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.
Our 2020 leadership formation programme wrapped up on Monday with the voting and subsequent announcement of our team. The students’ speeches were amazing; so polished and practised. There weren’t too many dry eyes amongst us.
I am very proud to announce the following positions.
School Captains: Crystal-Lee and Tyler
Cedar House Captains: Glen and Malu
Oak House Captains: Ruby-Leigh and Charlie
Social Justice Captain: Jesse Jay
Wattle House Captain: Kaleb
The students will receive their badges at the opening school Mass which will be held on Thursday, February 6 at 9am.
FINAL WEEK OF SCHOOL
We have many activities planned for the final week of school and so it is important that all students are present to enjoy these.
Tuesday December 3:
Year 6 Thanksgiving celebrations.
Wednesday December 4:
Classroom moving, cleaning and bump up session.
Thursday December 5:
Mass at 9am followed by rotational Christmas activities.
Friday December 6:
Advent Wreath liturgy at 11.15am followed by assembly and farewell at 11.45am.
School closes at 12noon.
Our School Concert takes place on Friday night 29th November at school commencing at 6.30pm sharp. Families are most welcome to bring along a picnic to have beforehand. All classes will be performing an item. There will also be Christmas carols performed by the choir for you to enjoy. Children can come dressed in all their Christmas attire. Looking forward to seeing you all here.
YEAR 6 REFLECTION DAY - WOODLEIGH
Year 6 travel to Woodleigh every year to reflect on their primary school years. Woodleigh is such a tranquil spot to think and perfect for reflection and artistic pursuits. Students decorated their canvas and candles ready for their Thanksgiving. They had quiet time and enjoyed other various activities prepared by Mrs McKechnie. Thanks to the parents who transported the students to Woodleigh. We think that quietly they really enjoyed the day as well. Lunch was provided by Mrs Smith - chicken, ham and salad rolls along with chocolate patty cakes happily baked by Carinda Christie and chocolate slice.
CHOIR ON TOUR – CARINYA & OZCARE
Our Annual Choir on Tour took place recently. Our Choir travelled to Carinya and Ozcare to sing to the residents and bring them some Christmas cheer. There were over 70 residents present at Carinya. They were toe tapping and singing along to all their favourite tunes. Our Year 6 girls were asked to sing Hallelujah twice, as it is so beautiful to listen to. Goose bump stuff! The joy on the faces
of the residents reminds us of what a special gift this is.
ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Week 8 has been our final week for collecting donations of goods for the Vinnies Christmas Hampers. This week students brought in a range of Christmas decorations, stationery, toys or books. The Social Justice Committee and myself will be putting the hampers together during week 9 to take down to our Local Saint Vincent De Paul. Yet again, we have seen amazing generosity from our small school community over the last three weeks, and we are thrilled to be helping bring some Christmas cheer to many families this festive season.