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.

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Our Location

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.


Child Safety Statement

St Thomas Parish School is committed to safety and wellbeing of all children and young people. This will be the primary focus of our care and decision-making. St Thomas Parish School has zero tolerance for child abuse. We are committed to providing a child safe environment where children and young people are safe and feel safe, and their voices are heard about decisions that affect their lives. Particular attention will be paid to the cultural safety of Aboriginal children and children from disadvantage or minority backgrounds as well as the safety of children with a disability.

Every person involved in St Thomas Parish School has a responsibility to understand the important and specific role he/she plays individually and collectively to ensure that the wellbeing and safety of all children and young people is at the forefront of all they do and every decision they make.