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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DEAR PARENTS & CARERS
We have made it through the first term back after a long absence, and I hope you all have the half term break you deserve in order to recharge batteries for the inevitably busy Christmas term. The children have worked so hard this term, and it is easy to forget how much time they missed by the way they are engaging in their learning.
Telephone parents’ consultation evenings will be happening on the second week after half term, with times and dates for each appointment being confirmed during the first week of Autumn Term two. It is important to note that the phone meetings will be exactingly 10 minutes only: if additional time is needed, a further appointment can be made.
The annual Children In Need fund raising week will take place during November. As a school, we have decided to have our day on Monday 16th November so as not to interrupt the children’s PE and Outdoor Learning sessions on Friday. Our theme for the day is Bad Hair Day, and we ask children to bring a donation of £1 and choose to wear their hair in as ridiculous a way as they can manage, or choose to wear odd hats, hair bands, bandanas, wigs, etc! This day will be a particular challenge for Mr Beech!
A reminder some exciting PTA run events will be taking place over the next month. During half term, parents and children and friends of the school can take part in the virtual Cow Hunt, the brainchild of Domonic White, while Stir Up Sunday will be taking place on Sunday 22nd November. Information about these events will be available on the school website.
Whole School Attendance:99.5%
Government Guidelines: 98%
School Target: 97%
Attendance of the Week:100% Dexter Class Y1 Y2 Y4 Y6
Amberley School Cow Hunt 2020
The wait is over! Starting Monday 19th October and running for 2 weeks until the end of half term.
Find all the cows, scan the Moo-R codes, guess the cow names and submit photos of nature to win points. Compete with your friends on the leaderboard and win prizes.
Huge thanks to Amberley dad Domonic White, founder of Nature’s Racers, for giving up many many hours of his time to set this up.
See details below to get onto the website and get started.
Support your PTA
We have two new members but still need new faces! We have parents from all four classes involved so it’s a great way to meet others.
If you would like to join us please leave us a message on the Amberley PTA Facebook page or email us on email@example.com
Dates for your Diary
PTA AGM – Thursday 22nd October 8pm
Amberley School Cow Hunt 2020 running for 2 weeks from mon 19th October
Bags2School – Friday 20th November
Virtual Stir Up Sunday – Sunday 22nd November
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 20201
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
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
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.
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!
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