Our patron saint, St Thomas Aquinas (1225 – 1274), has left the world a wonderful legacy in his many philosophical and theological writings, the greatest of these being the Summa Theologica and the Summa Contra Gentiles. In these works St Thomas brings together faith and reason in a wonderful synthesis which, even today, is still studied by scholars in universities across the world. It is for this reason that St Thomas is the patron saint of schools and universities.
As a Catholic school, our vision is to give our young people a solid foundation for their lives which is informed by the same synthesis of faith and reason. Our school is centred on the formation of the whole person, body mind and spirit.
We provide a wide variety of opportunities for our young people to understand the value and dignity of the human body, through physical education, education in health and wellbeing and opportunities for wider achievement that involve a wide variety of activities such as sport and the Duke of Edinburgh Award.
We are committed to the intellectual formation of our young people by providing them with high quality teaching and learning which develops their capacity to think logically and search for the truth and meaning which is at the heart of all education.
We provide our young people with opportunities to develop spiritually, to reach out to our brothers and sisters who are less fortunate than we are and to discover the reasonableness of faith through the RE programmes they study from S1 – S6. Ultimately, our school is centred on Jesus Christ who is the Way, the Truth and the Life.
St Thomas’ is a school community that aims to meet the needs of all of our young people, no matter who they are, where they are from, whether they have a lively faith, are seeking answers to the questions they are asking, or profess no faith at all.
We endeavour to work with parents, carers and other partners to provide the best possible support for our young people as they journey through school towards, what we hope and pray, will be positive and sustained destinations which will bring them joy and fulfilment in their years beyond St Thomas’
I hope your visit to our website gives you a sense of the vibrant and caring community that staff, our young people and their parents/carers have helped St Thomas’ to become.