2023, Term 1, Week 2
This week we welcomed our Kindergarten students and families to St Ambrose. On Thursday night we had our Kindergarten Families BBQ and information night. It was great to see so many many children and families in attendance. To those new families to our school we hope that your association with St Ambrose is a long and rewarding one.
Next week all classes will send out an information video and slides that will outline classroom timetables, expectations and an overview of the student's learning. In week 5 this will be followed up with our Parent / Teacher interviews. This will allow teachers to provide you with some feedback as to how your child has settled in and how they are progressing. I strongly encourage you to book an appointment time. This can be done through Compass and will be available next week. If you you would like to meet with your child's teacher prior to Week 5 please contact them directly through Compass to make an appointment.
After a full first week of school I am sure all the children will be looking forward to the weekend.
Last Sunday at the School/Parish Mass the staff of St Ambrose joined in a commitment pledge and received a blessing from Father Paul.
Last Tuesday we celebrated a wonderful Mass with the students from Years 3 to 6. At this Mass Father John blessed the captains badges and they were presented to the students.
SACRAMENT OF PENANCE
If your child is in a Year 5 or 6 class, Baptised Catholic and has not yet received the Sacrament of Penance and you would like to enrol your child to receive this Sacrament this year, please send an email requesting this with your child’s name and grade forward it to Sue Falcke by Friday 17th February.
Enrolling your child involves:
- Your child having been Baptised in the Catholic Faith.
- Attending a Parish Mass on the weekend of 4th or 5th March, that being a Commitment Mass to this Sacrament, whereby your child will have a small activity to participate in.
Mass Times: Sts Mary and Ambrose - Sun - 7:30am
St Anthony’s – Sat. evening – 6:00pm or Sun. 9:00am
- Working through a variety of home tasks with your child.
- Attending the Parish Celebration at 6.00pm on Tues. 28th March at
St Anthony’s Church where your child will receive the Sacrament of Penance.
If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact me.
Thanking you for your support in the preparation of your child receiving the Sacrament of Penance.
Assistant Principal Mission
What an amazing day last Thursday was! The sun was certainly shining, everyone was getting wet, the students were smiling and a wonderful day was had by all!
All children from Year 2 to Year 6 really did themselves proud with their enthusiasm, encouraging attitude and willingness to have a go in the many events that took place at our annual school Swimming Carnival at Tweed Regional Pool, Murwillumbah.
It was fantastic this year to have our proud parents cheering, encouraging and supporting from the sidelines. We hope you enjoyed the canteen and watching the races. Keep your eyes peeled for some of our photos on social media.
Congratulations to our Age champions for 2023!!
Senior Boy Champion - Taylen
Senior Girl Champion - Imogen
11 yrs Boy - Oliver
11 Yrs Girl - Susannah
10 Yrs Boy - Jyah
10 Yrs Girl - Tilly
9 Yrs Boy - Braxton
9 Yrs Girl - Wren
8 Yrs Boy - Talin
8 Yrs Girl - Georgia
Finally, the 2023 Swimming House points champions are……
In 4th place we have team WHITE on 224 points.
Coming 3rd was PURPLE on 228 points
In 2nd place we had TEAL on 233 points
And in 1st place we had mighty GOLD on an amazing 456 points!!
Thank you to all of the staff and students who made the day such a success! We wish all those students attending the Zone Swimming Carnival on Tuesday all the best!
Winter Sports Trials
Due to the overwhelming nominations that have been received for the Tweed Zone Winters sports (Soccer, Netball and 11s Rugby League), we will be holding school trials on Monday 13th to choose 6 students to represent our school. All students who have nominated in these sports need to bring their equipment: change of clothes, footy boots, mouthguard, shin pads, headgear and anything else that relates to their sport.
Trials will be held during lunchtime by the following teachers:
Soccer: Mr Palamara and Mr Cutler
11s Rugby League: Mr Townsend and Mr Cook
Netball: Mrs Mathewson and Miss King
AFL Gold Coast Suns Visit
On Thursday, Year 5 and 6 had an AFL clinic with three players from the Gold Coast Suns. We had 15 minutes to ask questions about their AFL career and found out lots about them. They took us out onto the oval to play some games and teach us some skills. Then the Gold Coast Suns players signed posters and gave out flags to best kids of the session. Thank you Mabior Chol, Nick Holam, Sam Day and The Gold Coast Suns.
By Chase Deegenaars and Sage Matson