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St Thomas More Catholic Secondary School

St Thomas More
Catholic Secondary School


How do I prepare for school and learning? 

You will have to prepare yourself for school each day. These are some of the things you might need to do or think about:

  • Look at your timetable each night to see what books and equipment you may need.
  • Make sure you have your pencil case with pens, pencils, ruler and rubber.
  • Have you completed homework that needs to be handed in?
  • Do you need your PE kit?
  • Packed lunch?
  • Bus Pass?
  • Check your uniform
  • Pack your bag the night before.

Where do I ask for help? 

  • Starting at a new school is an exciting adventure but it can also be quite scary. Remember that you are not alone and that your classmates may be feeling the same as you.
  • Friends can help in lots of ways and you can learn about your new school together.
  • Teachers will be happy to help you. Remember to ask if you don’t understand something, if you are lost or unsure of something.
  • Your family will also want to help you and it is important that you tell the adults who look after you about any thoughts or concerns you may have.
  • Remember, your new school will only feel strange and unfamiliar for a while. You will soon learn your way around and get to know your teachers and classmates.
  • You can speak to your teacher, form tutor, Head of Year or go to Emmaus for support.