Students at St Thomas More’s Primary School have the opportunity to participate in a wide variety of academic, sporting, arts and social justice co-curricular activities.
Chess Club: Chess Club meets weekly in the library. Students are able to come along and not only learn to play chess, but also experience in-house chess competitions.
ICAS Academic Competitions: Each year, students from St Thomas More’s are given the opportunity to participate in various ICAS competitions including Mathematics, Spelling, Technology and Writing.
Specialist Digital Technology Lessons: Students from Prep to Year 6 participate in weekly Digital Technology Lessons with a specialist teacher. These lessons focus on developing and enhancing technology skills, as well as exposing students to elements of coding and robotics.
Swimming instruction: Students from Prep to Year 6 participate in annual swimming lessons at the Darren Lang Swim Academy. These lessons enable students to develop both their skills and confidence in the water.
Sporting Gala Days: Each year, students in Year 4 participate in the Toowoomba Catholic Schools T-Ball, Soccer and Touch Football Gala Days. These days give students invaluable experience playing in a team and help prepare students for Interschool Sport in their senior years of primary school.
Interschool sport: Students in Year 5 and Year 6 participate in interschool sport in Term 1, Term 3 and Term 4 each year. Students have the opportunity to nominate to play a variety of sports including netball, soccer, touch football and AFL.
Specialist HPE lessons: Students from Prep to Year 6 participate weekly in HPE lessons with a specialist teacher. Students work on developing not only their physical skills, but their teamwork and confidence as well.
School carnivals: Each year, St Thomas More’s students from Prep to Year 6 participate in cross Country, the athletics carnival and both junior (Prep to Year 2) and senior (Year 3 to Year 6) swimming carnivals.
Catholic Education Week Carnivals: Each year as part of the Diocesan Catholic Education Week celebrations, students in Year 5 and Year 6 are invited to participate in the Netball and Touch Football Carnivals.
All School Touch Football Carnival: Students in Year 5 and Year 6 are given the opportunity to compete in a series of All-School Touch Football Carnivals.
Tennis lessons: Tennis coach, Robert Williams, offers small group lessons to students from Prep to Year 6 based in our Sport Centre on a weekly basis.
Specialist classroom music lessons: Students from Prep to Year 6 participate weekly in Music lessons with a specialist teacher. Students work on developing their skill and proficiency in reading music and performing using a variety of percussive and tuned musical instruments.
School choir: Students from Year 3 to 6 have the opportunity each year to join the school choir. Our choir has the opportunity to perform many times throughout the year, including school-based and eisteddfod performances.
Worship choir: Students from Year 3 to 6 are invited to join the worship choir each year. The worship choir offer student voice on the hymns included in our whole school celebrations and lead the singing (and sometimes dancing) at these celebrations. The worship choir are also invited to lead the singing at the sacramental celebrations at the church, as well as family Mass celebrations throughout the year.
Instrumental music lessons: Students at St Thomas More’s have the opportunity to learn a range of musical instruments with our specialist instrumental music teachers. We have a large group of students each year who learn various stringed and tuned instruments.
Service club: Students from Year 6 are invited to join the Service club each year. Service club is a student driven group that plans and facilitates the fundraising, solidarity, awareness and justice actions our school community participates in each term.
Project Compassion: Each year, St Thomas More’s Primary School supports Project Compassion by raising money and awareness for the great work that CARITAS does. Service Club is the driving force behind our Project Compassion efforts each year, coming up with new and inventive ways to raise money and awareness in our community.
Social justice club: Students from Year 5 are invited to join the Social justice club each year. The Social justice club explores social justice issues that are important to the children and looks at ways of highlighting these issues with the school community.
Green team: Students from Year 3 to 6 are invited to be part of the Green team, led by our Teacher Librarian. Our Green team work hard to raise awareness about sustainability and have been instrumental in establishing our current recycling regime.