Year 11

2017 Year 11 Advisor: Ms Tanya Davies

2017 Assistant Advisor: Ms Olivia Robinson

Study Skills Information

Year 11 have a  Study Skill Seminar to assist with their HSC studies on Wednesday 8th March at 12.30-3.30pm. Please fill out the following permission form and return it by Friday 3rd March.

pdf_icon Year 11 Study Skills Seminar


Year 11 students have witnessed the graduation of Year 12 and now find themselves as senior students in the school. With this position comes all the responsibilities of setting high standards for themselves and of being positive role models for the rest of the school. 

Many have agonised over their HSC studies, reviewing their Preliminary HSC marks and deciding on the best approach to their final year of study. For some students, it has meant consolidating their timetable and dropping some subjects. For others, it has meant increasing their study load and expanding into Extension courses. Some already have goals beyond Year 12, including entry into university, trades and travel. Whatever their future intentions, their Wellbeing team, including Year Advisor, Assistant Year Advisor, Year Head Teacher, Roll Call teachers and teacher mentors are here to assist and advise them. To further guide them, each student is being personally interviewed by the Principal and Year Advisor. 

Year 11 Students have been given a number of documents releveant to their HSC studies:

  • HSC Assessment Booklet
  • 2017 HSC Rules and Procedures booklet from BOSTES
  • ELES Study Skills workbook (linked to the online Study Skills Handbook)

Information for students on the 2017 Higher School Certificate can be found at

Information for parents can be found at

Important Information



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