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
Last week we had a show by the NED group. They use a "Pay it forward" method to raise funds to continue their message of"Never give up, encourage others and do your best". The show was very entertaining with yo yo tricks, magic and message incorporated in a fast running show done by one person. We do not pay for the show but we sell yo yos to raise funds to send them to their next school. I assumed that we would sell some but not a lot. Not so and never assume. My life has been yo yoed for the last 5 days. I know a great deal about yo yos now. Although I am not sure what the plural of yo yo is. The interest in such a simple toy was profound. Even hand ball numbers on the court decreased. Yo yos were purchased for brothers, friends and parents. It is good to see children trying to master a new skill.
Prep interviews have started and due to camp and Catholic Education Week they will continue for the next two weeks. It is important that anybody wanting to enrol their child in Prep in 2017 collect an enrolment form from the office to have it processed as soon as possible. There will be a cap on the class size.
District Athletics The discus held yesterday afternoon at the TSHS was the event to commence 3 busy days of District Athletics activity. This afternoon, 30 eligible students will compete in the 800m run and on Wednesday we will have 47 students attend LTSS oval to compete in a full day of athletic events. We wish our students success as they NED - Never give up, Encourage others & Do their best! Results will be posted in next week's newsletter.
District 10-12 yrs Girls Rugby League Dakota and Stephanie played in the Tully District 10-12 yrs Girls' Rugby League team last Tuesday in Cairns. Both girls reported that the team enjoyed a degree of success and that they had a very enjoyable day. Stephanie was invited to attend the possibles/probable clinic on Wednesday. We congratulate both girls on their sportsmanship!
The Colouring-in Competition for the Fete is in two categories this year, Prep and Year 1 will be judged together and Years 2 to 6 will be judged together. The colouring-in pages are available for collection at the office and are due back by Friday 26th August. Prep and Year 1 teachers have been given their entries for their classes.