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Important Dates
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28th February
Shrove (Pancake) Tuesday

1st March
Ash Wednesday

3rd March
St Augustine's Trivia Night

31st March
Last Day of Term 1

18th April
First Day of Term 2

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Tuesday - 2nd break for snacks only
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Friday - 1st break for pre-orders & snacks

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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.

Saying of Catherine McAuley 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 

Trivia Night on Friday 3rd March will be a great evening. I look forward to meeting many parents / caregivers in a social setting and observing the opportunity for parents to meet and make many new friendships. I'm responsible for producing some music genre questions so brush up on Disco era Top 10 and Australian Pub Rock knowledge. If you do not have a team / table organised please do not let this inhibit your attendance. I am certain that on the evening there will be many tables made up from individuals and couples who may be unknown to each other. So register your attendance through the front office and look forward to an evening of fun.

STEM NewsThe STEM LAB continues to be supported by tertiary institutions across Queensland. The School of Engineering and Technology - Higher Education Division at Central Queensland University, Rockhampton - notified our school that they are donating three (3) "Rock & Mineral Kits". This will support geological concepts and inspire the investigation of Technology in STEM. Certainly our school project is making an impact across the tertiary sector in Education and Sciences. In a theme of rocks and minerals all I can say is "Can you dig it?"

Wonders of Living Program ~ It is unfortunate that the Wonders of Living has had to be postponed. The great news is that Mr Mullane has been able to secure a replacement date. The new date is Monday 24th July, Week 3, Term 3. This will be the first day of Catholic Education Week.

Season of Lent in the Catholic Church ~As we prepare for Ash Wednesday on Wednesday, 1st of March, we as a school community have the wonderful tradition of celebrating Shrove Tuesday - Pancake Tuesday when the children eat pancakes for Mardi Gras (Fat Tuesday) to symbolize our last feasting before our Fasting begins. In the past, Catholics would traditionally fast, especially on Fridays in Lent. Why Fast? Fasting enables us to simplify our lives so that our vision in walking with Jesus becomes clear to what is really important in our lives. What really matters? What are we really grateful for?

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