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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”.
Gold Rush Excursion
Last Friday, Year 5 students from St Thomas’ School headed to Belivah to experience what it was like for diggers during the Gold Rush. It was a spectacular day of learning for all involved.
Our learning intentions for the day were to:
- Appreciate the difficulties miners were faced with during the mid-1800s
- Gain an understanding of what the surroundings were like at the time
- Communicate the differences between life before the Eureka Stockade to life after the Eureka Stockade
We definitely succeeded in meeting our learning intentions. Students engaged in various activities throughout the day including: role play, making damper, gold hunting, haggling and a bushranger mapping activity. It was a wonderful day of learning. Please check out our photos on the school portal. Year 5
You can’t stop the music…nobody can stop the music!
Saturday night is set to be a great night out for all those Trivia buffs, as well as those who just want to let their hair down, catch up with friends and have a little boogie! The theme is ‘MUSIC’!
So ask yourself the question, shall we go as The Von Trapp Family or The Village People, or a table of Elvis’ or Madonna’s?? Your options are endless. Get your friends together to form a table or simply purchase a ticket and we will organise a seat for with other fabulous St Thomas’ parents. Get to work on your outfits and your table decorations.
Your table can be as simple as colour co-ordinated plates or as elaborate as a collection of yodelling goats as the centrepiece. There will be a prize for the best dressed table! Games on the night will include Last Man Standing at $5 per number, a gold coin toss game, a Guess that Face challenge and a raffle kindly donated by Member for Bulimba, Di Farmer MP. Don’t forget to bring some gold coins and a few extra dollars to participate as there will be no ATM available on the night.
Book your tickets now on Flexischools, cut off is Thursday night.
Venue: Noble Tree Centre hall, St Thomas’ School
Time: 6.30pm for a 7.00pm start
Cost: $15 per head
BYO: food, beer/wine and pre-mixed drinks
TYO: We also kindly ask that you take your rubbish with you at the end of the night
Theme: Dress yourselves and your table with any music related theme