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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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Last Thursday 20th February, our Senior students received their badges in a special commissioning ritual held in the church. The school captains and the sports captains also received badges designating their positions.
Congratulations to all our seniors and to the following students who were voted into these positions by their peers. As a result of our reflections and discussions on the Leadership Retreat, our seniors know full well what is expected of them in their leadership roles in 2014.
Lino, one of Millstream ‘s house
captains holds the winning cup
for last week. 835 points
Dakota, One of Eacham’s team Captains holds the winning cup for
this week. 375 points
P & F MEETING
Our next P and F meeting is on Wednesday, March 5 at 5.30pm in the staffroom and everyone is welcome. Meetings are not long and your children can play outside or read in the library. In the lead up to the fete, there is a lot to do as you can imagine.
SHROVE TUESDAY/ PANCAKE DAY
Next week, Tuesday 4th March we will be preparing for our Lenten journey by celebrating Shrove Tuesday. On this day, students can order pancakes to follow
the tradition where people used up all the fats in the house that they would go without until Easter. We will begin with a small prayer and reflection on
Shrove Tuesday at 1.20pm, followed by distribution of pancakes to students. If there are any parents who are willing to help from about 12.30pm please let
me know as we will need helpers to cook the pancakes prior to the prayer service.
What is Shrove Tuesday?
Lent is a time for self-discipline. Throughout the 40 days of Lent, people are called to fast and pray. But the week preceding Lent has become a time of merrymaking,
culminating on Shrove Tuesday, or Fat Tuesday, the day before Lent begins. The name Shrove Tuesday comes from the custom of ringing the ‘shriving bell’ to summons the people to church to be ‘shriven’ that is to confess their sins at the beginning of Lent. At that time, certain foods like eggs,
milk, meat and rich buttery dishes were given up for the duration of Lent. One way that they used up the eggs, milk and fats in the house was to add flour to
make special pancakes. In England, the popularity of pancakes caused Shrove Tuesday to be called Pancake Day.
LEARNING SUPPORT UPDATE
The SEAL (Support and Extend All Learners) room has been a
hive of activity with the commencement of the ‘Lexie Learner’ program for 2014. This program is run 3 days a week and caters
for students who we have identified as having dyslexic learning
traits. Since having started the program mid 2013, the improvements
noted in the progress of these students has been fantastic.
DID YOU KNOW ...
Dyslexia affects 15-20% of the population?
Dyslexia affects as many males as females?
Dyslexic people are usually average to above average intelligence?
Famous dyslexics include Albert Einstein, Sir Richard Branson, Agatha Christie,
Jamie Oliver, Winston Churchill and Tom Cruise?
ST TERESA’S READING PROGRAM UPDATE
Reading Rotations have also recommenced for 2014. After careful consideration,
students are grouped according to their instructional level i.e. the current level
they are reading at. This means that many students move to other classrooms for
reading 3 days a week. This program has shown great results over the past 4
years, and is enjoyed by staff and students alike.
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