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Important Dates

19th October
Leadership Disco

27th October
Day for Daniel
Gala Day Years 4-6

2nd November
6.45pm Parent Evening for Prep 2018

6th November
Swimming Lessons commence

10th November
Remarkable Moments Special Assembly

13th November
P&F Meeting and AGM

24th November
Christmas concert and
End of Year celebration

30th November
Year 6 Graduation

1st December
Final day morning tea
Last Day of School Year



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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

CHILD SAFETY WEEK 23rd -27th October
We are having a Child Safety Week at St Thomas’ Primary School on 23rd – 27th October. Teachers will be teaching lessons on child safety as part of Health and Physical Education Curriculum using lessons from the Daniel Morcombe Curriculum and other relevant resources.

In addition to classroom lessons, on Wednesday 25th October at 12:00pm in the school hall, Prep – Year 2 students will have the opportunity to experience a Personal Safety Education Program “The Ditto Show”. Bravehearts are extremely proud of this program and believe that by providing children with the basic principles of personal safety, they are providing them with the tools to stay safe. The week ends with Day for Daniel on Friday, October 27th. We are not going to wear red on the day or take donations, instead teachers will be reinforcing the safety message in their classroom that day and reminding children who they can go to at school and in the community if they feel unsafe. Just as teaching children the road rules cannot guarantee our children’s safety on the roads, no program can guarantee to “abuse-proof” our children. However, by teaching them the principles of personal safety, we are giving them the knowledge they need to stay safe and know what to do if anything does happen.

Write for FunCONGRATULATIONS Year 5 and Year 6 STUDENTS!

This year twelve Year 5 and 6 students entered the Write 4 Fun National School Writing Competition. The competition is held throughout primary and secondary schools within Australia and there were over 10,000 entries. St Thomas’ School was recognised for outstanding student writing and was placed in the top 10% of schools.

Of the eleven students who entered their writing (poetry and/or short stories), seven have progressed to the final level of judging and been offered the opportunity to have their work published in a book. Congratulations to the Year 5 and Year 6 students for your literary prowess.

As last week’s newsletter advised, the St Vincent de Paul Society will not be collecting food for their annual Christmas appeal this year, as they will be giving less fortunate families gift vouchers instead. This means that the Year 5 students have had to think of a new fundraiser that raises actual money, so the St Vincent De Paul Society can gift purchase these vouchers.

The new fundraiser is a Billy G’s Gourmet Cookie and Biscuit Dough. There will be an online store (which means all of your friends and family all around Brisbane can order too!) as well as paper forms to fill in to place your order. There are various flavours to choose from, a special gluten free option and don’t forget our four-legged friends, a doggie dough as well!

There will be a 3-week ordering period that closes on 9th November. Your cookie dough tubs will be delivered on Thursday 23rd November. This special dough can be frozen and refrozen, baked or eaten straight out of the tub. See more about ordering on the next page…….. Remember, every tub purchased lets a family in need have a better Christmas! Bella and Eliza, Year 5 Representatives

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

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