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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.
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
MENTAL HEALTH WEEK
This week across the country has been Mental Health Week. The school community recognises this significant issue and has used the week to discuss and explore a variety of issues that arise from mental health and wellbeing. Mrs Duncan, our SEL Coordinator has led this initiative and I believe we are all the better for having a greater understanding and knowledge in this area.
CATHOLIC MISSION - SOCKTOBER
Next week in Australia it is Anti-Poverty Week. Socktober is a Catholic Mission initiative with which St Augustine’s can fundraise and engage in advocacy and formation activities for Catholic Mission during World Mission Month in October. The ‘Sock it to Something’ concept is an Australian expression that means to fight, punch or strike out at. For example, each year Socktober will sock it to social issues such as poverty, child labour, child trafficking and homelessness. This year, we are looking to help the children and people of Uganda. We want you to help us fight, punch or strike out at social issues, but we also need your practical support.
What can we do?
This year we will be holding Crazy Sock Day on Friday 20th of October and encourage all students to wear crazy socks. These can be different colours, long, short, sporting etc. Money we raise goes towards buying a community ambulance to help transport sick kids from their village to a medical centre. Students are asked to donate a gold coin into a box on their class prayer table on the day.
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