A message from Leon

Kii everyone,

I would like to say thank you to all the families and staff who have assisted in the transition to Google classrooms recently. I thank families and staff for their feedback about the process and we are constantly working on improving as we continue this term. The staff are doing an incredible job learning and applying themselves to this new format as well as other duties during their week. I am very lucky to have such an amazing staff.

We have no official news from the Department of Education and Training (DET) as yet about when schools will transition back to a regular program. Even when that time is announced it will be a transitional process and Google classrooms may remain until most students have returned.

2021 Year 7 transitions

This week we mailed official forms to all year 6 families regarding their choice of secondary school in 2021. If you have not received these forms, please contact the office. Please contact myself, Jessica Duncan or Darren Ash if you have any questions regarding secondary placements for 2021. All forms are due back to Thornbury Primary School by 29th May 2020.

School Tours

Some secondary schools have offered virtual tours for any interested families. Please go to

the secondary schools website and look at each school from a virtual perspective.

We are planning a virtual tour for our 2021 prep (and any new students) who are interested in enrolling at our school. It should be ready very shortly. Families can still download enrolment forms and email them to Thornbury Primary before August 1st.  New families can also contact the school to obtain more information.

I’m a Deadly Community Member

This week we will officially launch our Deadly Community Member page. This page is based on the values and behaviours that are expected by members of the community whilst interacting with TPS. This has been a major project led by Emma Cornish-Giles and has involved extensive consultation with many families and members of our school community as well as staff. If you would have questions, please contact us at school.

We are doing our best to support you and we totally understand that your lives may be

chaotic or at least different at the moment. We thank you for working with us to engage

your child in learning. You are doing an amazing job! Perhaps some of you should now

think of a career in education???


Leon Bell