Careers

Career Education at Ku-ring-gai is an ongoing, integrated process building on concepts throughout Years 7 – 12. The program is concerned with the development of knowledge, skills and attitudes through a planned program of learning experiences.

The current Careers Adviser is Ms Sonya Froment. The Australian Blueprint for Careers Development framework is used for planning, implementing and evaluating the Career Development program at Ku-ring-gai. A range of Career Development opportunities are provided in supporting students to explore and define their career aspirations, develop career goals, and investigate career options. The program assists students to make informed decisions about school, post school education, training and employment options and participation in the community. Students develop knowledge and understanding of themselves and others as individuals, the capacity to analyse and plan career decisions and manage work transitions.

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Exploring and experiencing first hand, study and career options is an integral part of the Career Education Program. Students are given opportunities to participate in Industry Visits, University workshops, Taste of TAFE workshops, TVET courses, Career Expos, Training courses and School to Work projects.

The Careers Resource Centre is available to all students and offers a large range of career resources and information. The Careers Adviser offers careers counselling, assistance with subject selections and also university, TAFE, scholarship and job applications. The school subscribes to My High School Careers where students and parents can register to receive the latest updated career information and calendar events. Students in Year 10 participate in careers lessons.

Work Experience

Year 10 students have the opportunity to undertake a work experience placement for one week. It is a valuable learning experience and all Year 10 students are encouraged to apply. In Careers lessons, Year 10 students will be taken through the procedures and safety requirements for planning a Work Experience placement.

Our Work Experience Program is flexible and students may undertake Work Experience at a time suitable to the employer and student. A work experience placement may be undertaken at any time throughout the year except two weeks prior to examinations, examination periods, school carnivals or other school commitments. Students cannot do Work Experience during the school holidays. Work experience interstate cannot be approved.

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Applying for a Tax File Number?

Applications are made online at the Australian Taxation Office website https://www.ato.gov.au Click on the individual tab and follow the links to “apply for a TFN”. When the online application is completed, the applicant needs to take a copy of the application receipt and 100 points of identification to the Post Office for validation.

The Careers Advisory Services Website

The careers advisory services website also offers help in clarifying course choices, employment opportunities, career pathways or training options. See career development for students (also in community languages)

 

 

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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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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