Meet the Principal
On behalf of the School Council, staff and parents/carers of Thornbury Primary, I welcome you and your child/children to our school. This is a great school where your children will experience a nurturing environment in which they will learn and grow.
At Thornbury Primary there is a strong sense of one school, one community and we instil the values of Respect, Trust, Working Together, Integrity and Perseverance in everything we do.
We are committed to:
- Creating a positive and orderly classroom climate, where students, teachers, parents and caregivers build relationships together and become responsible for the development of personal and academic learning pursuits for all children.
- The development of the whole child academically, physically, socially and emotionally. Teaching and Learning programs are designed to interest and stimulate curiosity whilst providing both depth and breadth for the children.
The school offers two teaching and learning streams, a DET mainstream education and one based on the educational philosophies of Rudolf Steiner.
We also offer an Aboriginal Language LOTE Program across the whole school.
We welcome parents/carers to assist in many ways around the school. Parent/carer input is highly valued and a wide range of opportunities exist for parents/carers to take an active part in the life of the school through learning programs or School Council committees and their associated activities.
I am proud to be the acting principal of Thornbury Primary and invite you to contact me for a personalised or group tour of the school where you will discover our indoor and outdoor learning spaces, playgrounds and gardens.
Looking forward to meeting you all.
At Thornbury Primary School, we see ourselves as ‘One School One Community’ – a creative and diverse community growing together.
Our values form the basis of our learning community and are:
- Working together
Staff List 2017
Leon Bell Principal
Debbie Showers Assistant Principal
Glennis Taylor Office
Lauren Sinclair Office
Richard Garcia Class Foundation/1R
Kate Cooney Class Foundation/1K
Chelsea Ripper Class Foundation C
Edward Oberbichler Class 1/2E
Anna Chetwynd Class 1/2A
Louise Ryan Class 1/2L
Tania Patten Grade 3/4T
Cecilia Sinclair/Brent Crowley Class 3/4CB
Jasmine Cordy Class 3/4J
Simon Dooner Class 3/4S
James Ilia Class 5/6J
Stephanie Millar Class 5/6S
Joanne Missen/Juliette Keam Class 5/6JJ
Anne Barnett (Mon-Thurs) Multi-Age
Valerie Kelly (Mon-Wed) Integration Aide- Multi-Age
Jan Stefani (Thurs-Fri) Integration Aide- Multi-Age
Woi-wurrung and Indigenous Programs
Terri Lee-Fitzpatrick LOTE
Mel Harrison EYKLNP and MALPA
Antoinette Vaiano Art/Craft
Emma Cornish-Giles Music
Leigh Collins P.E
Out of School Hours Care
Andi Eyan OSHC Coordinator
Tyne Brumby OSHC Assistant Coordinator
Aides and Other Staff
Vivianne Burns Integration Aide
Margaret Clingin Integration Aide
Ida De Vincentis Integration Aide
Nimish Joshi Integration Aide
Natalie Kellett Integration Aide
Rui Santos Technican
Nicole Fruenz Gardening
David Dyer Maintenance and OH&S Coordinator