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Device Specifications & Examples

All devices must be in the form of a laptop. It needs to have a physical keyboard with separate keys for A-Z and 0-9 and which physically move when depressed.

Ku-ring-gai High School has organised technology suppliers to provide both PC and Apple laptops that meet our specifications and are provided to our families at educational discounts. We make no recommendation on the supplier you choose and you are not obliged to purchase a device from any of our suppliers but you need to ensure a device you purchase meets our specifications so that is connects to our network. Please refer to the CoreTech purchasing portal by clicking here.

For further information on the MINIMUM DEVICE SPECIFICATIONS PLEASE CLICK ON THE FOLLOWING LINKThis PDF can be printed out and taken to any store to ensure that a device purchased meets the requirements.

Device examples:

Lenovo ThinkPad http://shopap.lenovo.com/students/au/en/laptops/thinkpad/11e-series/

Or log on to www.jbeducation.com.au/byod and use code DECNSW

11-inch MacBook Air http://www.apple.com/macbook-air/

Other suppliers, apart from Acer, Apple and Lenovo (www.lenovo.com.au/education) who indicate they provide suitable devices are: Dell (www.dell.com.au/nswdecbyod), HP and Sony. 
Ku-ring-gai High School makes no recommendation.

For recommendations regarding Apple purchases, please refer to the following PDF.

Ms B. Gunn

Head Teacher

Technology, Teaching and Learning



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