Enrolment & Fees

Including in Area Streets

Enrolment Information

Local Enrolment Applications:

Local Enrolment Applications are made through the local primary school during term three each year. If you are a local student who is at a non-government school, or has just moved into the area, then application forms are available from the school office. Proof of local residency is required.

In area streets:

Click here to be directedt to the School Intake Zone Inquiry page to see our catchment area.

Non-Local Enrolment Application:

Following the general principles outlined in the DEC Procedures for Secondary School Enrolment Transition from Year 6 to Year 7 all children are entitled to seek to be enrolled at the local secondary school that is the designated intake area within which the childs’ home is situated and that the child is eligible to attend. The Education Act 1990 Section 21B states that all children must attend school between the ages of six and the minimum school leaving age. Students seeking to enrol should have an application to enrol in a NSW Government School completed on their behalf. Parents/Carers only have priority in their local school. At Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts High School the primary criteria for acceptance of non-local enrolments (as specified in DEC Procedures for Secondary School Enrolment) will include the availability of appropriate staff and permanent classroom accommodation.

The following criteria have been established for non-local students wishing to enrol at Ku-ring-gai High School.


  • Must be able to demonstrate commitment to learning and/or
  • Must have a satisfactory record of school participation and conduct and/or
  • May demonstrate an interest in or ability in or a commitment to areas of creativity and innovative thinking

Other considerations include success in applying for the enrichment class, school structure and organisation, siblings already enrolled at the school, compassionate/special circumstances, access to co-educational school, proximity and access to the school, and the availability and combination of subjects.

Should it be necessary to form a placement panel (only when places are limited), the placement Panel will consist of the Principal, a staff member (where possible the relevant Year Adviser) a member of the P&C to consider and make recommendations on all non-local enrolment applications. Decisions made by the placement panel will be provided in writing to the parents/carers. Parents/carers have the right to appeal and can do so in writing to the Principal. A waiting list will be established for students who are unsuccessful in the first instance and this waiting list will remain valid for one year.

Fees and Contributions:

Fees and contributions are charged at the beginning of each year and vary from year to year. For a complete guide to the Fee Schedule for 2017 please click here.

For each year group you will find the relevant information in the following PDF documents:

If you have any more questions about the school Fee Schedule please contact the School Administration Manager for more details.

Payment Portal (POP)

All school fees and contributions can be made through the Parent Payment Portal online. Simply click here.

Or you can contact the office directly for other payment options.

Change of Details

If at any time a student has changed details please contact the school, fill out and return the following form:

Changed Student Details Form

International Students

Ku-ring-gai High School has a proud tradition of encouraging students to be global citizens and of welcoming international and exchange students. Our original motto of 'Harmony in Diversity' reflects the variety of cultural backgrounds we embrace at our school.

If your child has a temporary visa or visitor visa you will first need to apply to enrol by contacting the temporary residents program who will give you forms to bring to the school.

For more information about how to gain a placement (enrolment) at KHS, please contact the International Student Centre.

International Student Centre,
827-839 George Street, PO Box 707,
Broadway NSW 2007
Tel: (+61 2) 9217 4801 / 1300 302 456 Fax: (+61 2) 9212 6721

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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