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Our School, SchoolSt Ambrose’s School aims to empower learners to realise their potential, as nurtured by the tradition of the Good Samaritan Sisters.
Our Master Plan, Master PlanIn order to continue to provide exceptional learning and teaching at St Ambrose’s, our community has developed a Master Plan for 2017.
Secondary Pathways, PathwaysSt Ambrose’s staff work proactively and positively with our secondary schools in the Jubilee Catholic Parish including Marist College Ashgrove & Mount St Michael College Ashgrove, as well as Gregory Terrace, All Hallows’ and Stuart Home.

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Our Primary School Open Day 2017's-Open-Day-2017.aspxOur Primary School Open Day 2017<p></p> <div> </div> <p><img alt="block_2 copy.jpeg" src="/whats-on/PublishingImages/block_2%20copy.jpeg" style="width:575px;height:361px;" /><span>Come along to our morning 'Classroom-in-Action' session and/or twilight 'Showcase' to learn </span><span>more about our school, view our facilities and grounds, speak to current students, parents, teachers and staff and participate in fun activities! </span></p> <p> </p> <p>Commencing at 9am then 5pm in the Bolton Centre, each session includes family-led tours of our grounds and classrooms, a formal presentation by our Principal and leadership team, the opportunity to view displays and ask questions, as well as surprise activities for children who attend on the day. <span><br></span></p> <p></p> <div><p><span>We look forward to welcoming current families and prospective families to experience our </span><span>St Ambrose's School - the hidden gem in the heart of Newmarket.​</span></p> <p>Click here to <a href="">register your interest​</a>!</p> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <table width="100%" class="ms-rteTable-bcetablefive" cellspacing="0"><tbody><tr class="ms-rteTableHeaderRow-bcetablefive"><th class="ms-rteTableHeaderEvenCol-bcetablefive" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:center;"><div> 'Twilight Showcase'</div> <div> </div> <div>Thurs. 20 July 2017 </div> <div> </div> <div>5.00 pm - 7.00 pm  ​</div> <div>                                          </div></th> <th class="ms-rteTableHeaderOddCol-bcetablefive" rowspan="1" colspan="1"><div style="text-align:center;">'Classrooms-in-Action' </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <div></div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <div style="text-align:center;">Thurs. 20 July 2017 </div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <div></div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <div style="text-align:center;">9.00 am - 10.30 am​</div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div></th></tr> <tr class="ms-rteTableOddRow-bcetablefive"><td class="ms-rteTableEvenCol-bcetablefive" rowspan="1" colspan="1"><div> </div> <div style="text-align:center;">The Bolton Centre,</div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <div style="text-align:center;">St Ambrose's School</div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <div style="text-align:center;">23 Davidson Street,</div> <div style="text-align:center;"> </div> <div style="text-align:center;">Newmarket QLD 4051​​​​​</div></td> <td class="ms-rteTableOddCol-bcetablefive" rowspan="1" colspan="1" style="text-align:center;"><div> </div> <div>The Bolton Centre,</div> <div> </div> <div>St Ambrose's School</div> <div> </div> <div>23 Davidson Street,</div> <div> </div> <div>Newmarket QLD 4051​​​</div></td></tr></tbody></table> <p> </p> </div> ​
Under 8's Week 2017 8's Week 2017 <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><img class="ms-rteImage-four" alt="new-piktochart_21920409_06d25030cdc45ccd6bf9ca4cccd7b18e68085247.jpeg" src="/whats-on/PublishingImages/Under%208%27s%20Week.jpeg" style="height:388px;width:550px;margin:5px;" /><br>Under 8's Week will be held in Week 6 from 22nd to 26th of May. St Ambrose's uses Under 8's Week as an opportunity to</span> acknowledge and celebrate the contributions our youngest children make to the community. </p> <h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4">This year's theme is "<span>Country to Coast</span><span>"!</span></h4> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>We will be holding many fun activities and events for St Ambrose's students throughout the week. These include:</span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><strong><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="jump-rope-fro-heart_orig.jpg" src="/whats-on/PublishingImages/jump%20for%20heart.jpg" style="height:84px;width:75px;margin:5px;" /></strong></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><strong><br><br>"Jump Off" - Jump Rope for Heart: </strong>students dress in red and demonstrate their skipping skills in support of the Heart Foundation. </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><strong><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="209485.jpg" src="/whats-on/PublishingImages/this%20way%20to%20fun.jpg" style="height:84px;width:72px;margin:5px;" /><br>Under 8s Fun Day:</strong> students dress in 'coastal' themed gear and participate in a multitude of activities! Some of these include: an animal farm, face painting, obstacle courses, a jumping castle, craft activities and much more. </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><strong><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="cow-tripped-over-the-moon_1_orig.jpg" src="/whats-on/PublishingImages/crow%20tripped%20over%20the%20moon.jpg" style="height:80px;width:80px;margin:5px;" /><br>National Simultaneous Story time:</strong> we will read '</span>The Cow Tripped Over the Moon' by <span>Tony Wilson​ and engage in related activities at the same time as thousands of other Australian schools. </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><strong><img class="ms-rtePosition-1" alt="bush-dance1.jpg" src="/whats-on/Documents/bush-dance1.jpg" style="height:80px;width:80px;margin:5px;" /><br>Bush Dance: </strong></span><span>students will dress in their </span><span>finest country threads and </span><span>get ready for some boot scootin' line dancin' action in the Bolton Centre on Thursday night. </span><span></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span><br></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>Watch this space for photos of the events or follow us on <a href="">Facebook​</a>! For St Ambrose's parents, <a href="">click here​</a> for more information about the week. </span></p> <div class="ms-rtestate-read ms-rte-wpbox"><div class="ms-rtestate-notify ms-rtestate-read fc96eeb9-1e65-4bc7-a527-3f35488a2915" id="div_fc96eeb9-1e65-4bc7-a527-3f35488a2915" unselectable="on"></div> <div id="vid_fc96eeb9-1e65-4bc7-a527-3f35488a2915" unselectable="on" style="display:none;"></div></div> <h3 class="ms-rteElement-H3">Mark Hughes Foundation​</h3> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">All proceeds from the week will be donated to the Mark Hughes Brain Cancer Foundation. Our school has a close affinity with this cause as one of our past students, Amy Pointing, battled this disease for many years. On Thursday of the Under 8's week, we will wear beanies in support of Brain Cancer Day. ​</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><a><img class="ms-rtePosition-4" alt="Picture" src="" /></a> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <hr class="ms-rteElement-Hr" /> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">We are proud of our students and all the hard working teachers, parents and other volunteers who are making this week possible! Thank you St Ambrose's community. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">​​​​​​​​​</p>
