Our Catholic Mission: 'We do our best by following Jesus.'
Friday 10th November 2023
DUE TO THE POOL MAINTENANCE BEING RE-SCHEDULED, SWIMMING WILL NOW TAKE PLACE AS NORMAL OF TUESDAY 14TH OF NOVEMBER.
PLEASE REMEMBER TO BOOK YOUR PARENTS EVENING APPOINTMENT.
A REMINDER THAT TEAPOT TIME WILL BE ON TUESDAY 21ST OF NOVEMBER 3.00-3.20PM IN THE PARISH HALL.
Message from Mrs Brocklesby
We aim to be a self-evaluating school by regularly consulting with children, parents, carers and other stakeholders to improve our practice. Next week you will receive a link to a questionnaire to obtain your views.
There are three Parents' Evenings every year and the first parents' evenings of the school year are next week on Tuesday and Thursday. At the meeting you will have an opportunity to discuss your child's progress, look at their work and receive an attendance update.
At Parents' Evening you will also have the opportunity to view a photo slideshow about school life and class/school events.
In addition to these parents' evenings, a written report will be sent to parents towards the end of the Summer Term. This will include information about your child's attainment, the topics they have covered during the year as well as their own report on how they feel they have worked during the year. Thank you for your continued support.
Message from Mrs Laskey
O God of the nations,as we look to that day when you will gather peoplefrom north and south, east and west,into the unity of your peaceable Kingdom,guide with your just and gentle wisdom all who take counselfor the nations of the world,that all your people may spend their days in security, freedom, and peace,through Jesus Christ, our Lord. Amen.Wishing you all a lovely weekend.
Year 3 enjoyed learning all about the history of Remembrance Day this morning - we made some beautiful artwork!
"Red poppies symbolise all the soldiers who died in the Great War" (William)
"Purple poppies represent all the animals who died in the Great War" (Nikodem)
"Black poppies symbolise all the black soldiers who died in the Great War" (Cody)
"White poppies are a promise that we will try to live in peace" (Isla)
Regular attendance at school means that your child will make the most of their education and improve their chances later on in life. At St Ambrose, good attendance is of high importance and we strive to have at least 96% attendance. Please help us with this target. If you need any support, then school is here to help so that your child can get the very best out of the education we provide.
We will continue sending out regular push notifications about attendance so that you are aware if you child falls below our 96% target and we are working with Louise Howles, our Education Welfare Officer to support us with improvements.
|Year Group||This Week||This Term|
Mass Times at St. Ambrose Catholic Church
|Tuesday 14th November - 3.30 - 6pm||Parents' Evening 1 - Appointments to be booked via Arbor|
|Wednesday 15th November - 9.15am||Year 6 Mass - In Church - All welcome|
|Thursday 16th November - 3.30 - 6pm||'Parents' Evening 2 - Appointments to be booked via Arbor|
|Friday 17th November||Mufti Day - All children can wear their own clothes in exchange for an item of chocolate for the Parish Christmas Bazaar|
|Tuesday 21st November - 6pm||Confirmation Meeting in the Parish Hall|
|Wednesday 22nd - 9.15am||Y5 Mass - In Church - All welcome|
|Friday 24th November||Mufti Day - All children can wear their own clothes in exchange for a bottle (i.e alcohol, pop, squash, sauce, bubble bath etc) for the Parish Christmas Bazaar|
|Tuesday 28th November - 6pm||Confirmation Meeting in Parish Hall|
|Wednesday 29th November - 9.15am||Year 4 Mass - All welcome|
|Thursday 30th November||St Andrews Lunch - Orders to be made via School Food United|
|Friday 1st December||Cake/Mince pie donationss for the Parish Christmas Bazaar|
|Sunday 3rd December - 12pm||First Sunday of Advent|
|Parish Christmas Bazaar being held after 11am Mass - All families warmly invited to attend|
|Tuesday 5th December - Time to be confirmed||Confirmation Service of Prayer and Practice|
|Wednesday 6th December - 11am||Whole School Mass - All welcome|
|Thursday 7th December - 7pm||Confirmation Mass|
|Feast of St Ambrose|
|Wednesday 13th December - 9.15am||Year 3 Mass - All welcome|
|Wednesday 13th - Friday 15th December||Year 6 Residential Trip|
|Tuesday 19th December 9.30am||KS2 Carol Concert - In Church|
|Tuesday 19th December 1.45pm||KS1 Nativity - In School|
|Wednesday 20th December 9.30am||KS1 Nativity - In School|
|Wednesday 20th December 1.30pm||KS2 Carol Concert - In Church|
|Thursday 21st December||Christmas Lunch - Please order on the School Food United app/website|
|Whole School Christmas Party Day|
|Friday 22nd December 9.30am||Whole School Mass - In Church - All welcome|
|BREAK UP FOR CHRISTMAS - RETURN TO SCHOOL ON MONDAY 8TH JANUARY|
The Parish Christmas Bazaar will take place after 11am Mass on Sunday 3rd of December. All children and families are warmly invited to attend to help support the Parish. Not only will there be stalls and refreshments, Father Christmas will also be paying a visit too!! Please see the flyer below for more information.
We are kindly asking for the following donations:
17th November - Chocolates
24th November - Bottles
1st December - Cakes and/or Mince Pies
Each class has been given a knitted toy that the teachers will raffle off to their class, to parents or their family members. Each ticket will cost £1 and all donations will go to the Parish towards their Christmas Bazaar total. More information will be given next week.
The things achieved by the children outside of school are incredible.
This week I have been told that Alwen was the Kidderminster Harriers mascot and even ended up on BBC three report!!
Isla P attended a Dance competition in Nottingham at the weekend and won a trophy, she took part in Street, Rock and Roll pairs, fast pairs, slow pairs, fast solo and slow solo.
Isla said - ‘I really enjoyed taking part’
We are extremely proud of them.
(See photo's below)
BEE HIVE CLUB
The Bee Hive Club is now open. The Club is based in the Bee Hive which is the nursery building currently.
The Bee Hive Club is open to children between 7.45am – 8.45am & 3.20pm - 6.00pm every school day.
There is a minimum of two qualified members of staff and a ratio of one member of staff to eight children under the age of eight years.
The Bee Hive Admissions Policy
The Bee Hive (Before and After School Club) will admit any child who attends St Ambrose School subject to availability of places, and the admissions criteria below.
The Bee Hive Morning Club will accept up to 20 children on any one day. The Bee Hive Evening Club will accept up to 20 children on any one day. The club operates a minimum staffing of one adult per eight children under the age of 8 years.
|Autumn Term 1||Monday 4th September - Friday 27th October|
|Autumn Term 2||Monday 6th November - Friday 22nd December|
|Spring Term 1||Monday 8th january - Friday 9th February|
|Spring Term 2||Monday 19th february - Friday 22nd March|
|Summer Term 1||Monday 8th April - Friday 24th May|
|Summer Term 2||Monday 3rd June - Monday 22nd July|
|Staff Training Days||Monday 4th, Tuesday 5th September 23. Friday 6th October 23. Friday 9th February 24. Monday 22nd July 24.|
Mrs Laskey and Mrs Brocklesby