The St Thomas School Community is a very vibrant and active community, which allows for participation of parents in many aspects of School and Parish Life.
School Community Association (S.C.A)
Who Are We?
The S.C.A (St. Thomas School Community Association) consists of parents and the school Principal. Together we decide on and co-ordinate the years’ fundraising activities. Parents on the committee hold specific roles, these being: President, Vice President, Treasurer, Assistant Treasurer, Secretary and general membership.
The S.C.A operate as a team and meet monthly. Together we plan and review fundraisers, social activities and treats for the children. Our list of duties include event co-ordination, writing and distributing newsletters, counting and banking money, ordering, preparing and distributing food for specific events/treats and liaising with the staff and companies outside St. Thomas’.
Our work is greatly supported by other St. Thomas mums and dads who assist in the running of various fundraisers. New members are always welcome. We share a laugh, a story and develop friendships.
What Do We Want To Achieve?
The S.C.A aims to enhance the education of the students at St. Thomas the Apostle Primary School through fundraising for important resources, by supporting the development of effective relationships between the staff, parents and children in providing opportunities for social interaction; and by providing our children with treats each term – such as icy poles and hot food days.
In recent years the S.C.A has held various raffles, Mothers and Father’s day stalls, chocolate, hot cross bun and pie drives, trivia and market nights for parents, as well as discos and the basket supper dance for children. We have supported school functions by providing and serving food at Prep orientation sessions, tissues and champagne mornings for new prep parents and a sausage sizzle on Footy Day. We have sold hot food in winter and icypoles in summer as treats for the children. The S.C.A also run the second hand uniform shop.
Where Does the Money Raised Go?
Monies raised from our fundraising activities inevitably go towards the benefit of our children’s education and wellbeing; whether it be for technology, sporting equipment, outdoor games or upgrading library/classroom resources etc. Our role as parents is to get involved and ensure these fundraising activities are run smoothly.
When Does the S.C.A Meet?
The S.C.A meet once a month to hear the Principal’s and Treasurer’s report, to plan and timetable fundraising events, to make decisions on what the funds raised are spent on and to ensure compliance with necessary regulations. It’s also a great opportunity to meet other parents and exchange views on what’s happening in the school and we have lots of fun along the way!
Each fundraising, social or support event is organised by a sub-group of people. We welcome ideas from all parents; for both fundraising and social events. We especially welcome volunteers to assist in organising these events.
An S.C.A update is included in the school weekly newsletter (see ‘newsletter’ tab), informing the school community of future fundraising events.
If you are interested in contributing towards the St. Thomas School Community Association (S.C.A), or have further questions, please contact a member on our S.C.A Leadership Team:
Fiona Turner (President) | 0403 561 025
Our Mission Statement
Supporting our children as a school community through fundraising and social engagement
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- Meditation Begins 8:50am
- Session 1 9:00 am – 11:00 am
- Lunch Break 11:00 am – 11:50 am
- Session 2 11:50am – 1:50 pm
- Afternoon Break 1:50pm – 2:35 pm
- Dismissal 3:30 pm
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We, as a school, realise that there are many questions that you may wish to ask.
To attempt to try and answer these questions in the easiest possible way, we have formulated a “Parent Information” booklet.