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2nd April
Last day of Term 1


20th April
First day of Term 2


25th April
ANZAC Day March


27th April

P&F Meeting 7pm


28th April
NAPLAN Information Session
for Year 3 Parents 7pm


8th May
Mother's Day Stall

 


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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

ANZAC DAY
This year as part of the Camp Hill community, St Thomas' School students are invited to attend the ANZAC Day march from the Camp Hill Hotel to Camp Hill State School on Saturday, 25th April. Students are to be in full school uniform and be at the hotel by 7:45am – the march commences at 8am.

There will be designated areas in the school grounds for both parents and students at the commemorative service to be held at the conclusion of the march at 8:30am. If you wish your child to participate, please complete the permission slip on page 10 of the newsletter.

P&F - MOTHERS DAY STALL - 8th MAY
As you may know, the Mother's Day Stall is on Friday, 8th May 2015. Whilst this sounds a long way off it is only a few weeks into term 2. The stall is always great fun and the children enjoy buying something special on the day for their mum.

To ensure the success of this stall, we are asking for donations in the form of a present for the stall. It can either be a "standalone" item or things we can package up with other items. For all those early birds, please feel free to drop off any goodies to the school office prior to the school holidays or alternatively please return donations on the first week of term. We thank you for your assistance.

ENTERTAINMENT BOOK FUNDRAISER 2015
It is that time of year again when the new Entertainment Book is released. There are hundreds of vouchers available with genuine savings at all your favourite restaurants, attractions, shopping and travel providers. This year we are not sending the book home with every family in order to give everyone the opportunity to choose a new convenient electronic version in the form of an app on your phone to make the most of all there is to offer. For those who would like to still purchase the book version, this is definitely still available and after you order it on-line your book will be sent via your child from school.

This is a very worthwhile fundraiser for the school where not only does a significant portion of the cost of the books/app go directly to the school but you receive something that is truly worth far more than the money it cost! All of the specific details on how to purchase as well as examples of some of the savings to be made are in a flier which has come home with your child. We look forward to your support for our school.

Celebrating Catholic Education P&F NEWS
There is a P&F meeting on Monday 27th April, we hope to see many as parents there as possible. At this meeting we will be discussing, among other things, the decision making process within the P&F and the P&F committee and what projects the P&F should be funding in order to enhance the learning environment for our children. This is your opportunity to have your say and get involved with the P&F; I hope to see you there.

If you have any questions about the P&F, please contact me, Rich, on 0414 676 685 or Allannah on 0416 263 640, and we will endeavour to answer them for you. We can also be contacted via stthomaspandf@gmail.com

PREP 2016
Applications for enrolment for Prep 2016 will close on Wednesday, 1st April, 2015. Application for Enrolment forms will be available online at that time via this website.

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:
pcamphill@bne.catholic.edu.au
Absentee Line: 07 3398 7531

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