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 102 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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CONSISTENCY OF TEACHER JUDGEMENT
Next week, our teachers will be meeting with other teachers from schools in our Diocese for a Consistency of Teacher Judgement afternoon based on their Religion Units. What that means is that teaching staff are required to submit a Religion task sheet, assessment sheet and student work samples (with student names removed). Teachers work within their year groups to discuss the grades students received for the task and show the evidence of how they have been marked. It is a great chance for teachers to share ideas and assist one another to be consistent with grading across subject areas. Teachers have already completed similar tasks this year for Technology and Writing.
Thank you so very much for your support of our entry in the Torimba parade on Saturday. I am in awe of the talent and skills of those in our community, not just for our Unicorn Party, but for the other entries. Congratulations to the winner of the Grand Prize for the floats and to our own Morgan Reynolds. Your touch was very evident. I would also like to make mention of our wonderful Mrs Smith. Not only did she coordinate our entry, but she dragged that unicorn up and down the main street. TWICE!! I am sure you were also very impressed with Mr Tyler. He was actually spotted riding his unicorn adorned bike on the Kennedy Highway on the way to the parade. Our wonderful staff joined in the fun and I thank them for their commitment to our children and our school.
WORLD TEACHERS DAY
World Teacher’s Day will be celebrated on Friday, October 26. The P&F has very kindly organised to provide lunch for our staff on that day. As we say so often; we are all teachers in some capacity and these precious children belong to all of us. On your behalf, I thank this wonderful group of people that I am honoured and proud to name as my staff.
We successfully completed our NAPLAN School Readiness Test this week. On Tuesday the Grades 2 and 4 completed an Omnibus Practice Test and tomorrow, the Grade 4s will complete a Writing Practice Test. We were very proud of the children and their engagement with the tests. Hopefully, this might dispel some of the anxiety with NAPLAN in 2019. The purpose of doing these tests was to ensure the technical capabilities of our school are adequate for NAPLAN to be carried out online next year. We will keep you posted with any developments in this area.
Next week Grades 1-6 will complete our annual PAT Testing. These tests will take place on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday, with a catch up day on Friday. The PAT R is a Reading test and the PAT M is a Mathematics test. Each year we conduct these tests so we can use the data from each learner’s results to track both individual and cohort growth over time. This data is used to inform our teaching; we can use this information to pinpoint areas of strength and areas that may need more attention and modify our curriculum delivery to suit.