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 102 students and a staff of 20.
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Our End of Year Christmas Concert is on Friday night 30th November from 6.30pm. You are most welcome to bring along a picnic tea, chairs and drinks beforehand. There will be some delightful singing from your children to enjoy !!
St Teresa’s is now in possession of a bank of robotics. Though playing with robotics can be very engaging and a lot of fun, it is expected that with the new year there will be considerably more STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) based teaching and learning occurring in the classrooms. In order to cater for Prep through to Grade 6, we have purchased a range of robotics to suit. You should expect to see some innovative and creative projects taking place around this area of teaching and learning next year.
Another addition to our Curriculum for next year will be the introduction of the ‘Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program’. It is expected that this program will be integrated into teaching and learning for Grades 3 to 5. The Stephanie Alexander Kitchen Garden Program builds the student learning experience around the growing of edibles and moves through to where students learn how to cook these foods. It will be a fabulous addition to our school curriculum and when we begin to implement the program, I have no doubt we will be calling out for parent helpers. Watch this space!
Preps, Year 1 and Year 2 had a visit from the Ravenshoe Fire Brigade. This is what some of them had to say about what they had learnt: You roll to stop fire – Aaliyah.
When there’s a fire get down and go low - Brianna.
Stop and go, go , go when there’s a fire – Tye.
If you are in a fire get down low and go go go – Max.
Get out straight away when there’s a fire you can’t go back for anything – Isabella.
Mr Doyle showed us the jaws of life which you use on cars to open doors. Don’t play with lighters – Ben. Drop roll and go go go when there’s a fire. When there’s a fire inside you don’t use water to put it out because it makes the fire hotter - Breanna
ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Thank you for your very generous donations to the appeal this year and to our wonderful Social Justice Committee for all their help with collecting the goods from the classrooms each day. The baskets in the APRE office are overflowing with goodies. We will be asking our local St Vinnies representative to join us when they are free over the coming week to collect our donations.