Welcome to St Clare's Parish School, Tully
Saint Clare's is a vibrant community of over 200 students in Tully – Far North Queensland. Our school prides itself on the wonderful reputation that it enjoys in the local community and the dedicated and caring staff that work with us.
Saint Clare's school is experiencing exciting times at present. We have recently added a new technology room, administration block and built a roof over our basketball court. These new buildings have allowed us to cater for the growing needs of the community, and to allow us to provide greater service to our students and the community in general.
Saint Clare's provides an excellent education for its students. Staff pride themselves in catering for individuals and their diverse needs. We enjoy a very close link with the church, as classes celebrate Mass regularly and enjoy class visits from our Parish Administrator, Fr Karel Duivenvoorden.
Thank you for taking the time to tour our website and I invite you to contact the school should you have any queries.
Greg Hoare - Principal
Latest News & Events
If you have an android or apple device I urge you to
download the St Clare’s Skoolbag app through the
app store. Please ensure it is the St Clare’s Tully
app, which has our emblem as its logo. This app
comes in quite handy for push alerts and will be used
in times of emergency such as flooding or impending
cyclones. Please ensure you allow push alerts on
your device once you have downloaded the app.
2015 PREP OPEN MORNING
Next week on Wednesday 30th July between 9am and
11am we will be holding a Prep Open morning. The
open morning will be an opportunity for prospective
enrolments to the school to have a look at what St
Clare's has to offer for their child. As well as showing
families around the school both Paula Brumley and
myself will talk to parents about the school and about
Prep. If you know of any families who may be interested
in attending please let them know.
CATHOLIC EDUCATION WEEK
Catholic Education Week will be celebrated across Queensland
next week from 27 July - 2 August this year. This annual event is
held to promote the special ethos of Catholic schools and to
highlight the great things that take place in Catholic schools every
The theme for this year's celebrations is: Come, live life in all
its fullness. This inspirational call is based on the Gospel of John (10:10),
challenging those who answer it to "live fully".
Our school is planning a number of activities during the week to
celebrate Catholic Education Week for a list of the activities please see this week's newsletter.
I would like to thank the local Banana Farmers and the Tully and
District Show Society for their donation of $260 to the school.
The donation has been given by the Banana Section at the 2013
Tully Show. Banana Farmers enter their Prize Winning Bunches
and Cartons at the Show. The fruit is packed and sent to the
markets to be sold. The money is then donated into the
District Sports will take place next week. The 800 metre
events will take place for 9 to 13 years on Wednesday
30th July while the other events will take place on
Friday 1st August. This year students from 10 to 13
years will be eligible to nominate for Discus. District
trials for Discus will take place on Tuesday July 29th
after school from 3.45pm at Tully State School. Mr
Coward will finalise the nominations after Wednesday's
Sports day and a letter will then be sent home to
students who are eligible to attend.
St Clare's 'Country Hoe Down' School Fete
Fete Packs - The notes in this pack request your assistance with our annual school fete. Please return fete forms
and raffle tickets (sold & unsold) to the school office ASAP. We would like to send out an updated fete stall
roster next week with as many names on it as possible!
Fete Baking - Fete Baking is going well, but more helpers would be great! Baking Days are Tuesday 8:30 - 3:00, Thursday 8:30 -
3:00, and Friday 12:00 - 4:00. We would love you to let us know if you can help, otherwise drop into the tuckshop
on these days if you can spare even a couple of hours.
Things to remember - Donations for year level hampers, selling your raffle tickets, selling tickets in
town with a friend, filling your bags of bits, donating baking ingredients or chocolates, donations of
preloved kids clothes kids competition entries in photo comp, handwriting comp, loom band
challenge and matchbox comp.
For all the latest news - please see this week's newsletter.