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15th September
Tuckshop closed today
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Gala Day


16th September

Last day of Term 3


3rd October
Queen's Birthday Public Holiday


4th October
First day of Term 4

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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”.

Community News

GALA DAY
Our term 3 gala day is on Thursday September 15th at Wembley Park for European Handball and Bottomley Park for Touch football. All students should have returned their permission slips to their class teacher. Thank you to the parent who has volunteered to assist with team managing. Your assistance will make a huge difference to our students' day. Please just come on the day and you will be given your team list and a draw for the day for your team. All students have been given the information about their teams and their supervisor.

Students will be transported to and from the venues by bus. Buses depart school at 8.40am and will return before 3.00pm. This means that all students will need to be at school on time as we cannot hold buses for late students. Students need to bring a towel to sit on, their own lunch and morning tea and school sports or other school hat. The sports hat is designed specifically for these days where hats are essential for play as it will be quite hot. We are encouraging students to bring HEALTHY food for the day as well as water bottles with water only. There is no need for sports drinks or large bags of lollies. Both of these sugar laden foods only detract from peak physical performance. The students are not exercising excessively and therefore do not need to replace great amounts of glucose or energy. A small treat is acceptable with the healthy foods.

Students will wear their sports uniform. Touch players are able to bring along their touch boots if they wish. But they will be put on at the venue, and so will not be worn all day. We are looking forward to a day of fun, fitness and friendship. I have been very impressed with the students' skills and improvements in their game play strategies. A number of our year 4 students had a great learning time today with developing some strategies for getting past the defensive line.

CHESS NEWS
Last Thursday, 6 chess players represented St Thomas' at the Term 3 Interschool Chess Tournament held at Stretton State College. It was a very large competition with 280 students from Brisbane southside primary schools. Our students had much success and we are proud of them. Congratulations to Arden (2W) for receiving the second place medal in Division A and Robert (6B) and Shaurya (6B) for achieving 6th and 7th position out of 73 students in Division B, each receiving a merit ribbon. Well done to Matthew (6B), Isaiah (3W) and William (2B) who applied their knowledge and skills against strong opponents and played with a competitive spirit.

 
Brisbane Catholic Education St Thomas' Catholic School
Acting Principal:  Mrs Donna Jones

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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