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St Thomas More College

Address

Cnr Troughton Road & Turton Street Sunnybank
Queensland 4233
Australia

General Overview

Girls and boys day school
Year commenced: 1974
Number of Students:       860                            
Number of International Students:  15
Countries of Origin of International Students: Korea, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan   
CRICOS Provider Code: 02516M

Website: www.stmc.qld.edu.au


St Thomas More's aim is to provide an excellent all-round education for every student. The College opened in 1974 and from inception developed a strong commitment to the pastoral care of students. At the core of all that we do is our mission to provide a holistic education to all students. This mission, inspired by Jesus, is to seek, grow and serve by fostering in all students:
  • A commitment to our Christian faith
  • A commitment to learning
  • A sense of community

The College has just over 580 students and this allows staff to build meaningful and supportive relationships with students. Founded on enduring Catholic Values, the College has an excellent Pastoral Care Program, based on our belief in the dignity of the individual. We offer a complete curriculum to meet the needs of all learners with both vocational and academic pathways in the Senior School. Additionally, the College offers a wide range of co- curricular offerings in sport and the performing arts.

St Thomas More College provides many opportunities for students to grow in a supportive and caring environment.

St Thomas More College offers an extensive academic and vocational pathway to all students emphasizing a supportive, welcoming community that affirms the educational partnership of student, school and family with an innovative and challenging curriculum. Surrounded by trees and landscaped gardens, the College features impressive facilities within which a contemporary education is provided. A wide range of co-curricular activities is available.

Why St Thomas More College is a great choice for your child's education


  • Location in the vibrant community of Sunnybank, 15 minutes from the heart of Brisbane city
  • Academic Pathways – Academic Extension classes  for the gifted students
  • Drama/Arts Program at St Thomas More College offer inclusive, creative opportunities for all students. Programs in Drama, Theatre and Visual Art are supported by a comprehensive Instrumental and Performance Music.
  • Homework Club – operates Monday -Thursday afternoon from 3.15 to 4.30pm in the College Resource Centre. This is a free service.Teachers volunteer their time to support the club and times for specific subject tutoring are allocated each week.
  • College Values, Spirituality and Charism – St Thomas More College places special emphasis upon spiritual and religious development of their young people.
  • Co-curricular Life:
    • Public speaking, debating, competitions, quests
    • Public music performances – bands, ensembles, choirs
    • Art exhibitions including pottery, sculpture, painting
    • Athletics, swimming, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, touch football, tennis, netball, basketball.
  • College facilities – The College has impressive classrooms with an abundance of Computer and Science labs and learning resources.
  • The College is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lots of green spaces.
  • Competitive fees
  • Outdoor Education – Geography and Biology offer academic camps that provide an opportunity for students to experience physical and social challenges.
  • Laptop Program – Students in Year Level’s 9 and above are issued with a Laptop. The College’s Laptop Program and the use of a Learning Management System necessitate the integration of technology in all learning spaces.
  • Online learning Program – Moodle allows the student to access assessment items and homework.
  • Transport within a short walking distance - buses, trains, 20 mins from city.Community service, nursing home visits, St Vincent de Paul
  • In 2014 QCS test, 72% of OP eligible students got A & B.
  • OP Range of 1-5 -  31.9% of OP eligible students ( State Average 20.51 %)

    OP Range of 1-10 - 72.3% of OP eligible students ( State Average 49.76 %)

    OP Range of 1-15 - 95.7% of OP eligible students ( State Average 79.26 %)

  • OP 1-5 25th in the State 
    OP 1-10 12th in the State 
    OP 1-15 12th in the State 

As a College with an extremely strong history of success in Arts Education, the future of St Thomas More College will see our current programs grow and be enhanced through our vibrant and exciting programs both in the classroom and through the Co-curricular Arts. Our existing programs in Drama, Theatre and Visual Art are being augmented by our emerging and diverse Music Program that has already been recognized nationally for our Programs of Excellence in Choral Music. The Arts Programs at St Thomas More College offers inclusive, creative and engaging opportunities for all students, delivering numerous pathways through Arts Education, curriculum and co-curricular activities.

School Facilities

The school facilities are expanding and improving to reflect the professional and progressive nature of a faith learning community
•    Modern digital classrooms    
•    Athletics/sports training facilities
•    Multi Media room   
•    Visual Art rooms
•    Multi Purpose centre     
•    Specialised Music/Drama facilities
•    Science Laboratories    
•    New Home Economics rooms
•    Industrial Technology centre   

Curriculum for Year 11-12

Subjects offered in Year 11-12 (subject to change)

  • Accounting
  • Business Communication & Technologies
  • Business Organisation & Management
  • Information Technology Systems
  • English
  • English Extension (Literature)
  • Physical Education
  • Hospitality Studies
  • Graphics
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics C
  • Chinese
  • Japanese
  • Biological Science
  • Chemistry
  • Multi-Strand Science
  • Ancient History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • History
  • Modern History
  • Study of Religion
  • Study of Society and Environment
  • Computer Studies
  • English Communication
  • Hospitality Practices
  • Industrial Skills
  • Physical Recreation (Recreation Studies)
  • Trade & Business Mathematics
  • Religion & Society/Christian Studies
  • Construction Cert I
  • Retail (Operations)
  • Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Music Extension (Performance)
  • Visual Art Studies

Tertiary Pathways

The Senior Years offer all students in Year 10, 11 and 12 a number of pathways for their future career.  These pathways include a diverse curriculum offering Queensland Studies Authority subjects for students wishing to gain entry into various tertiary institutions, as well as the opportunity of studying at TAFE or completing a traineeship with one of many local businesses.

Sport

There is a range of sports played at both an intra-school and inter-school level.  These include:
  • swimming
  • athletics
  • cross country
  • netball
  • AFL
  • rugby league
  • rugby union
  • soccer
  • touch,
  • basketball
  • volleyball
  • tennis
  • theatre sports

Fees

 

Tuition per year

(Excludes costs such as OSHC, uniforms, stationery and other school activities)

 

 

Homestay fees

Homestay rent per week (for 15 age group)

Homestay rent per week (for under 15)

Homestay placement fee (once only)

Homestay holding fee per week

 

$19,580

 

 

 

 

 

$292.50

$315

$270

$120