Stephenson House news

Stephenson House update  - Term 3

Term 3 has flown by and it’s been an action packed five weeks.  Stephenson’s Year 11 students continue to impress me with their diligence towards their studies as they prepare for summer exams and the high percentage of their year group being recognised for their consistent behaviour in the celebration assembly. It is good to see them leading the way and setting the benchmark for the younger students.

Year 9 have started the options process and there have been lots of work around their future and subjects they will be taking next year. Year 7 and 8 have been busy in their studies and is great to see all three tutor groups getting involved in TT rockstars and the accelerated reading programme. Year 10 have also settled in to their option subjects and have been busy planning their work experience placements for term 6.

It is great to see so many pupils involved in house competitions ranging from sport to fun fix Friday events such as the Malteser challenge and the netball and keepy uppy competition. It was lovely to see so many Stephenson students getting involved in these competitions and representing their House.  Particular mention should go to Charlie Topp 7S1 who stepped in at the last minute for the netball challenge and won!!!

Other highlights for Stephenson in the house competition include;

  • 3rd in the Malteser Challenge
  • Best behaviour ratio 4 weeks in a row!!!
  • 1st in Netball Challenge
  • 2nd in Keepy Uppies
  • Currently 2nd in accelerated reader yr 7 & 8

It is especially important to Stephenson House that lead the way in terms of behaviour  in the school. This links to our core value of respect and it is a privilege to see the students embracing this at St Katherine’s.

Stephenson Praise Points

Please see below the students in Stephenson House who have had the most praise points since the start of the academic year;


Tutor Group

Number of praise points

Charlie Topp



Mitzi Hines-Ewans



Danielle Cameron



Joseph Williams



Pearl Westerberg



‘Stephenson Stars’ has continued to be a prominent reward event each Friday for our pupils and is lovely to see so many pupils recognised for a number of areas of school life such as progress in lessons, behaviour, attendance and contribution to the school community.

We recognised the achievements of many Stephenson students in the House celebration assembly this week with House leaders Stephanie and Wren giving out the prizes.  It was lovely to celebrate the success of students in attendance, behaviour and contribution to the wider school community and it was particularly special to have Year 7 Stephenson students join us as they start their transition into our House.

The House council - comprising of the House Leaders and student reps - met to discuss different areas of House life and ideas for the future.  There was a strong desire for more events and opportunities to do things together as a House plus sharing initial ideas for the the Stephenson House Charity week in term 5.  

Next term we’ll launch the new termly Stephenson House Celebration event for students that meet the set criteria. In Term 4 any Stephenson House student with 100% attendance for the term and - thanks to a suggestion by the House council - will be invited for hot chocolate and cookies in the Leaf. T

Finally I would like to wish all parents/carers and pupils attached to Stephenson House a wonderful half term break and we look forward to welcoming you back in term 4.

Mr Thomas, Head of Stephenson House