Thorndon Park Primary School

Thorndon Park Primary School is a small, metropolitan school located in the picturesque north-eastern suburbs of Adelaide, at the base of Black Hill Conservation Park. The school’s priority is to provide students with the skills and knowledge to become well-balanced, resilient and confident individuals who are active, effective community members and life-long learners. Students have the opportunity to achieve their personal best in academic pursuits as well as in a range of co-curricular activities. Thorndon Park Primary School enjoys the support of an active parent body which supports student participation in learning programs, sport and other activities.

International programs

  • Primary School Program
  • Primary School Study Abroad Program
  • Study Tours

School focus

  • Literacy and numeracy
  • Information and communication technology
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)


  • Spacious school grounds
  • Learning Discovery Centre – resources, multimedia
  • Specialist learning areas for art, science and technology
  • Sporting facilities - gymnasium, oval, cricket and volleyball nets, basketball courts
  • Vegetable garden, bushland Children’s Forest and Friendship Hut


  • English as an Additional Language EAL) (Reception–Year 7)
  • Italian (Reception–Year 7)

Support services

  • English language support
  • International Student Program manager
  • Bi-lingual support officers
  • Student buddy system
  • Parent participation – classroom reading, excursions, mentoring, sports, canteen
  • Out of School Hours Care (OSHC) service

Co-curricular sports

  • Aquatics, swimming
  • Basketball, netball
  • Cricket
  • Soccer, futsal (indoor soccer)

Other co-curricular activities

  • Music – instrumental tuition, choir
  • Dance and drama groups
  • Stamp club
Languages and Co-curricular sports may be subject to student numbers

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