Thornton Public School has an enrolment of 768 students, including 12% Australian Defence Force and 11% Aboriginal or Torres Strait Islander students. The school is located near Maitland the gateway to the Hunter Valley and services a rapidly growing area.
Our vision reflects a whole-school commitment to provide a happy, secure learning environment for all of our students. TPS has increased funding under the Resource Allocation Model (RAM) in the areas of equity and Aboriginal education. The RAM funding is aimed at supporting quality teaching practices to better engage Aboriginal students and the community and maximise educational outcomes for every student.
Our school has a highly professional,
cohesive and dynamic staff with a mixture of youth and experience. Our staff are dedicated to providing high quality educational programs with an emphasis on improving Literacy and Numeracy outcomes and increasing student engagement. School priorities include literacy and numeracy, engagement and strengthening community partnerships. Teachers work collaboratively in stage teams in the areas of planning, programming and professional development. Through our whole school focus on Positive Behaviour for Learning we aim to promote a positive and engaging learning environment for our students.
The school is committed to Language, Learning and Literacy (L3) and introduced the ‘QuickSmart’ Literacy & Numeracy program in 2019. All 3-6 classes are BYOD and future focused learning is a priority. Outstanding and successful, environmental education, sporting, cultural and creative arts programs are a feature of Thornton Public School.
Approval to teach Infants and Primary (K-6), with demonstrated excellent classroom practice and knowledge of curriculum.
Knowledge and skills in the explicit teaching of literacy and numeracy.
Demonstrated ability in incorporating technology into effective classroom practice.
Effective implementation of student wellbeing strategies in the classroom and whole school wellbeing programs.
Willingness to contribute to whole school programs including sport and programs for high potential and gifted students.
An unconditional full approval to teach is a requirement. If you do not hold a full approval to teach with the NSW Department of Education, you are required to commence the at the same time as you apply for this teaching opportunity.
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