Our Parents

At Ku-ring-gai High School, we are privileged to enjoy excellent community support from our parents and staff – all of whom are committed to developing the best possible learning environment for our students.

P&C Association

The Parents and Citizens (P&C) Association meets on Monday evenings at 7pm every Week 4 and 8 of each term, providing a regular open forum in which parents and local citizens can discuss matters relevant to the education, social and financial welfare of the school and wider community.

An elected parent representative heads our P&C, supported by a committee of dedicated parents, who, together with the School Principal and Executive Team, strive to maintain the highest standards for each and every child.

The school's P&C is an excellent resource. It is a welcoming committee for new parents, and a fountain of useful information. Early each year, the P&C hosts a friendly, informal Welcome Event for new parents which provides an opportunity for them to meet other families and mix with members of the school community.

Parent/teacher evenings and information nights provide additional opportunities for parents and members of the faculty to interact. On these occasions parents can talk to staff about the academic progress of their son or daughter, or obtain advice on subject selections.

For the latest P&C Report click here and be sure to keep an eye on the latest news section of the website.

P&C and Creative Arts Association Committee 2017

President:  Mr Gordon Iles
Vice Presidents:       Mr David Coyle
Mr Jon Fowler
Treasurer: Ms Nicola Weddin
Secretary: Ms Catherine Walmsley-Timmins
Auditor: Maree Garrett & Associates 
Creative Arts Committee:  Deeanne York-Douglas
Band Coordinator: Sashe Fisher
Sports/Grounds Coordinator:  Stuart Greer

Parent Helpers

We are always interested to hear from parents who are able to spare a little time to assist in vocational/environmental education, work experience, the school canteen, sports coaching or helping to organise or facilitate any of our many events, performances and exhibitions in the local community. (See also Creative Arts Committee section)

We are always grateful for the generous assistance that the school community receives from parents, both present and past.

 

Welcome

As a smaller secondary school located in Northern Turramurra in Northern Sydney, Ku-ring-gai High School is able to offer a very personalised and individual approach to supporting student learning and achievement. Often called “the best kept secret on the North Shore” due to our size and outstanding academic results, our school is located on the edge of the very beautiful Ku-ring-gai National Park - a short 12 minute bus ride from Turramurra Station. We have a wide drawing area with the opportunity for students from outside that area to apply for enrolment. Our focus is on creativity, innovation and challenge. Ku-ring-gai is a comprehensive co-educational high school offering the same curriculum as all secondary schools in NSW and enhanced by a special structure which allows for a creativity stream. This Talent Enrichment Program (TEP) offers students who are gifted, talented or interested in creative or performing arts, sports, technology or design options, the opportunity to choose extra classes, often with tutors or coaches to engage them and further develop their skills and interests.

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Our innovative and creative approach to education has seen the school well placed to implement the educational changes needed to enable students to meet the challenges faced by 21st century learners.

Ku-ring-gai fosters strong educational connections with local primary schools through our year 5 and 6 Enrichment Day Program as well as Project Based interactive learning activities. Our partnership with the NS5- North Shore Secondary Public Schools has resulted in an increased choice of curriculum and extra curricular subjects for students including leadership days, sports gala days, Duke of Edinburgh, debating and public speaking competitions. Our P&C is active in supporting our educational programs and the updating of resources including our tennis courts and basketball courts. We have an artificially surfaced full hockey pitch with change rooms and lighting located within our grounds. Our fully flood lit soccer fields are used by the Northern District Football Association.

Addressing issues of student engagement and well-being is an important part of our culture. Support programs are offered over the year to students and parents and include such programs as the "Big Fish Little Fish" Program to assist students and parents in the transition from Primary School to High School. The “Managing HSC Stress“ has been particularly helpful to our year 12 students and their families. A strong student support team assists students with learning difficulties.

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Small personal morning teas are held a couple of times per term where families meet the Principal and have a school tour. This allows families to see the school in operation and to meet with teachers and students in an informal climate.

Ms Terri-Anne Kamasz
Principal
BA. Dip Ed. Hon. Fellow of the Australian Council of Educational Leaders

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Sun Oct 22 HSC Examinations
Mon Oct 23 HSC Examinations
Tue Oct 24 HSC Examinations
Wed Oct 25 HSC Examinations
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Get in Touch

Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School
403 Bobbin Head Rd,
Turramurra North 2074
Phone: 9144 3477 or 9144 7617
Fax: 9983 9331

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