Dear parents, students and families,
I would like to offer a very heartfelt thank you to you all for the warm welcome during my time as Acting Principal. As of Term 4 I take up the formal appointment to the role and am very very excited to be working with you all into the future.
To the hardworking staff at St Thomas' I would like to take this opportunity to thank them for their amazing efforts this term. It has been lovely to have feedback from students and parents letting us know that the changes in approach and planning for learning has been an improvement for student experience. We hope that you continue to share with us your experiences so that as we head into Remote Learning 3.0 for the Year 3 to 6 students that we can improve even more.
On behalf of all staff at St Thomas' I would like to thank each and every parent for the amazing effort you have put in this term. You have been the rocks that your children are able to cling to, to build from and to rely on. As a parent you have held things together, been brave, selfless and strong. We appreciate all the help you have given us in supporting the education of your children. The children at St Thomas' are blessed indeed!
Please take a well earned break over the holidays. Spend time in simple activities - building lego, forts or sandcastles, climbing, walking, running or simply laying in the grass watching clouds. Fill your emotional bucket in the way that best meets your needs.
I look forward to an amazing final term for a year that none of us expected or thought would be possible. We are resilient, strong and loving people who will continue to work together.
Congratulations STAPS students on demonstrating ways in which you can be a digital citizen.Through managing your screen time, having a positive digital footprint, creating a helpful hand of 5 trusted adults, cleverly designing comics on cyber bullying and bookmarks to support you in being safe online. We are proud of all your hard work and dedication!
Things you can do to decrease Screen time - gardening, cook, eat, create games to play, take pets for a walk, do kind acts of service and relax.
St Thomas the Apostle Parish has come up with an initiative to assist households who may have somehow been affected by the current Coronavirus Pandemic. We are inviting nominations of households who may be experiencing financial stress in order to receive a Coles Shopping Gift Card from the parish to assist with groceries. The only requirement is that the family lives in the Clyde/Cranbourne North or East area as we are limited with our delivery capabilities under the current stage 4 restrictions. Attached is the nomination form which needs to be completed and returned to our parish office for processing. We would appreciate your nominations for any families you may feel would benefit from assistance in this way.
Please click on the below PDF file to access and complete the nomination form.