DATE: Friday 6th November
Thank you to everyone for all your support this week ensuring we are following our one way systems and remembering to wear a face covering. I am so proud of the way we are all supporting and helping each other. Please can I remind you of the collection times below and ask that only one adult collects, children are collected at their allocated time or at their siblings latest collection time. If you are collecting from more than one class at the same time, please collect your youngest child first-THANK YOU.
|Reception, Year One, Year 2||Year 3 and Year 4||Year 5 and Year 6|
On Wednesday 11th November, the whole school will be joining in virtually with St Ambrose's Parish Mass which is being live-streamed from Church at 9.30am. You can also access this Mass at home by going on the parish website and clicking on live-stream.
Afterwards, some of our Year 6 pupils will be leading a whole school Remembrance service in school where we will all observe a two-minute silence at 11am to remember all those who have fought in war and to mark the day World War One ended, at 11am on the 11th day of the 11th month, in 1918.
On Wednesday the whole school celebrated the feast of Charles Borromeo during Mass. Father Lamb spoke about Charles Borremeo and how he tried to make the world a better place. I was really impressed with the reflections Year 6 wrote inspired by how they feel Charles Borremeo has influenced their actions. Please read below the reflection written by Thomas.
*AFTER SCHOOL CLUBS*
Due to new Government guidance after school clubs can only continue if parents are using the club as a childcare resource. The clubs will still be running until either the government change their guidance or we do not have enough children to allow the club to keep running.
Thank you to everyone for supporting us with all the new necessary changes to keep safe.
Can we remind you that only 1 adult or family bubble enters the school reception area at a time.
We are hosting bookable school tours for children due to start reception in Septemer 2021.
Please can everyone share this information with family and friends and use the below link should you wish to book a tour.
You can also view the flyer by clicking on the PDF link.
Hagley Sports are now selling St Ambrose hoodies. You can order them from their website by following the link below.
Embroidered Burgundy Hoodie £13.00 all sizes. + £2.00 if you would like your child's name embroidered opposite the crest.
Age 5-6 = 28 inch
Age 7-8 = 30 inch
Age 9=11 =32 inch
Age 12-13 = 34 inch
Age 14-15 -36 inch
Small adult =36 inch also
Medium Adult -38/40
Large adult = 42/44
This year, we would like to support the shoebox appeal to support deprived children and vulnerable families this Christmas. If you would like to support this worthy cause we ask for packed shoeboxes to be returned to school by Friday 13th November.
Please follow the link below so that you can take part in yoga adventures,breathing and relaxation with your children over half term.
Hagley Catholic High School Academy Committee Vacancies
Hagley Catholic High School have three vacancies on our Academy Committee (Governing Body), two Foundation Representatives and one Parent Representative.
We are looking to welcome members of our schools and parish communities to support us in the vital role of school governance.
This is a purely voluntary role and typically involves 6 meetings a year (one each half term) plus being linked to a department or area of school life for support, monitoring and evaluation.
Parent Representatives are not required to be practising Catholics but Foundation Representatives would be, and more details can be found about this here http://cesew.org.uk/guidance-for-schools/governance/item/1003603-foundation-governor-recruitment.
We are keen to welcome members of the community who might have experience in any of the following areas; financial and business management, legal services and HR.
Interested parties can contact Stella Batson (Clerk to the Academy Committee) on firstname.lastname@example.org for information and applications, or Mr James Hodgson (Principal) on email@example.com for an informal conversation about the vacancies and the role.
Current members of our committee are:
Mrs E Yates (Chair) - St Ambrose Parish
Mr C Guy (Vice Chair) - Our Lady of Lourdes Parish, Old Hill
Mr G Taylor Smith - Our Lady and All Saints Parish
Mr T Tolkien - Our Lady and All Saints Parish
Mrs S Laskey - St Ambrose Parish
Mr M Hill (Parent representative) - St Wulstan and St Thomas of Canterbury Parish
Mrs S Palmer (Staff Representative)
Mrs C Kirk (Staff representative)
The confirmation class will take place for your child after school on Wednesday. Please arrange to collect your child at 4pm from the playground adhering to social distancing at all times. If you have any questions regarding the Confirmation programme this year please contact the school office and Mrs Brocklesby or Miss Holtom will get back to you.
On Monday 9th November we will celebrate the hardwork and achievements of our pupils in a virtual celebration assembly. The following children will receive a certificate and bring a photograph home on Monday.
|Reception||Noah and Daria|
|Year One||Daniel T, Lucy and Tommy|
|Year Two||Szymon and Allegra|
|Year Three||Louie and Cian|
|Year Four||Darius and Rocco|
|Year Five||Matisse and Ethan|
|Year Six||Aston, Lenna and Charlotte|
As we are unable to hold face to face meetings between teacher and parents we have set up year group email addresses for you to communicate with staff. Please note that emails received after 6pm will be answered the next working day and none over the weekend.
General enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org
Year 1: email@example.com
In the event of a school closure any lessons will be delivered via Microsoft Teams. We need to ensure that you have successfully downloaded and accessed the app. Please see the flyer below and contact our IT department should you experience any difficulties or you require your login details.
Applications for Reception Class 2021 have now opened and must be completed online by 15 January 2021. We welcome applications from all families of all or no faith. If you know of any families who are presently applying for a school place please encourage them to contact school. Again, if you have any queries regarding applying please do not hesitate to speak to us.
Worcestershire county council are running a variety of Family Learning Courses. Courses are FREE if individuals earn less than £17,000 per year, are unemplyed or on benefits. To view what courses are on offer and to book a place please click on the link below.
Due to the new national restrictions in place, Teapot time will be cancelled until these restrictions are lifted. We will notify you in due course of the next meeting.
Father Lamb will be saying a virtual Mass for the whole school from Church on Wednesday 11th November at 9.30 am to celebrate Remembrance Day. Please join us for Mass by accessing the live stream on the Parish website http://www.stambrosekidderminster.org.uk/
Please remember that we have children in school who suffer from a severe allergy to all nuts and products containing nuts. Children with this condition may have a serious reaction, which could prove fatal if they come into contact with nuts. Consequently, I would ask that no nuts or related products (e.g. Kinder Bueno, Nutella spreads, peanut butter etc.) are brought into school for your child’s break or packed lunch. Your agreement with this and compliance could prevent a life threatening situation from developing. I am sure you will appreciate the reasons for making this request and trust that you will give it your full co-operation.