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.
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.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.St Ambrose is the perfect Saint to inspire us all to “Bee the Change”:1. He is the patron saint of learners (a role model for learning and teaching).2. He is the patron saint of bees and beekeepers (a role model for sustainability and environment)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)
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.
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.