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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”.
As this school year draws to a close and the holiday season is upon us, I take this opportunity to wish you and your family the very best for this festive season. May it be a happy and holy time for your entire family.
I take this opportunity to once again thank each and every staff member for their many contributions throughout the year. These contributions are enormous, and can be measured by the continual formation and growth of our students, both academically and spiritually.
I also take this opportunity to thank Fr Christopher for his leadership of our faith community. Fr Christopher has been very supportive of our school, readily making himself available to attend a variety of school events and activities…all with a smile! We look forward to working with Fr Christopher in 2019, an extra significant year being our 90th!
STUDENT LEADERSHIP HANDOVER
Earlier this week, our 2018 Senior Leaders gathered with our 2019 Senior Leaders for a liturgy that symbolised the ‘handing over’ of the student leadership at St Thomas’. Our 2018 leaders have much to be proud of, having been wonderful examples of our values; faith, justice, compassion and learning. To symbolise our appreciation of the light they have shone as leaders, each student was presented with a special St Thomas’ candle.
On Wednesday evening we will gather as a community for the Rite of Passage, a time where we acknowledge, thank and bless our Year 6 students as they prepare to transition to new beginnings.
BACK TO SCHOOL UNIFORM SHOP HOURS
The Uniform Shop will also open for additional hours on the following dates for your 2019 school year requirements.
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