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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.
Yvonne Devlin - Principal
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CONGRATULATIONS AND THANK YOU
TO OUR YEAR 7 CLASS OF 2013
To the beautiful people who are our Year Seven students and who will move into Secondary School next year, I thank you for the contributions that you have made, some students for the whole eight years; other students for a shorter period of time, but nevertheless, just as significant, and each of you the most important part - the heart of St Augustine’s School - its students, writing the story of the years, 2006 – 2013.
I congratulate you on your Farewell and Blessing Ceremony, Burning Bright, last Wednesday evening. The poise, participation, prayerfulness, enthusiastic rendition of the theme song of your choice, “Burn” certainly made me feel very proud as Principal of each of you and the journey that you have made, sometimes with challenge but always with the support of your parents and teachers. You are amazing!
Click here for more great photos of the Year 7 Graduation
| CHRISTMAS MASS TIMES
Tuesday December 24th Wednesday December 25th
7pm Christmas Vigil
10pm Christmas Vigil
7am Christmas Mass
9am Christmas Mass
|A CHRISTMAS MESSAGE
I would sincerely like to take this opportunity to wish each of you, parents, staff and most of all children, a very happy and holy Christmas.
I pray that peace, joy and much love surrounds your family at Christmas as you celebrate the wonder and generosity of the season.Every blessing to you and your families as you take time to renew and refresh during the weeks ahead.
Yvonne Devlin - Principal
SPORT AT ST AUGUSTINES
What an amazing 4th term of sports here at St. Augustine’s. Soccer, Hockey, Line Dancing and of course our amazing swimming programme culminating in our Interhouse Swimming Carnival followed by the District Interschool Swimming Carnival. So many moments to be proud of the very talented children that we have here at St. Augustine’s.
A huge thankyou to all of the parents, teachers and school officers who assisted in making our Interhouse Swimming Carnival such a great success. A day like this could not run so smoothly without all your wonderful enthusiasm and help. The age champions for the day are listed in the latest school newsletter.
Congratulations also to new record holders: Sophie and Mitchell, and the Junior Girls Relay team. Congratulations to the following infant children for their sportspersons of the day, for achieving milestones, performing strongly in their swim and showing great sportsmanship: Jacquin, Latisha, Violet, Ashton, Jai , Addison, Mercedes, Tristyn, Joshua, and Phoebe.
Following our Interhouse School Carnival last Friday our St. Augustine’s swimming team attended the District Swim Carnival and did our school very proud both in their swimming efforts, behaviour and sportsmanship. The aggregate trophy was won by Port Douglas State school and the Average Trophy by St. Augustine’s.
Many of our students featured in the age champions for the day including:
9yr Girl – Sophie, 11yr Boy – Derek,
12yr Girl – Keely, 13yr Boy – Mitchell.
OUR NEW WEBSITE
As you will have noticed, we have given our website a fresh new look. Some browsers retain copies of old pages in their cache and so you may find that you are viewing a mixture of the old site and the new site. To avoid this problem please click on the Website Issues button on the left.
NOTICE TO ALL FAMILIES AND STAFF – Phone app
available in time for cyclone season
A Cairns Catholic Education
phone app for smart phones and
tablets (iPhone and Android) is
now available for download. Staff
and families are asked to please
download this app as it will
facilitate instant communication and push notifications
in the case of cyclones and any other emergency
situations. For those without a smart device, the content
will be replicated on the home page of the new Cairns
Catholic Education website at www.cns.catholic.edu.au,
due to go live in early December. Our school will have its
own version of this app in the new year, but until then,
please download the Cairns Catholic Education app by
searching for ‘Cairns Catholic Education in your device’s