Being a Year 12 Student at Thornlie Senior High School is a very rewarding and energising experience. Students are developing into young adults and as such, they learn to embrace the many challenges that arise during their final year of schooling.
Students are encouraged to show leadership to the other students in the school and have the opportunity to mentor younger students and engage in many leadership roles. Students develop a mature working relationship with staff as they work towards completion of their studies. Many Year 12’s will participate in workplace learning and all will endeavour to complete their Certificate II courses while also working on their general or ATAR courses.
Year 12’s need to develop a work-life balance which for many encompasses paid part-time work, social, sporting and family commitments, learning to drive and of course their studies.
There are many highlights to look forward to throughout the year. Some of these include: Work Place Learning, guest speakers, representing the school in sport, dance or cheer events, camps, excursions, the school ball and final week celebrations including Miss Thornlie, student staff breakfast, dress up day and presentation evening.
Students very quickly come to realise that there final year of school is a very special one that tends to go extremely quickly. While in their final year at Thornlie Senior High School, students are encouraged to maximise their opportunities for further education or employment when they leave year 12 by adopting the school ethos – ‘Engage, Inspire, Achieve’.
Mrs Rhonda Roberts
Year 12 Coordinator