Welcome to St Thomas More College






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/default.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



Public Speaking 2017http://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/PUBLIC-SPEAKING-2017.aspxPublic Speaking 2017<div>​​​​<img src="/news-events/PublishingImages/1%20John%20Hurley%20Shield%20Winners%20(Small).JPG" alt="" style="margin:10px 5px;width:575px;height:389px;" /><br><p style="text-align:justify;">Without communication skills, making your way forward in the world would indeed be difficult. Communication is at the heart of all we do, and yet, speaking in public is one of the things people dread the most! Despite this, several students battled with their academic deadlines and overcame their fears to take part in our annual public speaking competition.<br></p></div><p></p><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><p style="text-align:justify;">The College hosted its 7th Annual Public Speaking Awards on Tuesday 10th October. Students competed in six year divisions and the night culminated in the presentation of the John Hurley Shield for Public Speaking to those students who achieved first place in each division.</p><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><p style="text-align:justify;">Adjudication was a difficult task given the high quality of all the speeches. As in other years, adjudication teams for each year level consisted of a College staff member and a community judge. This year we were fortunate to have six past students return to adjudicate –Lachlan Kadell, Alex Plummer, Sarah Kemp, Frank Lin, Tom Gilmore, Fransiska Bekti. Staff members given the difficult task of adjudication were Nicole Jones, Liam Lunney, Lauren Green, Chloe Kuwert, Sarah Wilkinson, Paul Earley and Anthony Murnane.</p><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><p style="text-align:justify;">Well done to all our speakers and thank you to our large audience of parents, family members, staff and interested students. Special mention must go to Ellen Hawkins who has competed in every public speaking competition since her arrival at the College as a nervous Year 8 student. The skills developed by Ellen and, indeed, all the students competing, will hold them in good stead for their post school plans of University, TAFE and career.</p><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><p style="text-align:justify;"><br>Year 7: Liam Damons (1st), Zara Gavarra (2nd), Laura McKitrick (Highly Commended).<br></p><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><p style="text-align:justify;">Year 8: Chyna Vilaysack (1st), Georgia Bradley (2nd),  Sophie Battese (Highly Commended).</p><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><p style="text-align:justify;">Year 9: Hayden Boyle (1st), Elena Josipovic (2nd), Luci Jappinen (Highly Commended).</p><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><p style="text-align:justify;">Year 10: Riya Prasad (1st), Daniel Hartley (2nd), Ibtisam Aslam (Highly Commended).</p><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><p style="text-align:justify;">Year 11: Abby Ward (1st), Lisa Damons (2nd), Taylor-Rose Hull (Highly Commended).</p><div style="text-align:justify;"> </div><p style="text-align:justify;">Year 12: Bridie McCarrey (1st), Ellen Hawkins (2nd), Phoenix Wilkinson (Highly Commended). ​<br><br></p> <p></p> <p><img src="/news-events/PublishingImages/2%20Year%207%20Finalists%20(Small).JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:285px;height:190px;" /> <img src="/news-events/PublishingImages/3%20Year%2012%20Finalists%20(Small).JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:275px;height:189px;" /><br><br></p> <p>.<br><br></p> ​​​
Primary Cluster Competition 2018http://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/Primary-Cluster-Competition.aspxPrimary Cluster Competition 2018 <div style="text-align:justify;">​​​​​<br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">​<img src="/news-events/PublishingImages/IMG_0751.JPG" class="ms-rtePosition-4" alt="" style="margin:5px;width:565px;height:514px;" /><br><br></div><div style="text-align:justify;">The Primary Cluster Competition is in its eighth year of operation. The program began at St Thomas More College in 2010 with just four primary schools. We all recognise the importance of sport and physical activity in the lives of young people and this competition provides young people the opportunity to mix and play sport with students from other schools.  While we recognise the value of the sporting competition, it is also important to recognise the value of building relationships between the schools. The competition has been built on the shared understanding that the primary purpose of this competition is participation.