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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
Well we are at the end of Term 3 and I think we can all say we are ready for a well earned break. It’s been a massive term of learning and extra curricular activities. From the Swimming Pool to the Dance Concert we can be assured that our high expectations across the school community have resulted in great achievements.
Have a safe holiday and be well rested for a return on Tuesday 3rd October.
Wednesday evening was an example of student success, school spirit, community and the Mercy Charism. It started off brilliantly in recognising Sullivan, awarded 1 of only 20 state-wide medals for his efforts in the National NAIDOC Art Competition. Then with each class demonstrating advancement in Curriculum / SEL / RLOS outcomes and finally the Staff Dance was fun filled and acrobatic. Special thanks to Vanessa and Nell for sharing their passion and expertise to drive High Expectations for all that resulted in Great Achievements and wonderful school memories. I was told this has been our largest audience and the behaviour from all was excellent. I couldn't be a prouder co-leader of learning.
It’s already Week 10 and another term of exciting investigations and challenges have been completed. In the last weeks the younger students have been exploring patterns, first brainstorming as a class, then; in small groups the children expressed their ideas on whiteboards to create a wonderful array of different types of patterns. They really love working with these boards and markers as it helps to makes them feel they own the experience. There were small and large patterns, long and short, colours, shapes, numbers, words and pictures. There was even a pattern with elephants and trucks. Fantastic! Each group had to choose a speaker who, then explained to the rest of the class about their patterns. It was a really good speaking and listening activity. Please read more in the current newsletter about the STEM Lab.
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