St Thomas Primary School, Drysdale

St Thomas Primary School, Drysdale

Principal:  Mr Michael Lane

E No.  E1372

Year Levels:  P to 6

Phone Number:  5251 1050

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St Thomas Primary School was built and opened in 1997. It is the result of the need for a new Catholic School on the Bellarine Peninsula.

In 1997, with 100 foundation students enrolled from Prep to Year 6 and six teaching staff, St Thomas Primary School opened its doors. Now, 215 families and 25 staff have become an integral part of St. Thomas’ daily life. The school buildings exemplify modern Australian architecture, with open plan home units each housing adjoining toilets and lofts and a large multi-purpose room. The school is set on 20 acres of rural land to create a unique and peaceful environment where learning is maximised.


St Thomas Primary School has 435 students from Prep to Grade 6. There are currently three prep classes, five year 1/2’s, five year 3/4’s and five year 5/6’s.

Outdoor facilities include basketball court, two playgrounds, a hockey field and plenty of open space and vegetation. The school also has the use of some of the neighbouring Secondary School facilities and Potato Shed Performing Arts Centre.

The school, in its rural setting, has a vegetable gardens, free-range hens, a natural creek and a picturesque dam.


There are numerous celebrations and traditions held throughout the year. School Masses, Easter Celebrations, Family Week, Grandparents Day, St. Thomas’ Feast Day, Twilight Sports, the School Concert and school assemblies always attract considerable family participation.

A Prep to Year 6 swimming program, day excursions and a 5 / 6 Camp are also part of the school program. Year 5 / 6 Interschool Sport is a highlight during the winter months.

The students have a number of varied opportunities at St Thomas. Apart from the core curriculum, specialist areas include a Physical Education Program, Information & Communication Technology, Music and Italian. Lunch time activities include chess, school band, gardening and sport.

The students are happy, compassionate and enthusiastic in their approach to every day life at St Thomas Primary School.

School location

Address:  1-7 Peninsula Drive
Drysdale VIC 3222

Diocese:  Archdiocese of Melbourne

Region:  Western

Parish:  St Thomas

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