Our Patron Saint
St. Thomas More Catholic School opened in September 1981, but it takes its name from one of our church’s most heroic figures from five centuries ago. St. Thomas More (1478-1535), was an English lawyer, writer and politician. From 1529 – 1532 he was Lord Chancellor. He is remembered and honoured by the Church for his refusal to accept King Henry VIII as the leader of the Church of England. This refusal ended his political career and led to his execution as a traitor. The Catholic Church made him a saint in 1935 and later declared him to be patron saint of statesmen, lawyers and politicians.
St. Thomas More Catholic School located in Temple not only carries on the name of St. Thomas More, but also shares his dedication to the Catholic faith, encouraging students to develop a way of living that embodies the life of Jesus Christ. We are a Catholic School. This means we act and try to be like Jesus in all that we do. The virtue of respect is the fundamental building block of our school and school community. We instill a respect of learning, oneself , and respect towards other
The strength of the school comes from the Catholic faith, as the St. Thomas More School community integrates His teachings with the day-to-day curriculum and social fabric of school life. Liturgical celebrations, classroom involvement in charitable endeavours and a partnership with St. Thomas More Parish all allow the students and staff of St. Thomas More School to demonstrate their Catholic identity. No doubt, St. Thomas More would be proud of his namesake school and this commitment to the Catholic faith for which he gave his life.