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St Augustine’s School, Mossman, shadowed by the magnificent Mt Demi, is situated 76 kilometres north of Cairns within a rural farming community on the edge of the naturally beautiful Daintree Rainforest and the lush green vegetation of Mossman Gorge. In addition, the popular beaches of the tourist town of Port Douglas are only 16 kilometres to its south.
St. Augustine's is a Catholic primary school catering for boys and girls from Prep to Year 6. St Augustine’s prides itself on being a Catholic Learning Community built on the traditions of the Sisters of Mercy who commenced the school in 1934. With a school enrolment of 190 students St Augustine’s is inspired by its founders and espouses its motto of Together in Faith – Learning for Life.
In creating a learning environment open to all students who seek to share in our values, we are witnessing to a faith, alive and purposeful, in a changing and challenging world.
We welcome you to our community of St Augustine’s School and we would be delighted to have you join us as we strive for excellence in educational practice and the valuing of the dignity and sacredness of each student, staff and parent.
I invite you to browse our website so that you can learn more about our great school of St Augustine’s.
Mr Paul Rayner - Principal
Community News - Yulmburral
CHRISTMAS CONCERT and AWARDS EVENING
The Christmas Concert and Awards Night is next Thursday 23rd November. As the Mossman community White Ribbon March is occurring on the same evening the formal part of our evening will be put back to 6.15pm to enable those who wish to participate in the local march. The BBQ will still commence at 5:30pm. A reminder that we encourage all to wear Christmas colours for the evening.
CREATING DREAMTIME STORIES
This term we explored the Arts subject through the creativity of using Media. The students have had the wonderful opportunity to connect with the curiosities of many Indigenous Dreamtime stories. As a class, they voted on four of their favourite stories to use to create their media books. The students were separated into groups and they worked steadily together to create their own retell versions of each book. After this, each student from each group chose which parts of the story they wanted to individually retell on their media.
A couple of lessons were spent drawing a picture to practise what they envisioned and then they were able to illustrate their section of the story through a painting to match their retell. They took photos of their illustrations and uploaded them to Book Creator which is an online media program to create eBooks. The next phase was to record each of their voices and suitable sound effects to connect their story to the illustrations. This week we showed the class the four created eBooks and each student evaluated what worked well and what didn't work so well. This helps us to always improve our work in the future.
This unit of learning integrated many aspects of the Australian Curriculum: Literacy, Indigenous perspectives, History, the Arts, Technology and even Social and Emotional Learning by learning to work together. We all thought it was one of the best units we have done together this year. We had so much fun being creative, having a laugh at our own voices and using the different sound effects to engage our audiences.
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