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Ku-ring-gai High School BYOD Program 2016 


From 2016, students in Years 7-12 will be required to bring their own computing device to school each day. A laptop has been identified as the ideal learning tool for Ku-ring-gai High School students. The school computer laboratories will continue to be used to support whole class teaching and learning activities and specialist needs. Student devices will support student learning and will be required in addition to workbooks, pens and other essential equipment.

The school computing infrastructure operates as a Windows 7 environment running the Microsoft Office and Adobe products. This software is available free of charge to all Department of Education students to install on their own computing device. Refer to the download guide here.

By bringing a device to school, students and parents acknowledge the terms of the Ku-ring-gai Electronic Device Use Agreement which can be found here

Implementation process

For device details see the specification below. Students in years 7 and 8 who own a device other than a laptop (such as an iPad) may bring it if it has

  • An external keyboard
  • 5GHz wifi capability (refer to device specifications below for further information)

All students will be expected to bring a suitable laptop for years 9 to 12 in order to meet the more demanding needs of the senior years.

DER laptops issued to students currently in Years 11-12 are suitable devices for the 2016 BYOD program. Students may transition to their own laptop at any time. If you choose to use your own laptop please return the DER laptop to the school.



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.



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.


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
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