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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

20th October
Pupil Free Day

22nd October
Soctober fundraising event

23rd October
Volunteer Induction 8.40am

24th October
Year 5, 6 and 7 Disco

27th October
Prep Parents Information
Evening 6.45pm

30th October
Gala Day

10th November
P&F Meeting 7pm
P&F AGM 8pm

11th November
Remembrance Day

13th November
Volunteer Induction 8.40am
(Last of the year)

14th November
Public Holiday G20

28th November
Summer Celebration 6pm

3rd December

5th December
End of School Year 12 noon

28th January 2015
Term 1 Commences


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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

We, at St Thomas' School embarked on our Visible Learning journey. Visible Learning is a BCE supported initiative that explores how evidence can be used to create innovation in the learning environment and know what actually works best in schools to improve learning.

This first stage involves teaching and knowing the characteristics of a 'good learner'. Each Wednesday our whole school comes together for a Visible Learning assembly when the characteristics of a good learner at St Thomas' are taught and presented. This is followed up in each of the classrooms by looking for teachable moments which show one of the characteristics. Awards are also presented during our Thursday school assembly reflective of characteristics already launched. You may wish to use our 'characters' at home to further support your child's learning journey.

Bob Bounce Back
When we show the try again attitude; when we have another go; when we stick with it, even when things get tough; when we make a mistake or don't get what we want but pick up and keep going.

Olive Organised
Being prepared; having all we need to begin a task; knowing where to go next to complete a job; starting early and not leaving things until the last minute.

Being friendly and welcoming; working with others; not always being the boss; playing by others rules; working as part of a team; sharing requirements; listening to other points of view; being ready to admit that other ideas are as valid as our own.

Together these characteristics, plus those to come, assist us to be 'good learners' at St Thomas'.

Pupil Free Day 20th OctoberSOCTOBER: SOCK IT TO POVERTY
October is World Mission Month and our focus is to support the crucial work of the Jamaican Catholic Church. Our school and the other Catholic schools in the Brisbane Archdiocese will play an integral role in helping people turn away from violence and crime to seek a new future through the power of education and the spirit of Jesus Christ.

Sadly Jamaica is a nation deeply troubled and many communities across Jamaica live in constant fear. Archbishop Coleridge and our own Pam Betts endorse our Catholic schools actively supporting the work of Catholic Mission. With your support we, the St Thomas' school community, can help the youth of Jamaica grow up to be fully alive and achieve their dreams of a positive and hope filled future.

The Helping Hands Group, under the guidance of our Year Five teachers, Ms Dilley and Miss Langmaid, will lead the fundraising campaign around the theme of 'Soctober: Sock it to poverty'.  Lock in the date: Wednesday, 22nd October for a fun happening at St Thomas'.

This year’s disco will be held on Friday, October 24 from 6pm - 8pm in the Noble Tree Centre Hall.  The disco is for students in Years Five, Six and Seven. The theme this year is ‘Behind the Mask’. The tickets for this year’s disco will be $7.00 each. You will be able to purchase them during lunchtime in the undercover area between now and the day of the disco. No tickets will be sold on the night. The money raised will be donated to charity. Children are encouraged to come dressed according to the theme.

Celebrating Catholic Education P & F NEWS
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.

Annual General Meeting The P&F AGM is only a month away- Monday 10th November. We have a General Meeting at 7pm, and the AGM will be held immediately afterwards, at approximately 8pm. At the general meeting we will be discussing our financial commitments for 2015. This year's Committee has also come up with further improvements for next year, which will be outlined. The AGM will have annual reports from the Principal, President, Tuckshop Convenor and Treasurer. The new committee will be elected, and we will celebrate with few drinks afterwards. Keep it free! Siobhan Carroll, P&F President stthomaspandf@gmail.com


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

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