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2017 Principal's Blog - December_Presentation Night Speech

So we find ourselves at the end of another year! Each year I am asked to publish my Presentation Night speech as part of my blog posts, so please find my 2017 speech below. Have a wonderful Christmas and restful New Year. Thank you to all who read my blogs for your interest and your thoughts about the future of education.

Presentation Night 2017

Want to read more CLICK HERE

Photo Day 2018

School Photo Day - Friday 23/2/18
Catch up day - Tuesday 27/2/18

Payment cannot be made by cheque, only payment online, money order or cash payments.

Order envelopes will be distributed during Year Assemblies on Tuesday (23 February). Completed envelopes are to be handed to the photographer on the day.
All students will be photographed regardless of whether they are purchasing photos. Full school uniform it to be worn (including black leather shoes) and ties for those boys who wear a non-crested shirt. If you have any questions, please see Ms Lynch (CAPA staffroom) or Ms Arrigo (Home Economics staffroom).

THS Open Afternoon - 27/2/2018

THS would like to welcome any prospective parent or child to attend our Open Afternoon on Tuesday 27/2/2018.
Time: 4 to 6:45pm
Venue: MPC

Photo of the Month Competition - It's back

2018 February Theme : By the Water. Entries close by 28/2/18 and winners will be announced at the following assembly.
You can see other entries by clicking here. Please submit photographs to Ms. Rossi at

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Year 7 Parents Transition to High School

Dear Year 7 Parents

On Wednesday 28 February 2018, Turramurra HS will be hosting an evening for parents of our Year 7 cohort. A workshop for parents of Year 7 Students on how to assist your children with the transition into high school.

Please see the attached flyer for more information.

To RSVP, please use this link

Year 7 - Whats going on

23/2/18 - School Photo Day
27/2/18 - School Photo Catch Up Day
26/2/18 - Vaccinations
25/6/18 - Vaccination CatchUp
28/2/18 - Yr 7 Parents Workshop-Transition to High School

P&C - Working Bee - 2018

WORKING BEE  SUNDAY 18 March 2018 - 9AM to 12PM  

Hello parents, our next working bee is upon us and we are focused the refreshing of the grounds - including pruning, weeding and mulching, putting
down some crushed rock & de-chaining!

.Please see attached document for further information.



Next Meeting: 21/3/18

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

Minutes 15/11/17_link
Agenda - tba

To find out more about the THS P&C, please click here:
Link to our P&C Facebook page, please click here:


Two of our HSC Visual Arts 2017 students (Natasha Pawley and Livvy North) have work in the exhibition below.


Exhibition Dates: Thursday 1 March to Thursday 29 March 2018

A new annual exhibition showcasing art works by HSC Visual Arts students from schools in the Ku-ring-gai and Hornsby Shires.This year we celebrate the artistic strength of 2017 HSC Visual Arts with thought provoking artworks by 35 young artists, from over 15 secondary schools.

Opening Launch: Saturday 3 March 2 – 4 pm. (RSVP below)

To be officially opened by Alister Henskens SC MP Member for Ku-ring-gai, who will open the show on behalf of the NSW Minister for Education The Hon. (Rob) Robert Gordon STOKES, MP.


THS Band

Band Camp CB2 & CB3 - 18-20/3/18 - consent form

Weekly Notices: link


Term Dates 2018

Term 1 2018: 29 January to 13 April 2018
Term 2 2018: 30 April to 6 July 2018
(Students return: 1/5/18)
Term 3 2018: 23 July to 28 September 2018
(Students return: 24/7/18)
Term 4 2017: 15 October to 19 December 201
(Students return: 15/10/18)

Lockers 2018

We are pleased to announce that the lockers are now available for hire.

Click on download for the Locker Charter (pdf)

1. Application - Click here to complete the on-line form.

2. Payment - We recommend payment by Parent Online Payment (POP). Click here and click on Make a Payment button.
    Small lockers are $30 -  H:140mm W:375mm D:420mm great for student devices
    Large lockers are $40 - H:420mm W:295mm D:340mm

3. Locker Charter - see attached - This must be completed and returned to the school prior to locker distribution.




2018 - Take a Bow

For several years, Turramurra High School has offered extracurricular drama classes on Monday afternoons for Years 7 and 8 students. Called Take a Bow, these classes will be commencing next week (Monday 5/2/18). Attached is the information about the classes and payment details.


