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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
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PROFESSIONAL LEARNING COMMUNITIES
This week has seen further examples of our school community embracing the call to Higher Expectations
leads to Greater Achievement.
The teaching staff has commenced the new culture of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs). This is where staff meet as teams to extract data, consider the current research surrounding an issue of interest then work collegially and collaboratively to improve the teaching and learning so that each child
benefits. In this manner , staff have the
opportunity to reflect and discuss with each other so that great professional learning occurs. Whilst I refer to the term “Learning” , I encourage all in our community to shift from asking “what did the teacher teach you today?” to “What did you LEARN today?”. This change in language although simple is powerful in that it reinforces with each child that they are in the process of learning.
In Supporting this Learning, parents and care givers play a critical role. What is done at school requires a partnership that occurs in the home. Our high expectation is that parents do their part in the educational journey. On Tuesday night a Parent Information evening was held to outline strategies in Reading, Numeracy and Spelling. The feedback from this evening from parents was extremely positive and many were appreciative of the tips that can be utilised at home to give each child a step up. I thank the staff who attended this evening and especially Miss Newell, Mrs Pendlebury, Mrs Fitzgerald and Miss Harris from CES for facilitating the 3 presentations.
ENROLMENTS FOR 2017 - NOW OPEN
I encourage all to spread the good news of what our
school is all about. Let any family know that our enrolment
process has commenced and that enrolment packages
are available from the School Office.
P&F Annual Golf Day
Sunday 7th August, 2016
Keep this day free for a day of fun, frivolity, Community and
poor shot selection.
Please see the current newsletter
for more information.
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