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Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

11th August
ICAS Mathematics

12th August

Exhibition Day public holiday

14th August
Prep Sports Day (morning)
School Fees due

15th August
P&F Hollywood Trivia Night 6.30pm

3rd September
Father's Day Stall

4th September

Foundation Day celebrations

10th September
Book Week Dress Up Day
"Books Light up our World"

7th-11th September
Book Week

18th September
Gala Day for Years 4, 5 and 6
Term 3 ends

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Sporting Calendar
P&F Calendar

Celebrating Catholic Education


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

Catholic Education Week

Catholic Education Week is here and what a special week it is!

What a great day yesterday's inter-house athletics carnival was! It's fabulous to witness so many enthusiastic young athletes having a go and enjoying some healthy competition. Congratulations to all involved in making the day a great success. Our Year 6 leaders performed admirably and must be congratulated on their displays of great responsibility, good sportsmanship and developing leadership skills. Well done to our school leaders.

Congratulations to our four house teams of Perkins, Manning, Kelleher and Zammit for their displays of house pride, loud cheering and enthusiasm. Special congratulations to Kelleher who took out this year's trophy as our 2015 winning team. Kelleher last won in 2005 – so it's been a long time coming! Well done one and all.

Our thanks are offered to all those parents/guardians who assisted on sports day in any capacity to ensure the day was the great success that it was. Your cheering and support encouraged the students to give of their best – they are always thrilled to have their parents and family members share in their memorable occasions.

Special thanks to Janet McAfee, our PE Teacher, who organised, planned and ran the sports day. Our school community thanks Janet for all her great work in ensuring a most enjoyable day for all. Of course we must also offer our heartfelt thanks to Villanova College for so generously allowing us to use their fabulous sporting fields and facilities. I will formally thank them on behalf of the school.

The Preps enjoyed their "pyjama day" yesterday while the rest of the school competed in the athletics carnival. From all reports they enjoyed a fabulous and comfy time at school and were involved in a range of special activities during the day.

Today the Year 4 classes travelled by bus and boat for a day excursion at Stradbroke Island. We look forward to hearing the many stories about the exciting things they learnt today and the adventures they experienced.

It was Grandparents Day in Prep this morning - a wonderful celebration! How blessed are we to have so many enthusiastic, joy-filled people as part of our St Thomas' Catholic School community.

Grandparents Day in Prep     Grandparents Day in Prep

Woolies Earn & LearnWoolworths Earn & Learn is back! From the 15th July until 8th September Woolworths Earn & Learn stickers are available for collection at all Woolworths stores - every $10 you spend equals 1 sticker. These stickers are then able to be redeemed by the school for a range of educational resources across all curriculum areas, including Maths, English, Science, Arts, Sports and Digital Technologies. There will be a collection box at the office and we will also be arranging collection boxes at both Woolworths Camp Hill and Coorparoo. So get shopping and sticker collecting!

Lights, Camera, Action!
St Thomas' Parents and Friends Hollywood Trivia Night

15th August 2015, 6.30-11.30pm Noble Tree Centre. This is one red carpet event you will not want to miss. Dress as characters from your favourite movie or simply come in old style Hollywood glamour.

The trivia night is a great opportunity to enjoy the company of other parents and friends whether you are competitive or not. Questions will cover a range of general knowledge topics including sport, history and geography to name just a few. If trivia is not your strong suit bonus points can be earned each round with feats of skill and bribery.

A cash bar will be available and each table can bring their own plates to share making this an affordable night out for everyone. Tickets are $12.50 per person or get together a table of 8-10.

Bookings can be made at www.flexischools.com.au

If you would like to support this event by way of a prize donation or join the cast and crew to organise this great social evening help is needed to make decorations, decorate and set up the hall, staff the bar and present and score on the night. Contact details are in the current newsletter.

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


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

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