Term 2 Newsletter 1
29 April 2021
Dear Parents, Guardians, Students, Staff and Friends of St Teresa’s,   
‘I have come that they may have life and have it to the full.’
(John 10:10)
Term 2 has commenced in a most positive fashion, with students returning from the Easter break refreshed and ready for the opportunities and challenges that await. I trust the break afforded families some relaxing time to spend together.
The first two weeks of term have been busy with our Ministry, Learning and Wellbeing framework up and running from day 1. The students have been focussing their efforts on their learning in and outside of the classroom.
Year 9 undertook their outdoor adventure camp at Glastonbury last week, rotating through challenging activities requiring initiative, teamwork and co-operation that developed a stronger confidence and resilience in the group. A very satisfied, yet weary, group of travellers returned home safely on Friday.
The student body led a memorable ANZAC commemorative service on Wednesday, where we were joined by ex-school captain, Jack Frey and Mick Reid from the Tewantin-Noosa RSL. Our prayers of remembrance, the insightful commentaries from Mick and Jack, combined with a wonderfully moving video tribute, produced by Year 10 student Riley York, saw the reflective and reverence levels demonstrated by the students rise to a new high. This aspect of our ceremonial observance is so important for our youth today, which then translated to a very strong student and staff presence at the Tewantin ANZAC March and Ceremony on Sunday.
Our student leaders led the way at the ANZAC Day ceremony in Tewantin, with over 70 staff and students representing the College.
Year 7 presented their ‘Dreamer’ to their parents and staff on Tuesday evening this week, at the traditional ‘Dreamers at Dusk’ event which is a rite of passage at the College, for our newest cohort. In an explicit example of ‘assessment for learning’, the students worked with their History teachers and families to research a person who has ‘made a difference’ to the world we occupy today. On the night students ‘graduated’ from the Year 7 Transition Education Program (STEP), signalling that they have gathered the tools and understanding to step into their secondary education.
Finally, we were able to conduct our 2020 Semester 2 Academic Awards ceremony on Wednesday, following the disruptions toward the end of Term 1.  We welcomed Brother Bill Selden from the Marist Brothers community at Sunshine Beach, along with Sandy Bolton, Noosa State Member of Parliament to present the awards. Students from Year 8 -11 were presented with Gold certificates, acknowledging academic excellence and endeavour, in the later half of last year.
A few of the images from Academic Awards Assembly

When we read the words above from St John’s Gospel, we see the ‘have it to the full’, in the opportunities the students of St Teresa’s are provided. Our prayer remains for the students to make the most of these opportunities; day in, day out.

With my very best wishes as we continue to,
Dare the Dream, 

David McInnes

College Principal


Assistant Principal - Wellbeing and Engagement

Positive Behaviour for Learning and The Star Matrix

The Positive Behaviour for Learning framework has been developed at the College in collaboration with Brisbane Catholic Education. It has been developed as a student and classroom management framework that is understood and owned by students, teachers, leaders and the community, and is focused on a STAR matrix of whole school community developed expectations underpinned by our College foundations. These expectations are for all in our College community and are visible in our classrooms and in our playground. They are the focal point that define students’ management of their learning, relationships with others and conduct in the school and wider community. Students experience a consistent approach to meeting these expectations and teachers are supported in developing approaches that guide students in meeting these expectations. Support interventions are provided by teachers and College leaders when expectations are not met as part of the Positive Behaviour for Learning framework. These interventions are provided in a focused and tiered structure, supported by the Heads of House and College Leadership. Our Positive Behaviour for Learning practice is grounded in research-proven practices and effective teaching, promoting student engagement and providing a safe and supportive environment where students practice socially and are supported in this practice.  

The STAR matrix underscores the learning behaviours for St Teresa’s Catholic College students in the classroom, in the College grounds and in the community. Built from a broader student developed matrix grounded upon our College foundations, the STAR matrix makes clear the expectations we have for all students promoting productive learning.  

Safety is the basis for all productive learning and promoting safety is the first aim of the matrix. Positive and productive learning only happens when students take responsibility for their own learning. When students are safe and take responsibility for their learning, they can build internal accountability for maintaining our expected College standards for positive and productive learning. Furthermore, we recognise the crucial role relationships play at our College, respect for all people and our environment is promoted throughout all student interactions.  

