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
PARENT SATISFACTION SURVEYS
Each year parents, staff and students from years 5 and up
are asked to participate in surveys as part of Federal Government compliance. The results of these surveys are
then placed on the “Catholic Education Services - School
The hyperlink for the survey has been open for the past few
weeks and it will now remain open until the end of this term.
This will hopefully give more parents an opportunity to
contribute to the survey. At this stage we have only had 8
The hyperlink address to complete the parent survey is:
I would encourage as many parents as possible to complete
the survey as this will assist in ensuring that the information is
a true reflection of the opinions of the parent body within our
school community. I thank you for taking the time to complete
Should anyone wish to receive a hard copy version of the
survey please contact the office so that one can be made
available to you. The information from the hardcopies will then
be placed on the above link by a staff member from Catholic
LIBRARY NEWS - BOOK WEEK 2014
This week is Book Week. To celebrate, all classes will be
creating artworks based on one of the short listed
books. This work will be displayed in the library for the next
couple of weeks, so come in and have a look. Students will
also be participating in a Book Week competition, which is to
find the favourite book of some of our staff members. The
answers can be found on our Reading Tree that is located
outside the library.
CLASS CAMP - YEAR 4
Last Thursday and Friday the Year 4 class visited Echo Creek
Adventure Centre for camp. Wow! It was amazing. We did
lots of fun adventurous activities including, abseiling, rock
climbing, challenge course, archery, bush survival walk and
orienteering. We would like to thank Mrs Griffin and Mr Gee
for accompanying us. If you ever get lost in the rainforest,
Mr Gee is the person you need. He can light a fire using wet
sticks and branches! It was great and we had lots of
fun! Thanks Echo Creek!
Year 4 Class
Over the past two days Peninsula trials were held
in Track and Field. Nine students from St Clare’s
participated in these trials. Congratulations to
Jasmine - 2nd Discus, Brock 2nd
Discus, Francesca 1st Shot Put and
2nd Long Jump and Layne 1st in 100
metres and 200 metres. Layne also broke the
Peninsula 200 metre record for the 12 years girls.
Jasmine, Brock, Francesca and Layne are now
eligible to represent Peninsula at the State Track
and Field Championships in Brisbane to be held
This week Layne Bennett will represent Peninsula
level in Touch Football at the State
Championships to be held in Mackay. We wish Layne all the best.
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.
St Clare's 'Country Hoe Down' School Fete
Raffle tickets need to be returned ASAP,
sold or unsold! 40 families still have outstanding
***Cent Sale prizes need to be collected and brought in to the school
office by this Thursday morning.
We Need You!
Cent Sale Wrapping and Fete Preparation Friday 22nd
August Good Samaritan Room 9:00am-3:00pm.
We need as many people
as possible to help us wrap cent sale prizes, make signs, fill bags of bits, and assist
with general fete preparation. We would really appreciate your help!
Reminders: Bags of bits, Class hamper items, pre-loved kids clothes, trash
and treasure items, kids competition entries, donations of chocolate, cent sale
Kids Competitions due next Wednesday!
Note - Meeting change for P & F
Meetings are now on Wednesday nights -
2nd Wednesday of each month at 7pm in the
For all the latest news - please see this week's newsletter.