About our School
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.
Our school is designed so that the Prep to Year Two students are housed in four separate units of two classes. This encourages an environment where students feel safe and comfortable. Each unit contains toilets, locker area, wet area, resource area and loft. Students generally stay in a unit for 2 years, enabling them to develop strong relationships with other students in their unit and their teachers. Our Year 3 / 4 and 5 / 6 students are housed in separate Learning Centres, both of which include five classrooms, extensive shared work areas, meeting rooms, toilets and a fully equipped kitchen. Our 5 / 6 Learning Area also contains a computer lab.
We are very proud of our beautiful school environment, which has been lovingly developed since the school’s inception. Our students enjoy rural surroundings incorporating a dam, frog creek and our own chooks. Each area of the school has its own fruit trees and vegetable gardens, enhancing the family atmosphere we have endeavoured to create with our building design and class structures.
St Thomas School is a school which operates with the consent of the Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne and is operated and governed by Melbourne Archdiocese Catholic Schools Ltd (MACS). 234567890-MACS governs and operates 292 Catholic schools in the Archdiocese to continue the mission of Catholic education to proclaim the Good News and equip our young people with the knowledge, skills and hope to live meaningful lives and enrich the world around them. Because the good work of educating the young is a co-responsible task led by every member of the Catholic school community, School Advisory Councils have been established to provide a crucial point of connection between the wider school community and school leaders. This governance model was designed to ease the administrative burden on our schools and parishes, allow parish priests to focus on the mission of education in the parish, enable greater collaboration between schools and ensure greater consistency in school policies and procedures. More information on MACS is available at www.macs.vic.edu.au
St Thomas Primary School is located in Drysdale on the Bellarine Peninsula, 94 km south of Melbourne and 21 km east of Geelong.
Although Drysdale was once noted for its potato and onion production, it has become a residential satellite of Geelong in recent years.
Our families come from Drysdale itself, the rapidly expanding residential areas of Leopold and Clifton Springs, and the semi-rural coastal townships of Portarlington, Indented Heads and St. Leonards.
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