A clear communication of these expectations and processes help all of the College community with clear roles and expectations at all times. Specific expected behaviours and responsibilities are outlined in the Star Matrix.

Click here to view the Star Matrix

Drop and Go Zone

To assist in reducing congestion around our school a new 2-minute drop-off and pick-up zone has been installed by Noosa Council. 

The Drop & Go zone operates similarly to an airport-pick up, drivers are not permitted to stop in the zone for more than 2-minutes. 

For the Drop & Go to operate effectively, cars need to keep moving. If your passengers are not ready, please keep moving, continue around the roundabout and then re-enter the zone from Southern Sea Eagle Drive. 

As per the signage, the Drop & Go is a 2-minute zone. With a 2:20pm bell time, there is no need to park in the 2-minute zone any earlier than 2:25pm. This will allow students time to walk from their classroom.  

Please proceed to the very front of the zone, stopping halfway down the zone will reduce the number of cars able to enter. Students can wait at the top of the zone closest to the College, waiting further down will encourage cars to stop. 

The use of the zone will be monitored and local law enforcement may be required if it is not used correctly. When used correctly, the Drop & Go is a great facility to make pick-up and drop-off more convenient. 

Drop and Go Zone Information Sheet
Best wishes for the next fortnight. 

Juan Gonzaga
Assistant Principal - Wellbeing and Engagement

Date Claimers


MONDAY 03/05
Labour Day Holiday

Bill Turner Cup
Parent/Teacher/Student Interviews

District Cross Country
Assembly - The Great Debate
U15 & Senior Boys Rugby

Noosa Beach Dawn Performance
Aussie World Physics Excursion
D2D Training Run

FRIDAY 07/05
Sunshine Coast Dance Eisteddfod
Concert Band Workshop
REGEN Youth Group


MONDAY 10/05
Maroochydore Netball


Year 12 Retreat
U15 & Senior Boys Rugby

Year 12 Retreat
STCC Newsletter Published

FRIDAY 14/05
Year 12 Retreat

Parent Handbook
Families are encouraged to keep up to date with operational aspects of the College, through the Handbook located on the Parent Portal.
This is a live document, capturing the College’s policies and procedures operating throughout the year. When there are updates and changes communicated to parents, they can be found in this seminal document.
Areas such as wellbeing, curriculum and assessment expectations and day-to-day requirements are covered in the Handbook.

Terrace Cafe

Congratulations to Bree Johnson who was our volunteer raffle draw winner for Term 1. Bree volunteers every Thursday and is much appreciated - very well deserved!

Student Achievements

Congratulations to Year 10 student Joey Glassock who won a bronze medal in the U17 First Aid, at the Australian Surf Life Saving championships last week at Maroochydore. He also came 5th in the U19 First Aid and a 4th in the U17 Patrol competition. Joey also competed in the U19 boats, where their crew made the quarter finals which was a huge achievement in their first year as all members were Under 17

If your son or daughter has an achievement to celebrate in our newsletter please let us know. You can email margit.cruice@bne.catholic.edu.au 


Year 10 student, Griffyn is a member of the 207 Airforce Cadet Squadron (Leading Cadet). On ANZAC Day he had the honour of carrying the Australian Flag in the Mudjimba ANZAC day parade on behalf of the squadron.

CLC News

Annual Great Debate

The awesome Great Debate is almost here! The Great Debate is held annually with the teachers’ team taking on the student team. This year the topic is that ‘Reality TV is harmful to society’. We look forward to watching the Great Debate next Wednesday.


ANZAC Day Kahoot

We had our first Term 2 Kahoot last Friday, with students tested on their knowledge of all aspects of ANZAC Day. Our winners were Saxon Nurse, Leila Kenzler and Kelsie Dall with Noah Collins and Jaxon Hayes our runners-up. The most difficult question on the day was ‘How long was the battle at Gallipoli?’

First Friday Book Club
Our fantastic First Friday Book Clubbers meet on the first Friday of each month. Students share the books they have been reading, and enjoy delicious treats. All are welcome to join the club, in the library at second break.