2018 Sound Studio

If your child loves to sing, they might be interested in joining The Sound Studio, which meets in A3 each Friday at lunchtime. Open to all students, The Sound Studio will be commencing next week (Friday 9/2/18). Attached is the information about the sessions and payment details.


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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UAC 2020

The "UAC University Entry Requirements for 2020" is for Year 10 students and their parents. It contains valuable information on career interest areas and what would be good HSC subjects to study to help you move forward onto that pathway. It also contains information as to whether particular university degrees have pre-requisites that must be studied at high school before being accepted into a university course. Look closely at the University of Sydney, as they have recently changed many of their courses and requirements regarding the need to study 2 unit Mathematics.

Download the attached booklet below


Uniform Shop
MONDAY 8am – 1:45pm (closed 11:45am to 12:15pm)
WEDNESDAY 11:15am – 1:45pm
Manager: Kylie Southwell


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


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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THS Wellbeing - 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.  Link


The NS5 (North Shore Secondary Schools Partnership) is an innovative partnership between the five secondary schools in the North Shore area. The partnership includes Turramurra, Ku-ring-gai, St Ives, Chatswood and Killara High Schools working together to take advantage of the opportunities that accrue from inter-school collaboration and co-ordinated operations across five local public secondary schools serving adjacent localities on the North Shore. The schools pursuing this partnership are: Chatswood High School, Killara High School, Ku-ring-gai High School, St Ives High School and Turramurra High School. Click here - website and further information.

Community Notices

Turramurra Fresh Produce and Gourmet Market

New Turramurra Fresh Produce and Gourmet Market.

 Each Wednesday from 8am-1pm at Karuah Park, corner of Eastern Road and opposite busy Turramurra Memorial Park.

The market promises to be a fabulous meeting place for the community, where you can shop for farm fresh produce, meat, cheese, gourmet, flowers, bread, with fabulous coffee and delicious ready to eat breakfast and lunch options.   Loads of fun for the kids as well, with jumping castle, face painting and glitter tattoos and other entertainment each week.

The park offers easy level access and is 5 min walk to the train and bus.

Turra Produce is working towards sustainability with the Better Business Partnership, so we encourage our visitors to BYO picnic blanket and reusable shopping bags and coffee cups.

We are proud media partners with North Shore Mums


Supervisors of Learner Drivers - 15/3/18 6:30pm

Ku-ring-gai Council and the RMS are running another FREE  practical workshop for
learner driver parents and supervisors on how to help learner drivers become safer drivers.

Date: Thursday 15 March 2018
Time: 6:30pm
Where: Ku-ring-gai Council Chambers

Book on-line today: (search under Roads and Traffic events)
or call 9424 0798
Bookings are essential.
The workshop will provide information about:

  • Completing the Learner Driver log book.
  • Recent changes to the GLS
  • The current laws and restriction for L and P licence holders.
  • Supervising learner drivers and young driver road safety issues.
  • The benefits of supervised on-road driving experience.



Help Support - Pheobie Hewitt - Bob Tug Wilson foreshore walk - 25/3/18
Hello !  I’ll be short and sweet because the links below tells the story.  Phoebe is only with us today because of the incredible work of The Cancer Centre at Westmead Childrens Hospital!  Here’s a photo of her during treatment and a recent one.  Words are not enough to thank them for this result so we’re doing the Bob Tug Wilson foreshore walk (City to Manly) to support them in their current and future treatment of children with cancer and their families. 
There are two links: 
If you click on the link below you can donate a small amount to any of the current team members.  Because they form part of Team Phoebe all of that money counts towards the team tally and you don’t have to walk anywhere!

This 2nd link below takes you to the page where you can register to walk with us.  You can do the actual walk on the day (the $65 buys you entry fee and the T-shirt) OR you can do it virtually over a week (the $35 buys you a step tracker)  If you choose to register make sure the you join TEAM PHOEBE and then circulate your page to friends, family, colleagues to get your own sponsorship
Not so short and sweet after all.. but hey, what a cause!
Gordon Junior Rugby

Please see attached flyer


Hornsby RSL Hockey Club

Please see attached flyer for all the information.



'This resource from ReachOut, one of Australia's leading mental health organisations, is for Helping parents support their teenagers through everyday issues and tough times.