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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

30th October
Gala Day

3rd November
No Tuckshop

10th November
P&F Meeting 7pm
P&F AGM 8pm

11th November
Remembrance Day

13th November
Volunteer Induction 8.40am
(Last of the year)

14th November
Public Holiday G20

28th November
Summer Celebration 6pm

3rd December

5th December
End of School Year 12 noon

28th January 2015
Term 1 Commences


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School Calendar
Sporting Calendar
P&F Calendar


Welcome to our website...

St. Thomas’  is an inner-city school on the east side of Brisbane.  As one of 136 affiliated systemic schools in the Archdiocese, our emphasis is education for the whole child in the Catholic Christian tradition.  This means that we value the uniqueness of each person and strive to provide opportunities for their development throughout their individual learning journeys – spiritually, emotionally, socially, psychologically, academically, physically and culturally.

Our school, which commenced in 1929, is an integral part of St. Thomas’ Catholic Parish.  Since separating from East Coorparoo in 1927, this parish has been served by the Missionary of the Sacred Heart Priests.  The school was started by the Good Samaritan Sisters, who remained teaching here until 2004. In living out our faith justly and with compassion for others, St. Thomas’ continues to reflect the charisms of both of these Orders.

While passersby would notice that St. Thomas’ is a visually appealing and well resourced school, with attractive buildings and grounds, our most notable characteristic is our community.  St. Thomas’ is renowned for being friendly, vibrant and welcoming; with supportive and involved parents/caregivers and a commitment to providing a safe, engaging and enjoyable learning environment.

Thank you for visiting our website.  We trust that in learning more about our community you will recognise, as we do, why St. Thomas’ is “a heart for mind and spirit”.

Community News

Our Kids Matter Launch Week is proving a great community event. Our daily morning skipping has involved large numbers of students with plenty of willing parents and teachers very ably turning ropes – with a little skipping on the side!

Thanks to our Kids Matter team for organising the great "launch" week activities. We look forward to our community breakfast on Friday 31st October and the beginnings of our Kids Matter Art Project.

Last week Years 5,6,7 Masked Disco was a huge hit, going by the enthusiastic comments and tales I heard about the evening. Congratulations to the Year 6/7 students on their organisation of this much anticipated annual event.

World Teacher's DayWORLD TEACHER'S DAY
This event will be observed in Queensland on Friday 31st October. As a special celebration for our St Thomas' teachers, the P&F is organising morning tea for them. Thank you to the Year 1 parents for catering for this new event.

Gala Day
All Year 4 to 7 students will play in the final gala day of sports tomorrow. All permission letters should be returned to class teachers. We have only two parent volunteers at the moment. These days are quite busy and always lots of fun for the students. To allow for as much team play and attention for each team, we need a number of parents to assist with managing teams and where possible, to umpire the game. It is a very simple game with just a few basic rules. If you are able to assist please let the class teacher or office know as soon as possible.

We are in great need of some parents to umpire both handball (simple) and cricket!!!

All students will be transported to their playing venue, handball at Wembley Park, Coorparoo and cricket at Kianawah Park, Tingalpa. Students need to wear their school hat, sports uniform, sunscreen and bring water, lunch and more sunscreen.

Queensland All Schools Touch I have been very pleased with the great improvement in the skills, tactics and understanding of the game shown by all team members. This team has trained solidly and with enthusiasm all term giving up Sunday afternoons to train as well as Tuesday afternoons. The team will play in the Queensland All Schools carnival on Saturday 1st and Sunday 2nd November against schools from all over south east Queensland and further inland including Toowoomba, Dalby and the northern coast towns such as Bundaberg. It is the largest touch primary school carnival in Queensland. We wish the team good luck and know that we will be proud of our school's ambassadors.

Booklists for next year

Booklist for 2015
Online Ordering:
Order your requirements online at www.schoolandoffice.com.au. Click on the BOOKPACKS link to take you to bookpack ordering. Copies of the booklists can be downloaded prior to ordering. Payment will be expected at the checkout – by Mastercard or Visa.

School Code: STT01

Order Form: Complete an order form and hand it in to the school or to School and Office Supplies by the due date, with payment by Cheque, Money Order, Visa & Mastercard. Payments in store can be made by cash, cheque, money order, Visa or Mastercard.

Click here for more information on the 2015 booklists...


This years P&F Meeting Dates are available here, or via the Important Dates section, in the left hand column, of this web page. If you would like something tabled at a P&F meeting, please ensure that you contact us at least two weeks prior so that it can be added to the agenda. If you have any questions about the P&F we can always be contacted through the email account stthomaspandf@gmail.com.

Celebrating Catholic EducationAnnual General Meeting The P&F AGM will be held on Monday 10th November. We have a General Meeting at 7pm, and the AGM will be held immediately afterwards, at approximately 8pm. At the general meeting we will be discussing our financial commitments for 2015. This year's Committee has also come up with further improvements for next year, which will be outlined. The AGM will have annual reports from the Principal, President, Tuckshop Convenor and Treasurer. The new committee will be elected, and we will celebrate with few drinks afterwards. Keep it free! Siobhan Carroll, P&F President stthomaspandf@gmail.com

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Brisbane Catholic Education St Thomas' Catholic School
Principal:  Ms Lorraine Walker

10 Stephen Street, Camp Hill  QLD  4152   |   Office Hours:  8:15am to 3:30pm
Phone: 07 3398 6633   |     Fax: 07 3398 6046    |   Email:
Absentee Line: 07 3398 7531

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