Parent Information

‘We aspire to be a school where parents and staff work in partnership to foster in students a desire to learn and achieve’

School Hours

School hours are from 8:50am- 3:20pm. Children are required at school no later than 8.50am in order that classes may commence at 9.00am sharp. There are two bells in the morning. The first bell rings at 8.50am (students make their way into class from the quadrangle, unpack their bags, attendance roll is taken and adminstrative tasks completed) and the second rings at 9.00am (Learning sessions commence at this time). In the interests of your child’s safety, he/she should not arrive at school before 8.30am.

Breaks/ Lunch

Lunch Eaten: 11.00-11.10 in class

First Break:  11:10am - 11:50am

Second Break: 1:50pm - 2:30pm

School Finishes: 3:20pm each day

Student Lateness

Children who arrive late need to report to the school office to have their attendance registered and to collect a late pass before going to their classroom.

Repeated instances of lateness will be addressed formally via Principal and parent interviews and in some cases further referral to the Catholic Education Office.

School Office

The office is open between 8.30am and 4.00pm Monday to Friday.
School telephone numbers are 9312 8200

Contact Hours

St Thomas More staff access their work emails normally between 8.00am-5.00 pm and will endevour to respond to emails within 48 hours, keeping in mind that teachers may not see emails during teaching hours. 

Please note, staff are not expected to respond in this time frame during weekends, public holidays and term breaks.
For all urgent matters please contact the school office on (03) 9312 8200. 

Working Bees

Periodically we ask parents to assist us with special project or maintenance tasks. Working bees are generally held on Saturday mornings. We rely on your support to keep the costs in these areas down and to provide some extras for the students.

School Canteen

Children are able to purchase their lunch from the canteen five days per week. We have a full time canteen manageress who has completed the health department’s “Food Handlers Course”. Our manageress relies on volunteer support of parents and grandparents for the daily roster. These volunteers help with the bagging of lunches and without this support we cannot have a canteen.

Current price lists are sent home each term.

2018 Canteen Price List

Newsletters & Assemblies

Newsletters and School Assemblies are held on alternate weeks. The school newsletters can be found here on the school website under the 'News and Events' page. You may request a printed copy of the fortnightly newsletter at the school office if you are unanble to access an internet connection. Please check school bags for these as they are given out at dismissal. Most school notices will accompany the newsletter on Thursdays but can also be found on the 'News and Events' page. Whole School Assemblies are held on alternate Fridays at 2.45pm in the school hall (this is subject to change). All are welcome to attend!

School Uniform

Girls

Summer: School dress, maroon jumper, navy socks & black school shoes. Girls may wear navy blue short-shorts under their dresses.

Winter: Check pinafore or check slacks, light blue school long sleeve shirt, maroon jumper, navy socks & black school shoes.

Boys

Summer: Stubby grey shorts, blue school shirt, maroon jumper, grey socks, black school shoes.

Winter: Long grey school trousers, light blue long sleeved shirt, maroon jumper, grey socks & black school shoes

School uniforms are available for order or purchase from Academy Unifroms. Click the link below to find out more about their store. 

www.academyuniforms.com.au/

Parents as Partners

Parents are invited to be formally involved as helpers in the Literacy Program. Parents undertake a 5 session training program and then work with teachers in the class Literacy time. Parents are also invited to assist in the Math’s learning activities and in other Key Learning Areas e.g. Arts. As you can understand, professionalism and confidentiality are of paramount importance when working in the classroom, and these areas will be covered in the course. All parent assisting in the school programs need to complete a Working with Children Check, in accordance with Government guidelines.

Parent Representatives

At St Thomas More, Each classroom has its own parent rep. This representative volunteers at the beginning of the school year to be the contact person for that grade. The role of the parent rep is to help build community and friendship between the parents of that grade and helps the teacher find parental assistance for special events for the class such as excursions, creation of resources, or parental supervision of special class activities.

Parents & Friends Committee

The Parents & Friends Committee consists of a group of parents who meet once a month to plan for the social and fundraising activities at the school. This is a very important committee as many of the extra resources we have for the children have been supplied through their organizational efforts.

School Advisory Committee

The School Advisory Committee has 8 representatives from the parent body. This group support, assist and advise the Parish Priest and the Principal in the efficient management of the school. The Council also meets on the 3rd Tuesday of each month at 7.00pm in the staffroom.

Out of School Hours Care

St Thomas More Primary School provides Out of School Hours Care for our students both before and after school. This service is run by Quality Junior Programs and facilitated by trained professionals. This service is available before school from 7am - 9am, and after school from 3.30pm - 6pm. Enquiries can be made directly to the Coordinator on 0401442393. Information flyers are also available in our school office.

www.oshclub.com.au/oshclub.html

Parent Information Handbook

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1PIvU-GtLqZm64TbfDSVPz8fTq9F2ZL6jTk78OzB_3SY/edit?usp=sharing

National Safe Schools Framework

stmhadfield.catholic.edu.au/files/NationalSafeSchoolsFramework-Poster.pdf

Values For Australian Schooling 

stmhadfield.catholic.edu.au/files/ValuesForAustralianSchooling.pdf

Assessment & Reporting @ St Thomas More

Please click on the following image to view important information about Assessment and Reporting at St Thomas More Primary School.

School Interviews

Click on the link below to book school interviews online.

www.schoolinterviews.com.au/