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SPORTS

THS Years 8 to 11 Thursdays
Sport -  
Round 1 25/5/17 (pls download below)

House Points @ 11/5/17
Jackson - 2219
Gould - 2011

Neall - 1993
Ford - 1703

2017 THS Cross Country Carnival house winner is Gould - CONGRATULATIONS

Upcoming Events
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

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THS P&C Social Events

Upcoming Social Events:
Years 7 & 9 Parents 'Meet & Greet' - 26/5/17 download the attached document for all the information
Comedy for a Cause - June 10 2017 click here for all the information

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.

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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

Expression of interest for Assisted Travel Support Officer (ATSO) position

The Assisted School Travel Program (ASTP) often provides additional support to students with disabilities on transport. Assisted Travel Support Officers (ATSOs) support students with complex health or behaviour needs to ensure their safe travel to and from school. If you are interested in temporary part-time work as an ATSO the following website contains information on how to apply for the position.https://education.nsw.gov.au/astp/atsos
For further information please contact ASTP on 1300 338 278 or email ASTP at atso.astp@det.nsw.edu.au.

Photo of the Month Competition

April 2017 Theme was: My Favourite Place
Winners announced:
Winner - Nina T (Yr 9) - Silhouette at the Beach
Highly Commended - Matt H (Yr 10)
Congratulations to the above winners and all who participated. You can see other entries by clicking here.

May 2017 Theme : Something You Can't Live Without- entries close 31/5/17

Please submit photographs to Ms. Rossi at belinda.rossi2@det.nsw.edu.au

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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

Raising your child in a Digital World

The Northern Centre (the new Ryde Family Services) invites you to a parent seminar delivered by Dr Kristy Goodwin ‘Raising your Child in the Digital World’

Dr Kristy Goodwin is a leading children’s technology and development expert, speaker, author and consultant (and a mum!). She helps parents ditch the techno guilt and raise happy, healthy kids who thrive online and offline. Kristy translates the latest research into practical and digestible information, tips, and tricks for parents so that they can feel confident and assured that they’re raising healthy, happy and balanced kids in the digital age.

In this ............................. download the attached document

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Comedy for A Cause

Feel like a great night out for a wonderful cause:

When: Saturday 10/6/17
Where: Turramurra High School - MPC
Time: 7:30pm (BYO drinks & snacks)
Enquiries: socialevents@ths.community
Tickets: comedyforacause.net/THS Adults only
See attached document for all the info.
 

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THS P&C - Next Meeting is 21/6/17 7:30pm Start

Special Guests:
We will be hearing from Kath & Kim (parents) talk about the possibility project, and their recent trip to India.

When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Where: A Block - Staff Common Room
Time: 7:30pm

To find out more about the THS P&C, please click here:

Link to our P&C Facebook page, please click here:

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)

Year 7 Shakespeare Day

Please find attached the Year 7 Shakespeare Day Incursion Permission Note for Friday 16/6/17. 
This day is an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in the world of William Shakespeare. Students will engage in a range of activities, including experiencing a live jousting tournament along with a knight and armour demonstration by the prestigious Full Tilt Production Company. They will also share in an Elizabethan feast. The incursion will build vital contextual understanding of the works and world of William Shakespeare.
We encourage students to dress in Elizabethan attire and have also attached some examples to inspire students' creativity. 
We will only be distributing this as a soft copy so please print off the permission note, sign it and have your child submit it along with your payment to the front office by lunchtime on Friday 9/6/17.
Many thanks,
Robyn Wagner
Head Teacher English

Costume Ideas
Armor/Helmet
Clothing Men
Clothing Royalty
Hats/Footwear
Middle & Lower Classes

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THS Fiesta Day - Friday 23/6/17

There will be fun activities, great food stalls, wonderful music including a choir from Uganda.
Get those costumes happening to celebrate a great day.

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 info attached below
Sunday 20/8/17
Sunday 12/11/17

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THS 50th Anniversary

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: 50years@ths.community or file in and send our 50th Anniversary Alumni Questionnaire (download) or go to Alumni and register.

Ms Stephanie McConnell
Principal
Turramurra High School
Celebrating 50 years in 2017
 ph: 9449 4233
THS Wellbeng - Instagram
Turramurra HS has created a wellbeing focused Instagram page. 
The page name is @thswellbeing
The page will be dedicated to posting messages promoting positive physical and emotional health and self care. 
We look forward to sharing positive messages with our community. 
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

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Upcoming Events

Shakespear Day Friday 16/6/17 For all in the info click on Link
Recognition Evening 21/6/17 7pm see attached

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Vaccinations - Updated 2017

Years 7, 8, 11 & 12
Please find attached an updated Vaccination Schedule for the remainder of 2017. Year 11 and 12 students who were absent from school last Friday or who had yet to return their consent forms, will receive their meningococcal vaccinations at the next scheduled clinic on July 24th. Contact Dave Merrick for any concerns.

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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.

https://goo.gl/forms/lQLq6HIXGCU2CyR83

Click on download for the Locker Charter

 

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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

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

 

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InSITE - Movie

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

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Community Notices

Youth Community Barbeque

Please download the attached document with all the information.

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Ku-ring-gai Youth - Art Class

Please see attached for all the information

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Parenting Through the Ups & Downs of Adolescence
'Parenting though adolescence'

Please find attached a flyer regarding a new seminar that Hornsby Child and Youth Mental Health Service is offering to parents of adolescents. We see many parents struggling to cope with their adolescent’s emotional outbursts, threats to harm themselves and how to stay calm in the face of intense emotions.

If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact Jenni Blieden on 9485 6155.

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Krav Maga

Please see attached for all the information about Krav Maga self-defence for youth

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Turramurra Public School - A Trivia Night Fundraiser - 24/6/17

Please see attached invitation for all the information.

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Study Space 2017
 
Fusion Sydney North are please to invite your students to participate in our new ‘Study Space’ program aimed at addressing the growing issue of study stress to be held in Hornsby. Please see the attached for more details.  If you would like more details, please contact our office on 9477 1110 or our Youthworker, Daniel Neil, on 0414 782 002.

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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: https://www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/state-junior-and-senior-music-camps  

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 Lindsay.pringle2@det.nsw.edu.au |
Website: www.artsunit.nsw.edu.au/ 
Facebook: www.facebook.com/TheArtsUnit

Ku-ring-gai Youth - First Aid Course

Please see attached for all the information

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