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St Teresa's Ravenshoe is a Catholic primary school catering for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6. 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 Sports Day will go ahead on Friday 26th June, regardless of the weather. Plan B is well and truly in place.
Please join in the fun and come dressed in team colours. As mentioned, there will be a Principal’s
Prize for the “best dressed.” Tea and coffee will be available outside the office. The coffee/food van
will also be on site. CES have provided ice blocks for all the children attending.
CELEBRATION OF CONFIRMATION
Some of our students celebrated the sacrament of Confirmation on Monday 22nd June. The
ceremony was a truly special occasion for these children and their families.
Congratulations to the following students from our school: Jasmin, Keely, Cameron, Azylin, Cleve, Cayden, Codie, Alex and Laura.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who has assisted with the preparation of
the children. Thanks to the parents for their continued support throughout the program. This
support highlights the importance of our shared faith.
A huge thank you to Mrs McKechnie and the choir, for sharing their wonderful voices. Thanks also to Father Greg Moses and Deacon Peter for
their support and guidance and being with us to celebrate at this time. And finally, thanks to the children for your amazing enthusiasm.
The Scarecrow Competition, Bush Poet and Limerick competitions have been postponed until
further notice. Any work that has already been submitted will be held over for when the dates are
A reminder re the date change for Grandparents Day. This will be held on Friday, July 31st. More
details will be included in the invitation early next term. Evelyn Sports Days are July 23th and 24th.
HOLIDAY READING PROGRAM
The Premier's Reading Challenge is an initiative of the Queensland Government's commitment to giving all
Queensland children a flying start to learning and life. The Challenge, now in its tenth year, aims at improving
children's literacy, cultivating a passion for literature and encouraging children to read widely for pleasure and
learning. The Premier is challenging every state and non-state school student from Prep to Year 2 to read or
experience 20 books, Years 3 and 4 to read 20 books and Years 5 and 6 to read 15 books between 23rd May and 28th August 2015.
These holidays we are encouraging the students to read as many books as possible for this challenge. It is important for children to be consistent
with their reading as the skills they develop are valuable to their lifelong learning. Students will be provided with a recording sheet to be filled
in over the holidays and return to their class teacher after the break.
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