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St Thomas More College

Address

The Corporation of the Trustees of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Brisbane T/A St Thomas More
Cnr Troughton Road & Turton Street Sunnybank
Queensland 4233
Australia

General Overview

Girls and boys day school
Year commenced: 1974
Number of Students:       1000                            
Number of International Students:  25
Countries of Origin of International Students: Korea, China, 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 910 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.  Class sizes are small enabling teachers to support students in achieving their individual learning outcomes.
  • Homework Club and Subject Tutorials – operates Monday - Friday after school in the College Resource Centre. This is a free service to all students and is provided by qualified teaching staff and past scholars of the College.
  • Laptop Program – All students are issued with a College Laptop during orientation. 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.
  • 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
    • Music performances – bands, ensembles, choirs
    • Art exhibitions including pottery, sculpture, painting, photography
    • Basketball, athletics, swimming, cross country, rugby league, rugby union, soccer, touch football, tennis, netball.
  • 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.
  • College facilities – The College has recently undertaken a building program including a new science facility and amphitheatres.
  • The College is surrounded by landscaped gardens and lots of green spaces.
  • Competitive tuition fees
  • Outdoor Education – Geography and Biology offer academic camps that provide an opportunity for students to experience physical and social challenges.
  • Transport within a short walking distance to buses, trains.
  • Community service, nursing home visits, St Vincent de Paul fundraising

2014 Academic Pathway Students Results

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%)

 

99% of students achieved the Queensland Certificate of Education.

2014 Vocational Pathway Students Results

14 School Based Traineeships

5 students achieved a Certificate I

56 students achieved a Certificate II with 85 certificates issued

75 students achieved a Certificate III with 118 certificates issued

A total of 208 Certificates were issued to 75 students.



School Facilities

The school facilities are expanding and improving to reflect the professional and progressive nature of a faith learning community
•    Modern digital classrooms and lecture theatres    
•    New science laboratories    
•    Home Economics rooms
•    Industrial Technology centre   
•    Multi Media room   
•    Visual Art rooms
•    Multi Purpose centre     
•    Specialised Music/Drama facilities
•    Sporting oval



Curriculum for Year 11-12

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

  • English
  • Mathematics A
  • Mathematics B
  • Mathematics C
  • Chinese
  • Accounting
  • Certificate III Business
  • Business Management
  • Graphics
  • Physics
  • Biological Science
  • Chemistry
  • Science 21
  • Information Technology Systems
  • Information Communication and Technology
  • Religion and Ethics
  • Physical Education
  • Technology Studies
  • Ancient History
  • Economics
  • Geography
  • Modern History
  • Study of Religion
  • English Communication
  • Pre-Vocational Mathematics
  • Visual Art
  • Drama
  • Music
  • Music Extension (Performance)
  • Creative Studies: Visual Art Studies
  • Creative Studies: Media
  • Certificate II Hospitality
  • Certificate III Sport and Recreation
  • Cert II Furnishing
  • Cert II Active Volunteering
  • Certificate III Fitness
  • Certificate III Christian Ministry and Theology
  • Certificate II Electrotechnology

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:

  • basketball
  • swimming
  • athletics
  • cross country
  • netball
  • AFL
  • rugby league
  • rugby union
  • soccer
  • touch football
  • volleyball
  • tennis
  • theatre sports
chess