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Christian School Primary

(Years 1-6)

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

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

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

  • English
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Humanities & Social Sciences
  • Health and Physical Education
  • Technologies: Digital & Design Technologies
  • Languages other than English (Indonesian)
  • The Arts: Music, Dance, Drama, Media & Visual Arts

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.

Phys Ed provides our students with many opportunities throughout the week to participate in vigorous activity and develop basic skills through the medium of enjoyable play.

Music provides our students with the opportunity to appreciate and meaningfully engage with music practices and traditions of other times, places, cultures and contexts.

Information Technology operating from the Primary School’s own dedicated ICT Lab, assists our students to develop their computing and media skills.

Indonesian (LOTE – Language Other Than English) prepares our students for further study of this language at Secondary and Tertiary levels.

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.

A Student Development Programme incorporating the EPIC Programme for the Year 5 & 6 Students, the ESTEEM Programme for the Year 3 & 4 Students, and the CARE Programme for the Year 1 & 2 Students. addresses the following goals in a number of different ways.

Personal and Social Capability

Personal and social capability assists students to become successful learners, helping to improve their academic learning and enhancing their motivation to reach their full potential.

Ethical Understanding

Ethical understanding assists students to become ‘confident and creative individuals and active and informed citizens’.

Critical and Creative thinking

Critical and creative thinking are fundamental to students becoming successful learners. Thinking that is productive, purposeful and intentional is at the center of effective learning.

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

Thornlie Christian College Primary

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