Principal’s Welcome

Our Vision – Engage Inspire Achieve

Thornlie Senior High School students fulfil their aspirations working in an environment that emphasises the importance of respectful relationships and the achievement of personal best.

High Performance – High Care

Welcome to Thornlie Senior High School.

We are a proud Perth Government school.

Thornlie SHS is an Independent Public Secondary School with five decades of experience in successfully educating our 1100 Year 7-12 students to identify their aspirations and achieve their personal goals.

Established in 1971, we celebrated our 50th Anniversary in 2021.

We value well-established educational traditions set by past teachers, parents and students and we are passionate in our desire to use the latest research and learning strategies in Visible Learning to prepare our current students for the 21st Century. We know where we are going and how to get there.

Thornlie Senior High School recognises that the world around us is changing and we are changing with it. Our students come to us from many different backgrounds, but they leave with one thing in common – a great education and a significant head start in life. Thornlie SHS students develop the skills they need to thrive in the challenging, interesting and dynamic 21st Century.

On entry in Year, 7-10 students have access to outstanding programs in Specialist Rugby, Netball, Information Technology and Academic Excellence. Students also excel in the extra-curricular opportunities offered in our Cheer and Dance, Japanese, AUSLAN, Music, Art and numerous Sports programs.

As Year 11 and 12 students move into their senior schooling they have a wealth of opportunities to follow their career and study aspirations.

The school’s Tertiary Entrance (ATAR) Courses are well supported by local universities and combined with outstanding Vocational Education & Training (VET), General Studies Courses and the Year 10 -12 Big Picture Academy our students are well prepared for life beyond secondary school.

Thornlie SHS is an accredited Registered Training Organisation offering 10 Certificate II Courses.

Supported by an active School Board and P&C we believe success is all about the individual working effectively within the school and wider community. A dedicated staff and close ties with local industry and the community ensures we provide personalised programs that capture different interests and nurture the potential in every student. We play to our students’ personal strengths and give them the support to develop their talents and abilities. For some, it’s a matter of helping them create ambitions and dreams.  For others, it’s about realising them.

At Thornlie SHS our approach to Visible Learning is a little different, and our students are reaping the rewards. Our city, our country and our global community is changing and Thornlie SHS is changing with it.

We look forward to all staff and students continuing to engaged in respectful relationships across the school and use effective teaching and learning strategies to ensure they achieve their personal best.

Donna McDonald