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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
SCIENCE WEEK is being celebrated with great enthusiasm. Not only is it a focus for learning in classes this week there is of course the regular STEM lessons every Thursday & Friday. The SCIENCE SHOW and the AUSTRALIAN GEOGRAPHIC ASTRONOMERS were two different opportunities for the communi-ty to experience the awe and wonder of Science. It was great to see the excitement on the faces of young and old and hear the conversations that arose out of having these passionate scientists share their knowledge with our community.
In keeping with our commitment to broad curriculum offerings, our students last week were able to engage in a school-wide character education program called The NED Show. NED is a loveable cartoon character whose name is an acronym for Never give up, Encourage others, and Do your best. The presenter delivered great messages around personal character whilst entertaining the audience with Yoyo tricks. Yoyos are sold as a mechanism to help fund this program. Purchasing a Yoyo is optional. For the remainder of this term there will be two designated NED Zones at the school where children (and the odd staff member ) can safely play with these toys.
YEAR 6 FAREWELL ASSEMBLY
The Yr 6 FAREWELL ASSEMBLY will occur on FRIDAY 1st DECEMBER at 9:30am. This date is the last day of the school year. The original proposed date for this assembly clashed with the inter-school swimming carnival and Leadership has recognised that some Yr 6 students may be disenfranchised if they are representing the school in swimming. Many parents, caregivers and extended family attend on this day to participate and witness the Yr 6 students making their way through the Farewell Guard of Honour so it is a fitting and appropriate time for Yr 6 to be farewelled from the St Augustine’s community. Recognising that no one date or time can possibly suit everyone we however, as a school family from Prep – Yr 5, staff, parents, family members and friends, look forward with enthu-siasm to as many as possible attending this wonderful occasion.
BOOK WEEK 2017
We will be celebrating all bookish things from Monday 21st to Friday 25th August. “Escape to Everywhere”. There are lots of exciting things happening:-
Shared reading in the Library. All parents/ grandparents/ visitors invited.
Feel free to bring in your favourite childhood book to share with a small group of students or read one of
your child’s favourites. The library will be open Monday to Thursday morning from 8.15am until 8.35am.
We would love to see you here!
Artwork for the library
Each student will be completing an artwork which will be displayed in the library or in the office. We will
have spares for visitors to get creative as well. Don’t be shy.
Lunch time activities
Many activities are planned for lunch times in the library. Craft/ stories on the big projector screen/ quizzes.
Friday 25th August Book Week Parade at 8.40am
Everyone loves dressing up for the Book Week parade. Remember that students must still wear covered shoes. We would love to see the book that has inspired your child’s costume, it would be great if they could bring along the book.
We hope that everyone can join us at some time during this fantastic week!
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