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Important Dates

2nd September
Calanna Competition 6pm


3rd September

Assembly Prayer 7R
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Reconciliation 5C & 5F


4th September

Fathers Day Stall


5th September

Fathers Day Stall
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While Balloon Day


7th September

Fathers Day


8th September

Calanna Competition Finals


10th September

Reconciliation 5L & 5R


9th - 11th September

Musical Performance 6:30pm
"The Cat and the Riddle"


12th September

P&F Skating Night
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Battle of the Bands Comp


16th September

Mercy Day Celebrations
Whole School Mass led by Yr 5


19th September

Term 3 ends
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Gala Day
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Jim Graham Cup
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Mary Mills Cup

 

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REGULAR EVENTS

Assemblies
8.30am Wednesday -Yrs 4 to 7
8.30am Thursday - Prep to Yr3

Uniform Shop Opening Hours
Monday and Tuesday
2.45pm to 3pm

 

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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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BOOK WEEK PARADE
During Week 6 we celebrated Book Week at St Therese’s. We were surely entertained with a myriad of characters from stories at our culminating event for our Prep – Year 3 students in our annual Book Week Character Parade. Much time and effort went into many of the costumes and there were some recurring themes again this year. Thank you so much to all of the students who dressed up for the occasion, parents who helped create the wonderful costumes on display and to everyone who came to watch and be a part of this afternoon. A special thank you to Anne, Joan and Leigh for their hard work in helping Book Week activities run so smoothly. Don’t forget to keep reading wonderful books even though Book Week is over!

Cat and the Riddle Musical - September 9 to 11
FATHERS' DAY
Fathers’ Day is a good time to pause and appreciate a unique person that God has put into our lives – our father. It is easy to take fathers for granted. Fathers’ Day gives us an opportunity to recall and affirm the particular gifts that fathers bring to families. This includes our own fathers, grandfathers, and uncles, our sons or brothers who are fathers and our parish priests, who care and minister for all people in our local Catholic communities.

There is no 'right' way to show appreciation of one's father. The important thing is to do it. People can give presents if they wish, but the most important gift is the gift of appreciation. Every father needs to hear from his children that he is loved and cared for as well.

During this coming week our P&F will have a stall set up in the breezeway on Thursday 4th (Prep – Year 2) and Friday 5th (Years 3 -7) September for children to purchase a small gift for their father on Father’s Day. Children can pick up a small gift for Dad for under $5.

I would like to wish all our ‘Dads’ a very big “HappyFathers’ Day”.

 

 


 

 

 

FIRST RECONCILIATION
Our Parish’s First Reconciliation enrolment evening for this program is on Thursday 18th September and is for all baptised children in Years 3 – 7. The registration evening will begin at 7:00pm and is for parents. Parents can submit the nomination form from now. Please contact Fr John to receive a registration form, by phoning the Parish on 40554315 or preferably email saint-th@bigpond.net.au .


CALANNA JUNIOR SPEAKING COMPETITION

Over the past two weeks St Therese’s has been buzzing with excitement as students from Years 4, 5, 6 and 7 prepare for the annual Calanna Junior Speaking Competition.

After being selected to go through to the ‘Talk-Off’ rounds, eight students from each section presented their speeches in front of all the upper school students, their teachers and invited special guests and judges.The students were; Sam, Ashlee, Oliver, Sienna, Sienna N, Matthew, Daneeka and Brooke.

From these presentations, four students in each category were selected to represent our school at the Junior Speaking Competition held at St. Mary’s College. The quality of the speeches was incredible. I was so proud to watch our students speak so confidently and articulately. A huge congratulations goes to Brooke, Matthew, Sam and Ashley for their efforts on the night.

Matthew was the winner for the evening, and he will now go through to the finals. Well done Matthew, and we wish you all the very best of luck!

The Years 6 and 7 students who took part in the ‘Talk-Off’ were: Jack, Chloe, Ainsley, Denby, Rhys, Annaliese, Callum and Josie.

Again, the calibre of speeches was extremely high and it would have been a tough job choosing the final four to represent our school next week. After much deliberation, the candidates going through the competition at St Mary’s next week will be Rhys, Callum, Annaliese and Josie.

We wish you all the very best of luck!

A special thanks also must be extended to our judges, who took time out of their busy day to come along and listen to the speeches here at St Therese’s. All five judges have a special connection to our school and were delighted with the children’s efforts. Thank you very much Councillor John Schilling, Dale Robinson, Jeanette Hartley and Judy Pederson.


P&F NEWS

P- 2Sports Day
Thank you to everyone who lended a hand at the outdoor tuckshop at the P-2 Sports Day. .

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