8.30am Wednesday -Yrs 4 to 6
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.
This week St Therese’s competed in the Choric Speaking section at Cairns and District Junior Eisteddfod. Congratulations!!!!!! To our very dedicated and talented students who were awarded “First Place” in their section. This group of students was required to give up some of their lunch periods and free time to attend practice sessions. Congratulations to our wonderful teachers – Mrs Polly Cole and Mrs Rhiannon Smith. Thank you on behalf of everyone at St Therese’s School. Mrs Cole and Mrs Smith also gave up a lot of their own personal time to ensure the students performed their personal best. Well Done.
PUPIL FREE DAY
St Therese's School will be holding a Pupil Free Day on Thursday, 21st July. This is followed by the Cairns Show Public Holiday which is Friday 22nd July. This is Week 2 of Term 3. Teachers will be joining other schools to undertake a day validating student performance in the Learning Areas of Reading, Mathematics and Science. Such opportunities are invaluable in terms of ensuring a more consistent approach across the Diocese in terms of teacher judgement, when assessing student performance. Please note that Outside of School Hours Care will NOT be running a program on the pupil free day.
YEARS 3-6 ATHLETICS DAY
On Thursday the 9th June, St Therese’s had their annual Years 3-6 Athletics Carnival at Barlow Park. It was a great event, with lots of help from parents and staff. There were four categories for finalists; long jump, high jump, shot put and running races. There was also the 80m, 100m, 200m sprints and 100m relays for everybody to participate in. The winning team with over 600 points was McAuley House (purple) which has previously won two years ago. The St Therese’s community could not have had this day without our Sports Coordinator Mr Shaun Irvine.
You are invited to join us in the Church on Wednesday 20th July at 9:00am for our NAIDOC Liturgy. This years national NAIDOC theme is Songlines.
PREP ENROLMENTS 2017
Prep enrolments for 2017; we have approximately 20 confirmed new families who have accepted placements so far. This term will see existing families go through the process of interviews and offers of placement, as was the process for new families in Term 1. We anticipate a full quota of Prep students enrolled for 2017, taking us up to 100 Prep students in total for next year.