Welcome to St Thomas More College

 

 

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Enrolment at St Thomas Morehttp://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/parent-information/Pages/default.aspx, Enrolment at St Thomas MoreEnrolment at St Thomas MoreSt Thomas More College accepts enrolment applications for boys and girls who are in Year 3 onwards, with an offer made as soon as possible thereafter. We look forward to welcoming you and your family to our College community.
Our next Visitors’ Day is Term 1 2019http://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/parent-information/Pages/Visitors%27-Days.aspx, Our next Visitors’ Day is Term 1 2019Our next Visitors’ Day is Term 1 2019A great way to experience our faith learning community is to attend one of our Visitors' Days. You can meet the College Principal and Student Leaders and tour our grounds and facilities. We invite you to register and see the College in action.

​Learning at St Thomas More College

 

 

What to expect in Year 7http://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/parent-information/Pages/whattoexpectinyear7.aspx, What to expect in Year 7What to expect in Year 7Your child’s move from primary to secondary school can be an exciting time for your entire family. At St Thomas More, we pride ourselves on helping your child make this important transition seamlessly.
Our Curriculumhttp://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/learning/Pages/default.aspx, Our CurriculumOur CurriculumCatering for all students by providing a range of pathways designed to meet individual needs, the College offers a solid and complete curriculum that responds to the demands of contemporary learners, community and social pressures, and the changing educational landscape.
Pastoral Carehttp://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/faith/Pages/default.aspx, Pastoral CarePastoral CareYour child’s well-being is our absolute priority. One teacher is responsible for a group of students. This ensures that the College takes a personal, dedicated interest in all our students and provides individual, tailored attention to your child.

​What's happening at St Thomas More College

 

 

