At Turramurra High School we recognise and acknowledge the inspirational students that we have.
Many of our students have been through journey’s that have required the care of Westmead Children’s hospital.
Phoebe Hewitt is one such student. In 2015 Phoebe's life changed when she was diagnosed with Ewing's Sarcoma (a rare form of childhood cancer) in her hip. Phoebe had her pelvic bone removed and treated. She then underwent 11 months of chemotherapy. Phoebe has been through an incredible journey for a someone who is just 16.
On the 26th of March Phoebe is undergoing a walk for charity. She is going to to try and walk 5kms! For somebody who has had recent treatment on her hip and chemotherapy….this is remarkable.
Here is the link to the information page, a video of Phoebe and details on how to donate to the bandaged bear appeal.
One of our wonderful community members at Turramurra High School, Monika Cole, is organising a special screening of the film 'Embrace', which addresses the important issues of body image and body positivity through interviews and conversations with range of women about their attitudes to their bodies.
In order for the screening to go ahead, a minimum of 75 tickets need to be booked prior to March 17 to secure the booking.
If you are interested in attending, please see the details below.
Movie: EMBRACE – One woman’s journey to inspire everybody
Date: Tuesday 28 March
Cinema: Roseville Cinema
THS Years 8 to 11
Sport - Round 7( tba)
Zone Swimming Carnival 27/2/17
THS Athletics Carnival 1/5/17
Zone Cross Country 24/5/17
Regional Cross Country 9/6/17
Zone Athletics Carnival 14/6/17
NSW CHS Cross Country 21/7/17
Sydney North Athletics 24 & 25/7/17
NSW CHS Athletics Carnival 6-8/9/17
Sydney North Calendar Link
Please see below for our upcoming Student Performance Review evenings. A week prior to the review an email will be sent out to give the booking code to book your review times with relevant teachers.
Years 11 & 12 - 29/3/17
Years 8 & 10 - 19/7/17
Years 7 & 9 - 25/7/17
Time: 3:30 to 7pm
February 2017 Winners are:
Winner - Ella C - The Clock
Highly Commended - Alice T - Blurred night image
Congratulations to the above and all who participated. You can see other entries by clicking here.
March 2017 Theme is - something that begins with 'M' entries close 31/3/17
As you may be aware, 2017 is Turramurra High School's 50th Anniversary. Would you like to get involved? Do you have a great idea? Help us celebrate this wonderful milestone. We would love to hear from you. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
As well as helping organise volunteers for events, the THS P&C Social Events Committee provides a wonderful opportunity for parents and caregivers to get to know others in their child's year group at various social functions, organised for their year group. We believe it is important to new parents, particularly when they are from interstate or overseas or just from another school to be able to make contact with someone who understands our school system. We invite you to add your name to the contact list and encourage you to consider being a year coordinator (details attached) for your child/children's year.
At Turramurra High School, we believe in the importance of preparing the leaders of our future. Leadership skills are vital for 21st century learners who need to embrace a world which values decisiveness, collaboration, emotional intelligence and assertiveness amongst other qualities.
Commencing in Year 7, there are numerous leadership opportunities for students at Turramurra High School. Our key leadership and decision-making body within the school is the School Leadership Team. There are also a number of specific programs where students develop their leadership skills.
Please download the attached document to apply for a Student Leadership Role. Applications close 31/3/17.
Turramurra High School continues to offer drama tuition to interested students in Year 7 and Year 8. Classes are held on Monday afternoons in the school’s multi-purpose centre, starting at 3:15pm and finishing at 4:15pm.
Please download the attached document for all the information about this fabulous program.
A Raise mentor is someone who has been trained to listen, to act as a sounding board and be an external point of reference for young people!
Download the document for more information
P&C meetings - all are very welcome.
When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Where: A Block - Staff Common Room
To find out more about the THS P&C, please click on the below link:
Link to our P&C Facebook page is below:
Canteen requires casual staff
We are looking to expand our casual staff pool with people who have experience in food preparation and service, a Food handling certificate and a current working with children check. If you are interested in joining our casual staff roster for the canteen then please email a resume to email@example.com prior to 5pm on Monday 14th March
2017 Term 1 Menu and Prices are now available to download or click here to see more
THS Science is pleased to announce it's new webpage.
Click Here to see this exciting new webpage or go to THS Website/Why Turramurra/Science
For all the information regarding your Year 7 (& Yr 8 catchup) child's vaccinations for 2017 please click here
Prospective Parents of children wishing to attend THS are invited to our Open Morning on Friday 16 June 2017.
Time: 9am to 11am
Venue: MPC (Multipurpose Centre at the front of the school)
This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and in turn contribute to the ongoing improvements to the school grounds.
Click on this link to sign up - Sign-me-up
Working Bee Dates to put in your diary:
Student Performance Review - 29/3/17
HSC Trials - 28/7 - 14/8/17
Formal - 13/9/17
HSC - 16/10 - 10/11/17
Graduation Evening - tbc
Farewell Assembly - tbc
Clearance Day 1 - tbc
Clearance Day 2 - tbc
HSC Results released - 14/12/17
FROM FUTURE-FOCUSED LEARNING, 2 MAR 2016
Turramurra High School presents our innovative learning space "Inside Out". This movie follows the journey from dream to reality and shows the possibility of transforming traditional spaces for future-focused learning! Talin and Gemma's Filmpond editor was Jeremy Krause
Click on the Read More to open the link. Enjoy
InSITE - Reimagining Initial Teacher Education at Turramurra HS
FROM BEGINNING TEACHER SUPPORT, 25 MAY 2016
Turramurra High School and UTS are partnering in an exciting project to reimagine initial teacher education. The InSITE project provides new opportunities to transform the future of teaching in NSW. Stephanie's Filmpond editor was Max Gillon
Please click on - Read More to see our great short movie on InSite
Got a little bit of X, Y or Z factor?
Perhaps you'd like to join our local choir?
Challis Singers is a non-auditioned adult community choir that performs 1-2 concerts per year.
Download the attached document for further information.
Please see attached document for all the information
Seussical Jr., which is starring Amy Tustian as the Cat, as well as her sister Adelaide as a Wickersham and Martha Barlow as Mayzie! We're so excited for the show and we would love as many of their friends as possible to come and see it.It is on for three performances on the 13 April and 15 April, during the school holidays, in the Independent Theatre in North Sydney. All are welcome.
Screen Acting Masterclass – for 13 to 18 years
by Marian Street Theatre for Young People
Want to act for camera? This intense screen acting masterclass, is a great introduction for performers looking to further their skills in performance. Over three jam-packed days, students will work on film and television scripts to learn the specific camera techniques, as well as script analysis, improvisation and characterisation, as well as working by themselves, in pairs and in a group. Cost is $445 for the whole course, and the location is at the Chatswood Docherty Centre from 19th – 21st April.
Drama classes – for 5 – 18 years
by Marian Street Theatre for Young People
Take your place on the stage with weekly drama classes for 5-18 years by Marian Street Theatre for Young People, the drama experts, taking place in the upper north shore; Gordon, Killara and Lindfield. Enrolments open now for Term 2 classes on Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays: 9411 1800 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Find out more at www.mstyp.org.au.