A Great Community

Commencing my role as Principal during Term 4 has provided me with a unique opportunity to experience our school with fresh eyes during a time where our staff and students are continuing to reap the benefits of the well-established foundations and routines they have implemented throughout the school year.

In my short time at St Thomas’, I have been continuously impressed by many elements which I believe make St Thomas’ stand out as such a great school community. Below are just some of the things I noticed in my first week as St Thomas’:

  • The strong sense of community.
  • Strong focus on learning and students reaching their full potential.
  • Every child is known.
  • Our older students look out for our younger students.
  • The leadership of our Year 6 students in all areas of school life.
  • Dedicated and professional staff with a commitment to the vocation of teaching.
  • An engaged and welcoming parent body.
  • A deep connection to the school’s rich history and charism.
  • Every child is eager to come to school and proud to be a St Thomas’ student.
  • A variety of extra-curricular activities on offer.

The school has certainly been a hive of activity. In the past week we have had the following events: Year 4 – 6 Sports Gala Day, Day for Daniel, Catholic Mission fundraiser, World Teacher’s Day celebration and liturgy and our Prep excursion to Ngutana Lui.
I am looking forward to welcoming the 2023 cohort of Prep students to our school for their Orientation Day next Thursday and watching our Year 6 students represent St Thomas’ in the Queensland All Schools Touch Competition over the weekend.