pride and excitement that I write this letter of introduction to you as the newly appointed Principal of St. Stephen's BNS. I am honoured to have the opportunity to lead a school with such a high reputation and tradition of excellent teaching and learning. I am excited and eager to bring my skills as School Principal to St. Stephen's and I look forward to working with you as a partner in education to ensure your child's success.
This is a year like no other and we have had and will continue to have many hurdles to climb. Along with the tremendously dedicated teachers and staff of St. Stephen's, I will work hard to guide us through this difficult time. I wish to continue the legacy of success established by the De La Salle Brothers by building strong relationships with parents, students and the wider community.
I would like to thank Mr Morris for all the guidance, support and kindness he has shown me, especially over the last few weeks. I have big shoes to fill and I hope that I can build on the many accomplishments Mr. Morris achieved in his tenure as principal. I wish Mr. Morris and Mr. Keevers the happiest of retirements.
As your Principal, it is important to me that everyone who steps through our doors - teachers, students and parents - are excited to be here! This attitude enables us all to learn in a positive, fun, and nurturing environment. My door is always open and I welcome your input. Please feel free to call or email me to discuss any concerns you might have throughout the school year.
I look forward to working with you as a team to help each student at St. Stephen's BNS to be the best that they can be and to meet their goals and have a successful school year!
Mise le meas,
It was with a heavy heart that St. Stephen's saw two of its longest serving staff members retire on Friday, October 2nd, 2020.
Mr. Morris arrived in St. Stephen's in the 1980s and taught many different classes up to 2010. Since then, he has served as principal of St. Stephen's, taking over from Br. Martin. He has overseen the profile of St. Stephen's raised to a national level, leading and encouraging our teachers as our school has won numerous Green Flags for environmental awareness and work in this area, been awarded with the prestigious and highly coveted Digital Schools of Distinction status, and in recent years, winners at the FÍS national primary school film-making awards. Mr. Morris also spent many years as a player and coach with the De La Salle GAA Club.
Mr. Keevers also arrived in St. Stephen's in the 1980s. For over three decades, he has given hugely dedicated service to our school and the pupils who have been and gone, and those currently here. Mr. Keevers' love and passion for our national games was always evident and he could be found many afternoons after school in Cleaboy in all weathers, taking teams for training in both hurling and Gaelic Football which led to many successes for St. Stephen's in both sports grades. He, too, spent many years coaching with the De La Salle GAA Club. In recent years, Mr. Keevers brought his teaching talents to Language Support and this has been of great benefit to those boys.
We are all truly blessed to have had the privilege to work alongside these two men who have left a gigantic impression on both their colleagues and pupils alike. All of us in St. Stephen's are very sad to see them leave us for retirement, but we wish both Mr. Morris and Mr. Keevers the very best in this new chapter in their lives, and we thank them for their huge contribution to St. Stephen's.
Dear Parents / Guardians,
Welcome to all our boys and parents for a new school year. A special welcome to our Junior Infant boys who have settled in really well. Thanks to all our parents. Thanks to Miss Kenny and Miss Nevin. We hope 2020 - 2021 will be a happy and successful year.
Thanks to all our parents for your co-operation. There are changes to start times and finish times. We now have 3 entrance gates. These new plans are working very well. Thanks to all families for bringing boys to the right gate at the right time. We have contacted Waterford City Council to post road markings on Stephen Street and Bachelor's Walk to warn drivers to slow down.
We are all delighted to have the boys back in school. It is lovely to see the boys so happy coming in. Our playground is divided into 4 separate parts and only one class plays in each part. We have postponed some activities like dance, hurling in the yard, our choir and chess to limit the number of contacts in our school. If your son is unwell, please keep him at home. We are following H.S.E. guidelines with regard to Covid-19.
Points to note / remember:
• Please ensure you have an up to date contact list on the Aladdin App. You can edit your details on the App at home.
• Please mark / label all clothing especially jumper and tracksuit tops, books, copies etc.
• Twenty four hour Personal Accident Insurance is being offered at a cost of €8 per pupil for the whole year. The link to pay for the insurance is on Aladdin. Please do not tick the permission section unless you have paid the €8 as you will not be covered.
• Give your son a good start to the day by ensuring that he is on time for school.
We are happy to have secured funding for lunches for all our boys. Fresh Today is the name of the company who supply and deliver the food. It is working very well.
