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Bush Fire Arrangements

With the bushfire season already upon us it is important that all families are aware of our procedures should there be bushfires near us or should there be a catastrophic bushfire event forecast for our area.

Our school is on the Bushfire register. This means that should a catastrophic event be declared in our region, our school will close for the duration of the event and students are to stay at home (usually only one day). Unfortunately the event is not declared until after 4.30 in the afternoon of the day before. Although we will attempt to do so, this is problematic for schools to ensure notifying every family personally.

Therefore it is essential that families familiarise themselves with the Rural Fire Brigade web site and the DEC Website for updates. The web addresses are in the information attached to this email. Please read the attachments carefully.

We will continue to rehearse our “Shelter Procedure” so that everyone is safe in the event of bushfires. Our shelter procedure along with these attached documents will be uploaded on our website this week.

Students will be safe sheltering in the bottom floor of our school blocks until the fire/smoke emergency is over. On the advice of emergency services, we are advised that it is not safe to attempt to evacuate the whole school along Bobbin Head Road amidst smoke and cinders. Please note that students must turn off their mobile phones as per the request of emergency services. Otherwise the system will collapse and affect the ability of the emergency services to communicate.

I repeat that students and staff will be safe sheltering in the bottom floor of our school buildings.

Parents are not to attempt to drive down Bobbin Head Road to pick up students in an emergency but to act on the advice of the emergency services.

For Bush Fire arrangement letters please click links below

pdf_icon bush_fire_arrangements_2016.pdf

pdf_icon department_information_for_bush_fire_season.pdf

pdf_icon shelter_procedures_2016.pdf

For any further enquiries or clarification please contact the school on 91443477

Terri-Anne Kamasz




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