Thornlie Senior High School's vision is to Engage, Inspire and Achieve. At Thornlie Senior High School, students fulfil their aspirations working in an environment that emphasises the importance of respectful relationships and the achievement of personal best.
We are a proud Independent Public Secondary School with over four decades of experience in providing a successful education to our 1200 Years 7 to 12 students, helping them to identify their aspirations and achieve their personal goals.
We value well established educational traditions set by past teachers, parents and students and we are passionate in our desire to use the latest research and learning strategies to prepare our students for the 21st Century. We know where we are going and how to get there.
We recognise that the world around us is changing and we are changing with it. Our students come to us from many different backgrounds, but they leave with one thing in common - a great education and a significant head start in life. Our students develop the skills they need to adapt and thrive in a future that is challenging, interesting and dynamic.
In Years 7 to 10, students have access to outstanding programs, including an Approved Specialist Rugby Program, as well as information technology and academic excellence programs. Students also excel in the extra-curricular opportunities offered in our cheer leading, Japanese, music, art and numerous sport programs.
In Years 11 and 12 students have a wealth of opportunities to follow their career and study aspirations. Our tertiary entrance (ATAR) courses are well supported by local universities and our outstanding vocational education and training (VET) courses, combined with general studies and a focus on the big picture, ensures our students are well prepared for life beyond school. We are a top 50 VET school and a Registered Training Organisation.
Supported by an active school board we believe success is all about the individual working effectively with the school and wider community. A dedicated staff and close ties with local industry and the community ensures we provide personalised programs that capture different interests and nurture the potential in every student. We play to our students' personal strengths and give them the support to develop their talents and abilities. For some, it's a matter of helping them create ambitions and dreams. For others, it's about realising them.
At Thornlie Senior High School our approach to visible learning is a little different, and our students are reaping the rewards.