AMBERLEY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL

Becoming reflective, independent and aspirational learners for life

CHILDREN AT THE HEART

OF OUR UNIQUE COMMUNITY

Miss Sharon Cale

Head Teacher

WELCOME TO AMBERLEY PAROCHIAL SCHOOL

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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DEXTERS

Please visit the

Home Learning page
(under curriculum on the menu bar)

and the class pages for activities during school closure. 

The 'read more' link will take you to the class page.

Keep washing those hands!

 

 

HEREFORD

Please visit the

Home Learning page
(under curriculum on the menu bar)

and the class pages for activities during school closure. 

The 'read more' link will take you to the class page.

Keep washing those hands!

FRIESIAN

Please visit the

Home Learning page
(under curriculum on the menu bar)

and the class pages for activities during school closure. 

The 'read more' link will take you to the class page.

Keep washing those hands!

BELTED
GALLOWAY

Please visit the

Home Learning page
(under curriculum on the menu bar)

and the class pages for activities during school closure. 

The 'read more' link will take you to the class page.

Keep washing those hands!

 

THE GOLDEN BOOK

13.03.2020

DEXTER

Arrietty

Jacub

HEREFORD

Henry

Elsie

Archie

Jacob

FRIESIAN 

Evie-Joy

Olivia

Noah

BELTED GALLOWAY

Mia

Rory

Nischay

Fenella

Our Latest News

Please click on the link below to be taken to
The Pink Letter page where our weekly newsletters can be found.

DEAR PARENTS & CARERS

07.05.20

 

Dear parents and carers,

Even though we are not all in school it has been a very busy few weeks.  I have spoken to lots of parents who have all developed their own strategies to cope in the environment that we find ourselves in today. Teachers have been in school and working from home with pupils carrying out their home learning. Thank you to all the pupils who have sent things in that they have completed, made and learned. It is so lovely to hear from you all.

Who would have thought that I would look forward to going to the supermarket which I felt was a chore, or completing my daily exercise which I didn’t have time for before or eating regular dinners with my family? It is really important to embrace the positives of this very unusual change of lifestyle.

Many parents have expressed that they find elements of the home schooling difficult. As I have mentioned before, just do your best and try and adopt a regular routine. However, enjoy taking advantage of the lovely weather and do things with the children where they can develop life skills. One family have been building dens with the girls getting the tools out, presenting plays and dressing up, cooking and baking a variety of foods, running around their garden aiming to complete a marathon and more importantly, enjoying each other’s company!

The year 3 children made a fun ‘Loo Roll’ video which was organised by Felicity and her mum. I love it when the children think out of the box to be creative. It was also lovely to see all the year 3 faces.

The teachers have really enjoyed the zoom meetings with the children as well as the children getting a lot from these. Mr White and a group of Belted Galloway Class held a Lockdown Eco Club session. Mr Beech was really impressed with the way Mr White used zoom by adding videos and links; he said it was a really engaging session too, which everyone enjoyed. Thank you for this Mr White.

New packs will be available to pick up from school on Monday at 10am. These packs will take you up to the half term. Remember, it is VE day tomorrow so take a break from the home schooling and get the children talking/researching about this special day.

I would like to take a moment to thank NHS workers and any other individual that has contributed to support in these troubled times. That might mean raising money, making posters, giving to charities, being kind to others, showing compassion to our neighbours - the list is endless.

We are all missing the children and parents - school is not the same place without you. I hope you enjoyed the rap, we know it was a little silly but we also know that it is important to smile in these times. We wish all our children and families well. If anyone needs any support of any kind, please get in touch. We are still here to support you all. Here is the link if you haven’t seen it or would like to watch it over and over again: https://www.amberleyschool.co.uk/post/a-little-something-to-entertain-you-during-lockdown

Stay safe and well, thinking of you all, love Miss Cale and everyone on the Amberley Team.

PTA NEWS

The main role of the PTA is to raise money and develop social links which enrich the lives of the children that come into the Amberley family.


There are a number of events that we organise throughout the school year, the main ones being the Christmas Tree decorating party, the Cow Hunt and the Summer Event. These are important events in the school calendar and are always lots of fun to be involved in.


The PTA also help towards the added extras at school. We help provide many of the enriching elements that your children use, see or do everyday during their time at Amberley. These include the Christmas panto performance and lunch, contributions towards class trips and classroom budgets. 

 

As a Voluntary Aided Church school, the school is required to contribute 10% of the cost of a project for which we request funding from the Diocese. These projects are largely for maintaining the school building and grounds. Recent projects have included the outdoor shelter in the Dexter outdoor classroom, the refurbishment of the classrooms, the upgrade of the central heating and electric systems, the development of the office and entrance areas and the gates limiting access to the sides of the school. The money contributed must come from a charitable organisation, which includes the PTA. By donating funds raised by the PTA, the school is effectively able to turn each £1 donated into £10 towards costs. If the school were to use its own budget to fund such projects, it would have to pay the full amount itself. 

 


The PTA changes every year and we only allow a two year stint in order to give everyone an opportunity to get involved.

Our current Chair is Robin King.

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FSM ENTITLEMANT

 

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  freeschoolmeals@gloucestershire.gov.uk

BREAKFAST CLUB

 

Following an increase in Breakfast Club running costs, it has been decided by the Governing Board to increase the daily booking fee from £3.50 to £4.00, effective January 1st 2019.

 

This is only the second price increase since the club began, the first one being January 2016 and I feel sure you will agree still represents excellent value for money.

 

Breakfast Club booking Forms will be available through the usual channels e.g. Breakfast Club-School Office-Website.

 

Many thanks                         Mrs S Russell

CHURCH

Every Monday morning, the children attend church for school worship at 9:05am.

All parents are welcome to attend the service

SCHOOL CLOSURE

Should the school need to close due to the weather please access:

https://www.gloucestershire.gov.uk/closures

COOLMILK
Amberley Parochial School will be providing Free milk for under 5's from September 2018

and a subsidised price of around £14.00 per term for children over 5.

To register your child for school milk

www.coolmilk.com

MEDICINE ADMINISTRATION

 

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

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

September was 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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Mrs S Russell

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Amberley, Stroud
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