2023, Term 2, Week 4
Last week the school celebrated Mothers Day with a gift stall on the Thursday and a special morning celebration on Friday. Friday morning consisted of a morning Yoga class, followed by Christian Meditation and a beautiful breakfast. It was a wonderful opportunity to come together as a community and celebrate our Mum's, Grandparents, Aunties and significant women in our lives. A big thank you to the local businesses that donated items and supported the morning. Special thank you to all helpers who generously volunteered their time to coordinate and organise this fabulous event.
Tonight we are having our school disco - which should be a wonderful evening. Once again, thank you to those parents who have coordinated the event.
Today was "walk safely to school" day. Each child who walked to school received a fresh piece of fruit, donated by Woolworths at Cabarita. It is important for parents to remind your children about safety when walking and riding to school.
Our school leaders attended a 'GRIP' conference at Tweed Heads today. Twelve of our Year 6 leaders had the opportunity to learn about leadership and develop skills that can be used both in their roles and later life.
With winter coming upon us, please ensure all items of clothing are cleraly labelled with your child's name and class.
Have a great weekend.
THIS SUNDAY 21st MaySTS MARY & AMBROSE CHURCH, POTTSVILLE
SCHOOL/PARISH FAMILY MASS 7:30am MASS
Sacrament of Eucharist/Holy Communion Commitment Mass
(This involves children from Year 4 who are preparing to receive this Sacrament) At this Mass celebration staff from St Ambrose will be attending to the ministry duties and there will be children’s liturgy.
We HOPE TO SEE MANY ST. AMBROSE FAMILIES AT THIS MASS
On Wednesday 24th May we celebrate the Feast of Mary Help of Christians, (Patroness of Australia).
Almighty God, Deepen in our hearts, our love of Mary, Help of Christians through Her prayers and under Her protection may the Light of Christ shine over our land and may your blessings remain with us always. We ask this through Christ our Lord, Amen.
Mary Help of Christians Pray for us.
Sunday 29th May we celebrate Pentecost Sunday.
Pentecost Sunday is often called the birthday of the Church. As we come to the end of the glorious time of Easter, let us pray that God will fill us with the Spirit of the risen Christ.
God of Light, send your Spirit into our lives so that we may do your work in the world. Amen
Jesus gently breathed on them and said
“Receive the Holy Spirit.”
In the upper room the disciples felt a “strong wind.
Cross Country News
Recently the Zone Cross Country Carnival was held at Murwillumbah Showgrounds. We would like to congratulate all the St. Ambrose runners who represented our school with pride and determination. Despite the challenging conditions on the slippery and muddy track, our athletes showcased their resilience and performed admirably.
We celebrate the achievements of the following students:
In the 8/9 Girls category, Jasmine Nixon displayed exceptional talent and secured a well-deserved 4th place. Well done, Jasmine!
Moving on to the 10 Boys, Samuel Bressan and Jax Hart demonstrated their skill and determination, securing impressive 4th and 6th places, respectively. We commend your outstanding performances!
In the 10 Girls category, Eva Gudsell achieved a remarkable 4th place, while Maddie Glasson and Eden Hamilton showcased their talent, securing 6th and 7th places, respectively. Your dedication and hard work are truly commendable.
Ben Spotswood represented St. Ambrose in the 12/13 Boys category, and we applaud his efforts and sportsmanship. Ben placed 7th overall.
Sophia Levings displayed exceptional skill and determination, securing a remarkable 3rd place in the 12/13 Girls category. Well done, Sophia!
To all the runners who have qualified for the Diocesan Cross Country Carnival in Grafton on Tuesday, 23rd May, we wish you the best of luck. You have earned this opportunity to represent the Tweed Zone, and we have faith in your abilities to perform exceptionally well at the next level. Your commitment, perseverance, and sportsmanship are an inspiration to us all.
