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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”.
Last Friday was a wonderful celebration of learning, for all of our students. Throughout the morning, all were engaged in a variety of activities, planned with a specific focus on the Technologies curriculum. Our learners were called on to problem solve, collaborate and communicate, design and create. Some activities introduced students, or extended their knowledge, of coding or programming, others set engineering challenges, asking students to design and build structures to solve a problem. Other activities asked our students to use different forms of digital technology to plan and create an environment, or to tell stories.
While the educational content was clear in the activities, while working together an added dimension of community and collaboration was observed. On reflection, a comment that was made by a number of teachers was how lovely it was to see the children collaborating with others from different age groups. Whilst involved in their activities, sometimes the younger and sometimes the elder participant took the lead in instructing and showing the way.
The afternoon saw us gather together for a special assembly, to acknowledge the Remarkable Moments that we have all experienced in our learning this year. It was a time of reflection and a time to be grateful for what has been achieved.
I would especially like to thank the teachers for their support and for their efforts to bring the day to its fruition. The children as always, participated fully to make the day a great experience for all.
END OF YEAR CELEBRATION - Friday 24th November
We truly have an amazing school community and the response to our Year-End BBQ call for volunteers highlights just how fortunate we are to be surrounded by such supportive friends. Thank you to our BBQ crew for stepping up to the (hot) plate this year! Many hands make light work and we are seeking assistance to make the rest of the evening a great night for all. If you can spare 30 minutes to help out on one of the stalls it would be appreciated. Volunteers are needed on Snow Cones, Pizzas, Glow Toys, Soft Drinks and help clean up at the end.
- The evening is as follows:
- 6.00pm to 6.30pm Concert
- 6.30pm to 8.30pm BBQ and fun
- 8:30pm to 9:00pm Clean up
- 9:05pm Lights out!
To sign up for a short shift visit:http://signup.com/go/VfSgzGL Any questions, please contact the Event Organiser - Maura on 0474 117 121 or email the P&F Committee at firstname.lastname@example.org
UNIFORM SHOP OPENING HOURS
The shop will open 8am – 8:45am on Monday, Wednesday and Friday until the end of term. Opening days in January 2018 are: Friday 19th January 1pm – 3pm and Monday 22nd January 7am – 9am