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Photo of the Month Competition

April 2017 Theme : My Favourite Place - entries close 30/4/17

March 2017 Theme: something that begins with 'M'
Winners are:

Winner - Ben C (Yr 11) - Mirrored Image
Highly Commended - Isabella B (Yr 9) - Maheno Wreck

Congratulations to the above and all who participated. You can see other entries by clicking here.

Please submit photographs to Ms. Rossi at

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THS Athletics Carnival - 1/5/17

Dear Parents
Please find attached the Athletics Carnival information on Monday 1 May 2017 (Term 2, Week 2).
If there is wet weather and the carnival has to be cancelled, a message will be put on SchoolStream, on the school website and an email will be sent to all students before 8:00am.
Samantha Satill
PDHPE Teacher
Sports Coordinator


'Imagine a World Without Bullying' - Design Competition - Closes 5/5/17

As part of the school's involvement in the National Day of Action Against Bullying in mid March, we want to encourage our students and wider community to imagine what a world without bullying might look like.

We'd love students to design and create a piece of communication that captures their understanding of what a world without bullying might look like.

For more details, please see the attached document.


2017 NAPLAN - Years 7 & 9

National Assessment Program - Literacy & Numeracy 2017 for Years 7 and 9
Dates: 9-11 May 2017

Please download the attached document for all the information.


THS P&C - Next Meeting is 17/5/17

P&C meetings - all are very welcome.

When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Where: A Block - Staff Common Room
Time: 8pm

To find out more about the THS P&C, please click on the below link:

Link to our P&C Facebook page is below:
Principal's Blog - March 2017

I was fortunate enough to be invited to a breakfast at Parliament House this week where Rob Stokes, the recently appointed Minister for Education in NSW gave a keynote address........................................
Want to read more CLICK HERE

THS Science

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

Open Morning - 16 June 2017

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)

P&C Working Bees

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:
Sunday 4/6/17
Sunday 20/8/17
Sunday 12/11/17

THS 50th Anniversary - Get Involved now

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:

Ms Stephanie McConnell
Turramurra High School
Celebrating 50 years in 2017
 ph: 9449 4233
Office of ESafety / Online Safety / Bullying / Digital Thumbprint

The information attached is to provide you with some resources that you can access to support your young person in being a responsible digital citizen. It will also outline initiatives being undertaken at Turramurra High School to educate students about acting safely and responsibly in the online environment.

To find out more please download the attached document below or click on the link below.

Office of Children's eSafety Commissioner


THS P&C Social Events Committee

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.


Upcoming Events

NAPLAN - 9 -11/5/17
Recognition Evening 21/6/17 7pm see attached


Student Performance Review Evenings

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 8 & 10 - 19/7/17
Years 7 & 9 - 25/7/17

Time: 3:30 to 7pm

Lockers now available for hire

We are pleased to announce that the lockers are now available for hire.
Dimensions and costs are:
Large Lockers - $40/year - 180 units H:420mm W:295mm D:340mm
Small Lockers - $30/year -  60 units H:140mm W:375mm D:420mm
great for student devices

The process for locker request is:
1. Ctl-click on the link below and complete the online form - entries will be dated and timed - one student per locker.
2. Next week, we will email parents with the details of the payment processes based on selected options.

Included in that email will be a locker charter to be signed by parents and students. This will outline the expectations of locker ownership, including keeping them clean during term, ensuring that all food is removed at the end of each week and for school holidays, and expected behaviour when accessing lockers.

The charter will also include an assurance that keys will not be copied. This is to ensure security of locker contents from year to year.

3. Keys will be issued to students in week 8 once payment and the signed charter have been received.

Click on download for the Locker Charter



Dates to Remember

HSC Trials - 28/7 - 14/8/17
Formal - 13/9/17
HSC - 16/10 to 10/11/17
Graduation Evening - 20/9/17
Farewell Assembly - 21/9/17
Clearance Day 1 - tbc
Clearance Day 2 - tbc
HSC Results released - 14/12/17

Inside Out Movie

Inside Out at Turramurra High School


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


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InSITE - Movie

InSITE - Reimagining Initial Teacher Education at Turramurra HS


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

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Community Notices

Junior Singers wanted!!!!

The Challis Singers, a local community choir made up of parents from schools in and around Turramurra and Pymble, is looking for children to join us for a music theatre concert in June. Children will need to attend four Sunday afternoon rehearsals and one dress rehearsal and will learn three songs to sing in the concert.

If you are interested in participating, please contact Carollyn at or 0413 734 664.



Marian Street - Drama Classes

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 Find out more at


1st Pymble Scouts

Come along for “a taste of Scouting” at Scout Open Day
Enthusiastic scout, Danielle Fenech, is organizing a fun-filled Cub Scout Open Day on Saturday 13 May, to show local 8 – 14 year olds how much fun scouting is.
Girls and boys (and their families) can try their hand at catapults, abseiling / milk crate stacking, tent set-up and horizontal bungee. They can also meet some new friends, including KYM the mascot and recharge their energy at the sausage sizzle.
When: Saturday 13 May
Time: 11am - 2pm
Where: 1st Pymble Scout hall - 2 Birubi Ave, Pymble
Cost: Free
If you like what you see, you’ll be able to register to join up as a Cub or Scout on the day. And if this date doesn’t suit you, you’re welcome to join us to try out a scout or cub night during the school term (Cubs - Tues, Scouts - Fri).

Please contact me if you require any additional information. There are also great Venturer units that offer a similar program for older students.
Assistant Scout Leader – 1st Pymble Scout<> Group Bilby
P#: 0416 445 868


Stop Male Suicide - Glen Poole

On Thursday 18 May 2017, Glen Poole, founder of the Stop Male Suicide Project, will visit Killara High School to present a parent seminar on this topic.
Glen is a social work-trained health educator with a great deal of experience in male health and wellbeing issues. You can read more about Glen and his work here:
Seminar Time: 6:30pm (for 75mins)
Venue: Kerrabee Centre
            Killara High School, Koola Avenue, East Killara
Cost: nil courtesy of the Jack Luck Foundation
We look forward to welcoming you to this important event.
Jane Dennett
Principal KHS


Ku-ring-gai Youth - Art Class

Please see attached for all the information


Student Applications for the 2017 State Music Camps are now open!.

Students from NSW Government schools have been attending State Music Camps for more than 60 years. Talented music students join together for one week each year to receive expert tutelage and develop their performance skills. Participants rehearse and perform high quality repertoire culminating in a concert for families and friends on the final night of the camp.

Musical activities at camp include participation in a major ensemble (symphony orchestra, symphonic bands, vocal ensembles and stage band) as well as a number of elective ensembles and activities. Elective activities include brass and woodwind ensembles, saxophone ensemble, stage band, jazz improvisation, composition, music technology and music theatre.

The dates for State Music Camps this year are as follows:

State Senior Music Camp: Sunday 25 June – Friday 30 June 2017 (last week Term 2)
State Junior Music Camp: Sunday 16 July – Friday 21 July 2017 (first week Term 3)

The camps will be held at Sydney Academy of Sport, Wakehurst Parkway, Narrabeen. (Office of Communities, Sport & Recreation)

Follow the link below to apply - applications close on Friday 5 May 2017.

For more information and to apply:  

If you have any queries please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Kind regards,

Lindsay Pringle
Music Support Officer | The Arts Unit
T 8512 1188 | M 0434 567 416 | F 9569 6878 | E |

Ku-ring-gai Youth - First Aid Course

Please see attached for all the information