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 of educational service providers to provide additional access to extra-curricular opportunities.​

Click here for a list of the extra-curricular activities offered at St Thomas' in Term 2​ 2024. These activities are run on-site by a range of external providers. Please contact the provider or the St Thomas' Office for more information.​​

​Instrumental Mu​​sic​​​

​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 tamaryn@mirabito.io or contact the 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.