At Thornbury High, our purpose is to prepare students for a changing, diverse, and sustainable world by:
Building knowledge and skills
Encouraging effort and excellence
Fostering resilience and integrity
Developing a caring and cooperative learning community.
Core values arise out of what we believe to be important about people, about society, and about learning and knowledge. Values inform and shape how the school is organised, how people relate to each other in school, how decisions are made, as well as the content and processes of teaching and learning. Staff, students and parents have identified the following core values:
Integrity, responsibility and respect – all community members are responsible for their own actions, treat others as they would want to be treated, and are honest with each other.
Knowledge, skills and opportunity – all community members value knowledge, the development of new skills, and make the most of our opportunities.
Resilience and wellbeing – our community supports its members to adjust to change and encourages health and happiness.
Concern for others and community – our school welcomes community involvement and cares about the success and safety of others.
Excellence and persistence – we recognise the need to persist and put in the effort to achieve our best.
Inclusion and diversity – our school welcomes a range of cultures and respects their ideas and beliefs.
The School's vision centres around four main pillars that form the foundations of an outstanding education and future success:
Excellence and academic achievement for each student.
Developing values and fostering positive personal attributes in each student.
Providing a range of pathways throughout school and after school.
Fostering students’ unique skills in areas such as science, the arts, music, leadership, and sport.
At Thornbury High school there are three distinct phases in education:
Establishment and support (Year 7 & 8).
Empowerment and Independence (Year 9).
Specialisation and Pathways (Year 10, 11 & 12).
In the mainstream program, all students receive challenging but appropriate work. There is additional support for students with literacy problems, and smaller class sizes.
The Concept Program runs from Year 7 to Year 9 and is designed to cater to students who have a love of learning. The program is designed to extend and challenge these students, while engaging with the mainstream curriculum. For more information see Special Programs - High Achievers (Concept Program) on our web site.
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