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.
As you can imagine, our minds are occupied with the potential impact that an outbreak of Coronavirus would have on our school community. We are receiving daily updates from CES and acting on these as appropriate. The green button above and on the CES website (COVID-19) has information that will help. Meanwhile, we are stressing the importance of hand washing and not touching faces. If your children are unwell, please keep them at home.
As regards, the continuation of student learning should our school have to close, we are well prepared to deliver this, keeping in mind that this will take several forms given that internet access could be problematic.
As of Tuesday, our fete has been cancelled. We will draw the Goose Club tomorrow and prize winners will be notified. The last day of term, Friday, April 3 has been designated as a student free day to allow staff to prepare for any disruptions to school life and routine. As you are aware, this was to be our Cross Country Day and we will postpone this event until things settle down.
With the holidays approaching, I draw your attention to the Government’s directive on international travel and self-isolation. If you know this will apply to your family, could you please contact us, and we can organise work in advance.
The Live Life, Get Active programme that was to commence in March has been postponed until further notice. This programme which is supported by the TRC was to be held at school from 6.30am to 7.15am weekday mornings.
A reminder that next Friday, March 27 is “Lunch on the Lawn.” Come along and be part of the fun. You are welcome at either or both breaks.
Our Year 6 Students were presented with their Senior Shirts on Assembly recently. They were very excited to receive their shirts. One of the comments was, “They are so cool!!”
On Monday the 23rd March, Year 3 and Year 5 students will participate in practice NAPLAN Online Assessments. The Year 3 students will participate in only the Omnibus Test (combines elements of reading, numeracy and conventions of language), as the Writing test for them in May is on paper. The Year 5 students will participate in the Online Writing and Omnibus Test.
The NAPLAN Online Practice Test will provide schools and students an opportunity to:
Assess readiness to fully participate in NAPLAN Online 2020
Have students engage with and prepare for the online assessments
Trial new platform features for administering tests online
The NAPLAN Online 2020 Testing Window is May12th-14th. The Year 3 students will undertake online assessments for numeracy, reading and language conventions (spelling, grammar and punctuation), but will do a paper-based NAPLAN writing test. The Year 5 students will undertake assessments for all NAPLAN content areas (including writing) online.