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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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CONFUSION ON APRIL FOOLS DAY
So whose job was it to draw the Easter raffle? On arrival at school this morning there were confusing signs as to visitors who had come to the school. On one hand there were powdery white footprints all over the school path ways. But there was also tinsel hanging from the poles in the undercover area and there were Christmas Carols playing. Just who was lurking around the school? It was Santa and the Easter Bunny!
Obviously Santa was confused!. He turned up to draw the Easter raffle! We had to remind him that it was his job to celebrate the birth of Jesus at Christmas time and that it is the Easter Bunny's job to celebrate his resurrection into new life at Easter time. Luckily the students knew the story of Holy Week and that it was the Easter Bunny who was in the right place at the right time. The Easter Bunny spent a lot of time with us visiting all the classrooms. Thank you to all the families who supported the raffle through buying tickets and donating to the basket.
In preparation for ANZAC Day all students enrolled in Catholic schools in the Cairns Diocese have completed a plaque sharing their reflections of ANZAC Day. our reflections are on display in front of the office until the end of term, after that they will be sent to Cairns. We are asking that parents participate in their local ANZAC Day celebrations. Mossman Dawn Service 5.30am. Port Douglas, ANZAC Park 10.15am.
INTERSCHOOL HORSE SPORTS
Congratulations to Will (Prep), Alex (Yr 2), Amara (Yr 4) and Holly (Yr 4) who competed in the Interschool Horse Sports on the weekend in Mareeba. Alex placed 2nd overall in his age group with 3 firsts, 2 seconds and 3 thirds, Holly received a second and third in individual events on the day. Amara and Will also receiving points which contributed to St Augustine's placing 2nd overall on the day.
Week 1 Term 2 meal deal is
A Nori Roll (Teriyaki Chicken or Vegetarian)
A Freddo Frog
Roster for Parents on 24th April
Michelle Zonai ~ Kim Geddes ~ Yvette LeGriffon