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19th May
Mothers Day Cocktail Luncheon


21st May

QC Cup Netball
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School Board Meeting 7pm


24th May

Zone Cross Country


24th June
Fete Day


29th June
Term 2 Ends

 

 

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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”.

Community News

Premier's Reading ChallengePREMIER'S READING CHALLENGE
St Thomas’ School has registered for The Premier’s Reading Challenge. Last year 155,000 children and students from 850 schools and 410 early childhood centres who took part in the challenge, reading more than 2.16 million books. As your child completes the challenge, we ask that you sign off the reading sheet return it to your child’s teacher for verification and then given to the library staff. Some schools achieved 100 per cent or close to 100 per cent participation in 2017. We at St Thomas’ would like to be one of those high-achieving schools in 2018. 

For more information please see the current newsletter or
http://education.qld.gov.au/schools/readingchallenge/about-challenge.html

SPORTS NEWS
QC Cup Netball
Our teams will be involved in the QC Cup netball carnival this Monday, 21st May at Wembley Park. All teams have been training enthusiastically and have shown improvements in their team play and skills. We are very lucky to have a number of parents available to assist on the day. Thank you to all parents who are able to assist with managing and umpiring. This makes a huge difference for our girls and does allow us to enter five teams this year.

Cross-Country
We had 45 runners at training on Tuesday morning. This is a fantastic group of really keen runners. We are aiming to get more than 60 runners at one session before next Wednesday. We have two more sessions, Friday and Tuesday mornings, to achieve that goal. I have been very impressed with the efforts of our runners. Walking is down to a minimum (I would like to say not at all but....!) We only have three more sessions to train for our Zone 2 carnival on next Thursday, 24th May.

Zones will be held at Villanova playing fields this year. Next Tuesday students will receive their running singlet and a program of events. Students will wear their sports uniform with their singlet underneath, for sun safety. The singlet only is to be worn during the race. All runners will wear their hats during the day but are able to run the race without their hats. Runners also need to take plenty of sunscreen as the day is usually quite hot and the fields exposed to the sun.

P&F NEWS
The next P&F meeting will be held from 7pm on Monday 30 July 2018. Everyone is welcome to attend and enjoy a glass of wine. If you would like to contact the P&F Committee about any of the above items or other events coming up, please drop a line to: stthomaspandf@gmail.com

Mother's DayST THOMAS’ ANNUAL MOTHER’S DAY LUNCHEON
Attention all past and present Mothers of St Thomas’! The annual St Thomas’ Mother’s Day Luncheon on Saturday 19th May is fast approaching, and tickets sales will be closing this Sunday, 13th May. As you are aware, this year we are truly excited to be supporting one of our very own St Thommie’s mums, Angie and her family. All proceeds raised from this event, after expenses, will be donated to Angie’s Go Fund Me cause. Please see the link below to read the full story on the Go Fund Me page.https://www.gofundme.com/angies-brain-cancer-battle

Tickets for you and your special guest, for this not to be missed event, can be purchased through the flexischools system www.flexischools.com.au Flexischools also offers you the opportunity to pre-purchase raffle tickets. Extended family and friends of the school are also able to purchase them directly from the office. All our amazing lucky door and raffle prizes have been generously donated by local businesses and school families to show their support for Angie. A list of the 16 Raffle prizes on offer are detailed in the current newsletter, and have been posted on our St Thomas’ School Events facebook page and #thommiesevents Instagram page.

 
Brisbane Catholic Education St Thomas' Catholic School
Principal:  Ms Lorraine Walker

10 Stephen Street, Camp Hill  QLD  4152   |   Office Hours:  8:15am to 3:30pm
Phone: 07 3398 6633   |     Fax: 07 3398 6046    |   Email:
pcamphill@bne.catholic.edu.au
Absentee Line: 07 3398 7531

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