Thank you for the year that has been. We have been blessed to be able to work with an incredible group of teachers, school officers, parents, community members and students. What a year of fabulous achievement and one of which we can be suitably proud. Congratulations to all involved in the development, nurturing and education of the students. It certainly was a team effort.
Our end of year celebrations are wonderful occasions for our community to come together and celebrate all the joys that have been ours during a successful 2014. Friday evening's Christmas concert and barbecue was a fabulous community celebration that marks the culmination of another year together.
Wednesday 3rd December the Year 6 and 7 students will attend their graduation. The evening involves a liturgy and a graduation ceremony and is a very special night for these students and their families; full of wonderful memories, a tinge of sadness and hope for the future. Each of these students is a leader in their own particular way; however their legacy will be the kindness, generosity and dedication that they displayed on a daily basis. Congratulations on your graduation from St Thomas' Catholic Primary School. Thank you for being role models of kindness, empathy and thoughtfulness within our school. You will certainly be missed but not forgotten. We pray that these students will continue to be blessed as they take this next important step in their life journey.
We have had a great year in the sporting field this year. Our students have been involved in many and varied activities promoting the benefits of health and fitness. The students have played a variety of sports from competitive team sports to individual, skill and fitness-based activities. Some of our sports have included cricket, netball, korfball, European handball, soccer, touch football, AFL, and basketball. Some of our individual activities include athletics, swimming, skipping, dancing and simple games. The students have had opportunities to be involved in district trials for various sports, carnivals for the three major sports of swimming, cross-country and athletics, gala days for various team sports, AFL, netball and touch football carnivals and inter-school sports.
Our students have been great ambassadors for St Thomas' at all sporting events showing good sportsmanship and a friendly, caring attitude for other sportspersons at the event. We are very proud of all of our students 'sporting achievements. We also have a number of students who have achieved in their chosen sport at a higher level, we are very proud of all of our higher achieving athletes.
As well as having talented athletes, we are a very lucky community to have a number of parents who generously give of their time and passion regularly to help the children especially in motor program and Prep class lessons. There are a number of children who are now able to perform forward and backward rolls and handstands as well as a number of specific skills and movements pertaining to team and individual sports. Thank you parents for your interest, generosity and passion from myself and the children.
Christmas Mass Times
at St Thomas the Apostle
Christmas Eve - 24th December
5.30pm Christmas Family Mass
7.30pm Christmas Carols
8.00pm Christmas Vigil Mass
Christmas Day - 25th December
8.30am Christmas Morning Mass
2015 SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM
Registration for the 2015 Sacramental Program is now open. Children who will be in Year 3 and above in 2015 are welcome to register for the program. Dates and registration forms are available through the Parish Office or on our website - www.catholicsonthehill.org.au All children currently in Year 2 at St Thomas' should have already received a form through the school and are asked to return these forms to the Parish Office as soon as possible. If your child will be in Year 4 or above in 2015 and has not yet made their Sacraments but you would like them to, please contact the Parish Office on 3398 1154.
THOMATALK 2015 & NEW COMMUNITY BUSINESS DIRECTORY
Our new look, online newsletter will commence in Term 1 next year. We will be adding a Business Directory to our website in place of the current advertising page. The St Thomas’ Community Business Directory serves to provide a listing of services available in our local community. The purpose of this directory is to:
- Provide families (and other website visitors) with the contact details of those in our community who provide a particular service,
- Provide families with an opportunity to advertise their business.
More information and an example advertisement is included in the latest newsletter.
If you would like to advertise your business, please complete the Business Directory application form (available via the Forms & Downloads section of the website) and return it to the school office. As soon as we receive your authority to advertise, and an email containing the business logo (if applicable), we will arrange for your advertisement to be uploaded onto our website. Please note the Principal must approve all advertisements as appropriate prior to advertisement being accepted.
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...
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