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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

1st August
Inter-house athletics carnival
at Villanova Park

13th August
Exhibition Public Holiday

29th August

Zone 2 Athletics Carnival
at ANZ Stadium

4th September
Father's Day Stall

8th-12th September
Book Week "Reading to Connect -
Connect to Reading"

18th September

Gala Day for Year 4 to Year 7

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School Calendar
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

Our annual inter-house carnival will be held Friday 1st August at Villanova Park, Tingalpa. All students will travel to the venue on buses from school. Letters regarding the carnival have been sent out. Thank you to the number of parents who have been able to offer assistance for various roles on the day. Please come to the recording tent before the start of races to confirm your job for the day.

For more information about the Athletics Carnival please click here to see this week's newsletter.

Live Life in all its Fullness – was launched last Sunday afternoon beginning with a Mass of celebration. The Cathedral, St Stephen's, was packed to over flowing with Catholic school students, their teachers and in many cases their parents. Archbishop Mark Coleridge led this special mass supported by a large choir of primary and secondary students from twenty-seven schools across
Brisbane. St Thomas' was represented by school leaders Alec and Clara with Keeley in Year Three. Many thanks to their parents for not only getting the students there but for also joining us, Ms Walker and me, in this joy-filled celebration.

We continued the celebrations here at school as Mrs Taylor and Year Four White led our prayer liturgy on Monday morning. More singing and thinking about the theme and what it may mean for each of us. On Thursday 31st July the Prep students will celebrate with their grandparents with a prayer liturgy led by Father Peter. Friday 1st August is the school athletics carnival so more celebrations! Friday is also 'Act of Kindness' day when we all will make a special effort to reach out to others in a truly Christian way. You may think of a special way you can live life in all its fullness this week!

This years P&F Meeting Dates are available here, or via the Important Dates section, in the left hand column, of this web page. If you would like something tabled at a P&F meeting, please ensure that you contact us at least two weeks prior so that it can be added to the agenda. If you have any questions about the P&F we can always be contacted through the email account stthomaspandf@gmail.com.

Father's Day Stall Every child loves choosing that something special for his or her dad or special carer. With that in mind the Father's Day Stall will be held on Thursday, 4th September this year, so we are calling for donations of gifts, to ensure we have enough for every child. Please drop any donations to the school office. Any donation big or small is appreciated. If you can't think of a donation under $10 in value, throw a share pack of chocolates, or a box of Favourites into your grocery trolley…it's as easy as that! - everything looks better with chocolate! I will also be seeking volunteers to assist with wrapping the gifts in the weeks leading up to the stall and also helping on the stall on the day. So please get in touch if you are able to lend a hand.

Celebrating Catholic EducationSacrament of Penance

For any child who is in Year 4 or above and wishes to begin Sacramental Preparation, we will be commencing with the Sacrament of Penance. Preparation will begin with a workshop on Saturday, 2nd August at 3.00pm.

The Sacrament of Penance Rite will be held on Saturday, 6th September at 3.00 pm. If you are interested, please contact Lisa McKerr at the Parish Office on 3398 1154.

Check out the most recent newsletter for all the latest news!

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

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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