For better communication with our parents our school are now using Aladdin Connect to relay information with regard to our pupils. We will NOT be sending “paper notes” so it is very important that the phone number you gave to the office is correct and up to date. Please download the ALADDIN CONNECT APP if you have not already done so. We have also added e-payments to our system and all money can now be paid through the app. You will be sent notification when there is a money collection. We thank you as always for your co-operation. If you have any problems please ring the office at 051-871716 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In consideration to other children, we ask that children or parents do not distribute birthday invitations and Christmas cards in school. Please do not send in leftover cakes from birthday parties to be distributed in school due to allergies. Due to GDPR we are not in a position to give out class lists.
The tender for the new building will begin in the next two weeks.
Thanks to all families for having books and uniforms. Thanks also to all who have paid for arts / crafts, photocopying etc. If you haven`t already paid the €35 please follow the link sent to you on Aladdin or send it into the class teacher. We realise that equipping children for school is costly. If you are unable to pay these charges in one amount, it is quite acceptable to pay in weekly installments. Please contact the class teacher, Miss Robinson (HSCL), Deirdre or myself.
Mr Morris, Principal.
What a fantastic group of boys there is in Miss Byrne's Senior Infants! The boys have settled back into school in no time at all, and are doing amazing things with their wonderful teacher! Visit the boys on their class page HERE and see photos from their first week in Senior Infants, as well as their work on the letter "t". Keep up the great work, boys!
The boys in Mrs. Mulvaney's 5th Class have been having an ART attack! The boys have made some stunning cityscape skylines and fantastic autumn collages. Be sure to visit Mrs. Mulvaney's class page to keep up with everything going on in 5th Class!
Miss O'Shea's 2nd Class took advantage of the good weather and went outdoors to explore the different materials that they could find in the secret garden! Click here to check out the photos of the super boys in 2nd Class on the hunt for materials!
The boys in Miss Butler's 1st Class are absolutely brilliant! They have settled back into school so well and are doing great work! Visit the boys on their class page HERE and see what they're getting up to - and be sure to check out their amazing artwork too!
Mr. Fahy's 5th Class were brushing up on their Irish and talking about the jobs that they would like when they grow up. They made a lovely display outside their room, with everyone holding a chalkboard and the job they would like.... as Gaeilge, of course! Check out the photos on their class page HERE!
The boys in Mr. Russell's 3rd Class have had a very busy month of September! They have spent lots of time outdoors enjoying games and PE, playing with the parachute, working together to win challenges, playing hockey, and drumming in the garden! They've also been busy with their artwork, with lots of great pieces made. Visit the boys' class page to see all the fantastic things that have been going on in 3rd Class!
Mrs. Breen's 1st Class are delighted to be back in school! And the boys have wasted no time in getting down to making some terrific art to brighten up their classroom! The boys made some wonderful autumn artwork and you can check that out HERE!
The boys in Mr. C. Hayden's 4th Class read a really great poem by John B. Keane recently, called "Autumn's End". The class enjoyed it so much that they made some artwork based on the imagery used in the poem. Check it out HERE!
Welcome back to school! What a fantastic first week for everyone. It was great to see all the boys again and to see how much they have all grown since we last saw them. A big and warm welcome to the new boys in our Pre-School and in our two Junior Infants classes. We hope that these boys will have many happy years in St. Stephen's!
Dear Parents / Guardians,
We are all looking forward to a positive start to the new school year. School will open for all students on Tuesday September 1st. We are complying with “The roadmap for the full return to school” in as much as is possible. Consequently the following changes will be implemented for the foreseeable future:
Our staff are looking forward to returning to school and we will strive to keep our school experience as normal as possible in these extraordinary times. *This information letter can be downloaded here.
Keep safe and well.
We're hope you are enjoying our new website here in St. Stephen's! Our new website is fully responsive on all devices, so whether you are browsing on a computer/laptop, tablet, smartphone or any other device, you will be able to view all pages hassle free! We've added shortcuts to our social media channels on the main header of the website. Click on the icon for the social network you would like to visit and it will open in a new window. We are still working on rebuilding our digital archive, so you may still come across some pages that are not fully functional yet. Please bear with us as we restore the thousands of photos to the photo archive. In the coming weeks and months, we hope to also be adding old photos from the history of St. Stephens's that date back as far as 1910! Keep an eye out here and on our social media channels for those. Thanks for visiting!
