Thornbury Primary School
Thornbury Primary School
Thornbury Primary School
Thornbury Primary School

We acknowledge that we are gathered on the traditional lands of the Kulin Nation and particularly, the Wurundjeri people. We pay our respects to the elders of our community, past, present and future, for they hold the customs, the culture and hopes of Indigenous Australia. The land upon which we are gathered, is, was and always will be, Aboriginal Land.


In the mainstream classes, we work towards a common goal of a differentiated learning approach as we recognise that all learners are individuals. Learn More

Steiner Stream

In the Steiner inspired classes, there is an emphasis on a comprehensive approach to learning, dedicated to engaging the whole child, with a special focus on the arts, and a rich, narrative-based Main Lesson curriculum. Learn More

Indigenous Studies

The Indigenous Studies program is unique to our school and gives our students the opportunity to study one of the oldest living cultures in the world. Learn More

Principal’s Welcome


I am delighted to welcome you to our diverse and vibrant school community.

At Thornbury Primary School we acknowledge we gather and learn on the traditional lands of the Wurundjeri people of the Kulin Nation, where we encourage all students to appreciate and celebrate the richness of the world’s oldest living culture. Our commitment to Indigenous education is reflected right across our school and in all our programs, including learning Woiwurrung language and respecting culture.

We are dedicated to creating a welcoming and supportive community where every individual feels valued, respected, and included. Our school is a place where differences are celebrated and diversity is embraced. We believe that in this inclusive environment, students thrive academically, socially, and emotionally.

I am excited about the opportunities and challenges that lie ahead as we continue to learn and grow as a community, and I look forward to celebrating the development, achievements, and successes of our students.

David Wells


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News and Events

2024 Winter Solstice Lantern Walk

Friday 21st June from 4-6pm

TPS Social Committee invites you to our Winter solstice lantern walk. Dress warmly and come along to enjoy some campfire songs and stories, a spiral lantern walk and a hot drink. Bring a mug!

Art / Craft / Music Expo

Thursday 27th June from 4-6pm

You are invited to this after-school event that will showcase what students have been working on in the Art Room and Music Room this semester. There will be classroom music performances, art displays and craft activities for you to make things and take home.

TPS NAIDOC day 2024

Thursday 18th July starting 8:30 am

Join us for Welcome to Country, Smoking Ceremony, and a community breakfast (sponsored by VAHS), followed by face painting, performances and a community BBQ in the afternoon.

Commitment to Success

Welcome to Thornbury Primary School, a place of educational diversity with distinct Steiner and mainstream programs. Here, students thrive in a culture-rich environment that emphasises creative arts, music, and respect for varied cultural heritages through our specialised Indigenous learning program. Our commitment is to academic rigour, creative expression, and personal growth, fostering an inclusive atmosphere where every student is equipped for success in a vibrant, ever-changing world.

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Our Future Leaders

At Thornbury Primary School, we are in the business of shaping future leaders. Our educational approach is centred around the cultivation of student leadership and agency, ensuring that the voices of our students are not only heard but are integral in driving our community forward. We provide platforms for our students to express their opinions, make choices, and influence the world around them, fostering a sense of responsibility and the confidence to lead.

Through active participation in our student leadership programs, learners are empowered to take ownership of their educational journeys, contributing to a culture of mutual respect and collaborative innovation. Here, every student is a leader in the making, ready to make a positive impact in their communities and beyond.

Start Your Journey

Welcome to the start of an exciting educational path at Thornbury Primary School. Whether you're considering our mainstream or Steiner programs, we invite you to enrol in our Prep class and join a community that values diverse approaches to learning. Discover the warmth and vibrancy of our school with a personalised tour, offering you and your child a snapshot of our engaging environment. Connect with us for more details and let us guide you through a seamless introduction to the Thornbury family.

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