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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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In his wonderful poem,“Tangmalangaloo,” John O’Brien writes; “The Bishop sat in lordly state and purple cap sublime and galvanized the old bush church at Confirmation time.” This poem featured at many family celebrations when I was growing up and in some respects it is a perfect fit for our own Confirmation celebration last Monday evening. We see Bishop James rarely; mostly on his Confirmation circuit and whereas he was not wearing purple, the splendid red of his vestments added to the colour and the sacredness of the evening. Unlike John O’Brien’s bishop, Bishop James was warm and engaging and we all appreciated his presence at was a truly memorable evening in the life of our faith community. Congratulations to everyone involved in any way.
We are all looking forward to tomorrow’s Sports Day, particularly as there have been times in the past few weeks where we doubted it could go ahead. Please come along and join in the fun. It will be a wonderful way to end what has been a busy and very rewarding term. Dress up in your child’s team colours and unwind in the sun. You may like to search your child’s bag for the note giving details of the coffee/food van which will be on site.
Thank you for your support with the Parent/Teacher/Student interviews that have been held these past two weeks. These interviews serve to highlight just how important our partnerships are to the life and learning of our students and your presence has been truly valued by the teachers. The extra insights that we all gain allow us to cater for our students more effectively. Please do not let these conversations stop once the interview process has been completed. If you have missed out on an interview, please phone the school and a time after the holidays can be arranged.
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