The booklists and assigned teachers* for all classes for 2020/2021 are now available to view or download from our website! Click here to see the booklist, and to download, open the file and click on the save icon.
Dear parents and boys,
Today was or is the official end of this school year. It has been strange and unprecedented. I want to thank you all for your positive cooperation in recent months. I want to thank you for the great effort you have put into your boys learning with 'home schooling'. I thank all our staff for the work and activities they have planned, shared and managed with your sons.We look forward to a new start on the first of September. I believe the Department of Education is going to supply Freshtoday boxes over the summer, Please be on the lookout every 3 weeks. We hope to have our book exchange/collection next Monday, 29th June, at the same times you were given before. We have to limit numbers and follow guidelines of social distancing, so only one adult per family in 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th Classes and one parent of 6th Class boys with your son. Please hope that Monday will be a fine day. I am delighted to see the lovely videos of both our 6th class boys. They represent family, school, happiness and being together. Thanks to our teachers especially Mr Russell. Take care.
- Mr. Morris
Friday June 26th, 2020 saw the departure of two long serving and hugely popular members of St. Stephen’s Pre-School as Mrs. Wendy Murphy and Mrs. Joan Grant announced their retirements. Wendy and Joan have always excelled in their roles in the Pre-School, and they were both very popular with the boys in their class. Many past pupils have great memories of their time with Joan and Wendy, and it is with a sense of sadness that we see them retire. But of course, all of us in St. Stephen’s wish them both the very best in retirement and thank them for their time, efforts and dedication to the boys of St. Stephen’s over the years they have been here. Click here to see a short video tribute to the two ladies. Congratulations Wendy and Joan!
Congratulations to the boys in Mr. C. Hayden's and Mr. R. Hayden's 6th Classes on their completion of their primary school education here in St. Stephen's in June 2020. Due to the school building closures as a result of the 2020 Covid-19 pandemic, we were unable to hold our annual Graduation Mass. In its' place, we have prepared a short video for each class looking back at their years in St. Stephen's. Click here for Mr. C. Hayden's Class video and HERE for Mr. R. Hayden's Class video. The boys have been a wonderful part of our school for 8 years and we will miss them. Everyone in St. Stephen's thanks you for your contributions to the school over the years you have been here, and we wish you the very best for the future!
Dear boys, parents, grandparents and minders
I would like to say on behalf of myself and the Pre-School teachers and that we are very sorry we didn't have the full year with you. We had so much more fun plans. We missed our tour, sports day and concert. We had so much more learning through play to do. We had more painting and arts and crafts to make. We missed our hugs and seeing you grow over the year. We wish you all a lovely summer and you'll all be ready for big boys school in September. We wish that everyone of you reach your full potential. We loved having you in our classes.
Thank you to our parents, grandparents and minders for all your support. It was a pleasure meeting you every day and we will miss you too.
You are a very special child
And I want you to know
Although our year was cut short
I'm so proud of how you did grow
I loved being your teacher
And I have missed your smiling face
But the memories we have of this year
Will never be replaced.
What I have tried to teach you
To last your whole life through
Is to know that you are special
Just because you are YOU!
- Wendy Murphy, Joan Grant, Caroline Elliott and Mary O'Hanlon
Mr. Russell's 5th Class were learning all about the weather. With the generous help of TG4 and the use of a weather video background, the boys made a weather forecast. Watch the forecasts HERE!
We have updated our school's Acceptable Use Policy, which includes details of the different technologies we use for teaching and learning here in St. Stephen's. The new version of the AUP replaces all previous versions. It can be viewed and downloaded here.
Cosúil le gach bliain, bhí ár Lá Gaelach againn arís! Bhí sé ar siúl ar an Chéadaoin agus an Déardaoin, an 11ú agus an 12ú lá de mí Márta. Bhí nuacht an lae againn freisin gach lá ar an idirchum le haghaidh Seachtain na Gaeilge. CLICEÁIL ANSEO chun griangrafanna agus físeáin a fheiceáil! Like every year, we had our Lá Gaelach again! It took place on Wednesday and Thursday, 11th and 12th of March. We also had the daily news on the intercom every day for Seachtain na Gaeilge. CLICK HERE to see photos and videos!