Oliver Learnpath Guides
The LearnPath Guides offer curated resources for year-level specific assessment tasks, with a range of reliable online sources such as ClickView videos, Worldbookonline and links to related Oliver websites and videos.

Year 8 Readers Cup
Our Year 8 Readers Cup team is busy reading a range of books in preparation for the competition on June 10 at Good Samaritan Catholic College.

Annual Chess Challenge
The Chess competition begins in a few weeks, with a number of competitors already signed up. Students play 5 games, with winners of those heats progressing to the finals. Chess coaching is offered in the library on Monday and Wednesday at first break, for any student who’d like to hone their skills.
And the answer to the Kahoot question is 8 months!
Debra McGhee
Teacher Librarian


From the Guidance Counsellors

Raising Girls
Raising girls in today’s modern world can be a difficult path for parents and carers to navigate. These days, girls are transitioning to puberty a lot earlier than they used to and the physical, psychological and emotional changes they experience are challenging. As a result, by mid-adolescence, girls are twice as likely to develop mood disorders more so than boys.

Some parents and carers may feel uncertain about how best to support their daughter through the ups and downs of adolescence and how to keep the lines of communication open. With the rise of social media and technology, mental health difficulties in girls are increasing as often they are faced with online images that make it difficult to see themselves as acceptable. Ensuring a daughter’s opinions are heard and her views listened to, will go a long way towards making her feel loved and supported as she tries to establish her own identity.

In this edition of SchoolTV, adult carers will attain a clearer picture of what girls are wanting from their adult carers and how best to support them through adolescence. We hope you take time to reflect on the information offered in this month’s edition.

If you have any concerns about your child, please contact the College Guidance Counsellor for further information or seek medical or professional help.
Click here for the Raising Girls edition


Dreamers @ Dusk
On Tuesday 27th April the annual Year 7 Dreamers@Dusk evening was finally held. After being postponed from last term, it was a much-anticipated night where history literally came alive, and the photos above reveal the extent to which history became a tangible and tantalising reality. The students had been researching a significant ‘Dreamer’ from our world's story, not just someone who is famous but someone who has made a substantial, positive contribution to the fabric of society that binds humanity. In their Humanities classes they explored her/his dream and legacy, and, on this night, they ‘became’ their chosen dreamer.  It began with the first cohort in 2004 and has continued every year since. The 2021 Year 7’s gave an excellent account of themselves and have thus entered another successful chapter into the Dreamers’ story.
There were many highlights as always, but this year was particularly special as it was the first one to be held in our newly refurbished Pinbarren. The Year 7 Step Graduation was also held earlier in the night in Burangum. The marrying of these two events led parents to see what this College stands for; the Dreamer’s component established that our Year 7’s know what a socially just society can look like and the Graduation acknowledged that we live it here at St Teresa's – it’s what an authentic celebration of learning looks like.

Paul Baker
Curriculum Development Leader - Humanities and Social Sciences

Learning Services

Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on School Students with Disability

Please find below a Fact Sheet for Parents, Guardians and Carers on the Nationally Consistent Collection of Data (NCCD) on School Students with Disability.
Clare Waterworth
Support Teacher – Inclusive Education
Click here for the Fact Sheet

Parent Portal

Did you know there is a wealth of information on the Parent Portal including: student reports and timetables, absence reporting, payment links, Parent/Teacher/Student interview login link, guidance counsellor resources, sporting details, forms and documents and much more. 

As a parent you will need to access the Parent Portal. For full instructions on accessing the portal click here. 
This issue of Career Options features the latest news about QTAC and Tertiary Entry, QCAA key dates for students, university specific information, news about employment for young people in Australia and much more. 
Click here for the latest Career Options Bulletin
Cross Country
On Wednesday last week, in near perfect conditions, we held our cross country for Year 7, 8, 10, 11 and 12 students. With staff positioned around the Doonella forest track, students were encouraged all the way around the 5km track. There were some blistering speeds set by our senior students, along with many students who simply gave it their best, whether that was running or walking. 

Yesterday, our Year 9 students had their turn to run or walk. Participation was huge this year and a general sense of camaraderie as students supported each other and enjoyed the native bushland that surrounds our College. 

