From September 2022, the school day will now begin at 8.50am and end at 3.20pm for all children. The gate will open at 8.40am when we return to school in September also. Thank you for your support.
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And so another academic year comes to an end – and what a year this one has been – perhaps with as many challenges as last year.
A huge thank you has to go to the Saint Ambrose staff team for their incredible dedication and commitment throughout this year. As Principal, I count it a privilege to lead such a strong team, working with and alongside you all; thank you.
Thank you, too, for being such a supportive group of parents. Special mention has to go to our Year R parents who handed over their 4 year olds way back in September, thank you for trusting us and for working with us. Everyone has achieved so much and is in a brilliant place to start the next academic year, having made great progress. We are so proud of you all. Well Done Team Saint Ambrose.
We hope that you get a good break over the summer and wish you every blessing for the last few days and for the summer holiday - ‘The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you; the Lord turn his face towards you and give you peace.’ (Numbers 6:v24-26)
With very best wishes and looking forward to seeing you again in September,
WE WILL MISS YOU YEAR 6
Today, we say goodbye to our Year 6 pupils. In school, we have all enjoyed an outstanding Leavers’ Assembly in which all pupils were able to come together to celebrate the remarkable achievements of the pupils in this year group. These occasions are often sad and emotional; however, they are primarily a time for joy and celebration as we reflect on the journey of our pupils while at primary school and to also look forward towards the journey that they are all about to embark upon as they move into their new secondary schools. Yesterday for the assembly, we welcomed to school parents of pupils in Year 6 so that they could also share in our celebrations with their children and look forward to the next stages in their children’s lives.
Our Year 6 group this year have been fantastic; not just in their academic achievements but in the progress they have demonstrated around our core values. They are a credit to themselves, their families and our school and I would like to wish each of them every success in the future.
Thank you Year 6 and good luck!
WE WILL MISS YOU MRS LLOYD
Today we celebrate the retirement of Mrs Lloyd who has worked at Saint Ambrose School for twenty eight years. She is a respected and much loved member of staff who has impacted on the lives of many young children. Yesterday staff celebrated her dedication to Saint Ambrose and presented her an award from Birmingham Diocese for her commitment to catholic education. Today in assembly we marked this special occasion.
We are delighted to announce that Miss Ballard will be getting married on July 30th and Miss Wright will be getting married on August 1st. We are sure you will join us and wish them the very best for their big days, and that the heavens shine on them on their special days. Miss Ballard will be returning to school as in September Mrs Shevas and Miss Wright will be Mrs Jones.
Today we are also saying a sad farewell to a few staff members. Mrs Leak, Miss Wright and Mrs Bellison will be starting new roles in September. I am sure that you will join me in wishing them all the very best of luck for the future and thank them for all their hard work at Saint Ambrose.
THOUGHT FOR THE WEEK
The things that are achieved by the children at our school are incredible. Members of our school represent numerous sports teams and clubs outside of school, as well as representing the school with great pride at various competitions.
This week I have heard:
Katie V from Y6 received a medal for cheerleading-Well Done Katie
SUMMER READING CHALLENGE 2022
What do I need to do?
- Go to your library this summer to join the Challenge – IT’S FREE!
- Sign up to receive your special Gadgeteers collector poster
- Choose books to read over the holidays
- Collect stickers for each book you read
- Add the stickers to your poster to complete the Challenge and become a Gadgeteer!
Complete the Challenge by 17th September and you’ll get your own certificate and medal!
MEET THE TEACHER
We will be holding meet the teacher sessions for parents to attend and get to know the staff who will be supporting your son or daughter next academic year - see dates below. All children will receive a post card from their new teacher during the holidays and over the next few weeks children will learn about their new classes.
We will be holding 'Meet The Teacher' drop in sessions for parents when we return to school in September. These will be from 2.45pm. Please see the table for the dates for each class.
|8th September||Reception and Year 1|
|9th September||Year 2 and Year 3|
|12th September||Year 4 and Year 5|
|13th September||Year 6|
TEACHERS FOR SEPTEMBER
|Year Group||Teacher(s)||Teaching Assistant|
|Reception||Miss Brewer||Mrs Doohan|
|Year 1||Miss Gawthorp||TBC|
|Year 2||Miss Crumpler||TBC|
|Year 3||Mrs Shevas (2 days) Mrs Holder (3 days)||Ms Baylie|
|Year 4||Miss Noble||Ms Baylie|
|Year 5||Mr Pitt||Mrs Joyner|
|Year 6||Miss Holtom (3 days) Mrs Shevas(2 days)||Mrs Joyner|
|Learning Mentor||Nurture Lead||Pupil Specific Support|
|Mrs O'Hara||Mrs Wallace||Mrs Bishop / Mrs Staite (Y3)|
FOUNDATION GOVERNOR VACANCY
Several vacancies have become available to become a governor of our school where you can work with our principal to help support and develop an excellent Catholic curriculum at our school!