Minister of Education Visits St Ambrose's's-.aspxMinister of Education Visits St Ambrose's <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:center;"><span lang="EN-US"><span><img src="/PublishingImages/Kate%20Jones.jpg" class="ms-rteImage-1 ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:473px;height:237px;" /></span></span> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:left;"><span lang="EN-US"><span>The </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Honourable</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> </span></span><a href="" target="_blank" rel="noreferrer"><span lang="EN-US"><span>Kate Jones</span></span></a><span lang="EN-US"><span> - </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>State Member of Ashgrove, Education Minister and Minister for Tourism, Major Events and the Commonwealth Games - </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>visited St Ambrose's on Friday 5</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>th</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> May. As part of our 'Build Community</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Learn Together' theme in 2017, </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Mrs</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>.</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> Jones was invited to speak </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>with our year 5 and 6 students on leadership</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> and being an </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>active citizen in the modern world. </span></span><span> </span></p> <div><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span lang="EN-US"><span>A primary focus for our St Ambrose's senior students is to provide them with opportunities for developing their</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>social science<span></span> </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>understanding. </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>In the classroom, o</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>ur</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> year 5</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>s and 6</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>s are </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>learning about the economic, social and political development of Australia after the 1900s.</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> A framework we use </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>to</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> develop their knowledge and </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>skills</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> in this area is to encourage</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>inquiry</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> question</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>s</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>.</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> </span></span><span> </span></p></div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <div><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span lang="EN-US"><span></span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>A 30 minute</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> question and answer</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> session f</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>ollowed-</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>on from </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Mrs</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>.</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Jone</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>s</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>'s</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>speech</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>.</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> We are proud of the </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>caliber</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> of questions an</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>d thankful to Mrs. Jones for her detailed answers. We learnt about the pros and cons of </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Adani</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>'s</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> Coal mine</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>, the </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>impacts of mines </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>on a </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>community</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> and how Mrs. Jones's political career began in primary school. Both the Minister and the class were very engaged</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> during these discussions. </span></span><span> </span></p></div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <div><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span lang="EN-US"><span>Thank you for visiting Kate</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> Jones! </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Like you, many of our year 5s and 6s are inspired leaders </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>who </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>are ready to make a p</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>ositive difference in the world</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>. </span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>Y</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span>ou will always be welcome at St Ambrose's School as a champion of education.</span></span><span lang="EN-US"><span> ​</span></span></p></div> <div> </div> ​



14 years at St Ambrose's years at St Ambrose's“The moment we walked through the grounds of St Ambrose’s, we knew this was the school for our children. We were welcomed by happy children who were friendly, confident and involved in interesting tasks. We also saw teachers who were happy, friendly and engaging! We have had children at St Ambrose’s for 14 years now and believe that the educational experiences and, more importantly, the values they have been taught, will go a long way to making them wonderful members of society. What more can we wish for? Over the years we have often reflected on our choices and we couldn’t be happier with our decision to go to St Ambrose’s; it is a great school.” Parents Carmel and Alistair
Prep Parent Parent"We have been a part of the St Ambrose’s School Community since 2003 and by the time our fifth child graduates, we would have spent 18 years engaged with this beautiful little school. St Ambrose’s provides our children with all the benefits of the ‘small’ school environment, such as nurturing, attentive and dedicated teachers, and student/teacher familiarity; yet it also offers the benefits of a big school with co-curricular activities and Zone / District / State representation opportunities. The School Parent Community is enthusiastic, dedicated and of course, a whole lot of fun! We could not have chosen a better Primary School to send our children to; thank you St Ambrose’s." Parent Lisa Miller
18 years at St Ambrose's years at St Ambrose's"Our family loves St Ambrose's for it's small and nurturing community where everybody is welcomed. The teachers are focused on helping children achieve their potential and often have very innovative approaches. Woven into every school week are themes of respect, kindness and social justice that give our children a great framework for living. Our children are so fortunate to have such a wonderfully positive start to their formal education." Parent Sally