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.
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School life is returning to normal after a couple of very busy weeks with NAPLAN and the Year 6 camp. Our latest newsletter contains photos and Carole’s recount of camp fun. Once again, the children were amazing, and we received lots of compliments about their manners and the way they participated in the activities. They had two good night's sleep and thoroughly enjoyed every aspect, including the delicious meals.
The teachers are in the process of writing progress reports for the students. So much time and effort goes into the preparation of these reports and I am very grateful to them for their dedication and commitment. Reports will be posted on the parent portal on Thursday June 27. The teachers will conduct parent/teacher/student conferences in Week 10. Notes detailing available times will be sent home soon. We would encourage you to bring your children to these conferences as the conversations around learning, growth and progress will be very helpful to all stakeholders.
On Thursday, June 20, there will be a meeting to discuss the shape and form that our annual Parish/School fete might take in 2020. This meeting will be held in the presbytery at 8.45am and everyone is welcome and encouraged to attend. I assure you that the coffee is good. If you can’t make the meeting and would like to contribute to the conversation, could you please email me with your thoughts.
Prep Interviews have commenced. Talking with these little ones and their families is one of the most enjoyable aspects of my work. Currently we have ten Preps on our list for 2020. As in previous years, we will run a Prep Transition programme in Term 4.
You may have noticed the small climbing wall that has been installed in the shed. The P and F has funded this and there are plans for its expansion. Thanks to John and Paul for their great work last weekend. The two hopscotch templates were also sorted by John, with Debbie’s assistance and supervision.
Our choir will entertain us at assembly on Wednesday, June 19. Rosi is doing wonderful work with the students, so please join us if you are able.
Sacramental preparation will commence soon. Please contact us if you wish your child to be part of this programme.
Grandparents day will be held on Friday July 26. There will be a liturgy at 10am followed by morning tea and entertainment. More details will follow in Term 3.
Our Readers Cup team attended a friendly competition at Atherton State School on Thursday the 30th May. The friendly competition was held in a similar format to the regional competition that will take place in Cairns in Week 8. There were 10 teams in total from all over the Tablelands. It was a great opportunity for our team to get a feel for how the actual competition will be and to get some experience with the style of questions that will be asked. As the time is getting nearer our team members are having to knuckle down and work hard at getting the books read in time. Keep an eye out for updates!