Our school mission statement is: ‘We do our best by following Jesus’ and we live it out in everything we do. Also, we follow our three main school rules: ‘be safe, be ready and be respectful’. We are respectful to the staff and to other pupils. We stay safe by listening to the staff and by following the rules. We are always ready by practicing lockdowns yearly and fire drills bimonthly.
We do many fun things such as going on trips and residential trips as well as life skills such as cooking, first aid and cleaning every half term. Thanks to grants and contributions to the school we have an outdoor gym, a small climbing frame and an Astro-turf football pitch to use during PE and breaktimes. The staff organize many after school clubs to go to and events all year round.
You can become a governor and help ensure that many more wonderful opportunities are provided for the students.
Written by Oscar C Y6
Would you like to join the Parish flower group?
Any help you can give will be much appreciated. Whether you already have flower arranging experience or are just a beginner. They are very short and helpers and any assistance would be very welcome. Training and guidance will be given to any beginners. Please phone or text Elaine Yates on 07951 535843 if you are interested. Many thanks.
In our PSHE lessons this term, we will be discussing the NSPCC’s PANTS rules. These are designed to teach pupils how to stay safe from sexual abuse, without giving explicit information or telling scary stories or even using the term “sexual abuse”. In the lesson, children will learn about the ‘PANTS’ acrostic, which stands for:
• Privates are private.
• Always remember your body belongs to you.
• No means no
• Talk about secrets that upset you
• Speak up, someone can help.
The lesson will be fully age-appropriate.
More information about talking PANTS, including a short film and a parent guide can be found at nspcc.org.uk/pants
FREE ONLINE SESSION FOR PARENTS
Mathew Morgan who leads the intercessory prayer network at Saint Ambrose has provided parishioners the opportunity to leave prayer intentions for the network to pray for throughout the week. Matthew would like to extend this opportunity to our school community and invites anyone to email prayer intentions to firstname.lastname@example.org
At Saint Ambrose everyone recognises regular school attendance is an important part of giving children the best possible start in life. To ensure all our children get the best start in life, we will contact you and support you if we feel your son or daughter's attendance is below an acceptable level.
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TERM DATES 2022/23
Please see the confirmed term dates below for 2022/23.
The Church is currently following a directive from Pope Francis to focus on reflection and sharing of the whole church. Pope Francis states,
"By walking together, and together reflecting on the journey made, the Church will be
able to learn from what it will experience which processes can help it to live
communion, to achieve participation, to open itself to mission."
At Saint Ambrose we aim to enable families to experience the wide parish Community and for us to reflect and learn please complete the survey, see link below. The results will be shared with the parish to enable us to grow and learn together.
PLEASE EMAIL email@example.com if your son (years 4-6) would like to train as an altar server or your son or daughter (years 3-6) would like to read at Parish Masses.
ST AMBROSE CATHOLIC CHURCH
Father Lamb extends a warm welcome to all families to continue to attend Mass. Please click on the link below which will take you to the Parish website where you can view historical newsletters and get information on Mass times.
Please also click on the PDF to view the most recent Parish newsletter.
Please ensure that your child comes to school in their correct P.E. kit. The P.E. uniform is as follows:
- Black shorts, black leggings, black track suit bottoms (unbranded if possible)
- Maroon round neck T-shirt with embroidered badge
- P.E pumps or black trainer
PLEASE NOTE: P.E. HOODIES CAN ONLY BE WORN ON P.E. DAYS AND SCHOOL UNIFORM WILL BE WORN 7TH, 8TH AND 9TH SEPTEMBER
P.E. DAYS WILL BE SHARED WITH PUPILS DURING THE FIRST WEEK BACK.
Please follow the link below to access this week's Wednesday Word.
GOVERNMENT GUIDANCE TO HELP STOP THE SPREAD OF CORONAVIRUS