Our Learning Program
Ku-ring-gai Creative Arts 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.
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.
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.
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 SkillsTo 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.