Thornlie Primary School (5434)

School Overview

Students at Thornlie Primary School are provided with a safe and highly engaging learning environment focused on developing their academic, social, behavioural and emotional potential.

When your child arrives at our school, one of the first things they will notice is that our school community is very diverse. Children from over forty different cultures and backgrounds attend our school. This provides your child with an amazing opportunity to learn about Aboriginal and other cultures.

Our Intensive English Centre develops the English language skills of children newly arrived to Australia. Once proficient in English, children can begin to access mainstream schooling.

Our school has a number of programs in place to ensure the positive reinforcement of good behaviour in both the playground and classroom. Our Whole School Behaviour Management Program is designed to reward and reinforce good choices and positive behaviours. Children can earn merit certificates, become an Aussie of the Month, gain recognition in the school newsletter, and attend reward events at the end of each term.

Our school operates specialist programs in Italian, physical education, music (including guitar,clarinet,recorder & choir) and science. We also run Aboriginal studies/cultural awareness programs.

Our staff have extensive experience. They are passionate, caring and dedicated to establishing a fun, engaging and academically sound learning environment designed to play to your child's strengths.

You are encouraged to get involved in your child's education, either formally through the P&C Association or School Board, or informally through regular contact with teachers and the school community. We regularly communicate with you through formal reports, newsletters, parent interviews, website, class updates and the school's annual report.

Our School Board provides input to policy matters and school planning and the Parent and Citizens Association is involved in supplying uniforms, running the canteen and breakfast club, and fundraising activities.

Thornlie Primary School is an established school surrounded by many tall eucalypts, it has extensive grounds for students to enjoy. Our facilities include a library, canteen, covered assembly area and dedicated rooms for music, drama, art and science and computer labs, as well as our Intensive English Centre and Integrated Service Centre for migrant families. A dental therapy centre caters for children at the school and in the surrounding suburbs.

We encourage you to contact us to see how we can offer your child a wonderful and exciting education.

T: 9459 4333