DATE: Friday 5th November
|Year Group||Curriculum Award||Discipleship Award|
|Year 1||Analisia||Oliver D|
|Year 2||Amelia H||Parisa|
|Year 3||Matilda||Robyn H and Isabella|
|Year 6||Artur and Lilli-Rose||Elle|
Both myself and Miss Crumpler have been overwhelmed by the number of applications for the School Ambassador positions. This is wonderful news and tells us all that our pupils want to be the next generation of leaders. Our aim is for the Ambassadors to work with the staff and the children across the school supporting, helping and leading others. They will take on specific roles across each term. It is a really achievement to be chosen to represent the school as an Ambassador and we feel that this role will help children show their leadership qualities. We will be appointing Ambassadors and informing pupils next Friday 12th November.
My name is Lorena and I work for the Mental Health Support Team in Kidderminster. I am an Education Mental Health Practitioner (EMHP). My job is to help children and young people who might be worrying about things too much, feeling down more than usual or may be struggling with other things such as panic, sleep or stress. I can also work with parents/carers and teachers. We all have mental health and looking after it is as important as our physical health. I look forward to meeting you all.
I am delighted that Lorena will be based at Saint Ambrose School every Tuesday and her first role will be to help us establish a Pastoral Team. The Pastoral Team will be:
Miss Holtom - Vice-Principal RSE and PSHE Lead
Mr Pitt - Senior Mental Health Lead
Mrs Price - SENDCo
Mrs Wallace - Nurture Lead
Lorena will also be establishing pupil, parent and staff focus groups to obtain views and formulate an action plan to support everyone at Saint Ambrose School. If you would like to join the parent focus group please email firstname.lastname@example.org
On Thursday, our Y6 boys took part in some teamwork challenges with Joe from Wyre Forest Schools Sport Partnership. The boys really enjoyed solving the difficult challenges and it was fantastic to see them working together to tackle any obstacles in their way!
Mrs Holder is delighted to announce that choir club will be starting again on Friday 12th November. If your child would like to attend please see the letter below, complete the consent slip and return to school asap.
On Tuesday all children will have a session in school linked to the Emmaus Online Safety Policy. All children will then bring home an acceptable use of the school's ICT and internet agreement for pupils and parents. Please share and discuss the agreement and return the signed copy to school by Friday 19th November. Thank you in advance for your support to educate our children on the importance of online safety. The Emmaus Online Safety policy can be found in the policy section on our school website.
On Tuesday we will let you know of the times and dates for the schools Christmas celebrations. These will all take place in Church.
Thank you to everyone that has donated unwanted, pre-used, clean school uniform for the uniform sale. All items will be sorted on the 9th November and sold for £1 an item on 16th November between 9 am-10 am.
We would like to thank the Teapot Time Group for helping to organise and co-ordinate this event.
The tea towels designed by the children will be available to order on Parent Pay from Tuesday of next week. Below are the samples of each year groups tea towel.
If your child was absent on the day that the raibows were created they will not be on the proof however, we will add their rainbow on the final print.
On Friday 12th November all children can come into school wearing their own clothes in exchange for a chocolate donation. Please send in chocolates on Friday and they will be donated to the Parish Christmas Fete for the chocolate tombola.
Please start collecting any pre-loved toys for the Toy stall. We will be asking for toys week beg 22nd November and I am delighted to let you know all proceeds from the Toy stall will be donated to school.
The TAPP team would like to thank everyone who has bought Hotdogs on a Friday afternoon. You have helped to raise £101 so far.
On Monday (8th November) all children will receive a Saint Ambrose water bottle to use in the classroom if they do not already have one. Children will be reminded to bring their bottles home daily and use any insulated chill bottles at lunchtime. Thank you
We will be taking part in Anti-Bullying Week from 15th November - 19th November and our theme is: 'One Kind Word'. During this week, we will provide children with a clear and positive message that bullying is not acceptable in schools and communities. We will encourage our pupils to show each other even more kindness and encourage them to participate in collective responsibility against bullying. To start off this important week, we will be inviting everyone to wear odd socks to school to help raise awareness of anti-bullying.
You are most welcome to join us in church now that Covid restrictions have been lifted. Alternatively you can join using the live-streaming facility. Please note if cases rise in the area we may make the decision to not attend Church and access Mass via the livestream-parents will be informed ASAP.
|10th November||Year 5|
|17th November||Year 4|
|24th November||Year 2 and Year 3|
|7th December||Whole School: St Ambrose Feast Day|
|17th December||Whole School: End of Term|
We are delighted to inform you that we are planning to hold an assembly for every class in the Spring and Summer term. Please see the assembly dates below:
|4th February 2022||Year 1|
|11th February 2022||Year 3|
|25th March 2022||Year 4|
|20th May 2022||Year 5|
|23rd May 2022||Reception|
|Friday 15th July||Year 2|
|WC 18th July - Date TBC||Year 6 Leavers Play|
|WC 18th JUlyTBC||Year 6 Graduation|
APPLICATIONS FOR YOUR CHILD'S HIGH SCHOOL PLACE HAS NOW CLOSED. IF YOU HAVE NOT MADE AN APPLICATION YOU WILL NEED TO CONTACT SCHOOL ADMISSIONS VIA WORCESTERSHIRE CHILDREN'S FIRST TO DOWNLOAD AND COMPLETE A LATE APPLICATION.
If you have a child that was born between 1st September 2017 and 31st August 2018 you need to now make an application for a reception school place for September 2022.
The deadline for the application process is 15th January 2022 and you are encouraged to do this online.
If you require any assistance with your application then please speak to the school office in the first instance.
This year there is an additional Bank Holiday for the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. As the additional Bank Holiday will take place in half-term on 3rd June the last day of the summer term has moved forward by one day to Thursday 21st July 2022.
Please see the poster below about this wonderful incentive that is being run by people within our school community.
The Emmaus Directors have agreed that for the Autumn Term that children can wear P.E. Kit on their P.E. days.
|Year Group||P.E. Days - Wear P.E. Kit|
|Year 2||Tuesday and Friday|
|Year 3||Tuesday and Wednesday|
|Year 4||Monday and Tuesday|
|Year 5||Tuesday and Thursday|
Please ensure that your child comes to school in their correct P.E. kit. The P.E. uniform is as follows:
PLEASE NOTE: P.E. HOODIES CAN ONLY BE WORN ON P.E. DAYS.
Father Lamb extends a warm welcome to all families to continue to attend Mass over the summer. Please click on the link below which will take you to the Parish website where you can view newsletters and get information on Mass times.
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.