Extra-Curricular Activities

Throughout the school year, students at St Thomas’ are provided with access to a range of additional educational opportunities to deepen their learning.


  • Year 6 Lead​ership Retreat Day
  • Swimming Carnival (Years 3 to 6)
  • Term 1 GALA Sporting Day (Years 4 to 6)​


  • ​Whole School Cross Country Carnival
  • Year 5 and Year 6 Camp to Tallebudgera ​Outdoor and Environmental Education Centre
  • Term 2 GALA Sporting Day (Years 4 to 6)


  • ​Book Week
  • Readers Cup Competition (Year 6)
  • Whole School Sports Day (Athletics)
  • STEM Week
  • NAIDOC Week
  • Term 3 GALA Sporting Day (Years 4 to 6)


  • ​Swimming Program (Year 2 only)
  • St Thomas’ Ultimate Maths Challenge (Years 3 to 6)
  • Year 5 Leadership Retreat Day
  • Dance Cart Program (Prep to Year 6)
  • Term 4 GALA Sporting Day (Years 4 to 6)
  • ​Book Fair​

Excursions and Incursions

Throughout the school year, teachers organise for students to access learning experiences that deepen their connection with the planned curriculum. Some of these experiences are accessed off campus (excursions) and some are accessed onsite at school (incursions).

Optional Extra Curricular Activities

As part of our vision to ‘educate and inspire our children to develop their individual gifts’, the school collaborates with a number ofeducational service providers to provide additional access to extra-curricular opportunities.​

​Instrumental Music​​​

​St Thomas' offers an opportunity for students to take private lessons in piano with a group of dedicated teachers who work hard to instil a love of music in a caring and nurturing environment. Learning the piano engages both the left and right side of the brain and has many benefits including improved complex reasoning and language skills. If you would like your child to participate in the piano programme or would like more information, please contact Sharyn Cooper sharyncooper@bigpond.com or collect a form from the Front Office.

Learning a musical instrument has been proven to improve speech, reading ability, listening skills, and of course, creativity. The Instrumental Music program at St Thomas’ Primary School offers weekly lessons in a private or small group capacity for Years 3 -6 with their experienced and highly qualified music teacher, Tamaryn Heck. Some instruments are available for hire through the school at a small fee per term.   For more information, please contact Tamaryn tam_heck@icloud.com or contact the Front Office.

​Go Sports

(Before School Weeks 3 to 7 of each term)
​Go Sports has been in operation since 1993 providing sports coaching classes to primary school children in over 60 schools throughout Brisbane. All ourclasses are conducted by coaches who are intensively trained in the Go Sports philosophy. Class sizes have a maximum of 1 coach to 8 children in Before and After School Programs, ensuring the kids receive the attention they need. 

​Speech & Drama

(During school hours each Thursday)
Speech & Drama lessons are designed to improve confidence, vocabulary and fluency, enrich conversational speech, extend the potential for creativityand experiment with new areas of prose, poetry and drama.  Students work in small groups under the guidance of teacher, Mrs Helen Gelea, to achieve the outcomes associated with the program. Further information is available by contacting h.galea@optusnet.com.au or from the school’s Front Office.​

​Tennis 4 Kids

(Before and after school)
​A fun, innovative and professional organisation focussed on growing tennis in Australia at the grassroots.  Tennis for Kids provide Brisbane schools with industry leading tennis initiatives, making it easy for kids (and adults) to fall in love with tennis AND just as importantly keep on playing tennis!

​Gardiner Chess

​(3pm to 4pm Tuesdays)
The Gardiner Chess vision is to bring chess into the classrooms of as many schools as possible, with the aim of establishing a thriving chess culture throughout Queensland. This has been motivated by the extensive findings of world-wide research, revealing the huge benefits for children learning to play chess.