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St Ambrose’s is a connected community, working together to ensure exceptional learning experiences for all within a caring Catholic environment. We believe in developing the whole child - including their faith and spirituality. It is through our vibrant and contemporary Religious Education program and the religious life of the school that we ensure each child’s understanding of faith is developed.

We are blessed with a range of contemporary facilities, including a multipurpose indoor gymnasium, two new playgrounds, a resource centre, a working garden and air conditioning throughout the school.



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.

 What's happening at St Ambrose's Catholic Primary School



Term 3 Book a Tour 2020 3 Book a Tour 2020<p>​​Our Book a Tour Day on Wednesday 19th August, is an opportunity to view some of our classrooms in action - including our STEAM, Performing Arts and PE programs. You can have a chat to a teacher, staff, students and parents and view our facilities and grounds. <br></p><p>Strong enrolment benefits everyone at St. Ambrose's, particularly our children - through additional support and educational programs.</p>Everyone is welcome!<br><br>
Fast Feet Fridays! Feet Fridays!<h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">​​2020 marks the 11th year anniversary of St Ambrose’s involvement in the Active School Travel Program – Fast Feet Fridays. St Ambrose’s joined the Active School Travel (AST) Program in 2009.</h4> <span class="ms-rteStyle-customHeadingTwo"> </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteStyle-customHeadingTwo"> </span><span class="ms-rteFontSize-4 ms-rteStyle-customHeadingTwo"> </span> <span class="ms-rteStyle-customHeadingThree"> </span> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">  </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img src="/PublishingImages/Walking%20Wheeling%20Wednesday.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:555px;height:179px;" /><br><br>The program is a Brisbane City Council scheme that aims to improve road safety awareness around schools, encourage healthy active habits, and reduce traffic congestion. Parents and students can participate on Fridays throughout the term by leaving their car at home and walking, scooting, cycling, carpooling, or by taking public transport to school. </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">  </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">The program is monitored by the year 6 leaders. They award stickers to participants’ every Friday and keep records of their healthy active habits. As an adopted year 6 leadership initiative, our leaders are also responsible for encouraging students, creating sign board slogans, recording activities, generating statistics and valet parking the bikes and scooters. At assembly each Monday morning, the year 6s present a Golden Boot award to the class with the greatest percentage of active school travellers.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">  </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P">St Ambrose’s continues to enjoy a consistently high participation rate each week. The Active School Travel Programme has become part of belonging to the St Ambrose's Scho<span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">ol community.</span></p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><p class="ms-rteElement-P ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">  </p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><p class="ms-rteElement-P ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Caption ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><em>“It has contributed to developing a real sense of community within the school. It has also had a positive impact on the residents of Davidson Street by relieving the traffic congestion.”</em></span><em> </em>– Parent.</p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><p class="ms-rteElement-P ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">  </p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><p class="ms-rteElement-P ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> <style> .ExternalClass div.WordSection1 { } </style> </p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><p class="ms-rteElement-P ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0">  </p> <span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><span class="ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"> </span><p class="ms-rteElement-P ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><span class="ms-rteStyle-Caption ms-rteThemeForeColor-2-0"><em>​“I think it is a wonderful program as it encourages a healthy and active lifestyle in a simple daily task like getting to school.”</em> </span>– Year 6 Teacher.​​</p>
Theme for 2020 for 2020 <span>​<img alt="Bee The Change 2020 Logo_Sml.jpg" src="/whats-on/SiteAssets/Pages/News-article-demo-three/Bee%20The%20Change%202020%20Logo_Sml.jpg" style="margin:5px;width:545px;" /><br></span><p>We are in the third year of our 3-year cycle for St Ambrose's. This year our St Ambrose’s school community will focus on the many ways that we can “Take Action Reach Out”. Our actions define who we are and what we believe in as a Catholic Christian school.</p><p>St Ambrose’s School was established in 1936 when Father Bolton worked with the Good Samaritan Sisters to bring Catholic Education to Newmarket. The Good Samaritans appreciated and understood the value of community, which was guided by the ideals of Hospitality, Humility and Happiness. Our School Motto, “Hospitality, Humility and Happiness” maintains these ideals and encourages all families to be involved in the life of the school to ensure the children come to appreciate and understand by example, the value of community.<br>Our 2020 theme is, “Bee the Change”.  St Ambrose’s School will commit our heads, hearts and hands to; being the change with our learning, being the change for the environment and being the change as Christian disciples. Guided by the Spirit of God, we all have the power to make change and live a life of true happiness.<br>St Ambrose is the perfect Saint to inspire us all to “Bee the Change”:<br>1. He is the patron saint of learners (a role model for learning and teaching).<br>2. He is the patron saint of bees and beekeepers (a role model for sustainability and environment)<br>3. He was generous to the poor and is famous for his quote, “If you have two shirts in your closet, one belongs to you and the other belongs to the man with no shirt”. (a role model for social justice)</p><p>Maddi Gray, once again the creator of our 2020 theme logo, is a source of inspiration to the students and staff of St. Ambrose's. Maddi is a past pupil who continues to actively give back to our school. She uses her skills in graphic design to create visual learning modules, motivational posters and teacher resources to support the learning and teaching at St Ambrose's, and has done so for the past four years.</p><p>As a past student, Maddi is a true testament to “Bee the Change” – she has shared her God-given gifts to bring change to her own life and also to the lives of our school community and furthermore, the greater community.<br>                                                      <img src="/whats-on/PublishingImages/St.%20Ambrose.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:132px;" />     </p>



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