Year 7 to Secondary Video
Parents & Friends Association
Sporting Forms & Information
Forms & Downloads
Golf Clinic commences
7pm Fete Meeting at the Presbytery
7pm P&F Meeting
St Patrick's Day Fundraiser
Wonder of Living Program
Wonder of Living Program
National Anti-Bullying Day
7pm Fete Meeting
Frozen Cup Caritas Fundraiser
P - 7 Cross Country
Theatre Sport Competition
Last Day of Term 1
9am Whole School
Stations of the Cross
led by Year 7s
2pm Prep to Yr 3
Easter Bonnett Parade (Hall)
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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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PREP ENROLMENTS 2015
Applications for Prep 2015 are now being accepted. Interviews will start to take place towards the end of March. If you have a child ready to start school in 2015 and wish to enrol him/her at St Therese’s School, please make sure you submit your application form. It is important to note prospective enrolments that have a brother or a sister already enrolled at St Therese’s still need to come for an interview.
ST PATRICK'S DAY
On Monday the 17th March, we celebrate the life of a great Irish saint, St Patrick. St Patrick was responsible for the conversion of Ireland from paganism. Many Irish priests and nuns have been a strong influence on our Australian schools and parishes. Our own school was originally founded by the Mercy Sisters in 1929, an order of nuns that finds its origins in Ireland.
Each year St Patrick’s Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on our history and the Mercy charism which has given our school the special identity it has. What did St Patrick teach us?
He was prepared to study to learn more about God, Jesus and the history of the church. Patrick studied to become a priest.
Patrick was prepared to travel to other lands to bring God’s message there. He had a great love of God and wanted to tell everyone about it.
Patrick was a missionary to Ireland where he built many churches.
St Patrick used the Irish Shamrock to explain the mystery of the Trinity – the three persons in one God. He showed us that we can share our love for God with others in friendship and through leading good lives.
To add to the St Patrick’s theme, the children are encouraged to WEAR GREEN clothes for a GOLD COIN donation. Green hair is allowed but must be sprayed on at home. As part of this day, the student leaders will give students an opportunity to help raise funds for the Student Council as well as Caritas. They will be - painting shamrocks onto students’ faces for 50c,
getting students to guess the name of the Leprechaun for 50c and
asking students to find the gold nugget for 50c.
To assist with organisation, our prep students will have an opportunity to have their faces painted in the Prep area from 8:00am. The rest of the school will have theirs painted in the Breezeway. Let’s ‘Go Green’ and honour the Saint who began his work many centuries ago and still continues to influence so many lives today.
WHY YEAR 7 WILL BE PART OF HIGH SCHOOL FROM 2015
The Department of Education, Training and Employment have produced a Fact Sheet about why Year 7 will be part of high school from 2015. Click here to download the Fact Sheet.
Please be aware that we are keeping an eye on the weather system which has been developing over the weekend. We will continue operations as normal unless notification is received from Catholic Education Services.
A Cyclone WATCH is now current for a developing tropical low for coastal and island communities from Cairns to Cardwell and Proserpine to St Lawrence.
The tropical low should slowly intensify and may develop into a tropical cyclone before crossing the Queensland coast between Cardwell and Proserpine overnight during Monday or Tuesday.
Heavy rain, which may lead to flash flooding, is possible about coastal and nearby adjacent inland areas between Cooktown and Mackay from Sunday.
DENGUE FEVER WARNING
There is currently a Dengue Fever outbreak on the Cassowary Coast region. Please see the information attached to the current newsletter for advice on how to protect your family.
WONDERS OF LIVING PROGRAM
As you are aware Natural Fertility Services Cairns will visit our school next week to present a Personal Development Program based on the “Wonder of Living” series. Just a reminder that if you DO NOT WISH your child to attend the program, please make sure the necessary form is returned by tomorrow, 11th March.
MT SHERIDAN SPELLING BEE
Last Saturday the 8th of March our two St Therese’s teams participated in the Mt Sheridan Spelling Bee. Congratulations to both teams who, through an amazing effort, have progressed through to the Semi-Finals on Saturday the 22nd of March. A very big thank you to all the families, staff and fellow students who came along to support our representatives.
The next P&F meeting will be this Thursday, 13 March, at 7:00pm in the Staffroom. If you would like to add to the agenda, please email Hayley on email@example.com.
The Parents and Friends Event Calendar is currently under development for 2014. Check back soon for a list of the upcoming fun activities we have planned.