Principal Welcome

Principal's Welcome

Our school delivers a unique and stimulating educational environment, where your child is valued, nurtured and encouraged to reach their full potential.

South Thornlie Primary was first opened in 1976 and has since grown into a vibrant and diverse school with strong community links. South Thornlie Primary school became an Independent Public School in term 3 2020.

We currently have five classroom blocks including Kindy, Pre Primary, Junior, Middle and Senior blocks. The school also has two enclosed assembly areas, designated Art, Science and Music rooms and a Computer lab. The school has three large appropriate play areas including various playgrounds and a sporting oval. Our school also runs a local dental health program with a Dental Clinic located within the school grounds.

South Thornlie Primary provides specialist programs to its students including Languages Other Than English (LOTE) - Italian, Physical Education, Science and Music.

We also embrace technology and sustainability with a number of ICT and environmental support programs running at the school to enrich students’ learning experience. Each classroom is equipped with interactive whiteboards and has use of surface pros, iPads and the computer lab.

Our school currently has over 417 students from Kindergarten to Year 6. We celebrate multiculturalism with approximately 30% of our students coming from a language background other than English and over 40 different languages spoken.

All staff are committed to helping students reach their full potential through the development of a curriculum that caters for the needs of all individuals. We believe parental support is critical if students are to reach their full potential. We actively promote our school in the wider community and encourage parental input into how our school operates. The school has an active School Board and a highly involved Parents and Citizens' Association providing strong financial support for the school and actively campaigning to ensure students travel safely to and from school.

We look forward to educating your children and seeing them grow, discover and prepare themselves for the future.

You are invited to contact us further information on the school's vision, current programs and projects. It would be our pleasure to take you and your children on a school tour.

For further information please check out our school's website or contact us on

T: 9232 3600

Dress Code

The South Thornlie Primary School Council has established a dress code for all students attending the school.


See the brochure for information regarding Student Attendance.

Crunch & Sip

The Crunch & Sip program is an easy way to help kids stay healthy and happy!


Find out about Kindergarten enrolment at South Thornlie Primary School.