St Thomas The Apostle School, Blackburn

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St Thomas The Apostle School, Blackburn

Principal:  Mrs Maureen Stella

E No.  E1176

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  9878 8268

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St Thomas the Apostle School was built in 1952 and classes began in 1953 when the Sion Sisters taught 50 children from Prep to Year 2. The Loreto Sisters took over the primary school in 1957 and for the next 30 years developed a warm tradition of excellent education, community spirit, kindness, gentleness and warmth. In 1958 the Christian Brothers began teaching the boys from Year 3 upwards and in 1962 a girls' secondary school up to Year 10 was also formed. So for a number of years a primary school and two secondary schools were all on the same site. The Loreto Sisters moved out of the school in 1986.


St Thomas the Apostle School strives to give all children a sense of the joy of living and to assist them to reach for future horizons with confidence, hope and optimism. The school has an enrolment of approximately 320 children in class structures of Prep, 1/2, 3/4 and 5/6. St Thomas’s offers broad and engaging learning experiences based on the Victorian Curriculum.


St Thomas the Apostle Primary School nurtures children’s talents in all learning areas and capabilities.
Features that the school offers include:
• an Inquiry curriculum
• a professional and dedicated staff
• Intervention programs including Reading Recovery and Number Intervention
• Specialist teachers provide lessons in Physical Education, Performing Arts, Digital Technologies, LOTE-Mandarin and Library
• a private Music company to teach students in a range of instruments
• a fantastic Computer Lab and well resourced Library
• networked ICT devices in all learning areas and a BYOD approach in Years 5 and 6
• a fabulous sustainability garden and Kids Kitchen area
• Before and After School Care
• a P-6 Swimming program, with Years 3-6 participating in a Swimming Carnival and a Beach Safety program
• Interschool sport (Years 5/6) Cross Country, and a House Athletics Carnival (P-6)
• Camps in Years 5 and 6 - Canberra and an outdoor adventure camp (alternate years)

School location

Address:  St Thomas the Apostle School 67 Central Road
Blackburn VIC 3130

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Eastern

Parish:  St Thomas the Apostle