AFL Gala Day
We wish the 52 students attending the StreetSmarts AFLQ Schools Cup at the Cavanbah Centre in Byron Bay on Tuesday 30th May all the best. We are very lucky to have two boys teams in year 4, 5 and 6 and one girls team representing St Ambrose.
Thanks again to all our parent volunteers who are able to help on the day.
Blind Cricket Program Year 3-6
For the next 3 weeks students in Years 3-6 will participate in a Sports program called SportsAbility. They will be engaging in Blind Cricket.
The 60 minute Blind Cricket sessions are delivered by Judi Sandercock who has played competitive blind cricket and other blind sports. Judy shares her own story of living with vision impairment and explains how mainstream activities can be adapted to include people with disabilities.
Students will take part in an interactive game of blind cricket that will see them using experiential glasses and chime balls to experience first-hand how activities can be adapted to include people with vision impairment.
This is just an update on how Ben Spotswwod from St Ambrose’s Pottsville played whilst representing Your school and community as part of the Polding Tennis Team at the NSWPSSA Tennis Championships held in Albury during week 3 term 2.
Ben is to be commended for the fantastic way that he played tennis, singles and doubles and the excellent sportsmanship he showed whilst playing his tennis as part of the Polding Team at the NSWPSSA Tennis Championships from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th May.
Ben was the number 1 seeded player for the Polding Boys Tennis Team and as such was playing against the best boys tennis players from all over NSW.
Ben was an instrumental member of the Polding Team winning nine out of fourteen matches that he played in against the best junior players in NSW at the championships.
Ben’s efforts helped the Polding team achieve the excellent result of 5th place overall out of 13 other regional teams that were participating at the PSSA Championships, Well done on your excellent efforts whilst playing at the PSSA Tennis Championships Ben, great work!
Walk Safely To School
The sizzling sun peeks through the foliage, casting patterns on the path ahead. Shafts of light dance through the trees, creating a picturesque play of shadows and illuminating the path before us. The warmth of the sun kisses our skin, bringing a gentle caress of energy and vitality.
The school day is almost upon us, we are walking with friends and family on a beautiful Friday morning. Smiling faces greet us as we walk along the path towards our destination.
Who knew how much fun we could have walking to school?
Everyone who joined us this morning for Walk Safely to school day that’s who!
Thank you to everyone who took the time to join us this morning.
It was a terrific experience!
K-6 Public Speaking!
This term we have our School Public Speaking. Next week, teachers will send out the guidelines and criteria. Key dates are outlined below.
Weeks 5-6: Students write and practice their speeches at home for homework.
Monday Week 7: In-class public speaking commences. Students from each year level (K-6) are chosen to compete in the finals.
Tuesday Week 9 (20th June): School Public Speaking Finals Evening. Students present in stages (Early Stage 1 Kindergarten, Stage 1 Years 1 & 2, Stage 2 Years 3 & 4, Stage 3 Years 5 & 6).
If students do not wish to present their speech in class they can film this and upload this to Seesaw. If they choose to do this they are not eligible to compete in the finals.
Assistant Principal- Learning & Teaching
Leader of Pedagogy
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‘Child Safeguarding Commitment Statement’
Our school as part of the Diocese of Lismore Catholic Schools Limited (DLCSL), like all child-safe
organisations, is implementing the Child Safe Standards. As a part of this work, we share our Child
Safeguarding Commitment Statement which reinforces our dedication to the safety and wellbeing
of all children.
Please take the time to read the commitment statement and if you have any questions please
discuss with the school leadership team. We will continue to engage with you on this important
Parent Assembly Representative
St Ambrose Primary School is currently looking for Parents to represent our school in the Lismore Diocese Catholic Schools Parent Assembly. If you would like more information on this role or would like to be our Parent Assembly Representative please contact the school or Parent Forum firstname.lastname@example.org
There is an event covering a whole range of topics at the Opal Cove in Coffs Harbour on 26th and 27th May.
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We are developing a new Sport and Active Recreation Strategy to guide investment and decision-making over the next 10 years, and we want to hear from you.
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