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. Catholic Education Cairns

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. 

Paul Keenan - Acting Principal


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15th September
Rainbow Day Free Dress

16th September
District T20 Cricket Day
Last day of Term 3

3rd October
Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

4th October
School commences for Term 4


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Playgroup Fridays 9.30am to 11am
in the Good Samaritan Room



Thursday - Prep, Years 1, 2, 3, 5
Thursday - Yrs 4 and 6

Students are to wear their
sports uniform on these days.

Community News

Mini Vinnies SleepoutThank-you everyone for the response to our food drive, your generosity is outstanding…we are still collecting any non-perishable items of food until the end of the week. These items will be donated to local families who are experiencing hardship.

Last Friday night in conjunction with the Food Drive some Senior students took part in the Mini Vinnies Sleepout. It was a great night and one where we learnt that living on the streets with little food and bedding can be a real challenge. The students also learnt about the local homeless situation which is very real in our small community. We would like to thank Tania from the St Vincent De Paul society for assisting us and sharing her knowledge and expertise.

As part of the Australian Curriculum: Languages, students in Years 5 and 6 have been learning Chinese via a program called My Chinese Tutor. Each week, classes interact with their Chinese Tutor via Skype or Zoom – a great way to mix learning and technology! Not only are they learning the Chinese language, but students are learning about Chinese culture and their day to day life. The Chinese Tutor conducts lessons in a way that all students have the opportunity to participate. It’s great to see that students are coming to school and sharing their own knowledge and experiences of all things Chinese, particularly after the Chinese New Year's celebrations in Far North Queensland and more recently, Mr Keenan shared a slideshow of photos about his visit to China. The students look forward to their weekly lesson and participate enthusiastically.

‘Time is fleeting’, is a line from a classic musical and so it does as we enter the last week of the term. It has been a term crammed full of events and activities. We have yo yoed, met George the horse, rounded up an ornery duck, read books and dressed up and played and learnt. It has been a pleasurable term with a wonderful team of students, parents and staff. The fete reinforced what we have as a community. I would like to thank all of the St Clare’s staff and that includes our relief teachers, aides and office staff. Often the replacements are missed out. We have an excellent back up brigade who come with the St Clare’s spirit and give that bit extra without wanting anything in return.

Once this term ends there is still another to go and we look forward to the return of students on Tuesday the 4th of October. Enjoy your holidays as we want you back ready to learn.

St Clare's School
13 Mars Street, Tully  QLD  4854    |    PO Box 97, Tully  QLD  4854
Phone: 07 4068 1527  |  Fax: 07 4068 2484  |  Email: secretary.tully@cns.catholic.edu.au
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