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
FEAST DAY OF OUR PATRON, SAINT CLARE OF MONTEFALCO
This Thursday, 17th August is the feast day of our patron, Saint Clare of Montefalco. Both in her personal life and in her office as Abbess, she was a model of the community life that is delineated in the rule of Saint Augustine. She constantly counselled her sisters on the need of self-denial and dedicated personal effort in the pursuit of holiness. She was blessed with infused knowledge and powerfully defended the truths of faith. She was deeply devoted to the passion of Christ, and her heart was filled with a love of the Cross.
This year we will celebrate this special occasion next Friday, 25th August with a whole school day of celebration at Wongaling Beach. Students and staff will be bused to the Holy Spirit Church for the 9:30am Mass before moving to the beach for a shared BBQ and activities.
Peninsula Track & Field Championships
Lachlan, Cohen and Ellie represented the Tully District at the Peninsula School Sports Track & Field Championships at Barlow Park on Sunday and Monday this week.
Lachlan competed in the 12yr boys long jump and 100m events, achieving personal bests in a tough field of competition. Unfortunately, Cohen missed the 11yr boys long jump due to illness on Sunday and bravely fronted up for the 800m final on Monday in which he achieved 5th place. Ellie competed in the 10yr girls 100m, 200m, 800m and 1500m. She placed 3rd in the 800m final and 1st in the 1500m final qualifying to go on to the State Championships in October. We are very proud of the efforts put forward by Lachlan, Cohen & Ellie! Congratulations!
Brisbane International Tennis Schools’ Challenge
Last Wednesday and Thursday two teams of students represented our school at the Peninsula Regional Tournament for the Brisbane International Schools’ Challenge at the Cairns International Tennis Centre. Chace, Maddy, Stella and Riley played on Wednesday in the ‘Orange-Ball’ team. They played fantastic tennis all day earning them a position in the finals. These children displayed exceptional sportsmanship to give their spot in the final to another team who could meet the commitment to travel to the Brisbane International. We are so proud of these students for this amazing gesture!
Cohen, Xavier, Jackson & Travis played on Thursday in the ‘Green-Ball’ team. The boys played awesome tennis, winning matches against the odds, to make their place to the final and go on to become the overall winners for the day! This team of boys will go on to play in the State Finals at the Brisbane International in January 2018!
This is the second year students have gone on to represent our school in Brisbane! We send out a huge thank you to the very supportive parents for making arrangements for their children to attend this amazing event and to Wayne Fielder of Baseline Tennis for his support. Congratulations to all involved!