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Enrolment

St Thomas More Primary School Mt Eliza

Enrolments for Prep are taken the year prior to commencing school. Prep enrolments are open to all students who turn 5 years by 30th April of the year they begin school. 

 

To enrol at St Thomas More’s we ask you to complete an enrolment form, available online or from the school office. When submitting an enrolment from, we ask you to provide your child’s:

  • Birth certificate

  • Baptism certificate (if applicable)

  • Immunisation certificate 

  • Passport if your child was born overseas 

 

Enrolment for students in other year levels are available throughout the year.

 

Once an enrolment application is lodged an enrolment interview will be organised with the Principal and one of our Prep teachers. This interview gives us the opportunity to meet prospective students (and their parents), to learn a little about their needs and to answer any questions you may have about our school. Offers of enrolment are made following the enrolment interview.

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School Tours

School Tours are run by the Principal throughout first semester or at other times by appointment. 

 

2021 School Tour Dates

Friday 12th March 9:30am

Monday 15th March 9:30am

Thursday 25th March 12:30pm

Wednesday 28th April 9:30am

Thursday 6th May 9:30am

Wednesday 26th May 9:30am

 

To book in for a School Tour, please contact the school office on 9787 7788.  

Tours of our school are always welcome, so please contact the office at your earliest convenience should you be unable to make one of the times above.

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Prep Transition Information

The Prep Transition Program at STM is designed to give your child the very best start to their Prep year.

 

Kindergarten Visit

A member of our Prep Team will visit students at kindergarten for an opportunity to interact with them in an environment in which they feel safe and comfortable. 

 

Orientation Mornings

In November 2021 we will begin our orientation sessions when students have the opportunity to visit STM, meet other students and some of the teachers who will be teaching them once they begin school.

 

Information Evening 

We invite parents to attend a Prep Information Evening where you will meet our Prep teachers and find out more about your child's first year at school.

 

Orientation Morning with 2022 Class Teacher

At your child’s final orientation session, they will spend the morning in their classroom for 2022 with their Prep teacher and new classmates.

 

Play in the Park

In January, the Parents Association hold an informal play date at a local park so that both children and parents can connect, support each other and plan to meet up again before starting school.

Please be in touch with any questions that you may have. All the very best as you make this important decision of primary school education for your family.

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Prep Buddies

Every new Prep child receives a Year 5 Buddy in their first few weeks at school. At St Thomas More we use our Buddy program as a way to ensure every one of our new students feels safe, special, valued and connected. Throughout the year, buddy classes regularly get together to enjoy a range of fun learning activities to help students build strong, positive relationships. 

 

The aims of the Buddy Program are to:

  • Ease the transition into Primary School for our Prep children by providing them with a safe, reliable and positive Buddy.

  • Foster a strong sense of belonging for students across the school.

  • Build student’s self-esteem, social skills and sense of community.

  • Develop leadership skills amongst the Year 5 students.

  • Teach students the value of caring for others, including others and responsibility.

  • Further enhance a culture of respect for one another.

Buddy Program for New Families

Every new family to STM is appointed a Buddy Family. This is a wonderful Parents’ Association initiative and assists new families in settling into our community.

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Buddy Program for Families

A Buddy Family is a current family with a child in the same grade as the new family who can act as a resource for the new family as they get settled into school. Starting at a new school can be scary for students but also for parents. New parents can feel nervous about leaving their child in a new place, with new people, and even the most comfortable parents may find themselves with questions. Having a Buddy Family as a point of contact, even before school starts, gives our new families someone to ask or to turn to when they are seeking advice. 

Hear from Our Community

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A Word from
Our Students

"When I wake up I’m happy because I get to go to school and Mrs Verhagen says good morning to all the children. I love the nature in the school and the kookaburras. We learn about sustainability and being kind to the world by helping nature. My teacher is kind and helps me learn to do things the right way. Sometimes we have special days like Japanese Day. I love all my friends. St Thomas More is the best school in the world!"

