State School’s Vision is- MORE (Making Our Results Excellent) – this means ensuring that every one
of our students is reaching their full potential. Our School Opinion Survey
Results endorse that students, parents and staff are all committed to and
supportive of this Vision, which underpins everything we do. In 2016, 100%
students agreed that “My schoolwork challenges me to think”; 100% staff agreed
that ”Working at this school is rewarding” and 98% parents agreed that
Thornlands SS “Looks for ways to improve”.
are very proud of the great work that our
dedicated, committed staff does each and every day to enact our Vision-
with a broad range of extension and support programs operating to enhance
learning for all. A whole school approach
to best practice in the teaching of Reading and Writing has been refined
and embedded over the last 5 years, with all students having individual reading
and writing goals. These are communicated to parents, who are seen as vital
partners in achieving the best learning outcomes for each individual student. This
home- school connection has been further enhanced in the last couple of years
with the introduction of our “Leap into Prep” (Pre-Prep) program for students
who enrol for Prep in the coming school year.
Thornlands State School we “Grow the Whole Child” offering a broad range of extra
curricula opportunities- Dance Team, choirs, bands and sport - with key events
each year including the Prep Fairy Tale Ball, Cultural Evening, the School
Musical and Art Show, the Prep Circus, ANZAC Day ceremony, camps and sporting
events- such as Cluster Sports, Swimming, Cross Country and Track and Field
are a Positive Behaviour for Learning (PBL) school and as such we expect
students and parents to support our school values and strive at all times as
learners to “Be Safe, Respectful and Responsible”. Students at Thornlands are
encouraged to participate and strive for MORE in every aspect of their school
Thornlands SS has enjoyed very strong enrolment growth in the last few years
with new families citing our exceptional reputation in the local community, as
well as our NAPLAN data, as their main reasons for choosing Thornlands.
A strength of our school is the sense of community as our extraordinary staff, wonderful
parents and sensational students work together every day to achieve the best
possible outcomes for all!
I extend an invitation for you to join us.