Thornlie Senior High School

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Thornlie Senior High School
Thornlie, Western Australia
Coordinates 32°03′58″S 115°57′36″E / 32.066068°S 115.95998°E / -32.066068; 115.95998
Type Public, Co-educational
Established 1971
Principal David De Meo
Enrolment 951 Semester Two 2013
Campus Suburban

Thornlie Senior High School is a Public high school in Western Australia. The school is located on Ovens Road in the suburb of Thornlie.

The school was established in 1971[1] and caters for students from Year 7 to Year 12. It is located in the Canning educational district and has had enrolments as high as 1200 students.

In 2010 four students from the school were awarded Certificates of Excellence by the Curriculum Council of Western Australia and one student was awarded the University of Western Australia Fogarty Foundation award.[2]

A$20,000 of damage were caused in April 2010 when a group of thugs vandalised sections of the school including smashing 40 windows. The criminals then broke into one classroom and destroyed a data projector.[3]

Glenn Sterle, current Western Australian Senator, for the Australian Labor Party attended Thornlie Senior High School from 1974 to 1977.[4]

In 2013, the then Prime Minister, Julia Gillard, held community cabinet at the high school.[5] The event was booked out, and a small group of animal rights activists held a peaceful protest outside the event.[6]

Enrolments at the school have been relatively stable with 1107 students in 2009 then 965 in 2010, 939 in 2011, 959 in 2012 and 951 in 2013.[7]

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  1. ^ "Department of Education Schools online". 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  2. ^ "2010 Annual Report". 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  3. ^ "Crimestoppers - Burglary and Damage at Thornlie Senior High". 2010. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  4. ^ "Glenn Sterle ALP". 2011. Retrieved 2011-09-17. 
  5. ^ "Community Cabinet meeting - Thornlie Senior High School - Wednesday 27 March 2013" (PDF). Department of the Prime Minister and Cabinet. 14 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  6. ^ "Live sheep trade protest for Thornlie Community Cabinet meeting". News Corporation. 27 March 2013. Retrieved 27 March 2013. 
  7. ^ "Department of Education Schools online". 2013. Retrieved 29 November 2013. 

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