- Message from the Principal
- Term Dates, Public Holidays and School Closure Dates
- Important Dates Regarding Buses
- IMPORTANT - PAM (Parent Access Module) Roll Out - link and information
- Winter Uniform - Term 2 - 3rd May
- District Cross Country Information & Permission Slips
- Link to book in to the Parent Volunteer Induction Session 3rd May
- Siblings Foundation Enrolments for 2022 to be completed by 21st May 2021
- 2022 Foundation Open Days and Enrolment Information
- Updated Canteen Over the counter sales & Canteen Roster
- School Photos 9th June 2021
- Merit Awards
- Foundation Pyjama Day
- Mother's Day Stall
- COMMUNITY NOTICES - Copy
Our school is a place of faith and learning
Dear Parents and Families,
Today, staff are engaging in a Religious Education professional learning day that will help them relate the messages of the gospels to everyday experiences. We are continually looking to link the teachings and life of Christ to the world as we know it and to remind children that God’s spirit is very much at work and present in our lives today. Teachers from local Catholic schools have joined us to enjoy a very productive day.
Next week, we prepare for Mother’s Day and the P&F will be holding a stall on Tuesday and Wednesday. Unfortunately, we won't be having our Mother’s Day breakfast, but each family will receive a small token from the school to celebrate the role Mother’s play in the lives of their children. We thank the P&F and Casey in the office for their efforts in organising gifts.
INSIGHT SRC SURVEY
Each year, the school community participates in the INSIGHT SRC Survey. This survey allows us to gather information about various aspects of school life in an effort to gauge what is working well and what could be done better. A number of surveys will go out on Monday and can be completed online or as a hard copy. Paper surveys are to be returned to the school and will be forwarded to a third party to be collated. We rotate the sample group each year and hope that everyone will participate. Students in Yr 5&6 and all staff are invited to participate.
Enrolments are now being taken for Foundation classes 2022. We ask that families with siblings starting in 2022 complete enrolment forms online or contact the office. Enrolment bookings can also be made online. Please see details below. It is most important we have sibling numbers as this will allow us to determine how many spaces are available for new families.
and follow the link below to book an interview using Code: ddzug
Our volunteer induction session will be held next Monday evening at 5.30pm.
Registrations can be made online. We value the support of our volunteers and look forward to them being a regular part of school life as COVID restrictions ease.
END OF DAY PICK UP
A reminder that all students finish at 3.15pm and can be collected at the Raglan St or Guthridge Parade gate. Country bus students are dismissed at 3.10pm. We ask parents to socially distance if waiting for children and to use the pick up and drop off zone appropriately to allow the smooth flow of traffic. We thank you for your support in this area.
Please know that teachers are making contact with camp providers to confirm bookings for this year. Once venues have been confirmed, details of when and where will be shared with families.
Each provider will be asked to provide a COVID Safe Management plan.
Enjoy your long weekend.
Anita and Staff.
2021 SCHOOL TERM DATES
TERM 2 - Monday 19th April - Thursday 24th June
TERM 3 - Monday 12th July - Friday 17th September
TERM 4 - Monday 4th October - Thursday 17th December
SCHOOL CLOSURE DAYS
|Term 2||Friday 25th June - Curriculum Planning|
IMPORTANT DATES FOR BUSES 2021
Friday 11th June NO BUSES RUNNING
Monday 14th June Queens Birthday NO BUSES RUNNING
Friday 25th June School Closure Day
Monday 12th July First Day of Term 3
Friday 17th September Last day of term 3. Buses leave at 2.20pm instead of 3.20pm
Monday 4th October First Day of Term 4
Tuesday 2nd November Melbourne Cup Day NO BUSES RUNNING
New PAM (Parent Access Module) Roll Out
We still have some families who have not completed there PAM accounts, please follow the instructions below and contact the office if you require your Parent Code. Please remember to complete the mecdical profile also.
To access PAM, please click HERE and enter your login credentials to proceed to your account.
Please note you may only have one shared active family account per household, please contact the office if you have any queries.
If you need your login credentials or a password reset, please contact our reception officers on 5144 1332 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
All children are required to wear the full winter uniform in Term 2 starting Monday May 3rd.
ST THOMAS’ SCHOOL UNIFORM
Parents are responsible for sending children to school in correct uniform and are asked to check uniform daily. Children are encouraged to wear their uniform with pride. All articles of clothing should be clearly marked with child’s name.
Boys - Winter: Grey long pants, white shirt, school jumper (navy), grey socks, black leather shoes or elastic-sided school boots.
Boys - Sports Uniform: School polo shirt, navy school shorts, sneakers, navy school track pants, navy school fleece tracksuit top or vest, plain, white, above the ankle length socks.
Girls - Winter: Winter tunic, white shirt, school jumper (navy), navy tights or knee length navy socks, black leather shoes or elastic-sided school boots.
Girls - Sports Uniform: School polo shirt, navy school shorts, sneakers, navy school track pants, navy school fleece tracksuit top or vest, plain, white, above the ankle length socks.
Sneakers are not to be used as school shoes.
Tracksuit tops are not to be worn as school jumpers.
Children may wear the sports uniform to school on their weekly Physical Education/Sport day only.
Hats: Students are expected to wear the school hat at recess and lunch times and during P.E. classes from 1st September – 30th April. No other hat may be worn. Students are encouraged to wear hats on days in Term 2 & 3 when deemed necessary.
School Spray jacket: Optional item which can be worn as a part of the Sports Uniform or over the school jumper. This item is not to be worn instead of the woollen school jumper.
Scarf /Gloves: Navy school scarf and gloves are an optional item during winter for girls and boys.
School Bag: A backpack style school bag in St. Thomas’ colours with school emblem is compulsory for children in Years Prep to 6.
Hair ties and ribbons: White/navy/gold and not decorative.
The School Uniform can be purchased from:
J.S.M Embroidery , Work wear & Safety,
71 Macarthur Street,
Phone: 0351 446898
District Cross Country
The SSV District Cross Country event will be held on Thursday 6th May 2021 at the College Ovals. We are required to provide two helpers on the day, if you are available to assist please get in touch with me or leave your details at the school office.
Permission forms are now avaiable via PAM , please complete and confirm by 5th May 2021.
CANTEEN ROSTER TERM 2
|Canteen Roster Term 2 2021||Fridays 12:50pm - 1:40pm|
|Week||Date||Volunteer 1||Volunteer 2||Reserve|
|3||7 May 2021||Alison Heffernan||Melinda Avery||Christine Kemp|
|4||14 May 2021||Charmaine Wilson||Jess Bristow||Casey Armstrong|
|5||21 May 2021||Grace Duffield||Toni de Groot||Lauren Pini|
|6||28 May 2021||Katie Whitfield||Mikaela Fowler||Chloe Stewart|
|7||4 June 2021||Crystal McMillan||Sara Harris||Gabrielle Waterman|
|8||11 June 2021||Kim Reid||Emily Jones||Michelle Brewis|
|9||18 June 2021||Lorissa Whykes||Christine Kemp||Tracey Crane|
|Foundation CB||Khya Harrington & Harley Dyce|
|Foundation MP||Jack Smith & Olli Finlay|
|Grade 2MB||Noah Cannon & Aiden Kemp|
|Grade 3AP||Ella Missen & Jack McLay|
|Grade 5MC||Jessie Reid & Makayla Harrington|
|Grade 6BL||Chanelle Caruana|
|Music||Huddy Bateman, Lilly Bigham, Harvey O'Brien, Victoria Adams, Claire Cassiles, Jaspa Crompton, Billy Wilson, Lexi Avery, Molly Brayshaw & London Cruickshank|