From the Office

We will be holding the first of our Prep Tours and Information Sessions for 2025 Preps this Friday. Register at or use the QR Code above if you would like to attend any of our sessions. #thornhillparkps

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC)

The Australian Early Development Census (AEDC) is a nationwide data collection of early childhood development at the time children commence their first year of full-time school.  The AEDC highlights what is working well and what needs to be improved or developed to support children and their families by providing evidence to support health, education and community policy and planning. It is held every three years and this year will be the sixth year of data collection.

The census involves teachers of children in their first year of full-time school completing a research tool, the Australian version of the Early Development Instrument. The Instrument consist of about 100 questions and collects data relating to five key areas of early childhood development referred to as ‘domains’, these include:

  • Physical health and well being
  • Social competence
  • Emotional maturity
  • Language and cognitive skills (school-based)
  • Communication skills and general knowledge

Data is collected for individual children and reported for groups of children at a community, state/territory and national level.

For more information: Australian Early Development Census (

All Prep families have been sent information about the AEDC for 2024.  Please contact Mrs Pittman or your classroom teacher if you have any questions regarding this national data collection.


School Photos

School photo day is on Wednesday 8th May and students are to wear correct uniform on the day.

A catch up day for absent students will be held at a later date.

To purchase photos of your child/ren you will need to order through MSP Photography, via your COMPASS portal. The office will not be accepting orders or monies.

Should families have any queries regarding the ordering process, please don’t hesitate to contact MSP Photography.

How do I pay for an excursion on Compass? 

Make snappy, online payments in minutes with our online platform. Simply:

  1. Login to your Compass portal (mobile app or web), and view your home page. When an excursion requires consent/payment, a notification will appear here.
  2. Click on this link to be redirected to your Action Centre, where all upcoming events/excursions requiring parental/guardian action will automatically display.
  3. Click anywhere on the desired event’s line to open the consent/payment section.
  4. Fill in the fields provided. To pay specifically, select saved credit card details from the dropdown menu available, or add a new credit via the ‘New Credit Card’ option.
  5. Once completed, select Proceed, to submit your payment for processing.

Friendly Note: Currently, only VISA or MasterCard payments are accepted by Compass. Alternative payment options may be available at your school’s general office.

Lost Property

Please ensure that you label everything that your child brings to school. Lunchboxes, drink bottles and all clothing need to be clearly labelled.  Lost property tubs are located in the ‘Wellbeing’ space next to the office.

Tissues Needed

We hope each family can provide at least one box of tissues to their class to assist in managing the spread of germs.


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