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 81 students and a staff of 20.
Our website may be the first point of contact for information about our wonderful school, but there is nothing quite like exploring the real thing. Please contact us and we would be delighted to arrange a time to show you around.
We are all looking forward to the cross country carnival on Friday 7th August as well as the party late afternoon. We need to ensure that we have a record of all who come to cheer, particularly those of you who will be at the football field. I ask you, also to observe the 1.5m distance regulations as you are well aware, we are not out of this as yet.
In the next two weeks, we will commence our Prep interview/enrolment process. This kicks off with an open morning on Wednesday, August 19. If you are aware of any families who may be considering St Teresa's for their children, please ask them to contact us. At the moment, we have vacancies in all year levels except for the Year 3 /4 class.
Next week, the Year 6 class is on camp. This year, we are heading out to Bedrock Village in Mt Surprise. Jo Lockyer and Mrs Smith have put together a very exciting programme across the three days. I am attending the camp with Mrs Smith and Mr Zeith.
FEAST OF MARY MACKILLOP
On Saturday the 8th August we celebrate the Feast day of St Mary MacKillop. Mary was canonised as our First Australian Saint in October 2010 and this year marks the 10 year anniversary of her canonisation.
Mary MacKillop met Father Julian Woods in Penola (South Australia) and he inspired her to teach children about God’s love for them. She started teaching in a small stable and had many young women come to help her. She soon realised many communities lacked education, particularly Catholic education and it is during this time that Mary saw her life’s mission was to dedicate herself to doing this work for God, and so began the Sisters of St Joseph’s.
Mary MacKillop was an ordinary Australian like each of us but did extraordinary things for God. She really cared for the homeless, was kind and loving to every person she met is now famously quoted for saying, "Never see a need without trying to do something about it."
ENROLMENTS PREP 2021
We are currently taking enrolments for Prep 2021. Children born 1st July 2015 to 30th June 2016 are eligible. If you know of families who may be considering sending their children to St Teresa's, please ask them to contact us. There is a waiting list for the Year 3/4 class for the remainder of this year. Click here or phone 4095 9050 for more information.