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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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STEAM<p><img src="/whats-on/Documents/056A7252.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:880px;" />​</p><ul><span> </span><li style="margin:3px 0px 0px !important;padding-top:0px;padding-right:0px;padding-bottom:0px;padding-left:5px !important;"><ul><p>STEAM is an acronym for science, technology, engineering, art and math. </p><li>STEAM integrates art and design with the STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math) learning areas. </li><li>There is a lot of research suggesting that integrating these subjects, especially adding a creative component with art, is beneficial for students and makes sense for the way kids learn.</li><li>STEAM lessons are usually hands-on and exploratory (you might hear us using the term inquiry-based).</li><li>STEAM is grounded in the premise that creativity is the basis of innovation, you might not think that art and science would be likely partners, but these learning areas do harmonise together. Both artists and scientists aim to explore and make sense of the world,  While they use different lenses to do this, they are often complementary.</li></ul></li></ul>
Theme for 2017 for 2017 <p class="ms-rteElement-P ms-rteStyle-customHeadingOne"><span><img src="/PublishingImages/2017logoTheme.jpg" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:400px;height:255px;" /><br></span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P ms-rteStyle-customHeadingOne"><span>Our year to take action and reach out.</span></p> <div> </div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>This year’s theme, ‘Build Community Learn Together’, provides a clear direction for learning and a unified approach to celebrations and events. It encourages </span>us to be active participants in our community and inspires us to collaborate in working partnerships for the success of our learners.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>In our year of action, we teach students to reach out to others who are in need of assistance or friendship through the lens of ‘Build Community Learn Together’. Students learn that even the smallest of actions can make someone’s day much better. </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>We place a high value on our community at St Ambrose’s. Part of our mission statement is to ‘Build Community’ and be an active contributor - a belief we aim to instil in our leaners long after they leave primary school.  </span> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>Maddi Gray, creator of our 2017 theme logo, truly embodies this sentiment. Maddi is a past pupil who continues to actively give back to St Ambrose’s. 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 three years. </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>Current students also contribute through our year 5/6 leadership program. By running assemblies, leading our Walking Wheeling Wednesday program and organizing sports equipment for younger children, a sense of community is built through their actions. </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>Other active members of our community are our Parent and Friend Association, who work with great enthusiasm to create a sense of belonging for all families. we wouldn’t be the school we are today without their dedicated fundraising initiatives that build spirit and provide additional resources for the school. </span></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> <style> .ExternalClass p.MsoNormal, .ExternalClass li.MsoNormal, .ExternalClass div.MsoNormal { margin:0cm; margin-bottom:.0001pt; font-size:12.0pt; font-family:"Times New Roman"; } .ExternalClass .MsoChpDefault { font-family:Calibri; } .ExternalClass div.WordSection1 { } </style> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"> </p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span>This year we celebrate our community and all those who take the lead in reaching out to others with hospitality, humility and happiness.</span></p> <div> </div> <p class="ms-rteElement-P"><span></span></p> <div> </div> <div> </div> <div> </div> <p>​​​​</p> <div> </div> <div> <style> .ExternalClass div.WordSection1 { } </style></div> <div> ​<style> .ExternalClass div.WordSection1 { } </style></div> ​​
Walking Wheelie Wednesdays Wheelie Wednesdays<h4 class="ms-rteElement-H4B">2017 marks the 8th year anniversary of St Ambrose’s involvement in the Active School Travel Program – Walking Wheelie Wednesdays. 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;height:179px;width:555px;" /><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 Wednesdays 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 Wednesday 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 between 70-80% each week. The Active School Travel Programme has become part of belonging to the St Ambrose 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>



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