I would like to welcome you to St Thomas More Catholic Primary School. We are a Foundation to Year 6 co-educational Catholic school in the St Patrick’s Cathedral Parish of the Diocese of Ballarat. Our school is located on a large site in Alfredton, a suburb in the west of Ballarat. We enrol children from the local area as well as from the surrounding rural areas.
St Thomas More Catholic Primary School draws on the Gospel values to build a learning environment where children feel valued and inspired to learn. We offer a quality learning environment where each individual is supported to reach their potential, and where we live our school motto “With God First, We Will Live, Learn and Thrive.”
Our dedicated staff, through their own Christian witness and professionalism, provide a caring and supportive atmosphere which respects the dignity of each child, fosters a genuine love of God, and motivates all children to be contributing members of our school and wider community.
St Thomas More Catholic Primary School works collaboratively as a ‘Professional Learning Community’ where the children are at the centre of all we do and the decisions we make to support learning.
As a school adopting the ‘School Wide Positive Behaviour Support’ strategic approach, the goals, ‘Be Safe, Be Responsible, Be Respectful’ permeate through each interaction, every day. We utilise a range of strategies to ensure a safe and co-operative environment. We draw on the support of the Catholic Education Office Ballarat and outside agencies to support the needs of our children.
Our core Literacy and Numeracy education delivers a sound curriculum that is focused on the needs of individual learners. A key aspect of the curriculum we offer as a Catholic Primary School is Religious Education (Awakenings-CEOB). This is foundational to who we are and is integral to school life. Our children experience a number of specialist areas including Visual Arts, Music, Library/History and Languages Other Than English-Japanese, as well as education in the technologies, humanities, science and health and physical education.
We are blessed to have an active and enthusiastic Parents and Friends Committee and a School Advisory Council, who work alongside our staff team, to support the children. We strongly encourage you to become as involved in the life of our school community as you can.
We look forward to our partnership in your child’s learning journey. Thank you for considering St Thomas More Catholic Primary School for the education of your child.
Mr Simon Duffy, Principal.