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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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P&F MOVIE NIGHT CANCELLED
Unfortunately, due to the small number of hands to assist, it has been decided to forego this year’s P&F Movie Night. Apologies to all for any inconvenience this may have incurred.
YEAR 6 GRADUATION
With the end of the school year drawing near, plans are underway to farewell our Year 6 students. This year, the Farewell Liturgy will be celebrated on Thursday 3rd December in our church, from 2.00pm. This is a wonderful opportunity for the whole school community to celebrate this important milestone in the students’ learning journey, and at the same time, welcome in the new student leaders.
A Graduation celebration will be held later the same evening, beginning at 6.00pm in the hall, where parents, friends and teachers are invited to come together to see the seniors of 2015 off before transitioning to high school. The Graduation evening will feature a shared supper, student speeches, awarding of Graduation Certificates and a special slide presentation celebrating the students’ journey through primary school. All in all, a very special and memorable occasion that will highlight this significant landmark in our senior students’ young lives.
GOOD NEWS STORIES
St Therese’s played host to a very special guest last week, which caused a buzz not only amongst our students, but some teachers too! The Year 5 students and teachers were lucky enough to meet a very special Australian sportswoman and all round fantastic role model.
Laura Geitz, Olympic Gold Medalist and Captain of the Australian National Netball Team visited St Therese’s to talk to our upcoming leaders about sportsmanship, perseverance and resilience. In a surprise bonus, the students also got to meet Laura’s fellow Queensland Firebirds player Romelda Aiken, who also plays for Jamaica.
Laura and Romelda also took time out to meet our very own netball teams. Aspiring young athletes from Years 3, 4, 5 and 6 posed for photographs, collected autographs and chatted happily with their heroes! And the story doesn’t end there…
Queensland Country Health Fund was also on hand last week, visiting North Queensland with Laura Geitz to promote healthy living through sponsored netball clinics around the State. Part of their visit to St Therese’s was to present our school with a cheque for a whopping $5000!
Thanks to the tireless efforts of our dedicated P & F Grants Officer, Meredith Wilsch, St Therese’s was lucky enough to win the grant from Queensland Country Health Fund to help purchase seating for our Multi-purpose hall. David Smith, Queensland Country Credit Union Area Manager presented the cheque to Mr Browning.
We would like to extend a very big Thank You to Queensland Country Credit Union for this very generous donation and to Meredith Wilsch for all her hard work in securing this grant for our school. Wishing you all a very Merry Christmas and a safe, relaxing holiday with your loved ones! God bless.
As we do complete another school year, I would just like to take the opportunity to thank all parents and carers who have helped out in so many ways throughout the year. You, the parents and carers, are an absolutely vital ingredient in the success of this school, contributing richly to the quality of what students experience here and supporting their efforts to grow and learn. We truly appreciate all the help and involvement, and look forward to your ongoing participation in 2016.
I would also like to thank all staff for their tireless work throughout the year. This last term has been particularly busy for them and they have worked many extra hours. The phrase “going the extra mile” is often used but never more fittingly than when applied to the staff of St Therese’s School.
ST VINNIES CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Thank you for all your donations to our annual St Vincent De Paul Christmas Appeal. Your generosity will be greatly appreciated by all those in need this Christmas Season.