St Thomas Aquinas School
St Thomas Aquinas School is an independent school of excellence in Witbank for more than 95 years. We are an inclusive community that welcomes all learners, and our focus as a Catholic school is the growth of young people through Christian values.
St Thomas Aquinas School is an independent school of excellence in Witbank. The school was established in 1924 by the Dominican Sisters of King Williams Town. The founding principal, Mother Lucy Kaltenstadler, wholeheartedly believed that establishing the school in Witbank/eMalahleni was God’s will.
St Thomas Aquinas School is a blessed school and our commitment is to continue providing an outstanding education in a caring environment. We offer small classes, good facilities and dedicated teachers. We encourage our parents to remain involved in their children’s education. We take pride in the fact that students leaving our school are well-balanced, rounded individuals, capable of making a meaningful contribution to our society.
What We Offer
St Thomas strives for excellence and has achieved a 100% matric pass rate for 44 consecutive years. Our overall average for university exemption is 80% and above.
We recognise that each child is a unique individual, and we develop our learners to be the best they can be.
Learners acquire the skills needed for teamwork, self-knowledge, and critical thinking through the highest standards of quality teaching offered at the school, and they write IEB examinations with notable success.
St Thomas also embraces the digital era and has successfully used various digital platforms during the lockdown, to teach our learners.
Sport has always been an integral part of the holistic education offered at our school. We offer physical education lessons from Grade RRR – Grade 9. The sporting codes on offer are: swimming, soccer, hockey, netball, tennis, and cricket. St Thomas has a proud record of past and present learners who have represented Mpumalanga.
We offer several cultural activities. The drama department is known for its entertaining and highly acclaimed productions. The marimba teams win competitions and are often invited to functions to entertain the guests. Learners also take part in the local Artium Arts festival as well as the Allegretto Eisteddfod.
St Thomas boasts one of the largest Interact projects in the country. The focus is to reach out into the community to meet the needs of those less fortunate.
Community service is an important part of our school life. We try to be the hands of Jesus touching the world with love. Learners experience a tremendous payback of joy and fulfillment that comes from reaching out with love and helping others in need.
- Academics 75% 75%
- Sport 15% 15%
- Culture 10% 10%
Kinder Kinetics plays a vital role in identifying and minimizing learning difficulties within children and therefore helping to prepare them for their scholastic endeavours.