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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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PUPIL FREE DAY
A reminder to parents of the Pupil Free day coming up on Monday 20th October; there is no school on this day. This day is extremely important as teachers from across the Diocese (Tablelands schools) gather to participate in a process of moderating students' work by critiquing and comparing student work samples. This is a very valuable process that confirms teacher judgments and allows for rich sharing and reflection on curriculum and standards. Our School Officers do not miss out; they will be taking part in professional development on Google drive.
MISSION MONTH - "SOCK IT TO POVERTY"
Late last term we mentioned that the month of October is Mission Month. This World Mission Month we are asked to reach out and help children in Jamaica who are vulnerable, impoverished and helpless. The fundraising event we have chosen this year is to create a sock walkway with some stories for the children to read, as well as, holding a 'Crazy Sock Day and Coin race' on Wednesday 22nd October. Students are encouraged to wear their school uniform with crazy socks for the day. We will then collect our mission boxes and hold a coin race to see which class has raised the most money and can create the longest line. It would be appreciated if a gold coin could be donated for the wearing of crazy socks for the day.
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