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Important Dates
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10th July
Classes resume for Term 3


23rd to 29th July

Catholic Education Week


24th July

Mossman Show Holiday


1st August

P&F Meeting


30th August

School Photo Day


15th September

Term 3 ends





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REGULAR EVENTS

Afternoon Prayer in the Church
and Assembly at 2.10pm
alternating Friday afternoons

All welcome to attend

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Friday - 1st break for pre-orders & snacks

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St Augustine’s School, Mossman, shadowed by the magnificent Mt Demi, is situated 76 kilometres north of Cairns within a rural farming community on the edge of the naturally beautiful Daintree Rainforest and the lush green vegetation of Mossman Gorge. In addition, the popular beaches of the tourist town of Port Douglas are only 16 kilometres to its south.

St. Augustine's is a Catholic primary school catering for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6. St Augustine’s prides itself on being a Catholic Learning Community built on the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy who commenced the school in 1934. With a school enrolment of 190 students St Augustine’s is inspired by its founders and espouses its motto of Together in Faith – Learning for Life.

Saying of Catherine McAuley In creating a learning environment open to all students who seek to share in our values, we are witnessing to a faith, alive and purposeful, in a changing and challenging world.  

We welcome you to our community of St Augustine’s School and we would be delighted to have you join us as we strive for excellence in educational practice and the valuing of the dignity and sacredness of each student, staff and parent.

I invite you to browse our website so that you can learn more about our great school of St Augustine’s. 

Mr Paul Rayner - Principal

Community News 

YULMBURRAL
The planning for the undercover structure in the junior playground has taken another step this week with the signing of documents to engage an architect to undertake site measurements and prepare drawings for consideration. It is envisaged that a design will be chosen and tenders called for towards the end of Term 3. So as slow as the process may be, the good news is that it is proceeding.

The investment in our school is not limited to teaching kits, new tables and undercover areas. In the field of information technology a further 50 chromebooks have been ordered to compliment the 30 new ipads that arrived this term. Teachers and students will have more opportunity to engage with the new IT platforms for teaching and learning. The brave new world is here and the millennials are certainly exploiting the diversity of learning that comes with IT.


Lifelong Learners Night

This semester has been very busy and there have been opportunities for curriculum and social interactions to occur within and beyond the classroom. From barefoot bowls and trivia nights to Parent information evenings and NAIDOC Day workshops, just to name a few, students and parents can immerse themselves in a culture of a vibrant learning context that is Christ centred. As stewards of the Mercy tradition and charism we are justifiably proud that we continue to honour the commitment to this journey of faith and learning. That said, we also have a very important responsibility to celebrate and protect the culture that exists at St Augustine’s School.

Together we must be examples to each other and to the wider community of what it means to be an Augustinian. We have opened our doors and hearts to the wider community and with our increased numbers it has been noted that some of our new students and families may not fully understand the ethos and shared responsibility that accompanies the privilege of a Catholic education. Our school (and that is all of us), must continue to be an example of Gospel Values where quality teaching and learning is lived and celebrated in a safe collegial manner. Our school culture must be immune to passive degradation. So I call on all who proudly belong to the St Augustine’s community to recommit to a shared suite of core promises. That is, we commit to a culture that demands high expectations of quality teaching, parent engagement and student behaviour. Anything short of this commitment diminishes the essence of who we are and what we represent as partners of a genuine Catholic school culture emanating from within the heart of St Augustine’s School, Mossman.

So as our first semester for 2017 concludes I thank all within our community for the generous support in delivering a school agenda that enshrines continuous improvement and quality teaching and learning.

PREP ENROLMENTS HAVE BEGUN
Term 2 is the commencement of the 2018 Prep enrolment process. A shared responsibility by the school community is to promote our school as a credible option for educating all children. Where possible please spread the word. Enrolment packages are available from the front office or download here.

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