St Thomas More School is a modern co-educational facility preparing children from Preparatory to Year 6. The parish school is an important and integral part of the ministry of the Noosa District Catholic Parish.
It was the vision and wisdom of Rev. Father Basil Meaney that led to Saint Thomas More being established on land originally inhabited by the Gubbi Gubbi People at Sunshine Beach. Following purchase, Fr Meaney engaged the Marist Brothers to establish the school in conjunction with Brisbane Catholic Education. Br Mark May was the foundation Principal and Brother Brendan Maguire, the foundation APRE. The school building were proudly designed by local architect Mr Maurice Hurst and reflect a coastal climate with adequate natural light, ventilation and wide, covered pathways.
The parish and school community decided on Sir Thomas More as its patron saint and adopted the motto of "In Truth and Love". Thomas More's teachings of Scholarship, Integrity, Family Life and Equity of Opportunity in Education are continually referred to and reflected upon, when the task of writing and discussion school documents occurs. The annual Feast Day of St Thomas More is always celebrated with enthusiasm.
We are a Catholic School community committed to nurturing and celebrating a love of God. The five pillars of Marist Education, namely:
love of work
following the way of Mary,
are especially evident in our school community and continue to enrich and guide our staff and families. The school also celebrates the annual feast of St Marcellin Champagnat - the founder of the Marist Brothers.
Today, St Thomas More School continues to give witness to our vision through living the Gospel values. We nurture a distinctive Marist style that is truly holistic and consciously seeking to communicate values. To continue to embrace this very distinctive style "we must love them (children), and love them all equally". (St Marcellin)