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
WELCOME MISS HARNEY
Miss Harney our 2017 Principal has been visiting us this week. Miss Harney has met all the students and staff and is very much looking forward to joining our St Clare’s family in 2017.
ULYSSES CLUSTER SPORT AWARDS
This Wednesday afternoon we have 11 St. Clare’ students invited to attend the Tully District Ulysses Cluster Sport Awards to recognize their sporting achievements in the Tully District and Peninsula Region with the Queensland School Sports structure. Dyana Brown (Sydney 2000 Olympic Gold Medalist) will be the guest speaker.
SCHOLASTIC BOOKFAIR 2016
Book Fair will be operating in the school library all of this week until Friday 30th October.
Everyone in the family will discover wonderful books and exciting products at the Book Fair. You are invited to donate a book which will make a welcome addition to the school Library, a commemorative bookplate will be placed inside the book with your family or child's name. All book fair purchases benefit our school. Most importantly, these outstanding books encourage your Child to be excited about reading and learning, the keys to future success. There will be a competition running when you buy a book you go into a draw for a free book of your choice from the book fair. Each book you purchase entitles you to one free ticket into the draw. Hope to see you at the Book Fair.
WHOLE SCHOOL RECONCILIATION LITURGY
On Wednesday, 26th of October at 10am, the Prep and Year 1 classes are leading our school in a Reconciliation Liturgy. Reconciliation is about recognising our poor choices, being sorry for them and striving to make better ones in the future. It is also about forgiving ourselves, knowing we are made in the image of God, who loves us unconditionally. Those students who have made the Sacrament of Reconciliation will meet with Fr Hilary to undertake their rite of Reconciliation. Thank-you to Fr Hilary, our Prep and Year 1 students and teachers for leading us in this liturgy.
DAY FOR DANIEL and MINI-FETE
Our Annual Catholic Missions Mini-Fete is being held on the 27th of October at 1.30pm. This is also our Day for Daniel, so it is red free dress for a gold coin donation. Please ensure clothing is sun safe and your child is wearing closed in shoes. For those who may be new to our school community, each year we run a Missions Mini-fete to raise funds for the Catholic Missions. It is a great afternoon, for all students, led by the senior class. We have many stalls including sweets, face painting, chocolate toss etc. The students love it and it has become a well-known tradition.
This year our Mini-fete will coincide again with our Day for Daniel. Students are invited to come dressed to school in red sun safe clothing and we come together to pray for Daniel and his family. Classes also undertake 'Keeping Safe' lessons in class. Proceeds from the free-dress go to the Morecombe Foundation. Our senior class do heavily rely on donations for this day, anything from unwanted toys, books for trash and treasure to sweets and chocolates…anything will be gratefully accepted!