News and events
News and events
Janvrin is one of the largest primary schools in Jersey. This means that children are involved in a whole variety of activities and events that you may not always be aware of.
Every Child Our Future
Janvrin School are at the forefront of a new initiative to help develop literacy skills in young children. Under the umbrella of the charity Every Child Our Future, we have 22 volunteers who come in each week for an hour to read with children on a 1:1 basis. This support is having a significant impact on reading levels and also boosting children’s self-esteem.
Year Three Paper Cutting Workshop
This term, Year 3 took part in an exclusive paper cutting workshop with a local artist. They learnt lots of new skills and the work they created is going to be exhibited at the Jersey Library this year, as part of the ‘Community Dragon’. The children created many different types of scales for the dragon, using intricate design templates and were able to create their own designs once they felt comfortable with the craft. By the end of the project over 300 school children in Jersey will have made a paper cut piece.
One child said: “I enjoyed the paper cutting workshop because it was a challenge and I’d never done it before and if you didn’t like your first one you could make another one.”
The children were encouraged and reminded to create various pieces, to emphasise the importance of designing as a process and not just a ‘finished result’.
The embroidery scissors, which were gifted to us, will now feature in some of our art lessons this term and next term. This was an enjoyable and memorable experience for all involved and we feel inspired and confident to become even more creative this year!
Rights Respecting School
UNICEF is the world’s leading organisation working for children and their rights.
In 1989, governments worldwide promised all children the same rights by adopting the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child (CRC or UNCRC).
The Rights Respecting School Award (RRSA) is an initiative run by UNICEF to raise the awareness of children’s rights. We seek to embed the CRC into our curriculum as widely as possible through Spiritual, Moral, Social and Cultural (SMSC) development, RE and PSHE.
Our vision is that the ‘Rights Respecting School’ award (RRSA) will support our pupils in becoming confident, caring and responsible young citizens both in school and within the wider community.
For further information on the CRC and the work carried out by UNICEF you can visit:
We have now achieved the Recognition of Commitment and are now working towards Level 1.
Why are we a Rights Respecting School?
We not only want to teach children about their rights but we want them to understand how to respect each other’s rights.
Rights Respecting language use makes us think more about other people and how our actions and words affect them.
Every year, each class will make a class charter. This charter is agreed and signed by the children and details how we will show respect for each other’s rights.
At Janvrin we believe everything we do should be for the benefit of the children’s development and their opinions can shape how we do things. We have recently formed a steering group, these children are known as the Rights Respecting Ambassador team.
How can you help?
At Janvrin we believe we are all partners in the children’s future where we need to work together to ensure that children receive the best education possible.
As parents and carers it is your responsibility to help teach your child about their rights. You should talk to them about it and how important they are.
Thank you for your support.
JEP Cash4Schools Promotion
Thank you to everyone who brought in Cash4Schools tokens earlier this term. We have been awarded £344 from the prize fund!!
Meeting a Hero
“One of our pupils recently went to a talk by her hero, Steve Backshall, at the National Geographical Society in London. He was talking about all the exciting places he had visited whilst filming for his new series. She got to meet him afterwards and tell him about her school project on Mako sharks!!”
Last week culminated with the incredible success of our young singers in Year 2 who sang with Samares Year 3. (The other school where Mrs Lawrence works). They entered the Charles Billot Memorial cup in the Jersey Eisteddfod for two contrasting songs and were in competition with two excellent choirs from Helvetia House School and St George’s Preparatory School.
The children shone in both their singing and spirit. They tangoed, waltzed and Do- Si -Doed with their energetic and crisp singing of one of my songs the ‘Tiger Tango’ and then caused the tears to flow with their enchanting and mesmerising “When Morning Comes”.
The result for the other schools was a bronze and silver certificate. However we excelled and won a glittering Gold certificate for Janvrin and Samares! We also have a beautiful silver cup to keep polished this year!
I want to thank the children for their incredible hard work learning all the words, keeping perfectly in tune with the music and actions, being beautifully behaved and singing with so much heart and soul.
I will never forget that moment standing on stage looking at a group of 75 six year olds and feeling totally at one with them. We shared a very special moment that none of us will ever forget.
Important information regarding the new Traffic Management System
Please click on the link below to read and download important information regarding our new Traffic Management System.
The Eco Team visit the St Helier Recycling Centre
The Eco Team have visited the St.Helier Recycling Centre by Mont a L’Abbe. They went to see what happens to all of our blue and pink recycling bags we collect at home and at school. They had a tour and saw plastic, paper, card and cans being sorted and crushed ready for shipping to France.
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The Nursery make the shiniest apples!
The Nursery entered the “Rosiest Apple” class as part of the Royal Jersey Agricultural and Horticultural Society’s Autumn Show. Each child brought an apple of their choice in to Nursery. They then polished the apples together to make them nice and shiny ready for the competition.
As you can see they made a wonderful display.
Photographs from around the school
As part of our aim to celebrate the achievements of children at Janvrin please look through the photos posted in this section.
We are also very proud of how we have developed our school site and grounds into an environmentally friendly, engaging and respected place for the children, families and staff to work, play and visit.