St Thomas Aquinas Catholic School

Saint Thomas Aquinas School
1 Church St, Winton, Southland, New Zealand
Telephone: (03) 2368261, Email: office@stthomaswinton.school.nz

"Our Vision is to provide a supportive environment, which empowers students to achieve personal excellence and to be successful citizens in our global community."

 
Principal's Welcome

 

 

 

Principal's Photo here

 

Welcome to our school's website.  St Thomas Aquinas School is an integrated Catholic Full Primary School (Years 0-8). We are situated in the Central Southland township of Winton with our nearest city being Invercargill approximately 24km away. 
As a Special Character school, Christian attitudes and values are emphasised, and supported by the parents and parish community. The 'family' atmosphere at St Thomas Aquinas is a strength of the school, with an emphasis on the development of each individual. 
Our school is set in a pleasant environment, for the children. There is a large sandpit, two tennis courts with a volley wall, playground and a large area of grass. There are four classrooms, a Library/Hall area and a glassed in variable space. Our administration block contains a staffroom, principal's office, teaching space and medical room. 
We have a number of features within our school including the many opportunities through sports, the arts, leadership and various competitions and community events. All students from Yrs 0-8 have the opportunity to attend camps, which assist in the development of the key competencies in particular ‘Relating to Others’ and ‘Managing Self’. 
Our school has a strong emphasis on the provision and use of technology to further enhance the teaching and learning, with all four classes having large interactive whiteboards. Digital cameras, electronic microscopes and various recording devices are a part of our learning. Each class has its own wikispace in which they share their learning. The link to these can be found on the home page of this wiki. 
With a skilled and committed Board of Trustees, and Staff, we are able to offer education in a school where a positive learning culture exists and where high standards of achievement are expected and achieved. 
We welcome families to come along and see first hand the great school we have and consider becoming a part of our fantastic learning community. 

Julian Ineson
Principal
 

 

Strong Catholic spirit expressed in the behaviour and commitment of the staff and students (Catholic Review 2011)

 

RESOURCES & LINKS

NEW ZEALAND MINISTRY OF EDUCATION

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Encyclopaedia of New Zealand

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