Welcome to the St Thomas the Apostle Greensborough North website. On behalf of the St Thomas School community, I would like to warmly welcome you to our school. We believe that parents need to be fully informed on all matters related to their child’s education and encourage you to explore this website thoroughly. It will assist you to become familiar with the routines, policies and information needed for a smooth transition into school life.
Our school is a learning community and has conducted extensive building projects to create a 21st Century facility. Our teachers model a love of learning and children are actively encouraged to set their own educational goals. As educators in a Catholic school, our aim is to promote living and learning in faith. We seek to support you in your role as parents in nurturing your children so that they can live their lives and strive to reach their full potential. We aim to provide a learning environment which is stimulating, innovative, positive and purposeful.
There are many opportunities for parents to work in partnership with the school. By being involved we strengthen the bonds of communication between parents and teachers as well as involving you with classroom learning and the myriad of activities that take place in and around the school. Of course there are the more formal opportunities to participate including the Advisory Board and the Parents and Friends Association. Parents are one of our greatest resources, so we encourage all parents to be involved in the school wherever possible. The spirit of the school’s foundations challenges us to work together to form a community which is respectful, safe and supportive and which provides the opportunity for all its members to live and learn in faith.
We hope that your time at St Thomas the Apostle Primary School will be very happy and successful. Being Principal of such a great school is a privilege; it brings me much joy and many opportunities for learning and developing relationships.
The school promotes and supports the principles of Australian Democracy, including a commitment to elected government, the rule of law, equal rights to all before the law, freedom of religion, freedom of speech and association and the values of openness and tolerance.
May God bless you and your family.
Meet our Leaders
Mr David Delaney
I look forward to meeting our new and future families. It surely is a great opportunity to be involved in such a vibrant school community. I welcome you all. I have been involved in Catholic Education for the last forty years, nineteen of those as Principal. This school is special and I encourage you all to see for yourselves.
Mr Peter Sist
It takes a village to raise a child – to raise your child, our child to become resilient, gracious, empathic, mindful, knowledgeable, thankful, capable, successful and faithful. This is what we strive to do. This is what we are passionate about. Come and visit our village.
Mrs Jo Nolen
It is an honour to join the St Thomas the Apostle community. The education of children is founded on relationships. Our job is to foster a positive welcoming environment,where we work together with parents to make their child’s experience at school enriching, preparing them to be citizens who are informed by faith, act with love and offer hope to others.
Vision & Values
Our Vision Statement
Guided by the Spirit, we empower a community of excellence and lifelong learners, who are inspired to make a difference in our world.
Our Mission Statement
At St Thomas the Apostle Primary School, we believe that:
- The true message of the Gospel should be modelled by all members of the school community and therefore become a lived reality;
- Catholic traditions, ideals, values and attitudes should be fostered through a comprehensive Religious Education program, which includes rich experiences in Scripture and Liturgy;
- Through the use of a variety of structures and teaching strategies all children will be encouraged to reach their full potential;
- Curriculum we teach should be challenging and relevant to the needs of individual students. It should be sequential, encourage independence and support the learning continuum of life;
- The skills and talents of all Staff are recognized and valued and that through peer support and professional development opportunities, staff are assisted both personally and professionally to achieve excellence;
- Through positive relationships we create an environment where there is a sense of belonging, acceptance, respect, growth and support for each other within our community.
Our School Values
Here at St Thomas the Apostle, we utilise five core values that underpin all of our actions and teachings around the school community. These values are:
Treat others with consideration and regard, respect another person’s point of view.
Be accountable for one’s own actions, resolve differences in constructive and peaceful ways, contribute community, and take care of the environment.
Doing Your Best
Seek to accomplish something worthy and admirable, try hard, pursue success.
Pursue and protect the common good where all people are treated fairly for a just society, without any prejudice of any kind.
Be honest, sincere and seek the truth.
St Thomas the Apostle Primary School has a visible Catholic partnership with the parish. Throughout the year the school community participates in various Sacramental and Liturgical experiences such as whole school masses, class masses and liturgical feasts and Reconciliation, Eucharist and Confirmation.
For more information about St Thomas the Apostle parish, please follow the link below, or for any other enquiries feel free to email Fr Steven Rigo via email@example.com