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About Us

Core Purpose

To provide education under the Lordship of Christ

Vision Statement

Thornlie Christian College seeks to develop people of influence who engage life from a Christian world view, providing them with the skills to succeed in their life and calling.

Mission Statement

In all its endeavours the Learning Community of Thornlie Christian College seeks first the Kingdom of God while providing an environment where:

  • Members are encouraged to value and engage in learning
  • Members are encouraged to achieve their full spiritual, intellectual, physical, emotional and social potential
  • The special gifts bestowed on our members are identified and developed for service
  • The curriculum is presented from a Biblical perspective
  • Christian faith and discipleship are nurtured

Our Goal

To offer a quality education where students learn the importance of academics, a balanced spiritual life and self-discipline.

Our Motto

"Learning for Life"

Our History

Thornlie Christian College is a ministry of Thornlie Church of Christ that grew out of a vision held by its members to establish a Christian school based on Christian principles. The goal of the College was and is to offer a quality education where students learn the importance of academic performance, a balanced spiritual life and self-discipline. It is from this that we derive our motto, “Learning for Life”.

Founded in 1984, the College has become an interdenominational Christian College that provides a complete education from Kindergarten to year 12. The College produces high calibre graduates and through its commitment to individualised pastoral care and the learning needs of its students, has built a reputation for excellence.

Affiliation

The College is affiliated with Christian Schools Australia (CSA), a national association of Christian schools that provides fellowship, support and advocacy for member schools. Christian Schools Australia member schools provide an education that seeks to establish in students a practical understanding of how the Christian Faith applies to life, through the integration of Biblical teaching in the curriculum.

In Partnership

We recognise that an effective partnership with the family is necessary to ensure success in achieving our objectives. To this end, parents are encouraged to participate in the life of the College in a number of ways including: helping out in the classrooms, supporting College activities and the Parents in Action, joining the College prayer group, providing opportunities for work experience placement, attending weekly assemblies, or volunteering to help in the Library or Office.

The College is a close-knit community and our partnership with parents helps to build and maintain a joint commitment to offering students the best possible educational opportunities. We hope you will see the College as a place where you are welcome to share and participate in the life of the community.

Continue reading to find out more about our Core Values, Aims, Statement of Faith and Educational Philosophy. Information is also available about our various schools within the College (Early Learning, Primary School, Middle School and Senior School), our Chapel programme and our Enrolment process.