About Us

Staff

St Thomas Catholic Primary School’s staff are dedicated professionals focused on teaching and learning. The school aligns with the strategic goals of Catholic Schools Broken Bay.  

St Thomas staff are learners. Our staff engage in professional learning, reflection and collaborative inquiry, it informs all the work of St Thomas’ Professional Learning Community. We believe ensuring all students learn is a responsibility that requires collaborative and collective effort. 

The staff at St Thomas engage in collaborative coaching with a focus on instructional practices, developing knowledge and skills to enhance instructional practices and responding to student needs. Reflecting on practice and student learning data, as well as considering questions generated during collaborative inquiry, leads to the development of meaningful learning goals driving learning improvement for all students.  

Staff at St Thomas engage in learning to: 

  • be innovative and proactively respond to student’s needs
  • seek professional learning and share best practice
  • be reflective practitioners, open to receiving and using feedback

Staff at St Thomas Catholic Primary School engage in a variety of faith formation opportunities to facilitate the growth of faith founded in the person of Jesus Christ. Faith formation enriches each staff member to follow in Jesus’ footsteps and the evangalising mission of the Church. 

In the Diocese of Broken Bay and at St Thomas we are blessed to have staff who live their vocation educating our students and accompanying them in the faith. Their work is primarily one of personal witness to the Gospel as: 

‘There is no true evangelisation if the name, the teaching, the life, the promises, the kingdom and the mystery of Jesus of Nazareth, the Son of God are not proclaimed.’ 

(Evangelii nuntiandi, 22 

St Thomas Catholic Primary school has specialist teachers to teach students from Kindergarten to Year 6 in:

  1. Japanese
  2. STEM
  3. Music, Choir
  4. Wellbeing
  5. Diverse (Gifted & High Potential) and Learning Support
  6. Physical Education (Sport)

Leadership Team

Enrica Bova Principal
Peta Herschderfer Assistant Principal
George Arcella Religious Coordinator

Administration

Sinead O'Shea Clarke Senior Finance Officer
Sarah Forrester Administrator
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