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Classes resume January 27th 2016

Important Dates
(refer to newsletter for details)

18th November
Instrumental Music Christmas Concert
St Thomas Parish Hall 5.30pm

23rd November

Thank You to our volunteers 8.30am

26th November

Last Tuckshop Day for 2015

27th November

End of Year Celebration 6pm

2nd December
Year 6 Graduation

4th December
11am End of Year Mass
School finishes for
the year at 12noon

11th January 2016
Uniform Shop open 8am to 10am

20th January
School office open 9am-10am

21st January
School office open 12pm-2pm

22nd January
School office open 9am-10am

25th January
Pupil Free Day

26th January
Australia Day Public Holiday

27th January
First Day of Term 1

See Also:

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”.

Thank You VolunteersCommunity News

This Monday, 23rd November we will join together in Monday morning prayer to thank, bless and pray for all those wonderful volunteers who have value added to our St. Thomas’ School during this 2015 school year. If you have volunteered your time and talents within our school community during 2015, then we extend a very warm invitation to you to join us on Monday morning for our Volunteers Prayer of Thanks at 8:30am – as our simple but very heartfelt thanks from the students, staff and parents of St. Thomas’.


There are less than three weeks left to gather grocery items for the local chapter of the St Vincent de Paul. We are asking you and your family to donate some grocery items for the Christmas hampers. It would be appropriate for the items to be celebratory in nature as well as practical. Please send them along to your child’s classroom where a box will be placed for collecting these donations. A token box will be brought up at the last day celebration in the church.
On that note I am also looking for boxes please – a little larger than a twelve bottle size – but not too large as they become too heavy to move once full. They may be cardboard or Styrofoam. If you could drop them off at the office it would be greatly appreciated.

The QUEST State Finals were held last Saturday, 14th November. Upwards of 40 teams competed over three class divisions in 3 different disciplines. (Humanities, Mathematics and Science).  The Teams had 1½ hours to complete each challenge task; this was a big requirement from these very young children.

Congratulations to the two teams on their commitment, perseverance, dedication and excellent team-working skills. I was so very proud of each of these children as they gave up their Saturday to don a school uniform and spend a very long day on very hard school work. No complaints, no giving up, just enthusiasm and a desire to see the "job" though.

Special congratulations to our Year 2 team of Charlotte, Bailey and Toby who attained First place in the Humanities Challenge in their P-2 division. Well done everyone!

Quest Challenge

Next Friday evening, 27th November is our end of year concert – a “Christmas Holiday” celebration. The concert part of the celebrations will be held in the Noble Tree Centre Hall commencing at 6pm followed by the P&F social and disco. All students should be at school by 5:50pm. We look forward to a night of celebration as we come together to mark this 2015 year as St. Thomas’ community. Class teachers will inform the students of their involvement in the celebration.


  • Orders will now be taken for uniforms required in 2016
  • Payment can be made at the time of order or when you collect them in January,
    either Monday, 11th January 8am – 10am or
    the first day of school, Wednesday, 27th January, 1pm – 3:30pm
  • As I will be overseas in late January, the Uniform Shop will be open for this one day ONLY before school re-commences.
  • If orders are placed now, this will ensure that sufficient stock is available.
Extra opening hours early 2016:
Monday 11th January 8am – 10am                  Wednesday 27th January 1pm – 3:30pm

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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:
Absentee Line: 07 3398 7531

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