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.
Paul Keenan - Acting Principal
MINI VINNIES SLEEPOUT AND FOOD DRIVE
Thank-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
FROM THE PRINCIPAL
‘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