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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No doubt, your children had lots to tell you about the Queen’s Baton Relay held yesterday and the visit to our school by Commonwealth Games Weightlifter, Damon Kelly. Damon was particularly keen to visit St Teresa’s as his sister had been a student here in the past. This visit was part of the Community Program which aims to provide meaningful opportunities for Australians to connect with and embrace our team and the GC2018 games.
On Tuesday morning we had a special assembly for the Year 6 Class to receive their Senior Shirts.
The fete on Friday evening (16th) will be a very special event in the life of our parish and school communities. Deacon Peter de Haas and Carole Smith have done exceptional work in the organisation for the fete and they have been ably supported by a small but very loyal committee. If you have not had the chance to add your name to a stall, there is still time.
Some of our boys will participate in the Peninsula Trials for Rugby League on Sunday and Monday. Carole is taking care of the team and Katie is attending in support. The Peninsula netball trials will be held in Innisfail on Friday March 23 and some of our students are participating. Good luck to all the children.
Week 10 will mark the last week of Lent, also known as Holy Week. It is when Christians remember the last week of Jesus' life and is the most important time in the Christian year. During Holy Week classes will present prayer rituals centred on the significant events that took place before Easter.
The services will begin at 9 am each morning in Week 10 in the assembly area and families and friends are more than welcome to attend.
- On Monday 26th March – Prep and Year 1 will focus on Palm Sunday.
- On Tuesday 27th March – Year 2 and Year 3/4 will focus on Holy Thursday.
- On Wednesday 28th March – Year 5 will focus on Judas betraying Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane.
- On Thursday 29th March – Year 6 will focus on the Stations of the Cross and they will end with Good Friday. Please note that the Thursday service will be in the afternoon at 2.15pm and we will end the school day and term at this service.
We will then focus on the resurrection of Jesus in our own classrooms when we return in Term 2.
Our Library is regularly abuzz with engaging and exciting activities throughout the day and particularly at lunch time. One such activity, held every Friday, is our newly formed STEAM Club. STEAM Club, based on the Australian Curriculum, is a particularly engaging cross-disciplinary approach to the teaching of Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics. In our everyday lives, applications of STEAM may include anything from the design of computer programs through to the physical construction of machinery, bridges and buildings. During Term 1 we have been making use of some of the fabulous resources our school has to offer and focusing on the Technology and Engineering aspects of STEAM, with the construction of various vehicles and mechanical structures that use alternative power sources. The construction process has not been without challenges! The members of our club have had to engage their group working skills, problem solving skills, patience, and persistence. It has been an exciting introduction into our school’s STEAM Club and we are all looking forward to developing our skills in this area throughout the rest of the year.