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St Therese's Catholic Primary School is set beneath the tropical foothills of the rapidly growing southern sector of Cairns and easily accessible to the surrounding residential communities. Within close proximity are shopping centres, secondary colleges and sporting grounds.
Our students participate in a wide range of activities and we are especially proud of our music, dance, drama and sporting programs. We encourage a healthy lifestyle through our involvement in a variety of fitness and sport activities and adopt healthy eating habits in our tuck shop.
St Therese's students strive to excel through heart, spirit and mind, experiencing learning opportunities that inspire, challenge and equip students with the knowledge, skills and values for success in the 21st century. We emphasize core skills and understanding whilst integrating innovative ICT, preparing your child for the world of tomorrow. Students gain a strong sense of social and ethical issues of the modern world with guidance from the Bible and Catholic compassion.
When asking "Which school is best for my child" we hope that ours is one you consider. Please feel free to contact us for further information or to arrange a tour of our school.
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OUR NEW NEWSLETTER FORMAT
The first edition of our newsletter using the Schoolzine Platform was issued this week. Click here to view it.
The fortnightly school newsletter contains valuable information re dates, rosters, functions, and educational views etc. that we consider important to the whole school community. We encourage all families to subscribe to our school newsletter. If you would like to have the newsletter delivered directly to your Inbox then please subscribe by clicking here.
YEAR 3 CRAZY HAIR DAY
SCHOOL CROSS COUNTRY
Huge congratulations to all students who participated in our whole school cross-country last Friday. Despite the slightly inclement weather, it was truly terrific to see students participate so whole-heartedly and with such great spirit.
Many thanks to parents and extended family members who came along to support students, to cheer them along and to see them give their all. Thank you also to those mums and dads who in any way gave a hand and thus made the occasion possible as well as to Mandy Ross who put so much time, energy and attention to detail into ensuring that the event was the success that it was. Thank you!
Results will be announced in our next newsletter.
PARISH AND SCHOOL FETE
Hard as it is to believe, the 2014 Parish & School Fete is only a few weeks away. While preparations are certainly taking shape, there is still an incredible amount of work to be done in just a very short space of time (given that two weeks will be holidays). I sincerely thank those who are already so actively involved and ask that others will offer their assistance in whatever capacity they are able to. I am very much aware that we all lead ‘busy’ lives and that time is a precious commodity. However, I also hope that the time given for our children and for their education is just as valued – if not more so.
The success of this year’s Fete is very much in your hands as parents and carers. Please be generous with your time, energy and support so that your children may reap the rewards gained through the success of the Fete. The words of our school motto could not be more fitting than at a time like this: “Through the work of many, united as one, great things are done”.
With the support of many, this year’s Fete is sure to be not only a successful fundraising venture but also an enjoyable community event.
ANZAC DAY - LEST WE FORGET
St Therese’s will commemorate ANZAC Day in a special whole school assembly on Thursday 24th April at 9:00am, which will include a prayer service. Parents are invited to attend.
Also St Therese's students, staff and parents are invited to participate in the ANZAC Day March on Friday 25th April, from the Hambledon Hotel on Mill Road, along the service road turning right into Cattle Street, then left into Wolf Street to the commemorative service at Fuller Park.
Students need to assemble in our Red and Black Sport uniform, including hats and water bottles, outside the Hambledon Hotel at 7:45am in readiness for an 8:15am march off.
Boys and Girls interested in trialling for a place in the CDIPSSA Representative Golf Team should see me at school this week for a note about the trial. Students would need to be experienced at Golf to attend the trials.
Congratulations to the following students who have gained selected in CDIPSSA teams held recently:
BOYS HOCKEY: Congratulations to Joshua, Rhys and Daniel for your selection. The boys will play at the Regional Championships on 1st May.
BOYS BASKETBALL: Congratulations to Zaide for your selection. The boys team also plays at the Regional Championships on 29th April.
GIRLS BASKETBALL: Congratulations to Cassidy, Josie, Emma and Emma for your selection. The girls will play at the Regional Championships on 29th April.
The CDIPSSA Tennis Trials have been rescheduled for Monday, the 31st March from 4pm to 6pm at the Cairns International Tennis Centre. If it is raining heavily on the day a decision will be made around lunchtime and the trials may have to be rescheduled again and possibly held in the undercover area at St Francis Xavier's Multi-Purpose Hall.
ST MARY'S MUSICAL WIZARD OF OZ
Our Year 3 and 4 students will be attending the Wizard of Oz on the 8th of May for the morning matinee session. This is very exciting for both our students and teachers. You will receive a parent permission letter shortly. Approximate cost will be between $20-$25.
SPIRITED SCHOOLS MAGAZINE
The second, March 2014, edition of Spirited Schools, has now been published. It is produced by Catholic Education Services as a guide to Catholic Education in the Diocese of Cairns.
You can view Spirited Schools Magazine online, or download a PDF copy, via the links on the left.