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
FETE - THANK YOU
Our Fete was a huge success with a very good crowd and a
great family atmosphere. The children's performances were
excellent and I congratulate the students, their teachers and
the many parent helpers who organised costumes and the make-up.
Congratulations also to the children who provided the
entertainment with their dance performances. It was great
to see some of the dance talent in our area particularly from
some of our past and present students.
I would really like to thank the huge number of people who
helped with the Fete in many different ways from those who
helped the children with their performances and with their
costumes to those who helped leading up to the day or
during the Fete itself from the BBQ, the Bar, to the various
stalls and ticket sellers. I would also like to thank those who
helped in setting up and cleaning up afterwards.
Thank you also to the many businesses who supported our
Fete through their very generous donations. It is very much
Whilst there were many people who did so much to help
there were a few people who were responsible for the
overall organisation of the day. Tania Gilbert, the Fete
coordinator, and Jenny Crema, the P&F President, need to
be especially thanked for their efforts in coordinating
I would also like to thank Nancy Marsillio for her many
hours of support in helping the school by selling tickets in
Please click here for the pictures in this week's newsletter.
Last Thursday the National Assessment Program Literacy
and Numeracy (NAPLAN) reports for students in years 3, 5
and 7 were sent home. I am pleased with the overall level
of achievement and improvement displayed by our
students in these tests. Congratulations to all students in
years 3, 5 and 7 who completed the tests.
As you might have known, last term our Year 3 and 4
students wrote and illustrated letters to the Australian Air
Force Heron Squadron operating at Kandahar Airport in
Afghanistan. One of the members of this squadron was
Nathan (Chris' son). We had also been
praying for the squadron each morning while they were
part of this mission. Well, I am happy to report that
Nathan and his team made it back home safely to
Australia last week. Amen!… and yesterday, being very
generous with his long awaited time at home, he spent
some of that here at our school. He visited the Year 3
and 4 classes, talking about his special mission and
bringing with him reply letters from those servicemen
and women that we wrote to. As you could imagine the
Year 3 and 4 students were extremely excited and we
read the letters they had received to the whole class.
Hearing those letters was one of the most humbling
experiences I have known to date. Here they are; in the
middle of the desert (and war zone); in a foreign country;
thousands of miles from home; ordinary men and
women; with wives, husbands, children and pets; having
been there for the past six months…taking the time to
write back to our students about things that mattered to
them. They wrote about working hard at school, getting
involved in things, the importance of family and having
fun. They thanked us for the prayers and said that our
letters, which were pinned up in their quarters, was a
great morale boost especially when they were missing
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.
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.