Over the first few weeks of this term I have the privilege of meeting with families who have
placed an application for their child to commence Prep in 2022 at St Thomas'. It is always
an exciting time for families and an exciting time for the school as we meet siblings of
current students and welcome new prospective families to our community. New families
also enjoy a guided school tour at the end of their interview, facilitated by two of our Year
6 Student Leaders. The tour visits eleven locations around the school providing new families
with an insight into life at St Thomas' as the students share their intimate knowledge of our
community.The meetings also provide an opportunity to hear feedback from current families, and to
also hear the reasons prospective families are wishing to join our community. Time and
time again the messaging consistently relates to the following themes:
Size of the school (not too small, not too big);
Strong sense of community;
Parish connections and strong Catholic identity;
Excellent Learning and Teaching.
These themes are certainly affirming for our community and I proudly share them with you
for your reflection!