AMBERLEY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Becoming reflective, independent and aspirational learners for life
CHILDREN AT THE HEART
OF OUR UNIQUE COMMUNITY
WELCOME TO AMBERLEY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL
Miss Sharon Cale
Our aim is to create confident, well-rounded and motivated children, who are guided by strong Christian values.
I hope that you find our site informative and helpful in answering any questions you may have.
The Amberley Vision wheel incorporates all the elements of our school vision; the foundations we believe are necessary for each of us to grow into strong adults who lead fruitful lives.
The vision permeates through everything we do, using core Christian values and biblical teachings as vehicles for life.
Please click on the Vision and Values tab for more information.
We use the Parable of the Sower to unite our school community in its understanding of what we hope to achieve. The story helps us to understand the elements that are needed to grow into reflective, independent and aspirational learners for life.
THIS WEEK AT AMBERLEY
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THE GOLDEN BOOK
Our Latest News
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DEAR PARENTS & CARERS
I feel I need to congratulate everyone (parents, children, staff and governors) for their commitment to remote learning. I understand how hard it is for everyone and I have been so impressed with how everyone has embraced the change and adapted so quickly. We all know it is not ideal due to long screen time and teaching in some areas being limited, however it is great that all pupils are engaged. We are crossing our fingers that all the children will be back soon.
There is a planned INSET for Monday 22nd February. We have decided not to move this date but continue with our training day. We would prefer to take advantage of this now rather than later in the year when children are back in school. School will not be open on this day and I am sorry if this causes any inconvenience.
We are currently working with a university student who is completing a dissertation on motivation and participation in physical education. We have decided to use the data to evaluate our current physical education and extra-curricular provision that we provide at Amberley. We can make necessary changes from your opinions when things return to ‘normal’. Please could you complete the questionnaire below however try and think back to before lock down when the children were active. The more people that access the link, the more data I will receive to support making the necessary changes, if needed. If you have more than one child, please can you repeat the process to relate to each child. This link will be available. We can make necessary changes from your opinions when things return to ‘normal’. https://cardiffmet.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_3kgMKdwi8eXVO4u
I would like to thank the Yellow Lighted Bookshop who have donated books to the school. This was a lovely gesture and one that was very much appreciated. We value their continual support that they
To all our pupils at Amberley, I think that you are all amazing. The way you are coping with remote learning and trying your best is all we can ask for. Enjoy your half term and try to put the screens away!
To all our staff at Amberley, you are also amazing. You are all hardworking, committed and embrace change without a fuss. The school are lucky to have you all.
PTA and Governors, you continue to support the school in the background. You are always involved in working towards getting the best outcomes for our children. We all appreciate the time you give to Amberley.
Parents, your child/ren are so lucky to have you supporting them through these tough times. Some of you are working and helping with the home learning, which must be extremely stressful. Thank you for working with the school in these difficult times and being there for your child/ren.
Please ensure your child’s Schoolmoney account is placed in credit on our return to school. Many thanks.
SMARTIES CHALLENGE - THE RESULTS
Just befor Christmas, the children of Amberley must have been extremely busy doing their chores and collecting their 20p coins!
Altogether we raised
This is a fantastic result and a brilliant effort from everyone!
The winners of the class competition are
Congratulations to you all!
You have won a class prize which will be given on your return to school.
Well done to everyone who brought in their Smarties tubes to help raise money for the school.
Thank you for your support!
As the new academic year escalates, I thought this would be good timing to remind parents/carers of the changes to the free school meals application process. Last year GCC launched an online portal for parents/carers to apply for their child/rens free school meals and to date GCC have received over 10,000 applications. GCC have recently conducted a survey with parents/carers that used the portal and the feedback was very encouraging and they were happy that there was this on-line facility. GCC therefore want to continue to encourage parents/carers to self service using the GCC on-line system.
GCC have a new dedicated email address for Free school meals which is firstname.lastname@example.org
TRANSFER TO SECONDARY SCHOOL SEPTEMBER 2021
Please make your application online where possible by Saturday, 31st October 2020
Advise and guidance on the process and all Secondary School Admissions Policies are available to parents in the Secondary School and Academy Information and Guidance Booklets which are available to view online at
Every Monday morning, the children attend church for school worship at 9:05am. This is currently on hold as per COVID-19 recommendations.
All parents are welcome to attend services once they resume.
Breakfast club will resume in September. There is a daily charge of £4 per child.
Booking forms will be available through the breakfast club, the school office or the website.
In recent years’ the number of children attending education settings with a variety of medication needs has increased. For this reason, medication training has been completed, however any medicines requiring administering is still preferred to be administered by a parent/carer. The school needs to take into consideration not only the needs of the child but also those of the staff team and others such as the LEA, OFSTED and Healthcare Professionals
Please administer any medicines before school and inform the school office of dose administered and I will monitor your child throughout the day and contact you should the need arise
currently unavailable due to COVID-19
Amberley Parochial School provides free milk for under 5's and a subsidised price of around £14.00 per term for children over 5.
To register your child for school milk
AMBERLEY SCHOOL IS CARBON NEUTRAL!
We have succeeded in raising enough money to buy an offset to remove from the atmosphere the 32.19 tonnes of CO2 Amberley School's electricity and gas produced last year. We hope you enjoy watching the bees coming to your bee friendly plants next summer!
CHILDHOOD CANCER AWARENESS
September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month and we are looking to support the 'BCRT used postage stamp appeal' to raise money for the Bone Cancer Research Trust (Charity Number 1159590), the leading charity dedicated to fighting primary bone cancer, and would love the support of your school and connections.
We are looking for used and new postage stamps from the UK and overseas, and any amount at any time of the year is very much appreciated. Every stamp sent will help, even if you get a few stamps a year for your birthday or Christmas.
Instead of throwing away your stamps, we can raise vital funds to help continue with research, providing information and raising awareness.
Primary bone cancer can occur at any age, but affects mostly children, teenagers, young adults and the elderly. On average 12 people every week are diagnosed across the UK and Ireland. The survival rate for this disease is just over 50% and this has not changed in the last 25 years. With your help we can work towards changing this, so more people have a chance to live!
AMBERLEY SCHOOL CALENDAR
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