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Important Dates

13th July
First day of Term 3

15th July
Year 4-6 Assembly, Prayer led by 6C

16th July
Pupil Free Day
P&F Meeting in Staffroom

17th July
Cairns Show Public Holiday




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8.30am Thursday - Prep to Yr3

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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.

Enrolment applications are now being taken for Prep 2016 - click here for informationSt 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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With students having once again experienced the fun and joy of Dance Fever over the past 9 weeks, an opportunity for them to showcase what they have been learning has been scheduled for the final couple days of this term:

For our P-3 students, a ‘Gala’ morning has been scheduled for Friday 26th June, with parents and carers warmly invited to join us for the occasion. This will be taking place in the Hall during the first session of the day, this Friday, 26th June. Times are as follows, but please note that these are a guideline only: 8:30am Year 2, 9:00am Year 1, 9:30am Prep, 10:00am Year 3.

For this event students are welcome to wear some suitable for the occasion, but please be mindful that this is also suitable for wearing for the duration of the day.

For our Years 4-6’s, an opportunity to showcase all the work done over the term is being made for Thursday evening, 25th June. P&F are putting on a BBQ, serving from 5:30pm and running through till 6:30pm. Sweets are being made available for sale from around 6:30pm. Students are scheduled to showcase their performance in the Hall commencing at 6pm and finishing around 7:15pm and are encouraged to dress up for the occasion. – All welcome!


St Therese’s School will be holding a Pupil Free Day on Thursday, 16th July. This is Week 1 of Term 3.

Parents please note that Outside of School Hours Care WILL be running a program. Please contact Terry Rooke or the centre for further information. We apologise for this error in the newsletter.

Teachers will be joining other schools to undertake a day of validating student performance in the area of Reading. Such opportunities are invaluable in ensuring a more consistent approach across the Diocese in terms of teacher judgement when assessing student performance.

Our school, along with other Catholic schools in Queensland, will celebrate Catholic Education Week from 26th July – 1st August. The theme for this year’s celebrations is: Engaging Minds. Igniting Hearts. Serving Others.

Catholic Education Week in Queensland is an opportunity for all Catholic schools to celebrate our distinctive mission and share the things that are special about our schools and ethos with families, parish and the wider community.

St Therese's will be marking Catholic Education Week by participating in activities and celebrations which reflect this theme. Keep your eye out for more details early next term!

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