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Educational Philosophy

Positive Environment

Thornlie Christian College provides a complete educational program for students from Kindergarten through the  Primary, Middle and Senior Schools. It is our belief that educational goals are best achieved by providing continuity for students and their families in an atmosphere where relationship and community are fostered and encouraged. In such an environment students have the security of being "known" and "belonging" and have the opportunity to excel.

Staffing

The "example" set by our teaching staff is fundamental to establishing and maintaining a caring environment and we take great care in the selection of our staff. We only employ Christian teachers whose lives reflect the Godly characteristics we seek to encourage and develop in our students.

We recognise the uniquely individual nature of each child as a special creation of God and provide a range of educational experiences and training that allow each student to discover their personal gifting. Specialist teachers assist in the development of these gifts, guiding students in their choice of subjects and helping them to achieve balance in their academic learning.

We offer an education that encourages both academic learning and the development of Godly values. These values help to form the foundations for life and are vitally important to the spiritual, emotional, social and academic development of young people. The presentation of these values in the curriculum and their demonstration in the lives of our staff serve to reinforce what is taught at home and in the family church.

Our hope and prayer for every student is that they make a commitment to our Lord Jesus Christ and learn to walk in His ways, for it is through a relationship with God that our students will find real meaning in life and a genuine sense of purpose and worth.

Continue reading to find out more about our various schools within the College (Early LearningPrimary SchoolMiddle School and Senior School), our Chapel programme and our Enrolment process.