High School Specialist Areas

Specialist Areas

Children have the opportunity to turn their passions into dream futures through more than 110 Approved Specialist Programs at 60 schools across the State. Sports, arts, academic and applied Approved Specialist Programs give children real-world skills and a head start in reaching their career goals.

Many programs are linked to sporting and industry bodies and training organisations, allowing children to gain industry-recognised qualifications. Teachers and coaches are adept at recognising and developing children’s skills in their areas of interest.  Thornlie High School offer Rugby as an Approved Specialist Program.

Thornlie Senior High School has a proud history in Rugby dating back to 1991 and has been a DoE accredited Sports Specialist Rugby School since 2003. The Specialist Rugby program at Thornlie Senior High School aims to develop each student’s skills, Physical fitness, abilities, aspirations and values to the highest level possible in order that they may realise their potential.

More information can be found on Thornlie Senior High School's website:


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High School

In order to facilitate a smoth transition from primary school into high school, find out about Thornlie Senior High School.