Cultural Evening 2018http://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/Cultural-Evening.aspxCultural Evening 2018<p><strong>​​​​​​​​​​​​<img src="/news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Cultural-Evening/IMG_2912.JPG" alt="IMG_2912.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /></strong></p><p><strong>-Wednesday 19 September 2018-</strong><br></p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">Each year the College showcases student's work completed in Semester 1 across the five Arts strands: Music, Drama, Dance, Art and Media. The 2018 Cultural Evening was another huge success with many talented student's creative work on display to our wider community.</p> <p class="ms-rteElement-P" style="text-align:justify;">Parents, staff and students were welcome to view a gallery of visual art and media presentations; as well as live dance, musical and dramatic performances. The Cultural Evening was catered by our Year 11 and 12 Hospitality students with delicious nibbles and supper on offer. </p> <div style="text-align:justify;"><p class="ms-rteElement-P">The Arts at St Thomas More College continues to grow with co-curricular dance, photography and graphic design opportunities now available to students. ​<br>​<br></p><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img src="/PublishingImages/Art%20(Final%202).JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /><br></p><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img src="/PublishingImages/Art%20(Final).JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /><br><img src="/news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Cultural-Evening/IMG_2878.JPG" alt="IMG_2878.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /><br></p><p class="ms-rteElement-P"><img src="/news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/Cultural-Evening/IMG_2939.JPG" alt="IMG_2939.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" />​<br></p></div>
Bishop Bill Morris Celebrates Mass in College Chapelhttp://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/STMCChapel.aspxBishop Bill Morris Celebrates Mass in College Chapel<strong><em>​​The St Thomas More College (STMC), Sunnybank community welcomed Bishop Bill Morris to celebrate mass in the college chapel recently.</em></strong><br><br>The last time Bishop Morris celebrated mass in the chapel building was in 2013 when it was located at Cooranga North in Jandowae Parish in the Diocese of Toowoomba. That day the community was celebrating the 75th Anniversary of their local church – and sadly, its final mass. The church was being decommissioned and listed for sale.<br><br>Cooranga North residents Mick and Cheryl Cosgrove were at the 2013 mass and Mrs Cosgrove reflected on the uncertainty of the church’s future: “The church could have been turned into a hay barn… we were very unsure of its future when it was listed for sale.”<br><br>The church was purchased by St Thomas More College and in June 2017 and transported more than 380kms to Sunnybank, was renovated and commissioned as the college chapel in March 2018.<br><br>Mick and Cheryl Cosgrove made the journey to Sunnybank to attend mass with Bishop Morris, this time in the newly renovated Chapel.<br><br>“It’s lovely to see our church restored and loved as the central heart of STMC,” Mrs Cosgrove said.<br><br>At the mass, Principal Les Conroy spoke of the privilege of stewardship and the chapel’s importance to the school community: “It is used every day – it is the central lifeblood of our school community.”<br><br>“We care for the chapel as a community, we hold weekly masses and staff and student prayer sessions here,” Mr Conroy said.<br><br>Also, Mick and Cheryl Cosgrove’s son, Michael was in attendance. Along with Tricia Kennedy from Brisbane Catholic Education, members of the STMC Student Leadership Team, and the College Leadership Team.<br><br><div>​<img src="/news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/STMCChapel/IMG_3059.JPG" alt="IMG_3059.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /><p>L-R: STMC Principal Les Conroy, Bishop Bill Morris, Tricia Kennedy, Cheryl, Mick and Michael Cosgrove, STMC Deputy Principal Karen Mulcahy<br></p></div><div><img src="/news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/STMCChapel/IMG_3066.JPG" alt="IMG_3066.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /><br></div><div><img src="/news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/STMCChapel/IMG_3069.JPG" alt="IMG_3069.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /><br></div>
International Study Tour Programhttp://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/InternationalStudyTourProgram.aspxInternational Study Tour Program<p><strong>International Study Tour Program Sets Students up to be Responsible Global Citizens​</strong></p><p><em>​<img src="/news-events/SiteAssets/Pages/InternationalStudyTourProgram/IMG_1152.JPG" alt="IMG_1152.JPG" style="margin:5px;width:556px;" /></em></p><p><em>​The St Thomas More College (STMC) International Study Tour Program recently welcomed 15 students from the Wuhu Huicui Middle School in China.</em><br></p><p>The week-long Study Tour Program is designed to teach both host and visitor students valuable global citizenship lessons in communication, hospitality and cultural engagement – all skills needed for global workplaces of the future.</p><p>STMC International Student Co-ordinator, Mrs Helen Robin said the students participated in a variety of ‘team building’ activities including table tennis, basketball, and Pictionary.</p><p>Students were matched with home-stay families from the college and experienced daily life as an Australian student.</p><p>Chinese student, Kenny reflected on his experience as a student at STMC and said it was one he would never forget.</p><p>“The school life here gave me a surprise, we had many different lessons that I have not contacted (sic) such as woodwork, business, film-making and so on,” Kenny said.</p><p>“It clearly showed me the student life in Australia and taught me many skills, I really miss the lovely buddies in St Thomas More College and the school.</p><p>“All in all, the trip made me a better person.</p><p>“I will never forget my experience in STMC.”</p><p>Mrs Robin talked about how students develop relationships through the sharing of classroom and playground experiences.</p><p>“Having international visitors in the school gives STMC students the opportunity to meet with individuals of their own age and develop authentic relationships with them through sharing classroom and playground experiences,” Mrs Robin said.</p><p>“This can allow stereotypes to be broken down and young people from far and wide to understand that the hopes and dreams of each are very similar.</p><p>“This visit was particularly heart-warming to see STMC students who may not have the opportunity to shine in traditional areas of school life such as academic or sporting endeavours, step up and receive recognition for their quiet commitment to making the world a better place through their willingness to extend a hand of friendship to these visitors,” Mrs Robin concluded.</p><p>STMC Chinese student ambassadors, Anna Zhang and Gavin Li were on hand to translate for the young visitors.</p><p>The next STMC International Study Tour is being planned, with students involved in this year’s tour already putting their hand up to be involved again.<br><br><br></p>