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Important Dates
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18th August
NAIDOC Liturgy 9am
and celebrations

22nd August

School Performance Tour

23rd August

External Review

25th August
Under 8's Day

29th August
School Photo Day

30th August

Swimming lessons commence

13th September

Book Week parade

15th September
Last Day of Term 3
St Teresa's Feast Day
Celebrations and Liturgy

2nd October
Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

3rd October
First Day of Term 4


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Welcome .....

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 106 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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We had a wonderful two days in Cairns for the Peninsula Trials on Sunday and Monday and it was an honour for Carole and I (mostly Carole) to look after the Evelyn Team. There was a real sense of unity and cohesion amongst our four school communities; a sense that should be promoted and we will look for opportunities to do just that.

We are extremely proud of our athletes for their outstanding behaviour, resilience and their performances in the athletic arena. Jacinda actually made it into the 200m final. Liam made it into the 800m final. So our country kids can make it into finals at this level. Congratulations to all the students and thankyou to the mums and dads who helped to get the children there!!

Analise, Ava, Megan, Kira, Hasmin, Jayce, Tara, Emilio and Zoe all took part in the Netball Carnival on Friday 11th August. All students received a medallion. Thankyou to Trina, Sharon and Stacey for helping the children to attend this carnival!!

Our external review is being conducted next Wednesday, August 23. This is held every five years and is facilitated by an external moderator who sits on the panel with a fellow principal and the Director of School Development. We have submitted the required Accountability and Compliance Audit and our Internal School Review for the consideration of the panel in addition to all our data related to student progress. Part of the proceedings is the conversation with parents. If you would like to be part of this, please let us know and we can organize a suitable time. Otherwise, I may need to make a few calls.

In 2017, we will run a formal transition programme for students entering Prep in 2018. Leigh Quirk will be with us next Thursday to design this programme and we are really excited to work closely with the kindy to ensure a smooth transition to school for our incoming Preps. Prep interviews commence on Monday August 28. If you know of any family who may be considering enrolling their little one for Prep next year, could you please tell them to contact the school.

Our wonderful P and F committee approved some very exciting purchases at the last meeting. The children in the upper school will love their new reading books, the twenty I Pad minis will be put to good use and no doubt the new soccer and volley balls will be well received. In addition, there are new goal post pads coming our way. The next P and F Meeting will be held on Monday, October 23 at 4.30pm in the staffroom.

The annual Torimba parade will be held on Saturday, October 14 and we have already submitted our entry. If you have any ideas which would enhance this entry, please contact the school. The theme is Country and Western and we would like to put a creative spin on that. 

This Friday at 9.00am we have a prayer service to begin our NAIDOC Day celebrations. At the conclusion of the liturgy, Lyndell has kindly organised a group of Torres Strait Islander girls from Mount St Bernard’s College to come and perform a dance called ‘Tabina’ and talk to the students about their culture.
Students will then break off into mixed groupings (P-6) to participate in a range of games and activities centred around NAIDOC Day in each of the classrooms.
You are all more than welcome to come along and join in on some of the fun if you are free.

Year 1, 2 and 3 will be participating in swimming lessons this term at the Atherton Swimming Pool. Atherton Swim Logic has qualified swimming instructors to take the students through a series of lessons. Students will be divided into two groups with 3 instructors assisting each group. Group 1 will swim for the first 45 minutes and Group 2 for the next 45 minutes. (Students are grouped on swimming competence tested at the first lesson.  Please click here for detailed information about the Swimming Program.

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