Our Learning Program

Ku-ring-gai High School offers a stimulating and comprehensive curriculum featuring a full range of School Certificate and Higher School Certificate courses. Our focus is on encouraging original and creative thinking together with positive learning experiences in a diverse, harmonious environment.

We also offer additional creative arts opportunities (Years 7–10) to enhance gifted and talented students by providing unique opportunities in areas such as entertainment, dance, photography, drama, ceramics and visual and digital design.

Core Curriculum

All year levels follow the curriculum set by the Board of Studies, which culminates in achieving the School Certificate or Higher School Certificate. Each of our learning programs cater for the full range of student activities and interests, taking care to address the emerging needs of young adults from Years 7 to 12, with an emphasis on fostering mutual respect and a desire to achieve across all subjects.

Years 7–10

We offer an innovative Year 7 learning structure, featuring smaller class sizes and a comprehensive support system to facilitate students' transition from the primary years to high school.

During Years 7-10, students follow a curriculum comprising Mandatory Board of Studies requirements in all Key Learning Areas; two elective courses (in Years 9-10) and a NOVA creative arts course.

Years 11–12

During Years 11–12, students follow a curriculum comprising a wide range of courses leading to the award of the Higher School Certificate, as well as VET and TAFE VET courses where appropriate (http://www.boardofstudies.nsw.edu.au/voc_ed/).

We also offer extensive courses allowing capable students to work beyond the standard of the traditional HSC course in areas including: English; Mathematics; History; and Music.

Study Skills

icon4To further assist our students achieve their potential, Ku ring gai Creative Arts High School has subscribed to the ELES Online Study Skills Handbook. The Handbook consists of over 25 modules designed to reinforce positive study habits. To access the Handbook, click here.


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


What's On

No events

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