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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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MISSION MONTH - "SOCK IT TO POVERTY"
October is World Mission Month. As an innovative way to raise funds and awareness of poverty in our world, Catholic Mission has renamed October as "Socktober". This year the Mission is focussing on poverty in Jamaica.
Why Socktober? This means that we get to use the idea of "socks" to help us fundraise for the Mission. Why Socks? Because:"Socks are all different – we recognise that every child is unique and special. "Socks keep us warm, protect us, help us to enjoy sport and have fun – Catholic Mission with the help of schools, protects, houses, feeds and educates children globally."
We will be holding an odd sock/bright sock day next term. Students may wear any type of "out there" socks to school for a gold coin donation. The date will be advertised early next term. Each class will have a collection box in their room where students can put donations. More information about Mission Month will follow next term.
YEAR 2/3 INFORMATION REPORTS
A lovely mass was held last Sunday where 12 candidates from our school received the Sacrament of Holy Communion.
It was wonderful to see them participating in this sacrament and completing their initiation as a member of God's family. They can now appreciate a little better the enormous love God has for each of them. Congratulations to these students and their families for this important milestone in their faith journey. I would also like to thank Father Hilary, Deacon Peter for being a part of our celebration and Mrs McKechnie for the music.
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