For the fifth year in a row, Mr. Russell's 5th Class entered the Lasallian Competition. This year's theme was "In the Words of John Baptist de La Salle". Since 2015, the entries from St. Stephen's have won a category every year, with St. Stephen's being the only primary school taking part in 4 out of the 5 years. The boys had a very innovative idea for this year -
We all love celebrating our national day! Junior Infants had a lot of fun learning about St. Patrick and all the Irish traditions that are celebrated all over the world. The boys made some brilliant leprechaun hats and beards -
Following a directive issued by An Taoiseach Leo Varadkar TD, Minister of Education Joe McHugh TD and the Department of Education and Skills, St. Stephen's is CLOSED to help contain the spread of COVID-
World Book Day took place on Thursday, March 5th. As always in St. Stephen's, we had LOTS of fun activities and games all centered around books and reading. See LOTS of photos on our special World Book Day page HERE!
Miss Nevin's Junior Infants were learning all about the Gruffalo! All the boys enjoyed the theme and the activities - and making the Gruffalo crumble! See the super photos from this exciting Aistear theme by clicking here</a>!
Our school's Chess Club took part in the Ficheall.ie regional tournament on Thursday, February 27th, 2020 at Waterford ETNS. Our boys played well on the day and everyone enjoyed the experience. Photos are here and thanks to Mrs. Kealy for the photographs too!
Daragh in Ms. Keevers' 5th Class was nominated by the school for Today FM's 'Class Hero' award.... and won!! Find out more about this amazing achievement by clicking here!
Mr. Russell's 5th Class are enjoying the Junior Achievement programme! Deirdre from Bausch and Lomb is visiting 5th Class and the boys are enjoying learning about business, resources and much more! More news and photos soon!
Miss Byrne's 4th Class had a lot of fun for Pancake Tuesday! Visit here to find out what the boys in 4th were up to! And Miss Kenny's boys devoured lots of delicious pancakes with chocolate filling on Pancake Tuesday -see their brilliant photos here!
5th Class were working on the theme "Siopadóireacht" (Shopping) for Gaeilge, and to help them use all the vocabulary that they built up, they went downtown, took some photos, and came back to school to write a story about a day shopping in town! The boys put it all together in a "leabhar grinn" - a comic! Read this impressive piece of work here!
A fantastic Valentine's Day in St. Stephen's for 2020 - Miss Kenny's class made lovely bees to bring home, while Miss Byrne's class made some excellent cards inspired by Star Wars. Well done to all the boys for their great work!
As hard as it is to believe, the 2019/2020 Roots of Empathy programme has passed the halfway mark already! The boys in 5th Class welcomed baby Bailey back to their room on Wednesday, February 12th for another lovely Family Visit. Photos here!
Junior Infants enjoyed some fun in the snow in mid-February! We don't get to see the snow too often, so the boys really enjoyed getting out to see it! See photos from Miss Nevin's class here and Miss Kenny's class
Junior Infants took a stroll through the deep, dark wood, and the boys all thought this Aistear theme was good!! They were learning all about the Gruffalo! It was one of the most popular themes of the year, and we have a ton of marvellous photos from the class while the boys were at work - check them out here!
Super cool work from Miss Nevin's Junior Infants, as the boys were busy learning all about the Arctic in their latest Aistear adventure! Check out the photos HERE!
Cooking for Fun took place in Mr. Coghlan's and Miss Finnegan's 3rd Classes during February 2020. The boys enjoyed a few weeks of cooking and baking and there were some lovely smells all around the school! Thanks to the volunteer parents and grandparents who came in to help out with the Cooking for Fun lessons. And thanks as always to Mr. Fahy, our Home School Liaison Teacher, and cooking co-ordinator Teresa for organising the activities. See the photos from Mr. Coghlan's class here and Miss Finnegan's 3rd Class here
The 2020 Waterford Credit Union Primary Schools' Quiz took place on Monday, February 3rd, 2020 in the Woodlands Hotel. Mr. Keevers accompanied our two teams on the night and the boys did well. Click here to read more.
Maths for Fun took place in Mr. O'Sullivan's 1st Class during February 2020. The boys got to enjoy some Maths games with the help of some super volunteer parents! Thanks as always to Mr. Fahy, our Home School Liaison Teacher, for organising the activities. See the photos HERE!
