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”.
THE HALFWAY MARK
Once again, another term has flown by and we find ourselves nearly halfway through the school year. In talking to many parents and caregivers over the years, one of the things they like the most about the school holidays, even if they have to keep working themselves, is spending more time with the family and the break in the routine. No more making lunches, shining shoes, ironing uniforms or helping with homework for the next two weeks! Is that cheering I hear or is it just me thinking this way?
As we all look forward to the coming break, it is also important to take a few moments to reflect on the past eleven weeks, to recognise the achievements made and to acknowledge the many and varied learning opportunities that have occurred. Just to name a few, we have held a FRO-tastic fete; enjoyed our first Health and Wellness Week; participated in the RACQ Streets Ahead program; joined the surrounding communities in the ANZAC Day march; showcased our creative and diverse learnings at the Celebration of Learning afternoon; engaged with the Visual Arts; celebrated First Confirmation; focused on enhancing prayer through meditation; took part in Zone 2 Cross Country, QC Cup Netball, and enjoyed learning basketball skills from CJ Bruton; and celebrated National Simultaneous Storytime. There is so much to be thankful for and Term Three looks like another very busy time ahead.
Date Claimer: TUESDAY, 26th JULY 7pm (Venue TBA) Come along to have a discussion around enrolment trends at St Thomas’ (especially in the Upper Years). Explore why children leave and what we can do about it? More information will be sent out next term.
Skipping has been an enjoyable way for all our community to begin the week this term. It is lovely to see the children and adults participating. We value skipping for its social, wellbeing and health benefits. Next term, we look forward to continuing Skipping. However, we will begin in WEEK 2, Monday 18th July.
When? Each Monday morning - 8.00 – 8.25
Where? On the hardcourt
What do you need? Bring along your skipping rope. If you don't have your own rope, join your friends for group skipping!
Parents, feel welcome to grab a rope and start turning – the more skipping ropes in action, the more time each child is able to skipl
The minutes of our last meeting are now available in the P&F Section of this website. If you have any questions or feedback to the P&F, please email email@example.com