St Thomas More College, Sunnybank

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Coordinates: 27°34′28″S 153°02′55″E / 27.574330°S 153.048627°E / -27.574330; 153.048627

St Thomas More Colgate
272 Turton St
Brisbane, Queensland, 4109
School type Non-government, Co-educational secondary school
Motto God's Servant First
Religious affiliation(s) Roman Catholic
Opened January, 1974
Status Open
Principal Leslie Conroy
Teaching staff 34
Employees 17
Grades 7-12
Gender Male, Female
Enrolment 710
Average class size 27
Student to teacher ratio 13.4:1
Houses Assisi, MacKillop, Nagle, Romero, Turton
Song Servant's Song
Sports Rugby, Netball, Futsal, Basket Ball
Publication The College Weekly

St Thomas More College (STMC) is a Catholic, coeducational, secondary school located approximately 15 km south of Brisbane. It is a part of Brisbane Catholic Education.


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.[1]

Programs and Services[edit]

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.[2]


The college offers music classes at no cost, but also offers one-on-one instrumental music lessons under a scholarship. Instrumental music lessons cover the following subjects:[3]

Acting and Drama[edit]

St. Thomas More College offers its pupils private acting and speech lessons for a cost,[4] 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.[5] 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.

Laptop Program[edit]

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.

See also[edit]


  1. ^ No Author: College Diary, page 2. STMC, 2010.
  2. ^ "Curriculum at St Thomas More". Brisbane Catholic Education. Archived from the original on April 22, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  3. ^ "St Thomas More College - Instrumental Music". Brisbane Catholic Education. Archived from the original on April 23, 2010. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  4. ^ "Private Speech and Drama". Brisbane Catholic Education. Archived from the original on July 19, 2008. Retrieved 2010-05-22. 
  5. ^ "STMC Moodle". St. Thomas More College. Retrieved 2010-05-22.