International Fee Paying Students

Thornlie SHS is very proud to have a long-standing association with Year 7-12 International Students. Our International Program is very well established and commenced in 2007, since that time many students have graduated through our school system and go on to a wide array of tertiary institutions.

A strong emphasis is placed on the pastoral care needs of our international students. We understand that homesickness and cultural changes can be difficult for students to manage and it is for this reason that we have appointed an International Student Coordinator.

International Student Support Services

International students are supported by a Deputy Principal, an International Student Coordinator and highly experienced caring teachers. Special orientation and pastoral care programs enable International Students to develop friendships with each other as well as domestic students. This enables them to feel welcome within the school community.

The school has a very strong focus on pastoral care, based on a year system. Each year group has a Year Coordinator to foster the school ethos. A positive rapport exists between staff and students. The personal development and academic progress of students are monitored by the Student Services Team. This team is led by the Manager of Student Services.

Counselling in career issues, subject selection, study skills, and social and emotional problems are available through the Careers Coordinator, Student Support Officer and the Psychologist . The School Nurse is available for counselling in health matters. These people provide a strong network of support for students.

International Student Coordinator

International students have additional support through the International Student Coordinator. The person in this role provides individual identification, intervention and support services, including individual education plans, comprehensive career guidance and English language support for students. This person works as an advocate, helping international students voice their concerns and opinions as well as organising events and activities.


If you decide that Thornlie SHS is the ideal school for you, an application form can be sent to the TAFE International WA (TIWA) who are the gateway to international study and services for government schools and colleges in Western Australia.

Please visit the TAFE International WA (TIWA) Website at to view the application forms and learn more about the enrollment process.


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