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Welcome to St Thomas More

Welcome to St Thomas More Catholic Primary School Website. My name is Declan McDermott and I am currently the Principal of our wonderful school community. l look forward to working in partnership with you to support your child on their educational journey.

St Thomas More Primary School is situated in Belgrave in the Shire of Yarra Ranges bordered by Sherbrooke Forest. It attracts enrolments from a wide geographical area throughout the southern part of the Dandenong Ranges and serves the communities of Belgrave, Tecoma, Upwey, Selby, Menzies Creek, Clematis, Emerald, Avonsleigh and Cockatoo. The community reflects a combination of urban and rural lifestyles influenced by the surrounding environment of forest and hills. 

St Thomas More school is a small, caring school of approximately 100 students. It is a community of faith based on belief in Jesus Christ and his mission to build a better world. The school community expresses Christian values and a desire to bear witness to the faith they share and nurture. Enlivening the motto 'We Are One', the staff, parents and students work together to develop an environment, which is conducive to producing excellence in educational outcomes. St Thomas More school is part of the Belgrave Parish, which has mass centres at Monbulk, Belgrave, Emerald and Gembrook. Two schools comprise the parish - St Paul's in Monbulk and St Thomas More in Belgrave.

St Thomas More has a strong emphasis on learning, both for our staff and students. Our collaborative approach to learning  focuses on the opportunity for all students to flourish and to reach their full potential.


Declan McDermott


Master Clinical Teaching (Melb Uni)

Bach of Primary Education (Monash Uni)

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