“It takes a community to raise a child.”
Welcome to St Thomas the Apostle Primary School Kambah. Thank you for considering us as a partner in the journey of educating your child. Enrolment applications can be made at any time or more specifically during the Catholic Schools Enrolment Period. If you have any questions not anwered on our website or to make an appointment with our principal, Mrs Ursula Jamieson, please contact Jodie in our office between 8.30 am - 4.00pm daily.
St Thomas the Apostle is a Parish school which aims to provide the choice of Catholic Schooling to all those seeking a Catholic Education for their children. We believe that it is our responsibility to provide quality education which allows the full potential of all in the community to be developed. The staff, parents and parish work closely together educating the children in our Catholic traditions and supporting them in the development of their Faith.
Our enrolment period is held in May however we welcome inquiries throughout the year. Please contact us to arrange an interview and personal tour to view the outstanding educational opportunities offered at St Thomas the Apostle first-hand.
2018 Catholic Schools Enrolment Period
The Archdiocese Enrolment period is now open for students enroling for 2019.
St Thomas the Apostle Enrolment dates for 2018 are:
Open Day and Evening Wed 9 May 9.30am - 6pm
Open Evening Tue 15 May 3.30 - 7pm
Kinder Welcome Visit & Orientation (Child and Parent) Thurs 15 Nov 9.30am - 10.50am
Kinder Orientation Day (Child only) Fri 30 Nov 9.30am - 12 noon
St Anthony's Early Learning Centre Info Night Tues 8 May 6.30pm
During the enrolment period (7 - 25 May 2018) the school offers guided tours and time to meet the Principal. At this time enrolment packages are available. This package includes a CEO enrolment form and a St Thomas’ Information Book. If you decide to enrol your child at St Thomas the Apostle you will need to obtain an Enrolment Package from the school or by downloading it from our website, see link above. The forms should be completed and returned promptly to school with requested documentation. Upon lodgement of your enrolment forms, a non-refundable fee is payable to the school. After the form has been received all parents are invited to come and meet the Principal or his representative. At this interview parents have further opportunity to ask questions and inform the school about the needs of the child. It is important that there is an open sharing of information so we can work in partnership educating and supporting each child. Children enrolling for Kindergarten should be five (5) years of age by 30 April of the year of enrolment.
Enrolment Applications During the Year
Families moving into the area are able to apply for enrolment at the time of moving and are encouraged to contact the school when planning your move. An interview and tour of the school with our principal will be arranged.
Please make use of the information contained on this website. All forms are available from the School Office or via the links on this webpage.
Checklist of what is Required for Enrolment
- Completed Enrolment Application
- Enrolment Application signed by BOTH Parents
- Copy of Birth Certificate
- Copy of Baptism Certificate (If applicable)
- Copy of Immunisation Records
- Payment of $25.00 CEO Enrolment Fee
- Parents of students with Special Needs must inform the school and have all recent assessment reports ready for an interview with the CEO Special Needs Consultant, the Learning Support Team Leader and the Principal. At the time of application parents must agree for the school to access all information from the preschool and other agencies involved in supporting the child.
After School Care
Students can attend our high-quality, fun and engaging Before and After School Care program conducted by Communities at Work located on the school grounds.
Before School Care: 7.30am – 9.00am
After School Care: 3.00pm – 6.00 pm
Contact: Tuggeranong Community Service by phone 6293 6500 or email for further details
Please refer to our school policy CAST (Care at St Thomas)
Our Catholic Care school counsellor Bronwyn Whyatt visits the school one day a week to meet the needs of our community. To make an appointment please contact the school office or call Catholic Care on (02) 6162 6104.
Veronica Harris works to support the emotional and social wellbeing of students. Her work involves running group sessions for students focussing on anxiety, anger, friendship difficulties, grief and loss and social skills, as well as being a day-to-day point of call at the school for students who are experiencing difficulties during the school day.
The Wellbeing Counsellor's role also encompasses providing assistance for students affected by issues such as bullying, domestic violence and poverty, as well as providing support for parents by arranging referral to outside agencies or mental health professionals.
Students are free to approach Veronica for assistance on their own initiative or may be referred by the leadership team, front office or teachers and parents and guardians. Should the child need more than one session, a form requesting their consent for the Wellbeing counsellor to work with their child for 3 sessions. Where necessary, students are referred to the Student and Family Counsellor, Catholic Care, Bronwyn Whyatt.
Class Parent Representatives
Each class at St Thomas the Apostle has at least one parent whose role is to be the point of contact between staff and parents. This enables parents to remain informed of upcoming class and school activities to build a sense of community through social events and coordination of pastoral activities.
There are many opportunities available for parents who wish to help out at St Thomas the Apostle Primary School. E.g. assisting students to read, participating in crafts, attending excursions and camps, assisting in sporting activities, Sacramental programs and retreats. All adults working with children are required to obtain a Working with Vulnerable People card (WWVP).