Our Community

Ku-ring-gai High School is a community that values individual worth and the contribution of all its members and we are fortunate to enjoy outstanding community support. Fostering a strong working relationship between students, teachers and parents is at the heart of our ethos, and we firmly believe in promoting mutual respect and an environment that encourages and facilitates achievement.

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SRC, Captains and Prefects

The school's Student Representative Council (SRC) consists of a democratically elected group of students from Years 8 to 12. The SRC represents the school with pride and creativity and annually produces a banner statement which reflects their goals and ambitions. The school Captains and Prefects are the leaders of the SRC and are elected by the staff and the senior school. These school leaders have a range of areas of responsibilities including leadership, the environment, school promotion, charity fundraising and promotion of academic studies.

Students involved in the SRC gain excellent leadership qualities that provide them with essential skills in communication, organisation and collaboration.

The SRC gains outstanding experience each year from an annual leadership summit held in North Wahroonga which provides the school with a fresh, positive outlook for the year ahead.

Members of the SRC meet every morning during roll call in order to plan a variety of activities and charity events on behalf of the school.

Previous initiatives include:

  • A school-wide talent quest
  • Establishing school vegetable gardens
  • 'Shave for a Cause' fundraiser
  • A Beyondblue charity event

North Shore Secondary Partnership

The North Shore Secondary Partnership or NS5 is an innovative partnership between Ku-ring-gai High School, Killara High, Chatswood High and St Ives High School. This partnership aims to enhance and enrich the learning opportunities for students across the five schools whilst celebrating the unique qualities and strengths of each individual school in the partnership.

As part of this regional collaboration, the NS5 have initiated numerous exciting projects in areas such as curriculum sharing, professional networking and mentoring.

As a member of the North Shore Schools Partnership, students at Ku-ring-gai have the opportunity to choose courses that may be offered at another of these schools thereby expanding their curriculum choices.

As a result of the NS5 initiative, students, parents and teachers have experienced a significant change in the thinking and in the opportunities available to enhance the learning opportunities and experiences of young people.

This model of collaboration in the NS5 Partnership, generates innovative thinking, creates learning programs which reflect 21st century thinking and responds to the needs of 21st century learners.

Creative Arts Association

The Creative Arts Association (CAA) supports the school's Creative Arts faculty staff through volunteer, fundraising and promotional activities. Interested parents are encouraged to become involved in school productions, art exhibitions, talent quests, concerts, fundraising events, and performances and exhibitions that display our student talent in the local community. The Creative Arts Association publishes an Annual Creative Arts Events Calendar and Management Plan prior to the commencement of each school year which is freely available to interested parents.

Community links

Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School is proud to be part of the wider Ku-ring-gai community.

Hornsby & Upper North Shore Advocate: http://hornsby-advocate.whereilive.com.au/

Shorelink Bus Services/Transdev: http://www.shorelink.com.au/

 

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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