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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

22nd May
Walk Safely to School Day

24th May
Pentecost Sunday

27th May
National Simultaneous
Storytime 11am

6th June
Queensland Day

8th June
Queen's Birthday Public Holiday

12th June
Feast of the Sacred Heart

24th June
Dance Cart Concert 11.15am
School Reports to be distributed

26th June
End of Term 2
P&F Fun Day at Perth Street Park
3.30pm - 5.00pm

13th July
Term 3 Commences


See Also:

Sporting Calendar
P&F Calendar


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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”.

Community News

Walk Safely to School Day 22nd MayWALK SAFELY TO SCHOOL DAY
Friday, 22nd May is "Walk Safely to School Day". This is an annual, national event to encourage primary school children to walk and commute safely to school. It is a community event promoting road safety, health and the environment.

Our St. Thomas' School community is well placed to take part in this event with many families living within walking distance of the school. If you can't walk all the way from home with your child then perhaps park further along Stephen or Perth Street and walk some distance to school. This is a wonderful opportunity to practise safe pedestrian behaviour with your child/ren. There is a Walk Safely to School Day app available which adds an additional aspect to the event. Check the Walk Safely to School Day website for details. Enjoy the walk on Friday.

On Wednesday 27th May at 11am, we are looking forward to celebrating "National Simultaneous Storytime" in the hall, with not only our St Thomas' Community, but also with children across our Nation!

National Simultaneous Storytime is an annual campaign that aims to encourage more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 15th successful year, it is a colourful, vibrant and fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy, using an Australian children's book that explores age appropriate themes, and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Prep to Year 6.

National Simultaneous Storytime is held annually by the Australian Library and Information Association. Every year a picture book, written and illustrated by an Australian author and illustrator is read simultaneously in libraries, schools, pre-schools, childcare centres, family homes, bookshops and many other places around the country.

Celebrating Catholic EducationCELEBRATION OF LEARNING
Yesterday afternoon/evening's Celebration of Learning was a wonderful success. The children certainly enjoyed showing, explaining and discussing their work, art and learnings to their parents and grandparents and did so with great pride. It was a great opportunity for parents to glean an insight into some of the many and varied learnings and activities that make up a typical school day. Thanks to all who joined in the Celebration of Learning – special thanks to the teachers for their great work.

Year 6Blue are holding a fundraiser to help the children and families in Nepal, following the recent earthquake. The students are holding a 'Guess how many Jellybeans' competition, with the winner being announced at Assembly on Wednesday, 10th June. One guess will cost $1.00 or three guesses will cost $2.00. Commencing Monday, 25th May until Tuesday, 9th June, Year 6 students will be 'selling' guesses during Morning Tea on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. Please help support this terrific fundraiser.

School TransportP&F NEWS
Save the Date: Friday 26th June For the P&F's End of Term 2 Fun Day at Perth Street Park. Come along and have some fun and afternoon tea treats to help us raise money for Clive's Bench (a memorial garden bench for our much loved former groundsman Clive King). More details to follow soon.

If you have any questions about the P&F, please contact me, Rich, on 0414 676 685 or Allannah on 0416 263 640, and we will endeavour to answer them for you. We can also be contacted via stthomaspandf@gmail.com


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

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