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.
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.
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Melbourne Cup, Tuesday 6th November. The children are permitted to wear their race day finery and will need to bring a change of shoes if they intend playing outside. Hats are a given as is attention to “Sun Smart.”
The next P&F meeting will be held on Monday, November 12 at 4.30pm in the staff room. Please join us as we reflect on our year and the considerable work that has been achieved.
The Socktober Challenge is part of Catholic Mission’s success in engaging children in “Socking it to Poverty” by engaging in a Mission Day activity, sharing mission stories and fundraising to reach out to the children in Myanmar. This year’s initiative builds ‘soccer’ into Socktober as an international sport, played in almost every country in the world. The Socktober Challenge builds on the Pope’s recent initiative: “Sport at the Service of Humanity”.
We are going to host two big soccer matches, a game between Prep- Year 2 students and another from Years 3-6. Students will alternate between a regular soccer ball and one that is ‘recycled’ and made by students (‘sock-ball’). Students will also be asked to bring along a gold coin donation to play in the soccer game in Week 7 where they will gear up in their craziest socks and soccer jerseys (or football jerseys) from their favourite team in preparation for ‘sock-it-to-poverty’ and score some soccer goals!
We invite parents along to play in the afternoon too! We would like to thank all our families in advance for your generosity to these wonderful charity organisations. We understand it is a tricky time of the year with Christmas not too far away but we do appreciate any contribution you are able to make over the course of the term.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Last Tuesday we were fortunate enough to have Rob Doyle with us to speak to the Social Justice Committee about the St Vinnies Christmas Appeal and a bit of background information about what the organisation itself does. The Christmas Appeal aims to bring joy to families and individuals who may need a little extra support.
We are going to ask students to bring non-perishable items over the coming weeks to make some Christmas hampers. Classes are also going to be busy making Christmas cards and writing letters to those who may not have any family to share in this special time of the year with to add to our hamper donations.
Our Preps and Year 1 students have made some Christmas cards for the missions.
Each week we will ask families if they are able to donate:
Week 4: canned goods e.g. spaghetti, tinned fruit or vegetables, pasta sauce
Week 5: bathroom goods e.g. toothpaste, toothbrush, shampoo, conditioner, soap
Week 6: packaged goods e.g. biscuits, lollies, chips, jam, tea, coffee, long life milk/juice
Week 7: Old clothing but still in good condition (no holes or stains).
Week 8: Old but still in good condition toys or books
Week 9: Christmas decorations/craft or stationery