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 62 students and a staff of 10.
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As we approach the close of the school year of 2023, I am filled with gratitude and appreciation for the collective efforts that have defined this remarkable journey. It has been a year filled with growth, achievements, and a profound sense of community spirit. On behalf of the entire St. Teresa's School staff, I extend heartfelt thanks for your unwavering support, trust, and the privilege of being part of your child's educational journey.
Our school community has been blessed with the presence of new students, and the dedication of a stable and joyful staff base has set the tone for a year of learning, camaraderie, and achievement. The foundation of this year's success lies in the collaborative efforts of students, teachers, parents, and friends who have made St. Teresa's a vibrant and nurturing place for education.
In 2023, our primary strategic focus was the development of curriculum planning aligned with the Australian Curriculum Version 9. The commitment of our teachers, coupled with the support from curriculum experts at Cairns Education Services, has paved the way for a seamless transition. As we look ahead to 2024, our teachers are poised to embrace changes in English curriculum planning, ensuring our students are well-prepared for the exciting journey ahead.
The academic achievements of our students have been nothing short of impressive. Notably, our success in the NAPLAN testing environment saw one of our grade levels securing the top spot in mathematics across our Diocese schools. This achievement was a source of immense pride, shared with peers at the regional conference. It reflects the dedication of both students and educators to academic excellence.
Beyond the classroom, our students have shone in various extra-curricular activities, from cross country and athletics to the Readers Cup and Torimba. The enthusiasm displayed by our students is a testament to their holistic development, supported by the passionate involvement of our staff in every facet of their education.
I want to express sincere gratitude to our incredible staff, who go above and beyond, often sacrificing personal time and comfort to ensure our students thrive. Events such as 'Sleeping Rough,' Halloween Disco, Year 6 Camp, St. Patrick's Day Fete, and parent/teacher/student interviews have been made memorable and impactful through their genuine participation.
Our parents and friends have played a pivotal role in enriching the school environment. Their diligence in supporting various initiatives, from classroom resources to playground enhancements, has made a significant difference. The success of events like St. Patrick's Day Fete, Cent Sale, Bunnings Sausage Sizzles, Halloween Disco, and Torimba stalls is a testament to the generosity and commitment of our community.
As we reflect on the accomplishments of 2023, St. Teresa's School stands as a beacon of success, productivity, and community focus. Together, we have created an environment where students thrive academically, emotionally, and socially.
May St. Teresa continue to guide us as we look forward to the promise of a new year filled with opportunities for growth, learning, and shared achievements.