Thornbury High School
Our culture of high expectations, engaging curriculum and emphasis on literacy led to our best ever VCE results in 2019. Our median study score of 31 places us in the top 10% of all government schools.
Incorporating Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Mathematics, evidence has shown than STEAM based professions are enduring and continually developing as we become an increasingly technological society. These disciplines work in harmony to create a future that is under construction, one where technology, science, maths and the arts are crucial. The 21st century enterprise skills of digital literacy, communication and problem solving are essential to STEAM programs.
LITERACY ACROSS THE CURRICULUM
Literacy can be broadly defined as the ability to interpret and create texts with accuracy and confidence. It is perhaps the most fundamental skill for success in school and later life. At Thornbury High School we recognise literacy is both general and domain specific. Not only do we put our wonderful library at the centre of the school, we also ensure all our teachers are skilled teachers of vocabulary, comprehension and decoding. In our 2019 NAPLAN results 36% of our students showed ‘high’ growth in their writing between Y7 and Y9, placing us in the top two of 32 similar schools.
Global competencies are the knowledge and dispositions that young people need to meet the opportunities and challenges posed by globalisation and intercultural encounters. Global competence requires knowledge and understanding of global issues, as well as intercultural knowledge and understanding.