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St Thomas More Primary School Mt Eliza

Principal's Welcome

On behalf of the St Thomas More School community, I would like to warmly welcome you to St Thomas More Catholic Primary School, Mt Eliza.


St Thomas More’s is a nurturing and welcoming community that provides a high quality education that supports the full flourishing of every child. We are a Child Safe school promoting the safety, wellbeing and inclusion of all children. We are proud of our Catholic faith and tradition and this underpins all areas of school life.

We enjoy a strong sense of community at St Thomas More, with this being one of our greatest strengths. We welcome active engagement in the life of the school by all members of our community. Working together with our parents, we aim to foster confident and enthusiastic learners and resilient and respectful young people who live out the Gospel values in their everyday lives. This close partnership with our families enables us to provide students with a strong sense of belonging and connectedness that is critical for students to thrive.


At St Thomas More, we understand that positive relationships are at the heart of good teaching. Teachers take time to get to know each child and develop a deep understanding of their unique gifts, talents, personalities and learning needs. This knowledge helps teachers plan differentiated learning programs that meet individual student needs and assist each child to reach their full potential.


Our students enjoy encouraging and challenging learning environments, where we celebrate strengths and promote a growth mindset. Our teaching staff are dedicated to creating a collaborative culture of learning where students learn to problem solve and think critically and creatively. We are committed to maintaining the highest standards in all curriculum areas whilst nurturing the wellbeing of each student.


As Principal, l am passionate about providing exceptional learning opportunities for all our children in a safe and supportive learning environment. The dedicated and highly professional staff of St Thomas More’s share this passion and together we look forward to working in partnership with you to support your child on their educational journey.


If you would like to find out more about our wonderful school community, please contact the office to book in for a personalised school tour. I look forward to meeting you, warmly welcoming you into our community and sharing in your child’s learning journey at St Thomas More.


Martine Verhagen


Hear from Our Community

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A Word from
Our Students

"St Thomas More is a great school! My teachers make the learning fun and they are all really caring. I always want to come to school because I have lots of friends and everyone is kind and respectful."

Lexi, Student

"I love coming to school at St Thomas More and playing on the playground with my friends and looking after our environment. The teachers are kind and take good care of us. We have fun in our classrooms and we learn lots of new things."

Guy, Student


A Word from
Our Students

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A Word from
Our Parents

"Deciding to send your child/ren to St Thomas More is a decision you won't regret. Our experience has been seamless. Transitioning three children in Year Four, Two and Prep, was a daunting decision, but the support provided by the school was excellent. We also participated in the ‘new family buddy program’, which was an invaluable experience and no doubt further supported our transition. 


I am thrilled by our decision to send our children to St. Thomas More, and I am confident that they will reach their full potential, academically and emotionally. I mean, how could they not; being surrounded by fantastic educators and a like-minded parent community."

Louise, Parent

"We are so grateful for the passionate teaching staff who genuinely care about our children's wellbeing. It's such a welcoming school community and the families look out for each other.  Our children are thriving in this nurturing school environment."

Gavin, Parent


A Word from
Our Parents

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A Word from Our Past Students

"During my seven years at STM, I can honestly say I was truly happy. Sure there were ups and downs but there was always someone there to look after you. STM provides its students with so many great opportunities, especially in the area of leadership, and I encourage all students to enjoy all it has to offer."

Riley, Past Student

Come & Join Our STM Family

Learning Highlights



Class Prayer

Whole School Masses

Special Liturgies

Sacramental Preparation

Social Justice Initiatives



High Quality Programs

Literacy Support

Numeracy Support

Extension Opportunities

Incursions & Excursions

School Camps



Wellbeing Programs

'The Resilience Project'

Lunchtime Clubs

Buddy Programs

eSmart Programs

Transition Programs



Weekly PE Classes


Cross Country


Interschool Sport

Representative Sport



Student Representative

Council (Prep - Year 6)

Japanese Leaders

Leadership Positions for all Year 6 students

Student Leadership Program (Year 5/6)



Natural Environment

Outdoor Learning Program

NEW Kitchen Garden

Green Team & Sustainability Leaders

Resource Smart School

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School Tours

St Thomas More Mt Eliza

School Tours are run by the Principal throughout the year on the dates below and at other times by appointment. 


2023 School Tours - Term 3 & 4

Thursday 14th September - 9:30am

Friday 6th October - 9:30am

Wednesday 18th October - 9:30am

Thursday 2nd November - 9:30am

Tuesday 21st November - 9:30am


To book in for a School Tour, please visit our Enrolment

page or contact the school office on 9787 7788.  

Tours of our school are always welcome, so please contact the office to arrange an individual tour should you be unable to make one of the times above.


Prep Enrolment & Transition Program

St Thomas More Mt Eliza


School Tour

Meet our Principal, staff and students when you begin your journey at STM with a school tour.


Orientation Fun

In November, your child is invited to join the Prep teachers at STM to experience a range of fun activities.



At our enrolment interview, our learning partnership with parents begins as we start to get to know your child and your family.


Parent Information Session

This is an opportunity for new and current families to get to know each other and to learn a little more about STM.


Kinder Visit

To ensure a smooth transition to school, our staff love to visit students at their kinders.


Orientation in the Classroom

The final step of our Prep transition process is an orientation morning in your child’s Prep classroom with their new teacher and classmates.

Get in Touch


St Thomas More Mt Eliza

Address: 313 Canadian Bay Road, Mt Eliza, 3930

Phone: (03) 9787 7788

Principal: Martine Verhagen

Office Hours: 08:30 am - 4:00 pm




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