Here at St Thomas’ we truly are a compassionate community, showing care and concern for
our neighbours and sharing our love. Below are some of the recent ways we have been or
will be wearing compassion and supporting our neighbours in need.
Brisbane Catholic Education are inviting schools to participate in a united fundraiser “Hearts
Aflame” to assist St Vincent De Paul in their works to support victims of the Australian
bushfire tragedy.It is hoped that between now and the fast nearing end of the year that schools might
undertake a small fundraiser across the school community “Hearts Aflame for Bushfire
Survivors”. The collective goal is to raise, $35 000.00 for donation to St Vincent De Paul’s
bushfire appeal.St Thomas’ is getting behind this fundraiser and will be having a “Hearts Aflame” free dress
day on Friday 29th November. Students are invited to wear red, orange, yellow or hearts in
exchange for a gold coin donation. The gold coin donations will be collected on Friday
morning on the hardcourt – put your money where the heart is!
Our very caring Year One students took up an opportunity to support our struggling
farmers and contributed to Rural Aid’s “Christmas Cards 4 a Farmer” appeal.Rural Aid were calling on children all over Australia to show their love and kindness to
make a lasting impression on our farmers who help feed us, clothe us and keep our country
rolling. The Year One students each made a Christmas card with a personal message to a
farmer. I want to acknowledge our Year One’s for taking the time to show love and be
neighbour to our farmers.