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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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PRINCIPAL'S CLASSROOM VISIT
During my visit to Year Four I asked the students, “Could you please tell me what has happened in your learning today?” One student confidently shared her understanding of rules for writing that included direct speech. The student highlighted the six rules she uses when developing a piece of writing that included usage of speech marks, capital letters, paragraphs, commas and punctuation. Other students commented on how please they were to share their new learning with their parents. One boy stated that he is going to invite his parents more often. Another student stated that she could share her goals around spelling, numbers and times tables. What got me excited was that our students can share their learnings freely with their parents and they were keen to set goals around this. I encourage parents and carers to visit our classrooms more regularly by taking up the invitation. In response to our children growing up too quickly and we are all “time poor”, I invite parents to think of ways in which they can engage in their child’s learning. Please see our Facebook page for the small videos of our students and Mrs Clark. Thank you, Year Four and maintain your awesomeness!
If you have a child who is eligible to start Prep in 2018, please contact the school office to pick up an Enrolment Pack or click here to download one. First round interviews are occurring now for new families. Existing families please see Vera at the front office.
Our first school community social event the 2017 Car Rally will be held on March 26th starting at the school. Many of our students do not know what a car rally is, which is a fantastic opportunity for them to experience one. A car rally is a treasure-hunt type of event in which communities get together in their cars and begin their treasure. The Car Rally will conclude at Ravizza Park, Edmonton where the P&F will provide a free sausage sizzle. All families and friends are invited. Bring along a picnic lunch to add to the sausage sizzle. I look forward to seeing you there!
The P&F also have a Easter Raffle that will be drawn on the 30th of March at the Easter Hat Parade. All funds raised by the Car Rally will go towards our new playground. Easter Hat Parade funds “gold Coin” will go towards Caritas. Thank you for your ongoing support