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.
On Monday, our Year 5 cohort delivered their leadership speeches. They were outstanding. It was very obvious that the children had put a lot of time and effort into the preparation and the delivery. As always, it was lovely to be joined by so many family members. I am delighted to announce the student leaders for 2021.
School Captains: Tara and Jack
Cedar Captains: Tessa and Lachlan
Oak Captains: Shirvani and Joseph
Wattle Captains: Emily and Olivia
Cultural Captain: Paddy .
Social Justice Committee: Kira-Pearl and Braeden
The work for these students begins with their involvement in the Year 6 Thanksgiving Celebrations on Tuesday December 1.
We had a wonderful day at Woodleigh last Friday as our Year 6 students had time to reflect on their journey through Primary school and prepare for their Thanksgiving celebrations on December 1. It was great to have parents with us. A huge thank you, once again, to Mrs Smith who helped source all the resources and made us a delicious lunch.
On Wednesday, November 25, the teachers will host Open Classrooms from 3pm to 4pm. You are very welcome to pop in and see what your children have been up to this term. A gentle reminder that this is not the time to discuss progress with the teachers.
Speaking of progress, the teachers are very busy preparing the student reports for Semester 2. They will be more detailed than those of Semester 1. These reports will be posted on the parent portal on Thursday afternoon, December 3.
Looking forward to seeing you all at Sports Day and our evening celebration next Friday, November 27. As mentioned in last week's update, you may bring a picnic dinner; the dance starts at 6.16pm and there will be carols and a final wrap up from 7pm. A Christmas hamper, courtesy of the staff will be raffled and we ask for a gold coin donation in aid of our local St Vincent de Paul association. Thank you.
Warmest wishes as we all negotiate our way though these final weeks.
FAIRY BREAD DAY
Next Tuesday 24th November, we are participating in the National Fairy Bread Day. The idea of Fairy Bread Day is to sprinkle kindness to one another. Our wonderful P and F are going to make fairy bread for every child at school and we are asking students to come to school dressed in the brightest clothes they own please. We are doing this to support an organisation called ReachOut to raise mental health awareness for children, teens and their families.