Creative Arts Curriculum

Our curriculum enhances effective teaching and learning across the creative arts spectrum by encouraging creativity in all key learning areas, as well as offering a diverse range of creative arts courses at the School Certificate and Higher School Certificate levels.

Ku-ging-gai High School provides its students with a wide and exciting range of creative Arts subjects. Creativity, innovation, collaborative learning and problem solving are integral elements in these classes that lead our students to achieve excellent outcomes in Visual Arts, Music, Dance and Drama. The emphases on conceptual thinking, and the incorporation of technological components in our programming, ensure that our students are challenged, engaged, and ready to face the 21st century world that surrounds them. We are proud to stand by our motto “Inspire, Create, Innovate”.

Specific subjects currently offered by our Creative Arts Faculty include:

Creative Arts

Year 7 & 8 - Stage 4 Mandatory:

  • Music
  • Visual Arts

Year 9 & 10 – School Certificate Electives:

  • Dance Music
  • Visual Design
  • Visual Design Ceramics
  • Visual Arts

Year 11 & 12 – Higher School Certificate:

  • Ceramics
  • Dance
  • Music 1
  • Music 2
  • Photography
  • Visual Design
  • Visual Arts
  • VET (Vocational Education & Training) Entertainment

Band Program

Ku-ring-gai High School Band Program enables students to actively participate in a Band Program that delivers an enriched musical experience, enjoyment and a sense of teamwork.  There will be opportunities throughout the year which will continue to develop, improve and inspire each student’s musical ability.

The Band Program is a self funded committee of the P&C and is administered by volunteer parents.  All Band Program parents are invited and encouraged to attend committee meetings and contribute to the decision making. Your feedback and input is very important.

More information on 2017 activities to come as details become known.  Performances will include:
- Competitions
- Inside school / outside performances
- Band Tour - 2017 details to come
- Other performance ensemble opportunities

We look forward to welcoming new band members in 2017 in which all members can maximise their enjoyment of music and participation in the Ku-ring-gai High School Band Program. For further information and the registration form please 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


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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