<br></div><div><p style="text-align:justify;">The Primary Cluster is part of the major practical assessment for the Y​ear 11 Sport and Recreation students who are working towards their Certificate III in Sport and Recreation. Our students facilitate the event and complete tasks such as organising draws, creating tournament ladders, managing venues, refereeing and setting up/packing up venues. There are four sports at three different venues - OZTAG is held at Brittain Park, Soccer is held at the Griffith University Nathan Fields and Netball and Volleyball are held at St Thomas More College. This year there are 118 teams participating from 8 different primary schools, with 1106 participants altogether.<br></p><p>As with previous years there are two divisions in the competition:</p><p><strong>Junior: Years - 3/4 </strong></p><p><strong>Senior: Year - 5/6</strong><img src="file:///C:/Users/KFREES~1/AppData/Local/Temp/msohtmlclip1/01/clip_image002.gif" alt="" style="width:143px;margin:5px;" /></p><p>While the philosophy behind the competition is about maximising participation there is also a winner at the end of the day. Our competition culminates with a day of finals and the awarding of trophies to the successful teams.​<br></p></div><div><div style="text-align:center;"> <strong style="text-align:center;">Round 1: Friday 27</strong><strong style="text-align:center;"><sup>th</sup></strong><strong style="text-align:center;"> April</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong style="text-align:center;"></strong><strong>Round 2: Friday 4</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> May</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Round 3: Friday 11</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> May</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Round 4: Friday 25</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> May</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Round 5: Friday 1</strong><strong><sup>st</sup></strong><strong> June</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Round 6: Friday 8</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> June</strong></div><div style="text-align:center;"><strong>Finals: Friday 15</strong><strong><sup>th</sup></strong><strong> June</strong></div><p style="text-align:center;"><strong>​Game Times 2018<br></strong>Game 1 (juniors): 12:15pm<br>Game 2 (juniors/seniors): 12:55pm<br>Game 3 (seniors): 1:35pm<br></p></div>​​​​​​​<br><div><br></div><div><br></div>
ANZAC Day Servicehttp://www.stmc.qld.edu.au/news-events/Pages/College-Commemorates-ANZAC-Day.aspxANZAC Day Service<p><img src="/news-events/PublishingImages/Anzac%20ceremony.JPG" alt="" style="margin:5px;" /><br><strong>Tuesday 24th April, ​2018</strong></p> <p class="Normal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:baseline;line-height:1.55em;text-align:justify;color:#444444;font-family:"open sans", arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">​On Tuesday we had the pleasure of welcoming Sergeant Mathew Wann to present the ANZAC Reflection following our Turton Week Mass and ANZAC Day service. Sergeant Wann enlisted into the Australian Army in 2008. He has deployed several times to Afghanistan including being a member of the Special Operations Task Group. He based his inspirational address upon the “three fundamental pillars” underpinning the ANZAC Spirit- Mateship, Courage and Resolve. He went on to explain the meaning of each of these pillars. As he spoke it was easy to see how these values underpin what it means to be a part of our St Thomas More College community.</p><p class="Normal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:baseline;line-height:1.55em;text-align:justify;color:#444444;font-family:"open sans", arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">Sergeant Wann spoke of <span class="Bold" style="margin:0px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:baseline;font-weight:bold;">Mateship</span> in terms of everyone working together to ‘look out for each other’. “All of us working together to not only achieve the mission but support each other no matter the cost.” He spoke of Courage as being important for us. It is crucial to not let fear of failure stop us from achieving. He stressed that “being a winner is just a loser who tried one more time”. Finally, he spoke of the pillar of Resolve- to remember that “it is never wrong to do the right thing and the standard you walk past is the standard you accept.”</p><p class="Normal" style="margin-top:12px;margin-bottom:12px;padding:0px;border:0px;outline:0px;vertical-align:baseline;line-height:1.55em;text-align:justify;color:#444444;font-family:"open sans", arial, helvetica, sans-serif;">As we celebrate ANZAC Day we do not celebrate war but, rather, honour the people who have given their lives in service for our freedom. We honour their mateship, courage and resolve and we pray that we will continue to enjoy the fruit of their sacrifices for us.<br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p><p style="text-align:justify;"><br></p>