DATE: Friday 12th Novemberf
|Year Group||Curriculum Award||Discipleship Award|
|Year 2||Daniel T||Austin|
At Saint Ambrose we are developing a pupil led culture where children take on key leadership roles and get their voice heard. Our aim is to mould leaders of the future, ready for work, ready for the world. We strive to craft confident and articulate leaders who can share their views to any audience and apply their leadership skills to real life situations.
The aim of the various teams within the Ambassador Team is to enable children to have the chance to have leadership opportunities within school, ensuring that their voices and opinions are heard. We will be developing pupil leadership throughout school, regularly receiving pupil voice to make improvements. Therefore, we are giving the children the opportunity to assist with school and global issues.
Children will be actively encouraged to challenge, discuss and debate issues which are important to them. We aim for our children to feel safe to share their opinions and viewpoints. This will be gathered through pupil voice surveys, learning walks and a pupil voice suggestion box. The feedback the Ambassador team receive from their peers will be discussed at regular meetings and then acted upon accordingly. The teams will monitor aspects of the school including the curriculum, the behaviour and wellbeing of pupils at our school and our school environment. To align with our global curriculum, our Eco Warriors will champion an eco-friendly approach to our school environment.
Please see the photographs below of our Ambassadors.
The deadline for ordering tea towels will be Monday afternoon. Unfortunately, we won't be able to accept any orders as after this the item will no longer be active on Parent Pay.
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
If you would like to contact the pastoral team please email
Thank you to everyone for expressing an interest to be part of a parent focus group to obtain views and formulate an action plan to support everyone at Saint Ambrose School. Lorena this week has emailed all parents and is in the process of arranging a date and time for the meeting.
Miss Brewer will be running GO READ tutorials for parents on Wednesday 24th November or Wednesday 1st December after school. The aim of the tutorials will be support parents and answer questions. If you would like to attend please book a space. Bookings can be made via Parentpay.
Please see below the most recent parents booklet from Barnardo's.
On Monday we began the Anti-Bullying Awareness Week by wearing odd socks and our theme was: 'One Kind Word'. During the week we learnt about the different types of bullying and that bullying is defined as behaviour that is repeated over time. Miss Holtom challenged everyone in Celebration Assembly on Monday to be kind to each other to cause a ripple effect of kindness around school and it has been wonderful seeing this happening. This links to our Catholic Mission: 'we do our best by following Jesus' and this week we have all done this very well by treating others how we wish to be treated.
We have been reminded this week that our actions have a ripple effect because they have an impact on others around us - a smile can go a long way! To end our Anti-Bullying awareness week, we all randomly choose someone in the class to write not just one kind word about but several. Miss Holtom and Miss Noble have been busy putting our kindness messages in balloons and we can't wait to pop one each day - starting next week!
Here is a wonderful poster designed by a pupil in Year 3!
Year 1 watched a video called ‘For the birds’ and discussed what the message of the video was.
The small birds were mean to the big bird because he is different.
They are being unkind.
They are not sharing the wire with him.
They are making fun of him.
If you do bad things to people then bad things may happen to you.
Things we have done this week:
Smile at anyone we see.
Speak nicely all the time.
Draw pictures for others.
This afternoon, Year 6 welcomed Tharushi into class to talk to them all about vocations. We had a fantastic time learning about different vocations in the church and about the wonderful plan God has for us all.
Can we please remind you to share and discuss the ICT fair use agreement with your child and return the signed copy to school. Thank you 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.
Please see below the letter that went out to your child this week regarding the Christmas celebrations. On Tuesday you will be informed if your son or daughter will be wearing a costume for their celebration.
Please bring in any toys for the toy stall from Monday. Toys can be dropped off at the school office or children can bring them to their classroom. I am delighted to let you know all proceeds from the Toy stall will be donated to school.
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.
|24th November||Year 2 and Year 3|
|1st December||Year 1 and Reception|
|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|
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||Monday and Wednesday|
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.