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Primary School

(Years 1-6)

Thornlie Christian College offers a comprehensive Primary education program catering for children in Years 1 to 6.

The Primary School staff are dedicated Christian teachers who work to build a solid academic basis in their students while recognising and encouraging the development of spiritual foundations in their lives. Daily shared devotions encourage concern for one another and emphasises the importance of acknowledging and making time for God in our lives.

The Primary School curriculum places an emphasis on acquiring literacy and numeracy skills in an integrated approach across the eleven areas of learning, including:

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • History
  • Geography
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technology and Enterprise
  • Languages other than English (Indonesian)
  • Art
  • Music
  • Christian Living

In addition to the College’s commitment to the core curriculum, the Primary School community enjoys the benefits of access to specialist subject teachers in many areas. These programs include Physical Education, Technology, Indonesian and Music to enhance the learning outcomes of our Primary School students. 

  • A specialist Sports Teacher provides our students with many opportunities throughout the week to participate in vigorous activity and develop basic skills through the medium of enjoyable play.
  • A specialist ICT Teacher operating from the Primary School’s own dedicated ICT Laboratory assists our students to develop their computing and media skills.
  • A specialist LOTE (Language other than English) teacher prepares our Primary students for the possibility of taking Indonesian as a language of study through to Tertiary entrance level.

Opportunities also exist for younger students to interact positively through mentoring and buddy programs with more senior students. This interaction aims to encourage a College-wide sense of community and cooperation.

Thornlie Christian College has been fortunate to take part in several state and national initiatives for school improvement.  We have enjoyed the positive academic impact that these initiatives have had throughout our school community.  Our staff take part in frequent professional development which reflects our core values of ‘Strive for Excellence and Equip for Service’ and our belief that learning is a lifelong journey.

The Primary School program provides students with a balanced academic, social and spiritual development in preparation for entry to the Middle School.

Continue reading to find out more about Middle School and Senior School, our Chapel programme and our Enrolment process.