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”.
YOU ARE INVITED
Next week, in Holy Week we will be commemorating the last events in Jesus’s life.
- On Monday at whole school prayer in the church at 8:30am we will recall Palm Sunday.
- On Wednesday at our afternoon assembly at 2pm in the hall we will recall the two events at the Last Supper – the Washing of the Feet and the First Eucharist.
- On Thursday at 10am we will gather in the church and pray the devotion of the’ Stations of the Cross’.
Each of the prayer liturgies will be led by our school leaders. Easter – the Passion and Resurrection of the Lord shines forth as the high point of the entire liturgical year and you can express your unity with our St Thomas’ school community by attending the special commemorations with us.
ST THOMAS' PARISH - 2018 SACRAMENTAL PROGRAM
The 2018 Sacramental Program will commence shortly. Key dates for the year:
First Holy Communion & First Reconciliation (Year 4)
||- Saturday 17 March – 5.30pm mass
- Sunday 18 March – 8.30am and 5.30pm masses
||- Saturday 28 April -3.00pm – 4.30pm
|Actual First Reconciliation
||- Saturday 5 May – 3.00pm-4.00pm
||- Saturday 5 May – 5.30pm mass
- Sunday 6 May – 8.30am and 5.30pm masses
PREP 2019 - APPLY NOW
Applications for Enrolment for Prep 2019 at St Thomas’ School are now available online via the link below. These applications will close at 3:00pm on Wednesday, 28th March, 2018. Please ensure your completed Application, together with the appropriate documents is received before this date. Please contact us directly on 3398 6633, should you experience any difficulty completing the online application for enrolment.
Easter Nature Scavenger Hunt is almost upon us!
It is almost time for one of the children’s most loved P&F events! Don’t forget to buy your child’s ticket to the fabulous Easter Nature Scavenger Hunt – it’s coming up quickly on Friday 23rd March.
Last year tickets sold out, so be sure to get in early. All children will be provided with afternoon tea (popper, bag of popcorn and an ice block) and of course, the highlight of the afternoon - a chocolate Easter bunny too!
Anyone able to lend a hand to help make this event a success, drop a line to firstname.lastname@example.org
We hope to see you there!
Coles vouchers – Sports for Schools
Coles are running the campaign ‘Sports for Schools’, where every $10 spent customers will receive one ‘Sports for Schools’ voucher. The vouchers can be collected and help the school to purchase sports equipment. If you shop at Coles, please keep these vouchers whilst the school registers for the program. More detals will be available soon.
Parent contact form
A quick reminder to complete the Parent Contact Form. Your details will only be used for the CPR class contact lists and P&F mailing list (and you can nominate if you do/don't want to be on either of these). Please go to: https://goo.gl/dEULB2
If you are able to assist with or take the lead on any of the above items, then we would love to hear from you via email email@example.com or the P&F 2018 Facebook page.