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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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Our fete last Friday evening was a wonderful celebration; a culmination of weeks of hard work and planning and no doubt a few sleepless nights for the convenor, Mrs Renee Phillips. Renee’s energy, positivity and her patience ensured the success of our fete. This was Renee’s last year as “fete organiser extraordinaire,” and we are very grateful for her generous spirit. Thank you from all of us, Renee.
Friday of the first week of school in Term 2, is ANZAC Day and it would be wonderful to have lots of our students marching with us. I know that the children are involved in many organisations and it is perfectly appropriate that they may wish to march with one of these. More details will follow in Week 1.
STATIONS OF THE CROSS
As we near the end of the term and head towards Easter we will not be conducting our usual Passion play this year but instead, will be
asking classes to walk around, look at posters of the Stations of the Cross and say a prayer at each poster. This will be a prayer
journey. Students will read about the fourteen stations to learn about what happened to Jesus in the time leading to his death and
Resurrection. To find out more about Stations of the Cross, see this week's newsletter.
On the holidays, the painters will be here to paint the verandah adjacent to the Prep and Year 1 rooms and to touch up paintwork in the classrooms near the white boards. The wall of the old administration building facing Moffatt Street will also be repainted and we are currently sourcing a sign for this and also one for our shed. This will be funded through our school support grant.
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