St Thomas More College, Sunnybank
|St Thomas More College|
God's Servant First
|272 Turton St
Brisbane, Queensland, 4109, Australia
|School type||Non-government, Co-educational secondary school|
|Deputy Principal||John Thomas|
|Asst. Principal||Michael Kurylewski, Denise Bryant|
|Average class size||27|
|Student to teacher ratio||13.4:1|
|Houses||Assisi, MacKillop, Nagle, Romero, Turton|
|Sports||Rugby, Netball, Futsal, Basket Ball|
|Publication||The College Weekly|
St. Thomas More College, named after St. Thomas More, is a school under the Brisbane Catholic Education system. The college was opened for the first time in January 1974, with an enrolment of 75 boys. The following year, the college made the move to become coeducational with an enrolment of 143 girls and 96 boys. Presentation Sisters were part of the staff until 1988.
The college adopted its name for the values that St. Thomas More stood for, more specifically, families and family values; scholarship and learning; justice and fairness; Christian principles and Christian spirituality.
Programs and Services
St. Thomas More College provides a variety of service to its students, including music and arts, health and physical education and curricular classes, such as Mathematics, Science and English studies. The college also offers Information Technology classes, several branches of science in senior years (Biology, Physics, Multi-strand Science), Music classes (composing and writing music, analysing music) and private music lessons (percussion, strings, piano, voice), drama and acting, wood and metal working, textiles and designs, food technology, LOTE and finally, business and economics.
- Music Theory
- Piano and Keyboard
- Voice and Singing
- Violin, Viola, Cello, Double Bass
- Saxophone, Clarinet, Flute
- Guitar, Electric and Acoustic
- Drums and Percussion
Acting and Drama
St. Thomas More College offers its pupils private acting and speech lessons for a cost, much like instrumental music lessons, along with drama classes. The college also produces a theatre production annually for the past five years, as of 2010.
A moodle system is integrated into the college's daily running, with homework, assignments and courses being posted on the site. Moodle has been incorporated at the college since 2008, with the use ramping up in 2010 when laptops are distributed to some students. The college often plays hosts to other school's teachers, learning how to use moodle as an effective learning tool.
In early August 2010, loan-issued laptops were given to students in Year 9. St Thomas More College will continue this program to all upcoming Year 9 student under the Labor Government's 1:1 laptop program.
- No Author: College Diary, page 2. STMC, 2010.
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- "Private Speech and Drama". Brisbane Catholic Education. Retrieved 2010-05-22.[dead link]
- "STMC Moodle". St. Thomas More College. Retrieved 2010-05-22.