Message from the Principal

Ursula JamiesonDear Parents,

As Principal of St Thomas the Apostle Primary School it is with much pride that I introduce you to our school and thank you for your interest in joining our community.

With a tradition of excellence in Catholic education since 1977, St Thomas the Apostle School offers students an opportunity to grow and thrive in a nurturing, faith-based, values-driven community. It is my hope that these early school years will be happy and rewarding for your child as school and family grow together in peace, harmony and the love of God.

At St Thomas the Apostle, we believe in a strong partnership between home and school. Our staff are highly enthusiastic and through this partnership will ensure that our three-way channels of communication between students, parents and teachers are kept open to enhance the development of your child. We encourage you to become an active participant in your child’s education and we welcome your involvement. By being actively involved, you are sending your child a positive message that school and education are extremely important. It is certainly our privilege to work with you and to share with you the responsibilities of educating your child. In partnership with families, we endeavour to create a happy, safe and nurturing climate for the children in our care.

Teaching and learning are the core business of our school. In addition to our Religious Education, there is a strong emphasis on Literacy and Numeracy. Through linking our core curriculum areas, we strive we strive for relevance and authenticity for our teaching and learning to assist the children to develop skills for an enriching, active and purposeful future.

This website contains practical details to inform you about St Thomas the Apostle Primary School. Should you have any queries or wish to discuss matters concerning your child, please do not hesitate to contact me.

I encourage you to visit our joyful and engaging learning community and look forward to meeting you soon.

Yours sincerely,

Ursula Jamieson
Principal

Our Teachers 2023

Principal

Mrs Ursula Jamieson

Assistant Principal

Ms Susan Chant

Religious Education Coordinator

Mr Jacinta Housler (T1 & T2)

Curriculum Coordinator

Mr Luke Mooney

Office & Finance Manager

Ms Naomi Trussler

Publications Officer

Mrs Lynette Wilson

KG

Miss Amy Gallagher

KJ

Miss Lauren Jameson

1N

Mrs Leyrizza Nyunt

1V

Miss Laura Vandenbroucke

2B and Aboriginal Contact

Mrs Anne Barbic

2BT

Mrs Angela Bartkowiak
Ms Tona Tallarida (Thursdays)

3/4C

Miss Georgia Croker

3/4G

Miss Monique George

3/4PB

Mrs Lizzie Prater (Monday & Tuesday)
Mrs Bianca Breen (Wednesday - Friday)

3/4T

Ms Amber Thomson

5/6H

Mrs Jacinta Housler

5/6KP

Mrs Tarthra Kennelly (Monday - Wednesday)
Mrs Natasha Pank (Wednesday - Friday)

5/6S

Ms Jessica Salcedo

Teacher Librarian

Mrs Kelli Rootes (Sememster 1)

Visual Arts 

Ms Patty Porteus (Tues - Wed)

Learning Technologies/STEM
Sports Coordinator

Mr Luke Mooney

Early Career Release

Ms Tona Tallarida

Signing English

Ms Vanessa Miller (Tuesdays)
Semester 1 (Kinder - Year 2)

Class Support Teacher

Ms Cathy Duffy

Class Assistants

Mrs Karen Bruce
Mrs Sally Cameron
Miss Sarah Dwyer
Ms Nicole Joyce
Mrs Janelle McCabe
Mrs Lynette Wilson  

School Counsellor

Ima Gina

Wellbeing Officer

Ms Susan Harris (Wednesdays & Thursdays)

Canteen

Mrs Victoria Town

Maintenance

Mr John Cousins