In the Classroom

Thornhill Park Primary School is committed to lifelong learning by providing an inclusive, supportive and nurturing community in which diversity is valued and celebrated. Our innovative curriculum and culture of excellence creates a stimulating learning environment that engages and challenges students to be their best in an everchanging world. Our use of 21st Century technologies provides students with opportunities to explore a deeper understanding of a range of concepts throughout their school lives and to digitally connect with the broader community. We deliver Victorian Curriculum Levels F-6 (inclusive of Levels A-D) through flexible use of our Learning Neighbourhoods. Our curriculum is planned and taught sequentially and allows students to have some ownership of their learning using goal setting and student voice and agency in the form of understanding the next phases of learning. Thornhill Park Primary School has a high number of English as an Additional Language (EAL) students. Students classified as EAL will be assessed using the EAL standards and teachers provided with guidance in working with these students in the classroom. An EAL coordinator will ensure these students have a differentiated program to support their learning needs and they are provided with an EAL section on their report in Semester 1 and 2 as required. All students deemed to be EAL in Prep will receive an EAL section on their report. The EAL coordinator will monitor the progress of these students and provide extra targeted literacy support if necessary.

Curriculum Summary

Thornhill Park Primary School has developed a program that ensures all learning areas are substantially addressed across the year levels and bands of schooling:

All students will undertake the following over the course of a school year

  • English/EAL
  • Maths
  • Health and Physical Education
  • The Arts (Visual, Performing and Music)
  • Science/STEM
  • Humanities
  • Auslan
  • Social and Emotional Learning (Values Education and Respectful Relationships)
  • Integrated Units (A thematic approach to learning using an inquiry model and exploring a range of different subject areas under a particular theme or topic.)
  • Technologies (Food tech, Digital Tech and Design Tech)
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