Congratulations to our Age Champions & Runners Up:
U12 Boys
Runners Up
Rory Mauger
Luc Yllera
U12 Girls
Runners Up
Harper Weir
Beth Mauger
U13 Boys
Runners Up
Riley Mackay
Zikano Gjergji
U13 Girls
Runners Up
Maya Bovalino
Sienna Lambert
U14 Boys
Runners Up
Curtis Page
Luke Bauer
U14 Girls
Runners Up
Charlie Shanahan
Ella Reynolds
U15 Boys
Runners Up
Jai Mure
Nic Scordalides
U15 Girls
Runners Up
Kaiya Hides
Serenity Armijo
U16 Boys
Runners Up
Hudson Jessep
Josh Shanahan
U16 Girls
Runners Up
Cheyenne Dau Paull
Violette Simons
Open Boys
Winners (joint)
Ethan Pohlner
Kyan Fleming
Open Girls
Runners Up
Isabelle Trusler
Kate Scordalides
Good luck to our College cross country team who will be competing in Woombye next Wednesday in the North District Carnival.
Soccer - Senior Boys

This year was the first year where there was an opportunity for open boys’ soccer to have a league and finals, and I think to win it, our first-year participating was pretty special, especially for us seniors. We were a team who had never played together before and a lot the guys really stepped up and really gave it their all every week. We had a few challenges here and there throughout the season but overall did really well only losing 1 game and only drawing 1 match. As the season went on, we improved and definitely became more connected as a team.

As final’s rolled around, we all had our eyes on the trophy, with a good 3-0 win in the semi’s, we were feeling good for the finals. We went up against St John’s as the underdog’s, and I couldn’t have been prouder of how the boys played in that final. We really went through the motions in this game. With St John’s hitting the crossbar in the first 5 minutes and our goal being disallowed due to offside, it went right to the wire, all the way to a penalty shootout with the final score being 0-0 and 5-4 after penalties. As we stood together on the halfway line as a team while each player stepped up to take their penalty, I knew we all had each other’s backs and we showed that during the game, and when we won it, when unluckily St John’s missed their last penalty we all ran to our goalkeeper and celebrated; it was madness, the excitement and joy was really something special. We had put blood, sweat and tears into that game and it was all worth it, and I couldn’t have been prouder of our team, seeing the smile on Mr. Tickner’s (our coach) face who believed in us right from the start and receiving a round of applause from the crowd - the feeling was unmatched. This experience will definitely be one of the biggest highlights of my schooling and I couldn’t thank the team and Mr. Tickner enough. It was a pretty awesome season.

Campbell Verster-Deer
Senior Boys Soccer Captain

Soccer - Senior Girls

Over the past 6 weeks the senior boys’ and girls’ soccer teams have been playing against different school teams across the region every Wednesday afternoon, coached by Mr Tickner and Ms Pettit. After multiple training sessions and games both of our teams made it to the semi-finals, which took place on the Wednesday 21st April. Both teams travelled to Maroochydore soccer field to play the semis, attempting to land a place in the Grand Finals, also played that night. The girls played against Nambour State High School. We were down 2 players with no subs and managed to hold Nambour off from scoring throughout first half with a strong team effort. Second half everyone was tired but still playing strongly, however, Nambour eventually got through scoring two goals. We unfortunately didn’t make it to finals, but everyone did an exceptional job with fewer players and multiple new players to the game. Thank you to our coach Ms Pettit for getting us through the term and helping create our first senior girls’ soccer team. And also, a huge congratulations to the senior boys’ team for taking out the win in the Grand Final.

