“It takes a community to raise a child.”
TeamKids Before & After Care, Vacation Care
TeamKids is the premium provider that exists to enrich children’s lives before school, after school and throughout the school holidays. located on the school grounds.
|Before School Care||7.30am - 9.00am|
|After School Care||3.00pm - 6.00pm|
When attending TeamKids before and after school care, your children are in remarkable hands. Our full-time Director of Service is highly experienced in the field, and their number one priority is FUN – your child will love the experiences we have on offer every day at TeamKids.
When children join our team, not only are they able to explore their world through our designated activity zones and TeamKids Clubs, but they’ll get to connect, collaborate and learn with others in a supportive and nurturing environment that fosters their individuality and own unique interests.
They’ll also enjoy an incredible menu, jam-packed with nutritious and delicious food. One thing is for sure, your child will not go hungry.
From the moment you walk through the door, TeamKids provides an atmosphere that is welcoming, relaxed and inclusive. At every opportunity, we aim to promote child agency and help to shape their innate leadership skills through a variety of in-house leadership opportunities and fun, engaging rewards programs.
We offer industry-leading educator to child ratios of 1:10 (industry standard is 1:15), resulting in safer, better supervised experiences for all involved.
All our programs are fully approved under the National Child Care Subsidy (CCS).
We’re excited and look forward to welcoming you to the TeamKids Family.
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Our Catholic Care school counsellor visits the school to meet the needs of our community. To make an appointment please contact the school office or call Catholic Care on (02) 6162 6104.
Student Welfare Officer
Anne Gowen 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 Officer'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 Anne 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 Officer to work with their child for more sessions. Where necessary, students are referred to the Student and Family Counsellor, Catholic Care, or the School Counsellor.
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).
The St Thomas the Apostle Playgroup is held on Fridays (during Terms) between 9:15 am and 11 am. You can come for the whole time or part of the time. Parents and Carers with children from 0-4 are welcome to come along. It is a great opportunity for children to play with other children in a warm and nurturing environment and for the adults to make new friends.
The Playgroup room is the middle room of the 3 classrooms at the back of the playground. There is no need to register beforehand, just come along. For more information, please contact Nicole Joyce, our playgroup convenor or Ursula Jamieson on 62314144, or via email office email
Qkr! Payment Method
A new method for payment of fees, excursions, and any school related payments!
St Thomas the Apostle has launched a new, more convenient way for parents and carers to make various payments to the school. Qkr! (pronounced ‘quicker’) is a mobile payments app which enables consumers to order and pay for school fees, excursions, uniforms and event tickets directly from their smart device.
Qkr! accepts all major credit and debit cards accepted by the school (Visa and MasterCard) and you can register more than one card within the app. The Qkr! app is available from the Apple App Store and Google Play. If using an iPad you can download the iPhone version of Qkr!. You can download and register for Qkr! now and start making payments right away. Payment is made from your account directly into our account, there is no need to open a specific account and no 'topping up funds' required, it is safe, simple and straight forward!
How to Register
Download the Qkr! app from the iTunes App Store or Google Play. Or for those who don't use a smartphone or tablet, follow this link https://qkr.mastercard.com/store
Animals at School
Parents and carers are reminded that animals should not be brought to school unless it has been arranged with the teaching staff. Many children have allergies to cats, dogs, rabbits, fur etc. It is important that these visits are discussed at a class level before they can go ahead. If the visit is pre-arranged and approved then special arrangements can be made for students with allergies.
A reminder also that it is an ACT Government regulation that dogs are not allowed on school premises – even dogs on leads. This is for both the physical and emotional safety and security of all students.