South Thornlie Primary School has gone through many school improvements.
A sensory garden was added to the Kindy Playground as well as kindy mosaic sign, skylights, bags hooks, well, play bridge, play well, wood chips, mosaic river, farm shed, blackboard flowers, cute mini doors on trees and some minor structural improvements. In addition to this there has been some beautiful murals made that have been hung in the centre of the playground. These murals are the creative work of staff members Wendy Fisher and Lisa McCartie along with ex-student Shannon Harbron.
Our Kindy building was awarded a refurbishment and building works were completed for the commencement of 2019 school year.
This included the following for Kindy:-
-New vinyl flooring
-Outdoor drink fountains installed
-Both units received
-New storage room
-New bathroom sinks
-Painted concrete outside the classroom
-Painted number line
-Out in flooring on Dirty Diner
-Security added to Kindy
-Mud kitchen with a functioning tap and painted a large snakes and ladder game
-Kindy area have two sets of drinking fountains
Exterior of Pre Primary included the addition of a boat and woodchips to the junior primary playground, garden kerbing around the outside of the junior primary playground, a new fence blocking off the carpark and enclosing the junior playground.
Our Pre Primary staff have a new path fitted to this area using their Bunnings fundraising money.
New Storage sheds have been added outside Pre-Primary Area
New Path alongside the Noongar Outdoor Learning Area
You might have noticed the steady changes in Pre-Primary. During the recent school holidays our industrious teachers Tiana Garlick and Jane Claridge took things up a notch! Two busy days were used, adding a new path, fence decor and building the retaining walls for a new bridge.
Playground and Outdoor Areas
Our new playground has now been fully installed on our school oval and the students have enjoyed playing on it.
Tiny Town Project:-
-Train Station with train and ticket office
-Tiny Town sign
Noongar Outdoor Learning Area
The poles in the outdoor learning area have now been painted by our students together with the help of some of our aboriginal parents and Notre Dame Behaviour Science student Brendan Dawkins. The native plants have also been planted. We are in the process of ordering a sign for the area. Chairs and tapping sticks have also been placed for students to use during recess and lunchtimes and class times.
A mud kitchen with a functioning tap and painted a large snakes and ladder gam
A Block/B Block/C Block
There has been new carpet installed in A block withdrawal area over the holidays.
The external walls on Blocks A, B & C have been painted along with all of the louvres around the school
New white boards
Paving fixed up at the back of B Block
Toilets refurbished in B Block
Built two therapy rooms for student services and an office for the sports teacher in B Block
We have had two new benches installed outside A and B Block.
New door with window installed.
Bag hooks and sky lights to all blocks, new signage throughout the school, new seating in the A block area and also some minor structural work such as drainage and paving.
All teachers have lockable filing cupboards in classrooms
New internal wall constructed in C4 and the concentina wall divider between A3 and A4 has been renewed.
C Block new kitchen installed.
Each classroom fittd with four fixed tension lines to display student work.
Other School Improvements
We have recently had replaced four new heaters in the front office, staffroom and two in the library.
Arts Centre - New stage to hold future assemblies
We have recently installed reticulation in our Aboriginal outdoor learning area. We also have recently installed a new sign for this area.
Library has new desks and library book set boxes.
New signage throughout the school
New tables and chairs in staff room
Yearly planner in staff room
Additional sporting equipment
Grants for School Programs which will include gymnastics, softball and touch football
We will be converting the Art room into a STEAM room to support delivery of the curriculum and stimulate student interest in science, technologies and art.
Each successful school has an existing classroom converted with:
a five tap trough with hot and cold water
mobile, height adjustable benches with chemical resistant surfaces and matching seating
appropriate fittings for storage and display, including pin up displays
additional power and data points
audiovisual points for interactive whiteboards or other devices
first aid station
Reconstructed the offices for our Deputies within the Administration office
Multi- Purpose building has undergone some dramatic improvements. This area is now air conditioned, a new stage has been installed and it has an amazing new sound system and audio visual system which includes a projector and large retractable screen. There has also been some amazing murals created by Lisa McCartie that are decorating the walls, large display boards that are permanently attached.
Admin Offices had ducting added to allow the cool air to flow to Student Services and the Sensory Room.
New Ipads have been provided for teaachers to use with their Smart TV's.