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Important Dates

29th August
Book Week - Australia! Story Country

31st August

Book Week Parade 9am

1st September
Fathers Day Stall

2nd September
Book Week ends

5th September
Year 5 depart for Camp

7th September
Year 5 return from camp

16th September

Last day of term


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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 Fathers Day

Dads’ Night Out
Attention Dads – mark your calendar with the inaugural St Thomas’ Dads’ Night Out! It will be a relaxed night for the
Dads to get together, meet new people and catch up with old friends.
Where: Lord Stanley Hotel, 994 Stanley Street East, East Brisbane.
When: Friday 26 August, 6pm til late.
The Deal: Buy your own drinks and food on the night. Pool tables, TAB and Fox Sports on offer.

There’s no need to RSVP, but if you have any questions, please contact Craig and Belinda at craigbelinda@optusnet.com.au Sounds like a great night.

Spoil your Dad
Last week’s newsletter mistakenly gave the wrong date for the Father’s Day stall – many apologies for the mix up.  The stall is definitely on Thursday 1 September. So if your child would like to purchase a gift for their Dad or special person, the shopping will be amazing! Gifts will be $5 or $10 each. Please send a bag to squirrel home the gift.

Stall Coordinators Donna and Karen are doing a wonderful job of sourcing and presenting the gifts. And the generous donations from parents means there will be something perfect for every Dad. Donna and Karen would really appreciate your help in:

  • Donating to the stall – some popular items are BBQ mates, gardening supplies, golf balls or sports gear, movie passes, small vouchers for places like 99 Bikes, Bunnings or BCF. Please drop your gifts to the office.
  • Wrapping gifts – wrapping bees will be held on Friday 26 and Tuesday 30 August, in the church hall after drop off – please just drop in to help for a while.
  • Serving at the stall on Thursday 1 September – supporting our young shoppers to choose their gift – please
    email stthomasvolunteer@outlook.com if you can help.

Thanks so much for supporting this event. The students love shopping for their Dads. The Father’s Day stall is a minor fundraiser for the P&F.

The Year 5 Helping Hands Group are raising funds for the children of Kiribati. We are organising our own fun day for the school on this year’s Foundation Day, Friday September 2nd. We will be running many stalls including: craft, lucky dip, pick-a-stick, toy swap, beauty, tattoo and a sweet stall. To do this, we will need your help. We are asking that you assist us by donating lucky dip prizes, tattoo transfers and wrapped lollies. These can be delivered to the Year 5 classrooms now.

Also, we are going to be holding a GIANT TOY SWAP. We are asking students to donate any unused toys that are in good working condition. On the Friday fun day there will be an opportunity for students to purchase a toy of their choosing for a $1 donation.

All money raised via the Walkathon, Fun Day and other activities will be given to Sister Bernardina of Good Samaritan Sisters to assist in improving their Education Centre in Abaokoro in Kiribati.

We will need adult help on the day so if you have completed the volunteer’s course and are available to assist Year 5
Helping Hands could you please contact me on the following email address: jlittle@bne.catholic.edu.au .
Your help will be greatly appreciated. Many thanks.

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

10 Stephen Street, Camp Hill  QLD  4152   |   Office Hours:  8:15am to 3:30pm
Phone: 07 3398 6633   |     Fax: 07 3398 6046    |   Email:
Absentee Line: 07 3398 7531

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