Principal Greg Thomas

Principal Greg Thomas

Welcome to St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Parish Primary School where we are committed to celebrating our Catholic Faith, through working in partnership with our parish (Templestowe) and Sister school St. Kevin's. Our key values encompass:

  1. Celebrating our Catholic Identity
  2. Social Justice
  3. Student wellbeing and voice
  4. Engagement and connectedness through personalised learning,
  5. Developing successful life-long learners through Contemporary Learning
  6. Promoting a welcoming environment and strong community partnerships.

I am very proud of the tradition, reputation, achievements, culture and spirit of our school, its students, teachers and families, past and present. To experience life within the boundaries of St Charles Borromeo Catholic School is to experience life at its best and fullest.

Families are the primary educators of their children. This is particularly true of the values and spiritual growth of your child. The Catholic school, as part of the parish, supports and complements the family in this development. Therefore, the full benefit of the Catholic school occurs when you enable the school, its families, the parish and the wider community to work together to create authentic lifelong learners.

The school works closely with families to provide students with an authentic voice in their learning and belonging in our community. The Catholic school forms part of the parish community, and therefore your child's enrolment implies your active participation and belonging to this community.

We recognise that families make an important contribution to the education of their children and we welcome their active involvement and participation in the life of the school and the educational programs offered.

The community of St. Charles Borromeo will work in partnership with you in nurturing your child's individual development. We will challenge, guide, support and assist your child in every possible way and take a genuine interest in their wellbeing.

It is critical that you develop a sense of trust and belonging with your school and display an open support for it. Evidence suggests that whenever parents are actively involved in their children's education, educational outcomes are significantly improved. 

 

Greg Thomas

Principal