Thank you for your enquiry about St Thomas of Canterbury College.
St Thomas’ is a Catholic school for boys from Year 7 to Year 13. The main point of entry is at Year 7 and Year 9. However, we may accept enrolments at other levels.
Priority for enrolment:
Priority is given to preference students, and in accordance with the school’s Enrolment Scheme. Click here for the St Thomas of Canterbury College Enrolment Scheme. Non-preference places can only be offered if places remain after all preference applicants have been enrolled. A “preference” enrolment application is an enrolment form accompanied by a preference certificate obtained from and signed by, a Catholic priest. Supplying a baptism certificate is not sufficient to gain preference status.
A ‘Preference’ certificate is issued and signed by a Catholic Priest and MUST accompany applications for ‘Preference’ status.
As an integrated Catholic boys high school, the Ministry allow limited places (5%) for non-Catholic students (non-preference students). Non-preference applicants will only be enrolled if places remain after all preference applicants have been enrolled. Please read the enrolment scheme information and the criteria for ‘Preference’ status (i.e. Catholic).
2021 and future year enrolments are welcome at any stage. Enrolments for 2021 close on on Friday 31 July. Offers of place will be sent in early August.
Video Meetings in Lieu of Open Day:
As we are unable to hold an Open Day this year, we would like to offer you the opportunity of a video meeting with our Principal, Steve Hart, for more information about the College and to answer any questions you may have. Please click this link to make a video meeting time.
Please refer to our BYOD page regarding devices to make sure you purchase one that is suitable for your child’s learning. What is important is that you do not purchase an iPad/tablet or Chromebook.A Windows 10 operating system is recommended. Office 365 is provided so please don’t buy this.
With the range of activities and classes we offer it is advised that you purchase the following for next year. Some classes will have separate needs if your son chooses those as options.
To support device use
-Earphones (for online reading/math support programmes)
-USB memory stick
General stationery for Connected classes:
Pencil case – Named scissors, glue stick, felt pens, black pen, red pen, pencil, eraser, pencil sharpener, ruler, protractor, highlighter
1x A4 lined refill pad
3 x 1B5 exercise book (STEM, Kinesiology, Humanities)
1 x1E5 (Math/STEM)
1 x 1B5 Elite Sport
Years 7 – 13 – $839.50 incl Gst per student
Diocesan Catholic Education Contribution
$60 per student
School Resources and Infrastructure Contribution
$700 per student
School Building Contribution (St Thomas of Canterbury College Foundation)
$300 per student
(All Contributions are classed as donations, do not attract GST, and are tax deductible and can be claimed at the end of the financial year)
Some subjects attract a fee for materials used and retained by the student.
Are a legally binding charge on all parents and caregivers who have enrolled their children at a Catholic school. This is payable unless, in special circumstances, the charge has been waived by the Proprietor of the school for issues associated with a family. Attendance Dues are used to provide for capital works and the repayment of loans. Attendance Dues are determined by the Proprietors and approved by the Minister of Education.
The School Resources Contribution
Provides funds for areas such as
Support for the development of IT infrastructure, hardware and software
Additional support to the sports and arts coordinator salaries
Extra curricular sports, arts and cultural equipment
Printing and publications
Photocopying additional to the curriculum
Arrangements for payment in instalments or by automatic payment may be made.