Jayde Lacey
Senior Girls Soccer Captain
Intermediate Boys Cricket
On Tuesday 27th April, our intermediate boys cricket team were excited to have the opportunity to play, after being washed out in Term 1. Winning the toss in the first T20 match against St Andrews, the boys elected to bat first. Finn Mayo (23) and Aedan Mayo got us off to a good start with the first wicket falling in the 10th over. Being slightly damp the ground ran a little slow, keeping the team score to 89 off their 20 overs. Taking the field, Matt Christensen (2/20) took a wicket with his first ball with Kipp Byrne taking the first of two great catches. Scoring by St Andrews was slow, with some great bowling from our team. It was when the spinners Jacob Bartley (4/8) and Finn Mayo (1/11) came on that the damage was done as they both had terrific figures from their 4 overs. Also of note was Daniel O'Shea's bowling taking 2/5 from his 4 overs. In the end St Teresa's won by 20 runs, keeping St Andrews to a 9/69.
With no break in between matches, the boys then took on Good Shepherd Lutheran College. Batting first again, we lost our first wicket quickly before steadying. An outstanding partnership by Jacob Bartley (51 no) and Kipp Byrne (15) helped the team reach 102 runs. A very defendable total, the team took to the field eagerly. However, it was not to be, as one GSLC batter methodically built his innings, scoring 60 before being caught by a screamer by Will Bright off Aedan Mayo's bowling. In the end, they passed our score at the end of the 18th over. It was a fine effort by the team who played in the spirit of our College.

The Arts

Noosa Main Beach Dawn Performance

The revised date for our annual beach performance is the Thursday 6th May. Please join us from 6am to watch the sunrise while listen to the beautiful sounds of our Music Ensembles. A fantastic way to start the day.

Year 9 Camp

The first week back from holidays was filled with adventures and fun for the Year 9 cohort who embarked on their annual school camp. The campers left the College grounds on Tuesday morning and made the hour-long journey to Glastonbury. The 3 nights/4 days were spent with students partaking in various exciting and challenging activities. These included kayaking, archery, mountain biking, abseiling, team development, hiking and learning how to survive in the bush. Many students had expressed just how much they enjoyed the camp food that was served at each mealtime. A highlight for many students was the day that they packed a backpack, hiked, abseiled and stayed at an offsite campsite. Here, they worked as a team to cook their own dinner over the campfire grill in limited light. After lunch on Friday, the exhausted students and staff travelled back to the College after packing down the campsite. It was a great experience for many and will be remembered for years to come.

All Year 9 students would like to thank the staff who came on camp with them.

Matisse Dupuy
LaValla 3

Community Notices

Parish Details

Parish Office
Office Hours: Mon, Tue & Thu: 8am to 12 noon
                      Mon, Tue & Wed: 1pm - 4pm
                      Thu: 1pm - 2.30pm
                      Fri: Closed all day
Emergency Outside Office Hours Contact: 0438 705 447

Address: 5 Moorindil Street, Tewantin
Postal Address: P.O. Box 111, Tewantin 4565
Phone: 5447 1188 
Email: enquiries.ndcp@bne.catholic.net.au

Parish Team
Parish Priest - Rev Fr Jason Middleton: MiddletonJP@bne.catholic.net.au 
Manager & Finance Officer - Mr Fred de Waard: Manager.ndcp@bne.catholic.net.au
Administration Assistant - Mrs Elaine Stephenson: Admin.ndcp@bne.catholic.net.au
Volunteer Safeguarding Officer – Mrs Jenny Noakes: Safeguarding.ndcp@bne.catholic.net.au 

Weekend Mass Times

4.00pm Sacred Heart Church, 63 Maple Street Cooroy (1st & 3rd Saturdays of the month)
4.00pm St Patrick’s Church, 1 Church Street, Pomona  (2nd & 4th Saturdays of the month)
            Check with Parish office/newsletter for Mass location on 5th Saturdays of the month.
6.15pm Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, 2-4 Doonella Street, Tewantin 

8.00am St Thomas More Church, 73 Ben Lexcen Drive, Sunshine Beach
10.30am Our Lady of Perpetual Succour Church, 2-4 Doonella Street, Tewantin


On-line bookings available at all weekend Masses at:

Sacramental Preparation Enquiries
All sacramental preparation (Baptism, Confirmation, First Holy Communion, Reconciliation) for children is undertaken by the Parish at set times throughout the year.  Contact the Parish Office (phone, email or in person) for enrolment details and preparation session timings.

The Parish runs regular Alpha courses for people wishing to explore and understand Christianity. Contact the Parish Office for more details.

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Noosaville   QLD   4566
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Noosaville    QLD   4566

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