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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

11th February
Parent Information Evening
Prep-Year 1 ~ 6pm
Years 2-3 ~ 6.30pm
Years 4-6 ~ 7pm

12th February
Opening School Mass 9am

15th February
Applications open for Prep 2017

16th February
Year 3-6 Interhouse
Swimming Carnival
(at Morningside State School)

16th March
Rice Day

21st March
Project Compassion donation
boxes to be returned

23rd March
Easter Bonnet Parade 9am

24th March
Holy Thursday
Last Day of Term 1

25th March
Good Friday

See Also:

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

NUDE FOOD DAYS are every Tuesday and Wednesday
Once again this year the Year Four students have accepted the responsibility of leading the school in environmentally friendly practices, by conducting Nude Food Days. This year, we are extending this practice to include Wednesday, as well as Tuesday.

Our goal is for Zero Waste in our lunch boxes. On Nude Food days, we ask families to make sure that there is no wrapping on items in children’s lunch boxes. Waste bins are removed, leaving only recycle bins and food scrap bins for our students’ use.

It is heartening to see the effort that is made by our school community on Nude Food Days – yoghurt is poured into smaller containers, sandwiches or rolls are placed into their own sealed compartment in the lunch box, and children drink water from drink bottles rather than poppers. Well done! to the great many families who participate in this practice each week. If your family has not yet fully embraced this simple practice, you may like to have a conversation at home about how best to achieve a nude food lunch box. Once the habit is formed, it is easy to continue. One idea is, when replacing lunchboxes, to buy one with a separate space for each of type of food. This means that we are using less packaging for our lunches each day, reducing the amount of waste in our school, and therefore the amount of rubbish that goes into landfill.

Nude FoodOur thanks to the Year Four students who are demonstrating their ‘Stewardship of Creation’ in leading Nude Food Days.

Don’t forget to pack your lunchbox with NO rubbish …
(Items that can be composted or recycled are OK)
Put your sandwich in your lunchbox without wrapping it in plastic bags or wrap.
Snacks can be placed in re-usable containers.
Remember …
Our aim is for ZERO waste!

The 2016 Parent Information Evening will be held next Thursday, 11th February. All parents and caregivers are invited to come along and meet your child’s class teacher/s and learn about class routines; the curriculum which will be covered; parent helpers and up-coming events/activities or excursions. Starting times will be staggered to allow families with a number of children to attend each meeting or part thereof. The sessions will be held in your child’s classroom (unless otherwise communicated by teachers) at the following times:
Prep – Year 1 6pm           Years 2-3 6:30pm          Years 4,5,6 7pm

As the purpose of the evening is for the general dissemination of information, there will be no opportunity for discussions about individual children. However, please feel free to contact the school office to organise another suitable time when you can meet your childs’ teacher/s to discuss any concerns or queries.

PREP 2017
Applications for enrolment for Prep 2017 will open on Monday, 15th February, 2016 and close on Wednesday, 23rd March, 2016. Application for Enrolment forms will be available from 15th February via our website www.stthomascamphill.qld.edu.au

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Brisbane Catholic Education St Thomas' Catholic School
Acting Principal:  Mrs Donna Jones

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