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.
Yet another glorious week in paradise has passed and the busyness of school life continues! Last week saw our Years 1 to 3 visit the Atherton pool for more swimming lessons. Lessons will continue this week on Monday and will finish for the year on Thursday.
St Teresa’s was certainly the place to be last week with no less than seven visitors from Catholic Education Services popping ‘up the hill’ to help us out with Religious Education planning, analysis of student test data, supporting teachers in their teaching of Writing, and planning for our special NAIDOC celebrations on Wednesday this week.
This week we look forward to celebrating NAIDOC with a full day of fun activities planned. The theme for this year’s NAIDOC is ‘Voice. Treaty. Truth. Let’s work together’. This day is a fantastic opportunity to acknowledge, celebrate and recognise Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander cultures and in particular, the local Aboriginal people, the Jirrbal people, whose land we gather on each day. Students will be able to move from activity to activity, joining in with painting, craft, outdoor games and perhaps a little dancing!
Our Prep Transition program begins next term when we welcome our new Preppies for 2020. Children will be coming along with their parents for four morning sessions in Term 4 to meet the teachers and learn a little about what life is like at St Teresa’s. This is also a great opportunity for our school community to get to know new families joining the school.
Please note that we are still accepting enrolments for Prep in 2020. Give us a call or come in for a chat if you would like to know a little more about what St Teresa’s has to offer. Included in our latest newsletter is our Think you can’t afford a Catholic school for your child? brochure. Have a read and come in and talk to us.
The culmination of the festival is the Torimba Ball, which will be held at St Teresa’s this year. This is a fun night for locals to don their best outfits and enjoy some good food, great company, live music and dancing!
St Teresa’s will taking part in the Torimba parade at 2:00pm on Saturday 12th October. The theme for 2019 is Around the World. All students are encouraged to attend, dressed in traditional dress from their own heritage or a country of their choice. It is going to be a great day!