Welcome to St Clare's School, Tully
Saint Clare's is a vibrant community of 150 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 Priest, Fr Hilary Flynn.
Thank you for taking the time to tour our website and I invite you to contact the school should you have any questions.
Narelle Harney - Principal
Next week there are three exciting events happening at St. Clare’s. Our Book Fair runs for the week in our school library and the Yr 6 students will be holding their Mini Fete to raise money for Catholic Mission on Tuesday. We will also be having a casual dress day (dress in RED) on Friday 27th for‘Day for Daniel’.
PREP TRANSITION PROGRAM
Last Wednesday we commenced our Prep Transition program. There were many eager boys and girls here for the morning and they had a fantastic first day at St. Clare’s. We look forward to a wonderful transition program that will continue until Wk 6. Parents were looked after with a cuppa and chat courtesy of the P & F and Marie Vipiana.
On Tuesday October 24th, we will be holding our Prep Parent Information Session at 6pm. All Prep parents for 2018 are encouraged to attend.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR COMING TO THE ST CLARE'S SCHOOL LIBRARY
Our annual Book Fair is almost here. The Book Fair will commence Monday 23 October to Friday 27 October, 2017. Scholastic wants to help you raise readers! Research now shows that the benefits are definite and measurable when children read frequently for pleasure. The Australian Kids & Family Reading Report reveals that in children aged 6–11, one of the most powerful predictors of reading frequency is parental involvement in encouraging reading.
A Scholastic Book Fair is the perfect place for children to discover a love of books and ignite a lifelong passion for reading. Come into the library and browse with your child to preselect some possible choices and pay for your books at the Book Fair. Have fun choosing books together!
You are invited to purchase and donate a book which will make a welcome addition to the School library, a commemorative bookplate will be placed inside the book with your family or child’s name.
There is a competition running during the Book Fair. When you buy a book/s you go into a draw for a free book of your choice from the book fair. Every book sold receives a free ticket, drawn Monday 30 October. It is also a great time to buy for Christmas gift giving. A brochure has been given to each child. Hope to see you at the Book Fair.
MISSIONS MINI FETE
Mission Week –The Theme for 2017 “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full” John 10:10 – the children in Uganda need our help!
Most of us do not think that we have wealth or are rich – for the people of Uganda or any other Third World country what we have, no matter how meagre by Australian standards, is beyond their wildest dreams!
Our Year 6’s are very excited about raising money for projects in Uganda through running their Missions Mini-Fete next week (Tuesday, 24th October). Details about the Mini-Fete are provided in the Return Slip in this week's newsletter. Funds raised will allow children living in poverty to receive access to proper healthcare and education so that they may continue to learn and grow.
EXTRA PUPIL FREE DAY IN 2018
The first Monday after the Easter holidays in 2018 will be a Pupil Free day as advised recently by Bill Dixon, Executive Director of Catholic Education Services.
“The Queensland Government made the decision to facilitate bus availability for the closing ceremony for the Commonwealth Games and all state schools will have a pupil free day on April 16. I have been advised that other Catholic dioceses across Queensland will now also have a PFD on 16 April. Accordingly, I now advise that all Catholic schools in the Diocese of Cairns will have a PFD on 16 April next year.” Bill Dixon.