The Independent Public Schools initiative is a State Government commitment to empower school communities by giving them greater capacity to shape the ethos, priorities and directions of their schools. Independent Public Schools assume greater responsibility for their own affairs and have greater flexibility to respond to their communities. They create more diversity in the public school system and help build strong communities that are more able to respond to the needs of students.
As an Independent Public School it means that we have the flexibility to select staff for vacancies and operate a One Line Budget. The school has an External School Review every three years to validate the progress of the Business Plan and Delivery and Performance Agreement.
In 2017 Thornlie SHS underwent an IPS Review. The results of this review are now available and can be viewed by clicking on the attached link.