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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”.
CRAZY SOCK DAY
It was wonderful to be on duty this morning and see the wonderful array of socks flashing around the hard court area. I thank the Helping Hands group and the Year Five teachers for organising this Crazy Sock Day event, for the posters, for visiting classes to remind the children and finally collecting the donations today. Thank you also to you, the parents for the effort , some of the socks are truly works of art. Thank you also for your financial support for Catholic Mission and their cause in Jamaica.
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.
Gala Day Year 4 to 7 students will be involved in our final gala day on Thursday 30th October. A letter was sent out with details of this day. All returns need to be sent to the class teacher by Friday 24th October to allow for organisation for the day. We will be looking for parents to assist with managing and refereeing games. The sports are European handball and T20 cricket. Both games have very simple modified rules that are easy to umpire. These games have been taught throughout the HPE class time. Students will make a choice of sport and we will endeavour to place each student in their preferred sport but we cannot guarantee everyone will be able to play in their first choice.
Year levels will be combined so that Year 4 and 5 students will mix in a team and the senior years will form the senior tournament. European handball will be played at Wembley Park and cricket will be played at Kianawha Park, Tingalpa. Further details have been sent in the letter this week. Please return this letter by Friday 24th October.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Annual General Meeting The P&F AGM will be held on 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 email@example.com
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