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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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The swimming carnival was an amazing day. There was a wonderful sense of community, enjoyment and team work throughout the whole day. The children were not only beautifully behaved but they were superb sportspeople as well. I saw children stepping in for others who could not swim, children who took risks and competed in events that challenged them beyond what they believed they could do, children who took the time to celebrate their achievements of others and themselves. It was delightful to watch our current student leaders in the pool with our early childhood children as they swam their races. They were careful not to do it for them, but rather they walked beside them and provided a helping hand when they needed it—and then cheered them loudly when they achieved. What I saw our children do at the pool on Monday is what I see our teachers do at school everyday—they walk with our students, guide their learning, help them along the way, step in when they are needed and cheer loudly when they achieve.
It was also delightful to see so many parents there as helpers and spectators. From timekeepers, to ribbon givers, the starter man and the amazing group of mums who pretty much ran the whole early childhood activities. Thank you so very much-your support and participation contributed greatly to making the day a success. The whole day was a great example of how a Catholic school strives to be a community of people who come together to work together for the good of the children.
A special thanks to Bron for arranging the day, to her team of swim coaches for preparing the children and to Yvonne Grant for managing the scoring. We are so fortunate to have you all.
CHRISTMAS HAMPER DONATIONS
As we prepare for the holidays and the celebration of Christmas let us look into our hearts to see if we have room to show special care to those who have lost hope and don't believe anything good will happen to them.
Ways we can help are through the donation to our local Mossman Community and St Vincent de Paul Society of grocery items. Please click here to see the current newsletter for a list of suggested items.
All classes are asked to gift if possible some baby goods – nappies, wipes, baby powder and baby food. Personal Items for adult male and females – shampoo, conditioner, deodorant, shower gel, toothpaste, toilet paper.
We will leave these under the Christmas Tree on the stage next Wednesday at Christmas Concert night, and then distribute them to the agencies. I wish to thank each family in anticipation of your wonderful support again this year for this outreach to the community.