Sustainable Living Initiative Waterford, along with some TY students from a number of local secondary schools, visited 4th, 5th, and 6th Classes in St. Stephen's during January and February with a workshop about "Fast Fashion". The boys learned about how the fashion industry contributes to climate change through pollution and usage of water. Find out more and see some photos from one of the workshops HERE. Thanks to Global Schools Waterford, supported by the Sustainable Living Initiative, for visiting St. Stephen's with this very worthwhile activity!
The boys in Mr. Russell's 5th Class have been super busy over the past few weeks. As well as entering the 2020 Lasallian Competition, they are entering the Safer Internet Day competition too. Junior Achievement will be starting in their class after the mid-term break. They were learning about the Space Shuttle programme and made some brilliant art using recycled materials. They were also learning about Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King, and the civil rights movement of the 20th century, as well as the famous artist Vincent Van Gogh. Check out some extra information on the links!
Catholic Schools Week took place between January 27th and 31st, 2020. Part of the annual week is "Grandparents Day", a special day when we all give thanks for the wonderful gift that our grandparents are. Miss Kenny's and Miss Nevin's Junior Infants celebrated a really lovely Grandparents Day on Friday, January 31st - find out more and see photos HERE.
The St. Stephen's 6th Class Basketball team competed in the annual Waterford Primary Schools Basketball Blitz on Thursday, January 30th. How did the boys fare? Find out here!
January's "Stay and Play" in Miss Kenny's class was another great success. Thanks to the parents who joined the boys for games and fun. See some photos here! More dates will be coming up soon, so watch out for those!
A fantastic few weeks for our indoor hurlers in 3rd and 4th Class - read more and see a photo of the team HERE!
We always look forward to welcoming Little Red Kettle to our school each January! The 2020 show took place on Friday, January 24th. Everyone enjoyed the show and lots of boys got to take part! We have a huge selection of photos - see those here or watch a slideshow video here.
Brrrrr-illiant work from Miss Kenny's Junior Infants, as the boys learned all about the Arctic in the latest Aistear adventure! Check out the "cool" photos HERE!
The St. Stephen's 5th Class Basketball team competed in the annual Waterford Primary Schools Basketball Blitz on Thursday, January 23rd. Find out here how the boys got on!
The boys in Mr. Russell's 5th Class had a great time over the 4 weeks of their Zumba classes! We have some photos and video highlights are HERE and video highlights are HERE!
The latest news and updates from Mr. Morris can be found HERE in the newsletter from the office!
January's "Stay and Play" in Miss Nevin's class was another fantastic success. The boys had a great time time again, and thanks to the Mams who joined the class for games and fun. See some photos here! Get in touch if you'd like to get involved in your son's class!
School have been learning LOTS about our historic city of Waterford! They learned all about one of the most famous buildings in our city, Reginald's Tower. The boys also learned about the Vikings and how they came here in their longboats. Check out some photos in the gallery!
Miss Nevin's class were learning about the airport in Aistear! Click here to find out what the boys got up to whilst working on the theme - or watch a slideshow
The Roots of Empathy programme continued in 5th Class recently with the fourth Family Visit. Another lovely atmosphere and chance for the boys to ask questions in the latest theme. Check out the photos here!
The atmosphere in St. Stephen's was absolutely buzzing for Christmas 2019! SO many amazing activities taking place all around the school, from visits to the Giving Tree to awesome artwork, from concerts to Christmas Card exchanges. And we have captured it all in a highlights slideshow! We hope you enjoy this look at Christmas in our school!
"Stay and Play" has arrived in Miss Kenny's class! Thanks to the Mams and Dads who joined the boys for games and fun. See some photos here!
Fasten your seat belts - Miss Kenny's class were learning about the airport in Aistear! Read more and see photos of the boys working on the theme!
As you may already know, Mr. Russell's 5th Class 2018/2019 entered the annual FÍS Film Making competition for primary schools last June. The boys made a film about Thomas Francis Meagher. Unfortunately, the boys weren't shortlisted for an award, but were still highly commended and entered into the FÍS Hall of Fame. We were all delighted to be recognised for a great effort from the boys. Imagine our surprise and delight recently, when a trophy arrived in St. Stephen's commemorating the boys' film. They, and we, were understandably delighted! It now proudly hangs alongside the 2018 award for Best Documentary in reception in St. Stephen's. Mr. Russell's 5th Class 2019/2020 are already planning their film for this year - here's hoping it will be another success for our school!