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Science is a great adventure, challenging us to expand our skills in critical and creative thinking.

Over the centuries, science has developed from the Natural Philosophy of Newton's time to a rigorous future focused process and an evolving body of knowledge, that provides explanations and a framework to understand the world.

At Ku-ring-gai HS students engage with scientific concepts and processes to develop skills as future global citizens.

In Years 7-10 Science, all students engage in effective, future focused teaching and authentic learning tasks to:

Foster students’ sense of wonder and expand their natural curiosity about the world around them.

Enhance students’ confidence in making evidence-based decisions about the influence of science in their lives.

Enable students to confidently respond to needs and opportunities when designing solutions relevant to science in their lives.

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In Y11-12 students Ku-ring-gai HS offers all the Science subjects available for the HSC:

Biology provides students with a contemporary and coherent understanding of the concepts that exp

Chemistry provides students with a contemporary and coherent understanding of matter and its interactions, and attempts to explain and predict events at the atomic and molecular level.lain the functioning, origins and evolution of living things.

Earth and Environmental Science aims to provide an understanding of systems and processes in both aquatic and terrestrial environments and to explore changes that have occurred during Earth’s history, including the evolution of organisms since the origin of life on Earth.

Physics aims to reveal the simplicity underlying the complexity of natural phenomena by applying patterns, models (including mathematical ones), principles, theories and laws to explain the physical behaviour of the universe.

Senior Science reflects the interdisciplinary nature of science with a focus on the interdependence of science, technology and society. It provides students with a contemporary and coherent understanding of some of the basic laws, theories and principles of Biology, Chemistry, Physics and Earth and Environmental Science and their application, with an emphasis on practical skills and communication.

 

 

 

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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