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 Michael.
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
Welcome back! Hopefully the break has been relaxing and
This term will be very busy with many events scheduled. A
calendar has been attached with this week's newsletter. A few
highlights include the swimming program which commences in
Week 2 culminating in the swimming carnival on Friday 27th
November, the student free day on Monday 19th October and
the end of year break up functions including the Year 6 Farewell
Liturgy and function on Monday 30th November and the School
Break-up night on Wednesday 2nd December. Student reports
will also be sent home on Monday 30th November.
Tomorrow we will begin a Transition program for our 2016 Prep
Class. The group will attend school each Wednesday between
9am and 11am. Thank you to Mrs Brumley who will be working
with these children throughout the term.
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 Website".
The hyperlink for the survey has bas been open since the end of
last term and will remain open until the end of this week. This will
hopefully give more parents an opportunity to contribute to the
survey. At this stage we have only had 2 responses.
The hyperlink address to complete the parent survey is:
As mentioned previously I 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 the survey.
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 Education
Surveys will remain open until Friday 9th October.
SCHOOL BOARD POLICIES
Our school board met at the end of last term. At this
meeting the following policies were reviewed:
~ The Enrolment Policy
~ The Fundraising Policy
A copy of a draft version of these policies is included
in this newsletter for your perusal. We would
appreciate it if you could acknowledge receipt of these
policies and provide any feedback on them. This can
be done by clicking:
http://goo.gl/forms/F4rwzGyXrY for the Enrolment
http://goo.gl/forms/waVFHrGDCY for the Fundraising
or completing the hardcopy response forms attached
to the draft policies.
Feedback either online or via the hardcopies will need
to be completed by Tuesday 13th October.
YEAR 6 CAMP
At the end of last term the Year 6 students were away on
camp. They went to Charters Towers, Hughenden, Winton
and Longreach. The students got to see first hand the
Australian outback and what it has to offer. I would like to
congratulate the students on their behaviour throughout the
week. I did get lots of positive feedback along the way on
how the students conducted themselves. Well done! Thank
you to Mrs Gaskell for giving up her time and to the parents
Jenny Crema, Chris Camilleri, Susan Burton and Gerry
Raiti for their assistance and support throughout the week.
It was very much appreciated.
SCHOLASTIC BOOK FAIR
Scholastic Book Fair is coming to our
school library commencing 26th October to
Year Six students received uniform notes today as they
were on camp when they were handed out to the rest of
the school before the holidays. It is very important
that all surveys are returned to school by this
Friday, 9th Oct. This marks the beginning of the
decision making process, so please ensure your forms
2016 PREP INTERVIEWS
Over the last week I have been interviewing the
next intake of Prep Students. As mentioned to the
parents at the interviews the students will be
invited to attend a Prep Transition program next
term. The program will run on Wednesdays
throughout the term commencing on Wednesday
7th October. The program will run between 9am