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Device Agreements

BYOD at school means that each student adheres to an agreed set of conditions for use. Every student must have read the agreement.

As of 2016, all students are required to bring their own computing device to school each day. All current information about BYOD is available on the school website at: www.kcahs.nsw.edu.au

Information includes:

  • the device specification
  • examples of suitable devices
  • instructions for connecting to the school wireless network and
  • instructions for downloading free Microsoft and Adobe software for DEC students.

The free software available includes Microsoft Office 2013. Students need to use a valid @education.nsw.gov.au email address to register for the free software.

Please note:

Ku-ring-gai High School provides students with access to computers as a means of enhancing their education. Students are also able to use their own devices while at school for educational purposes. The attached agreement replaces any prior agreements for the Use of Computers and the Internet.

The school retains the right to control the manner in which computer resources are used. Students must understand the limitations the school imposes on their use of computer resources while at school. Students wishing to use computers while at school agree to abide by the guidelines.

Student Agreement:

Student use of Electronic Devices at KCAHS is at the discretion of the teacher. Students have responsibilities regarding the use of the device and the Internet. Failure to comply with the Agreement (attached) will invoke the school’s discipline procedures and action.

To read the agreements in full please click on the following link:

Electronic Device Agreement

For further support and information please refer to the BYOD Portal by clicking here.

 

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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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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