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 Prep students for 2019
We have had a great start to our year and have managed to negotiate our way through the challenges that the incessant rain has thrown at us. We are so fortunate to have the shed for play space and shelter.
We warmly welcome our new staff and students and we hope you all find joy and satisfaction during your time with us. We have 81 students and are interviewing a couple more this week. Obviously, we would like and indeed need to have more and will be looking at ways to enhance our numbers.
In the next few weeks, our teachers will be conducting interviews with families. These interviews are an opportunity to find out about that unique person that is your child and to discuss goals for learning and the best possible ways to achieve these. We will be asking this question. “What do I need to know about your child so that I can create the best possible learning experiences that lead to measurable growth and progress?” As we so often say it is about one size fitting one, not one size fitting all.
Our first fete meeting was held on Monday and was well attended. Please ensure that you add your name to the fete roster. We ask only for an hour or so of your time and your children will benefit from your involvement.
The AGM of the P and F was also held on Monday and I am sure this is the largest number of attendees at a P and F meeting since I commenced at St Teresa’s in 2013. We have a brand-new committee and I am very grateful to these ladies for volunteering to take on these roles. I know they will be well supported.
In thanking these ladies, I would like to acknowledge and thank Jo, Nicole and Sharon for their dedication and commitment to the P and F and the life of the school during their tenure.
In Week 3, we extend an invitation to all families and friends of St Teresa’s to join us in celebrating our Opening Mass where the Year 6 students will make their leadership pledge and Mrs McKechnie will present the children with their senior badges. The Mass will be led by Father Michael Szymanski on Thursday, 14th February at 9am in St Teresa’s Church.
In Week 5, we are holding a Day for Ava. It will be a day to celebrate a very dear and beautiful girl, Ava Cole, forever missed by our school community. Students will rotate around the school completing a range of fun and enjoyable activities in memory of the same joy and happiness that shone through Ava and that she shared with us. These will be incorporated into the prayer ritual that will commence at 1.30pm.