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Thomas House

Thomas House has academic excellence, spectacular sporting skills and a cheerful spirit. As Thomas House we strive to inspire, shine and be the best we can be. From the Headmistress, teachers and even our fellow pupils we have proven to an extraordinary house. As our Patron Saint, St. Thomas, we value the gift to love one another, care for each other and help each other. We want to learn to love God with all our hearts. We value each and every person’s individual skills.

We want to learn to respect others so they will respect us too. Learning to be versatile is very important to us. Thomas House is cooperative, trustworthy, loyal, peaceful and responsible through its unity. Thomas House is full of honesty, humility and people with tolerance. We can achieve anything we set our minds to do. Ideals are like stars you can’t touch them with your hands, but by following them you reach your destination.

History

homas of Aquinas or Aquino; (Aquino, 1225 – Fossanova) was an Italian Dominican priest of the Catholic Church, and an immensely influential philosopher and theologian in the tradition of scholasticism, known as Doctor Angelicus, Doctor Communis, or Doctor Universalis. “Aquinas” is not a surname , but is a Latin adjective meaning “of Aquino”, his place of birth. He was the foremost classical proponent of natural theology, and the father of Thomism. His influence on Western thought is considerable, and much of modern philosophy was conceived as a reaction against, or as an agreement with his ideas, particularly in the areas of ethics, natural law and political theory.

The 28th of January is the feast of St. Thomas of Aquinas. His parents sent him to a good school. He was a brilliant student and studied very hard. However his classmates called him “Dumb Ox’’ because he spoke very little. What made him a Saint was that he was humble, peaceful, tolerant, respectful, honest and had deep faith in God. He wrote many hymns and prayers to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament and the Eucharist.

Unfortunately on a sad note our Patron Saint passed away on the 7th of March in 1274. He was such a humble person to an extent that God rewarded him at his grave when stars fell from the sky this being the reason why we are called the Thomas Stars. Like St. Thomas we will reach for the sun and land amongst the stars!

Our Mission

The Dominican Convent, following a tradition that dates back to St Dominic, who desired the salvation of all people, is committed to the education and development of the whole person, spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, physically, morally and socially.

Our Vision

To be the leading multi-cultural Catholic Girls’ school in the region that offers a sound holistic education and a first-rate operational climate for pupils, staff and parents in an environmentally friendly atmosphere.

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