About Us

St Thomas Primary School is in the Drysdale Parish situated in the heart of the Bellarine Peninsula. The school was founded in 1997 and has a short but rich history of school,  families and parish working together to ensure children are given every opportunity to feel safe and happy at school while they strive to learn and develop.

On behalf of the St Thomas Primary School Drysdale, we welcome you and thank you for wanting to learn more about what we have to offer for young children and their primary education.

St Thomas Primary School is situated in a rural setting on 6 acres of land, creating a unique and peaceful environment where we endeavour to maximise learning for all our students.  The school buildings exemplify modern Australian architecture and are designed to complement our natural surroundings. Our Year P - 2 home units create a comfortable open learning environment, with outdoor eating, playing and garden areas. Our 5/6 Learning Area completed in 2010, is a spacious building with 4 classrooms, a resource room, ICT Lab and an open learning area equipped with kitchen and art facilities.  Our 3 / 4 Learning Area, completed in 2014, comprises 5 classrooms, open learning areas, meeting rooms, a loft area as well as kitchen and art facilities. All our classrooms have Interactive Whiteboards to increase student engagement and allow interactivity in their learning.

St Thomas Primary School has 413 students from Prep to Year 6. There are currently three prep classes and five year 1/2’s, five year 3/4’s and four year 5/6’s. Our facilities include a basketball court, two playgrounds, a hockey field and plenty of open space and native vegetation. The school is able to negotiate use of neighbouring St Ignatius College facilities, Potato Shed Performing Arts Centre and our  Parish Church.

To complement our rural setting, St Thomas has vegetable gardens, fruit trees, worm farms, free-range hens, a few sheep and a ‘Blue Gum Forest’ of approximately 2000 maturing trees.


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Peninsula Drive Drysdale. 3222 Victoria Tel: 5251 1050 Fax: 5251 1074 Send us an e-mail