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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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CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Week 3 of our term (26th July - 1st August) is important in our school calendar as we celebrate Catholic Education week. The theme for this year's celebrations is: Engaging Minds, Igniting Hearts and Serving Others. Catholic Education Week in Queensland is an opportunity for all Catholic schools to celebrate our distinctive mission and share the things that are special about our schools and ethos with families, parish and the wider community.
Our school community will be marking Catholic Education Week by participating in activities and celebrations which reflect this theme. We will have some ribbons on display during the week for you to read and share as well as a special Prayer on assembly.
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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