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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”.
Another busy term has almost come to an end and once again we wonder how we got to September so quickly! It has certainly been a term with many wonderful highlights including:- the delight on the faces of both the students and their Grandparents on Grandparents Day; the ear-splitting war cry practices; our Year 6 Leaders joining in so enthusiastically at our sports carnival; watching the amazing characters in our Book Week Parade; the wonderful fun of our St Thomas’ Foundation Day activities culminating in our “Thommie’s Got Talent” finals, the Year 2 Fairytale Ball and the daily buzz around the classes as the students worked in their learning environments on the many challenging aspects of the curriculum. What a term!
It is with great pleasure that I announce the winners of our “Thommie’s Got Talent” 2017: Singing Angeline,
Speech and Drama Lara
and our People's Choice Winner Eloise.
What a wonderful event! Congratulations to all finalists who performed so amazingly and made the judging so difficult. Special congratulations to each of our 2017 “Thommie’s Got Talent” winners.
We give thanks for all the experiences, learnings and people who have graced our lives during the term and pray that our two weeks holiday will give us time to rest from the school routine, catch our breath and enjoy some time together as family in a less hurried way. May this time be blessed with love, patience, good health and memory making.
Term 4 commences on Tuesday, 3rd October and the prospect of a short 9 week term as we rush towards the end of the year means busy times ahead – so let’s enjoy this much needed break.
OOH!!! Yes it seems that we will be in luck for this term’s Gala Day with fine weather predicted to be here for the week. This is always a good fun day with lots of emphasis on fun, friendship and fitness. It will be very exciting for our Year 4 students who were looking forward to Term 1 Gala Day but have had to wait till now for the opportunity. Students are in teams according to their chosen sport. All students have been playing the games of touch and handball for the term and are quite familiar with the games. It is a busy day with lots of activity. I ask that students bring 2 water bottles, hat, sunscreen and nutritious food which does NOT include lollies or sports drinks. Our games are short, not endurance events and so water only will be required. Thank you to our three volunteer parents who are able to assist our teams on the day. Your assistance is invaluable and greatly appreciated.
Woolworths Earn and Learn The Earn and Learn promotion finishes during the school holidays – please bring your stickers into the school office this afternoon, tomorrow or Friday. Thank you for your support.