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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
ANZAC Day continues to be an important day for all Australians to stop and reflect on the contributions made by all service men and women. Each ANZAC DAY we commemorate - not celebrate, the virtue of self-sacrifice in service for noble ideals and others. This is consistent with the Christ story. In John's Gospel (Jn 15:13), Jesus says: "Greater love has no one than this, that he lay down his life for his friends". We can be very proud of the children in our school in the manner each person engaged in understanding the importance of the lessons of this day. Over 50 students and a number of staff attended either the Dawn Service in Mossman or the march and service at Port Douglas. This was in addition to the participation of the school liturgy on Monday. Furthermore, I congratulate Year 6 Term Leaders - Jade and Tristyn who accompanied me to the Mossman High Pre-ANAZAC Day service. As ambassadors for our school they both did the school proud.
Our Year 3 and 5 students will be sitting NAPLAN in Week 4 of this term on the 9th, 10th and 11th May. The NAPLAN tests are nationwide standardised tests in Numeracy, Reading, Writing, Spelling, Grammar and Punctuation. If you know that your child will be absent for the testing time could you please contact the school as soon as possible. If your child is unwell on the day of the test, it is perfectly fine to keep them home. We have an extra day at the end of the week to allow for sitting make-up tests. If you have concerns about your child sitting the tests, please contact your child's classroom teacher or myself immediately to discuss your concerns.
PREP ENROLMENTS HAVE BEGUN
Term 2 is the commencement of the 2018 Prep enrolment process. A shared responsibility by the school
community is to promote our school as a credible option for educating all children. Where possible please spread the word. Enrolment packages are available from the front office or download here.
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