School Assemblies, Gatherings and Community Events
At St Thomas More School we embrace opportunities to come together to celebrate as a school community. Fortnightly assemblies and Masses provide a wonderful opportunity for our school community to gather together. Parents and other family members are very welcome at these events and are encouraged to attend whenever they can.
At fortnightly assemblies, students have the opportunity to share their learning with the community. Each class is allocated at least one assembly each year to share their learning and parents are advised in advance when their child will be involved. During ‘lock-down’ periods of 2020, School Assemblies were streamed to families to foster connection with all those learning remotely.
Whole school Masses take place at least once a fortnight. These are held in our beautiful Parish church and are lovely school and community celebrations. These Masses are well attended by family members and provide regular opportunities for us to pray together as a whole community and celebrate special liturgical events. Some of the special Masses that are held throughout the year include our Grandparent’s Day Mass, Mother’s Day Mass and Father’s Day Mass.
Our strong sense of community is also evident at other school and social events that are held throughout the year. These include our annual School Discos, Grandparents Day celebrations and a range of School Expos.
School gatherings always begin with an Acknowledgement of Country as we pay our respects to the Bunurong people, the traditional owners of the land that St Thomas More School stands on.