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Back to School 23rd January

 

Important Dates

30th November
9am Year 6 Farewell Ceremony
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Year 2 Excursion


1st December

Last day of school
Assembly 11.30am
12 noon finish


23rd January 2018
First day of Term 1


26th January
Australia Day Public Holiday


20th February
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Welcome to the website of Mother Teresa School

Click here to view our Vision and Mission StatementOurs is a new school built by Brisbane Catholic Education in response to the need for a Catholic Primary School in the rapidly growing Ormeau area. We are situated on Eggersdorf Road, which is the main road leading off exit 45 on the M1 Motorway.

Our school offers classes from Prep to Year 6. The plan for Mother Teresa’s is to become a three stream school, with an eventual population of between 500 and 600 students. 

Why Mother Teresa?
Our school is named in honour of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, whose life was dedicated to the betterment of others. Mother Teresa often said that a worthwhile life is one that is lived in the service of others. It is this notion of servant leadership that we hope to instil in our children. Service to
others in the modern world involves key elements such as:

  • Conservation of our environment for future generations.
  • Using skills to build communities by building positive relationships.
  • Developing high academic standards to maximise our talents for the good of the community
  • Developing and sharing recreational, sporting and artistic skills to enrich our world.

As a member of the Archdiocese of Brisbane Catholic Education, we take up the challenge of education to Teach, Challenge and Transform.

We encourage any and all parents who are interested in learning more about our wonderful school and the fantastic opportunities it can offer your family, to contact us and come in for a tour of the school, so you can see these things for yourself!

Mr Peter Kerrins
Principal


Community News......

Over the past few weeks, we have said many goodbyes and hellos, and part of life in general is that people move in and out of our lives regularly, but it is in the meeting of new friends and retaining the old that we really get to grow and enjoy life.

The planning for 2018 is nearly complete, and it is going to be a very exciting year as we look forward to three major initiatives;

The Accelerate Program. This is a program focusing on reading in P-2 but will develop strategies used schoolwide. We will have an extra Education Consultant based at our school for two days per week next year, working with our teachers to develop highly effective strategies in the teaching of reading to get each child to move towards reading targets set by Brisbane Catholic Education. Planning will take place on a short 4 week cycle, with assessments at the end of each cycle. This will enable us to closely monitor reading development across these grades and provide intervention if needed at a much earlier stage.

Writing 3-6. Similar to our Accelerate Program, this initiative, which we began this year, seeks to provide effective, intense practices on a short cycle to promote writing in Years 3-6. These strategies will also be incorporated across the school. Both of these initiatives build terrific teacher capacity, and inform teachers, parents and students on progress in a more objective, timely and accurate manner.

Flexible learning spaces Brisbane Catholic Education is providing resources for each school to investigate ways that schools can create learning spaces that promote more effective teaching and learning strategies to accommodate our reading and writing strategies. Ideas could include effective learning spaces in the covered areas outside the classroom, focused learning centres for guided reading and writing groups and furniture to suit specific learning types.

We are looking at 2018 as a year where great progress will be made in teaching and learning. I would like to thank everyone who has been a part of our 2017 year, and the contributions you have made to making it a great year.

FAREWELL CEREMONY INVITATION
Our school community will farewell our Year 6 student leaders at their farewell ceremony on Thursday the 30th of November at 9am in the undercover area. We extend a special invitation to the parents of our year 6 students to join us for this Liturgy of the Word which will be led by the Year 6 students.

ST VINCENT DE PAUL CHRISTMAS APPEAL
Thank you to the families who donated Christmas Hamper items or Christmas gifts for our Christmas Appeal.  Congratulations to our Mini-Vinnies students for coordinating this opportunity for our school community to do small things with great love for others at Christmas time. Donations were collected this morning by John and Allan from the St Patrick’s St Vincent de Paul group to be distributed to needy families.

LAST DAY OF SCHOOL
The last day of school for all students is Friday the 1st of December. School finishes at 12pm midday on this day. Please make arrangements to collect your child/ren early from school on this day as there is no supervision provided. Students will be dismissed from the undercover area after our final whole school assembly which begins at 11:30am. The school and office will be closed from 12pm midday.

HOLIDAY CHECK OUTS
The Gold Coast City Council Library Service have some amazing holiday activities planned for over the school holidays, they are usually free or at a low cost. Check them out at: http://www.goldcoast.qld.gov.au/library/events-activities-66.html

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