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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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Great Music players Jacinda and Sarina
Our annual fete was once again a wonderful celebration in the life of our parish and school community. The weather may have been cold and windy, but the atmosphere was certainly warm and happy. We had many volunteers for the set up on Friday and enough on Saturday to ensure we were all finished around 10.30am. Thank you to everyone who helped in any way. I am sure you will join me in expressing our gratitude to Nicola Baker and Nicole Nyholt, our fete conveners extraordinaire. These ladies did exceptional work and remained calm and positive throughout the night despite the tuckshop ceiling turning black and the jumping castle deflating due to the power tripping. We are still sorting out final figures and will let you know as soon as possible.
At the wrap up meeting on Monday, the date was set for next year’s fete. It will be held on 18th March, 2016. If you have any thoughts on this year’s fete and how we could make next year’s even better, could you please send us an email.
Kira, Jayce, Jack, Sophie and Tessa celebrate completing
their sticker charts for being kind, safe, neat and curious
NEW DATE FOR
YEAR 6 CAMP
The Year 6 class was supposed to have been on camp this week but we have postponed this due to the uncertainty surrounding the movements of Cyclone Nathan. We have secured a new booking from Wednesday 10th to Friday 12th June.
ZOO TO YOU
Next Tuesday, March 24, the “Zoo to You” people will be visiting all classes. Jodie Creek, a registered teacher and wildlife biologist, will show the students an array of Australian wildlife, marine creatures and insects and creepy crawlies. This is funded through our RREAP allocation.
UPDATE ON READ ALOUD DAY
We will be holding our Read Aloud Day in Term 2 as we are running out of time this term. This will be a simple process of opening the Library over a
period of two lunch times and students will be encouraged to read aloud to other students present. More details will be disseminated to teachers and
students next term.
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