Principal’s Message

We are nearly half way through the second term and teachers are busily readying our mid-year reports to parents.  We have had two of our three scheduled Prep Information Sessions and Tours, with the next one being on Wednesday afternoon.  We also had our first ever parent forum last week and look forward to running these again in the future.

Exford Primary School Fundraiser

As many of you are aware, there was a serious bus crash this week involving students from Exford Primary School that will undoubtedly change their lives.  We would like to offer the students affected by this tragedy and their families as much support as we can provide, so we will be holding a casual clothes day on Friday 26th May.  We will ask for a gold coin donation from all participants, however if you would like to donate more than a gold coin I would ask that you visit or call the office next week.  Any amount would be appreciated.  We will pass all donations to Exford Primary School by the end of next week and try to do our bit to help this small community to heal.

Prep enrolments 2024

We are starting to take in a strong number of enrolments in Prep for 2024.  Our first two information sessions and tours were attended by a total of nearly 30 families and it was stressed during these sessions that enrolments need to come in as soon as possible to enable us to plan for the new school year.  Enrolments forms are available at the office or on our website.  We rely on all Thornhill Park Community members to promote our school within the area and encourage those who might be neighbours or friends to enrol as soon as possible.  Enrolments are expected to be handed in by June 28th.


I have noticed that quite a few students have been wearing black shorts or tracksuit pants to school as part of their uniform.  Black is not one of our uniform colours, so I would ask that students wear only navy blue pants or shorts.  Pants purchased from Dobsons are a very dark blue and are naturally fine to wear.

Pokemon Cards

We have noticed quite a few students coming to school with Pokemon cards recently.  It is very difficult for teachers to monitor fair trades and as a result we would ask that cards stay at home.  It is causing a bit of distress for some students when they are not getting seemingly fair trades with other students.  Anyone with Pokemon cards at school from next week will have them collected by a teacher and will need to be returned to an adult through the office.  Having Pokemon cards at school is no longer permitted.  Thank you for your understanding.

Maintenance Job

We are currently on the lookout for someone to do odd jobs around the school for one day a week.  It is a paid position and applicants need to have a valid Working with Children Check.  Applicants should head to Recruitment Online for more details.  Applications close soon.

New 5/6 teacher soon

We are also currently on the lookout for a new 5/6 teacher to add to our current classes.  This is due to the increase in enrolments in this area of the school.  After we appoint a new staff member to this role we will ask for volunteers to leave their current class so that we can make the new class.  All students will be completing the same curriculum, so this decision is about having less students in the grade to ensure more teacher time and to allow for further growth over the remainder of the year.  It is also possible that we may not find anyone for this role as there is currently a teacher shortage.  More information will be shared once an appointment is made.

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