Our School

Why Choose Us? 

  • We celebrate the uniqueness and giftedness of each individual student
  • We communicate a strong sense of faith, hope and love for the world
  • We create a supportive, nurturing environment that provides differentiated learning opportunities
  • We encourage critical and creative thinking through inquiry based learning
  • Students develop the skills and attitudes to become life-long learners
  • We encourage the contribution of all school members in a collaborative environment
  • Our state of the art on-site Early Learning Centre provides an educational pathway for students

Our Purpose

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Declaration of Purpose

With Jesus Christ at the heart of our school, our purpose is to celebrate the uniqueness and giftedness of our students and to engage them deeply in an education that will enable them to to make a powerful contribution to a just, merciful and compassionate world.

Living the Purpose

Communicating a sense of faith, hope and love for the world, and with Jesus Christ our model and inspiration, our relationships are dynamic and transformative, tender and just, loving and merciful, compassionate and equitable; and we communicate the dignity and worth of all people to the world.

Our Patron Saint 

St Thomas Aquinas Primary School is named after the great Doctor of the Church, St Thomas Aquinas, who lived in the thirteenth century. St Thomas Aquinas is known primarily as a brilliant theologian and philosopher and is the patron saint of universities and scholars.

St Thomas Aquinas is an ambassador for education and serves as a wonderful role model for our children. He was also a man of the heart and humility. He was a great servant to his community and was generous and tireless in his efforts to help others.

REPORTING 

An Information Evening is held at the beginning of each year for parents/carers to meet their child’s teacher and school community members. Parent-Teacher interviews are held twice a year to discuss your child’s progress through and year.  Written reports are sent out home twice a year at the end of Term 2 and Term 4.

School House Colours 

The school houses are named after the Aboriginal words for the four elements: Kanbi (Fire/Red), Minya (Wind/Yellow), Dhaura (Earth/Green) and Ngadyung (Water/Blue).