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It always surprises me how good this school is. Huge compliment to continued drive and consistency. Well done.

My son is very happy, very fast.  You've made him feel like a grown up.

Lovely start to College, very impressed with staff and how organised everything is.

Absolutely outstanding transition and settling in process.  A big thank you to Miss Wilson and all her fantastic staff for doing such a great job in helping my son feel more confident in starting his secondary education.

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Helen Wilson, Principal

Principal's Message

9 September 2016

The new academic year has started in blazing fashion for all members of Thurston Community College!  It has been a huge pleasure to welcome back students across both campuses and to extend a particularly warm welcome to our new cohorts: Year 7 at the Thurston Campus and Year 12 at the Beyton Campus.

We have started as we mean to go on.  Our message in this first week back to all students has been, “Work hard if you want to achieve your dreams!”  In my assemblies at the Thurston Campus, I have focused on the story of Mo Farah, who, despite falling in the 10,000m final in Rio this summer, went on to win the race, becoming the first man in history to do the quadruple-double.  After the race, Mo said, “It's all hard work.  It's been a long journey, grafting and grafting… but anything is possible.”  Inspirational!

Our Year 7 students in particular have had a very busy and exciting week.  In addition to experiencing so many interesting and challenging lessons for the first time, they have also attended an Information Event about the study of Modern Foreign Languages and in excess of 120 students attended trials for the College netball and football teams. 

One parent tweeted on Monday to say: My daughter’s first day @ThurstonCollege left home excited, came home more so!  Proud of her and what a start to her new academic journey!”

Another Year 7 student summed up her week in one word to her mum: “Amazing!”

At Thurston Sixth: Beyton Campus, students have settled earnestly to their studies.  Right from the outset, excellent communication and interaction between the year groups has ensured that Year 12 students have immediately felt part of our thriving community.  The atmosphere at Thurston Sixth has been purposeful and “bubbly”.

I have been hugely impressed by the attitude and aspiration of our students this week.  Well done – keep it up!  Thank you to staff, parents, carers and families for your support in ensuring such a positive and inspirational start to the new term.

Helen Wilson
Principal


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