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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”.
Athletics Carnival Our Zone team will compete in the Zone 2 carnival on Friday 29th August at ANZ stadium. Many of our athletes have been training enthusiastically and consistently and we wish them well in their events. Our ball game players have trained last week and will do so this week. The teams have shown enthusiasm and a keenness to train and perform to the best of their ability. Each athlete has been given a program of events with approximate times for each event. Parents are very welcome to come and cheer on our team.
We are looking forward to a great day where St Thomas' is well represented both on and off the field.
Gala Day 18th September - Students in Years 4 to 7 will choose their sport for this day. The choice is either soccer or AFL. All students will be placed in a team and will be a very important part of that team. It is expected that all students play as an important team member on our Gala Day. We will also be asking for parents to assist with managing our teams. We would also like to have some parents to assist with refereeing if you feel comfortable in this role. A letter will be sent out in the next week.
P & F NEWS
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Father's Day Stall Please note the date for the Father's Day Stall is now Friday, 5th September. Donations are still desperately needed. Thank you for the generous donations however we are still falling short of our quota. If you have not brought your gifts in to the office yet, please do so by Friday morning 29th August, so that they can be wrapped and counted. Suggestions for gifts are books, socks, hankies, car magazines, dart boards, car washing kits, smelly stuff, BBQ items, camp chairs, screwdriver sets, tape measures, torches etc.
If you are available between 8:30am and 11am to assist with sales, your help would be greatly appreciated. If you are able to assist please contact me on 0413 771 230. Tracy - Stall Convenor
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