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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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Leadership is an important part of a child's learning experiences at school. With the changes to our school as a result of the Year 6 and Year 7 transition into the High School context we have an opportunity to refine our student leadership program to best meet the needs of our emerging student leaders.
In 2015 we will be introducing a program of Student Leadership Teams. The aim of the Student Leadership Team program will be to give all students the opportunity to experience leadership in a team context. In this team all students will be expected, and supported, to demonstrate leadership in a variety of ways:
1. Preparing and leading school liturgies.
2. Preparing and leading school assemblies.
3. Welcoming visitors
4. Conducting tours of the school for new enrolments
5. Leading students in school sporting events.
Each term the teacher will work with the students to identify the student leadership team. This team will then work under the supervision of the class teacher, Principal and APRE as they undertake each of the tasks mentioned. The major change will be that there will no longer be school captains for the whole year, rather the students will all have the oppor-tunity to explore and develop their leadership capacities throughout the year.
SWIMMING CAPTAINS 2014
Over the past month our teachers have been working with children to complete assessments so that they are able to prepare a report for parents on the overall learning achieved by your child during semester 2.
The purpose of the Report Card is to inform you, the child's first educators, of your child's learning in the following areas:
1. Their own faith and the teaching of the Catholic Church.
2. Themselves as life long learners.
3. Their academic learning as describe in the Australian Curriculum.
Thankyou to the wonderful parent and children helpers who turned up on Sunday morning to beautify our School grounds. What an amazing job you have done.