Our School

Our School

St Thomas the Apostle Primary School is nestled in the leafy area of Blackburn and proudly provides an enriching, rewarding educational experience.

St Thomas the Apostle School was built in 1952 and in 1953 the school was first opened by Archbishop Daniel Mannix on 15 November. In 1954 the first Parish Priest, Fr Paul Ryan started the formation work in building a new Parish having starting with the school.

 

In 1953 the school started with 50 students from Prep to Year 2 taught by the Sisters of Sion. In 1957 the Loreto sisters took over 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.

 

The current school population is approximately 375 students, accommodated in 15 class groups. A refurbishment and rebuilding program has been systematic in ensuring that St Thomas' school is able to offer a modern, well equipped learning environment.