Lily, Student

"I love going to school because the teachers are kind, I have lots of friends and I love learning new things at STM."

Isabel, Student

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A Word from
Our Students

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A Word from
Our Parents

"STM is a beautiful school that nurtures its students and has built a warm and welcoming community. It’s focus on turning out resilient & engaged learners means that we are confident our children will be more than ready when it’s their turn to graduate."

Julia, Parent

"We love being part of a close knit school community where the focus is on learning, wellbeing and development of our children. Our boys are treated with care and respect and the school is big enough to provide opportunities while small enough to cater to their individual needs."

Ed, Parent

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A Word from
Our Parents

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A Word from
Our Parents

"From our first visit to St Thomas More, we felt such a strong sense of community. The school leadership team, teachers and families work together and each child is valued for their unique strengths. The extensive, natural grounds allow the children to develop a passion for the world around them, guided by inspiring teachers who both nurture and challenge their students to achieve their best. Choosing a school is a huge decision for any family, and I feel lucky to be part of a community that truly cares about my child’s intellectual, spiritual and emotional growth."

Heidi, Parent

"As a former School Captain at St Thomas More Primary School, I want to tell you what I loved about STM and why it had a significant impact on me. 

STM not only prepared me academically but the positive school culture also helped me achieve my goals and always strive for success. STM provided me with a safe, inclusive and welcoming atmosphere throughout my journey. They have given me the independence, confidence and resilience to support myself and those around me throughout my life. I am forever thankful for my time at this amazing school."

Imogen, Student

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A Word from Our Past Students

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Fees & Levies

Annual School Fees – $2700 per family (not per child)

Student Levy – $750 per child 

(Includes all tuition costs, books, technology, excursions, etc)

Sacramental Levy Year 3 (First Reconciliation & Eucharist) - $60 per child

Sacramental Levy Year 6 (Confirmation) - $40 per child

Year 3 - 6 Camps are at an additional costs and are invoiced PRIOR to camp.

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Uniform

At St Thomas More we believe a school uniform is important to promote a sense of belonging and pride in our school. We also believe it is extremely important for all students to feel comfortable in their uniform and for families to have a degree of choice about what uniform pieces will work best for their child. 

 

While children are expected to wear their school uniform with pride, options are available for boys and girls for each season of the year:

 

Summer Uniform

  • Navy shorts and light blue short sleeved shirt or Summer dress

  • Navy socks

  • Black leather shoes

  • Navy school hat (Term 1 & 4)

  • Maroon jumper 

 

Winter Uniform

  • Navy pants or shorts with short or long sleeved shirt, or Winter tunic

  • Navy socks or tights

  • Black leather shoes

  • Maroon jumper

  • Navy rain jacket (outside wear)

 

Sport Uniform

  • Navy sports shorts, skort or tracksuit pants

  • Sports polo shirt (long or short sleeved)

  • School rugby top

  • Navy or white socks

  • Good quality runners

 

All uniform items are available onsite in our St Thomas More Uniform Shop and can be purchased via the QuickCliq app. A Second Hand Uniform Shop is also available onsite.

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Outside School Hours Care (Camp Autralia)

At St Thomas More Primary School, we are delighted to be able to offer our families an OSHC program that operates onsite from our Multipurpose Room.  This program is run by Camp Australia and staffed by dedicated educators who deliver enriching experiences to our children Before School, After School and on Pupil Free Days.

 

At Your OSHC by Camp Australia, the experienced team of educators are dedicated to providing a safe, inclusive and engaging space for each child to relax, learn and grow. Every experience is tailored to the needs of the children and focused on developing their curiosity, imagination and resilience. At Camp Australia, children are at the heart of everything they do. 


Follow the link below to read about Camp Australia’s program at St Thomas More’s Primary.

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Book a Tour

Enrolments are welcome for 2022 and beyond.Please fill in the form below to book a tour of our wonderful school.

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