Thornbury High School
We know that young people can only thrive if they feel safe, healthy and happy, and so we invest heavily in our sub-schools, our dedicated Student Wellbeing Services centre as well as our dedicated curriculum integrating the understanding of respectful relationships.
Divided physically and organisationally, the program at each subschool (year level) is led by a team of three teachers. Taking a holistic approach, the team work collaboratively using multidisciplinary approaches. They focus on the range of goals, aspirations and needs of children, young people and families. Students’ pathways through and beyond school are managed by subschools. Subschools are in discrete parts around the school where lockers, recreational spaces and classrooms become the students’ place to be.
Health and Wellbeing
Students’ physical, mental and social health underpin their active engagement in learning. An environment that facilitates students being physically active and one that limits recreational screen time is important at school. These actions develop positive, life-long healthy behaviours.
Students experience increasing social and academic pressures as they move through the school years. Young people are growing up in a world driven by new technologies and economic globalisation. Their future means they need a new set of cognitive, social and emotional skills for success. Through realising their potential they develop an ability to deal with life’s normal stresses and can work productively across a range of contexts. Being able to positively interact with others and experiencing a sense of belonging are key elements of a student’s school experience.
Careers and Pathways
Thornbury High School is proud to offer its students a range of pathways to higher education and employment, incorporating both the VCE and varied vocational options through our local VCAL cluster. Thornbury High School has a dedicated team of Careers Advisors on staff throughout the school year, providing students with information and expert advice through one-on-one counselling sessions. By catering to student needs, and tailoring educational programs to the individual requirements of each student, we have succeeded in achieving excellent results in both ATAR and tertiary placement for the past five years.