Our mission at Thornton Public School is 'Developing Learners for Life'. We are committed to providing quality programs in literacy, numeracy and technology for all students in a happy, caring environment. The school promotes the concept that learning is life long. We encourage students to strive to their potential as they prepare to take a fulfilling part in 21st Century society. The school promotes academic and sporting achievement and provides a wide range of cultural activities - art, dance, music and languages. There is a significant emphasis on environmental studies. A friendly, open and welcoming relationship with the community is a feature of the school. Parents are encouraged to be involved in the whole spectrum of school activities.