Tharawal Primary School is a caring school which offers a broad comprehensive curriculum. The school motto "respect and responsibility" is upheld by the whole school community.
There is mutual respect between students, staff and the parent community, as they work together to educate the students academically, socially, emotionally and spiritually. The responsibility to educate students to their full potential is recognised by both teachers and parents as they lead students to take responsibility for their learning. Visitors note the excellent school tone with its adherence to uniform and an expectation that students will learn. They also remark that Tharawalians have a sense of fun.