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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 7. 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.
Ms Bec Maxwell - Principal
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This week is Children’s Book Week so come in and enjoy our display showing people’s favourite books – some of them may surprise you. Students have enjoyed stories from a selection of books nominated for the awards.
As well, the junior school has done a book treasure hunt and will make a Chatterpix using a character from one of their books. Confused? Come in and see or ask your child to explain, they will love to explain it to you. The seniors are recreating a book in Google Apps combining Google presentations and Google drawings.
Thank you to all families who joined in the Book Fair. The students were excited by the selection of books and I have received feedback from many classes. I will use this feedback towards future Book Fairs. Whilst we do not have a final total, we have sold over $2000 worth of books which the school can use 25% of towards the purchase of books.
Many thank to the staff, students and parents who turned up in yellow to support Daffodil Day on Tuesday. We had visitors come from Catholic Education Services, Cairns, who were very impressed with the summery feel of the school. Mrs Ottone looked great in her yellow and grass skirt and we are not really sure of what to say about Mr Mullane’s shorts!!! Is that really a colour? The Year 5 class bird joined in the fun and showed off it’s yellow feathers. We raised over $230 on the day.
St Augustine's Annual Golf Day
I know that the P & F is working to thank all the sponsors for their contributions towards their successful Golf Day Fundraiser but I would like to take the space in our school newsletter to acknowledge the incredible hard work of all those Mums and Dads who gave their time and energy to raise funds which go to making our school an amazing place of learning. It is through the efforts of these wonderful people that our children have: Shaded playgrounds, New sand in the sand pits, a healthy tuckshop once a week, Smart and comfortable uniforms, a clean undercover area and a supportive community for our families.
These are only a small number of ways that our P & F work in our school, most importantly the P & F helps make St Augustine's a welcoming, friendly and safe catholic learning community. Here are same action shots from the Golf Day!
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