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St Teresa's Ravenshoe is a Catholic primary school catering for boys and girls from Prep to Year 7. At 920 metres above sea level, Ravenshoe is Queensland's highest town and is situated 147 kms south west of Cairns. It is surrounded by World Heritage listed rainforest and boasts distinctly beautiful wildlife, birds and many tourist attractions.
St Teresa's has an enrolment of 140 students and a staff of 17. The school was established in 1950 by the Sisters of Mercy and despite the absence of the Sisters in the school, the charism of the Mercy order remains an integral part of daily life.
Our school was named in honour of St Therese of Lisieux; known universally as The Little Flower hence the rose in our logo. Our motto; Knowledge, Love and Truth informs and underpins all that we aspire to achieve.
We welcome you to our school community and look forward to the journey that we will take together; a journey characterised by respect, dignity, hard work and excellence and guided by the person of Jesus Christ.
I invite you to browse our website so that you can learn more about our wonderful school; St Teresa's.
Catherine McKechnie (Principal)
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Yesterday our school gathered for a Remembrance Day liturgy. The students were so reverent in our sacred space in the assembly area. Thank you also to the leaders, students and staff who assisted in the liturgy and those who attended. You all helped to make it very special.
REVIEW OF THE AUSTRALIAN CURRICULUM
Earlier this year the Australian Government established a Review of the Australian Curriculum. The Government wanted to know if the curriculum was delivering what students need, and what parents expect, in an increasingly competitive world.
The reviewers spoke with key stakeholders, received almost 1600 submissions from the general public, reviewed national and international research and commissioned 15 reports from subject matter specialists as part of their Review.
The Final Report was made publicly available in October 2014. They have found that the Australian Curriculum was supported and is seen as a positive development in school education. But like any such document, the Australian Curriculum can be improved and strengthened and this is what the Review of the Australian Curriculum was about. To read more about the key findings please click here to see the current newsletter.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL
Over the next few weeks, our school will be collecting items for a Christmas Hamper for our local Vinnies to support families in need. If you could just add one extra item to your shopping list that would be great. St Vincent de Paul requests some basic non-perishable food items, which will be passed on to support struggling families and offer some emotional support for those who have no-one to turn to. These hampers will be presented to the St Vincent de Paul Society in the last week of school.
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