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2017 Back to THS Day - Celebrating 50 Years in Education

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1967 to 2017 updates

Photo of the Month

 

Photo of the Month Competition - Winners Announced

October 2017 Theme : In a row - entries close 31/10/17
Winners announced:
September 2017 Theme : Food
Winners - Maxwell P Yr 7 - Macarons & Lizzy P/Jess W Yr 11   - icecream
Congratulations to the above winners and all who participated. You can see other entries by clicking here.
Please submit photographs to Ms. Rossi at belinda.rossi2@det.nsw.edu.au

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THS 50 Year Anniversary Mechandise

While stocks last.

Etched Wine Glasses
Teddy Bears
Medallions
Our two beautifully handmade, mohair, fully jointed with glass eyes and THS dressed bears to be raffled

Please see attached for all the details or phone our office # 9449 4233

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Year 12 - Whats Happening

HSC - 16/10 to 7/11/17 NESA Link
Clearance Day 1 - 8/11/17 8-9am
Clearance Day 2 - 13/11/17 10-11am
HSC Results released - 14/12/17

THS Vocal Ensemble performing with Sass & Gritt - 11/11/17 7:30pm

Come along and see our wonderful THS Vocal Ensemble has been working on a project with "Sass & Grit" that will culminate in a collaborative concert on Saturday 11th November at 7:30pm in the Staff Common Room.

To Buy Tickets (prior or they can be purchased at the door): www.sassandgrit.org/events/singin-a-cappella
Event page: www.facebook.com/events/339752436484234

About Sass & Grit: www.sassandgrit.org/
www.facebook.com/sassandgrit/

Flyer attached

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P&C Social Events - Year 8 Parent Christmas Gathering - 11/11/17

Please see attached invitation from the P&C Social Events for Year 8 Parents - Christmas Party.

RSVP - Leigh Hudson (Class Parent Co-Ordinator - y8socialevents@ths.community)

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THS P&C - Next Meeting is Wednesday 18/10/17

Special Guests: TBA

Next Meeting: 15/10/17

Usually:
When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Where: A Block - Staff Common Room
Time: 7:30pm - pls note new starting time for meetings

Agenda - TBA

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

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

50th Year Anniversary Celebration Invitation

Please download the Invitation
Celebrating 50 Years 1967 - 2017

Past and present members of the school community are invited to join our celebrations.

50th Anniversary Celebration Evening Friday 24/11/17

Hornsby RSL Club
4 High Street, Hornsby 2077
7 to 10pm
$35 pp or $65 p/couple  
Ticket includes finger food, complimentary drink on arrival, cash bar available (must be over 18 years to attend)
RSVP for the evening event by:   10/11/17
Tickets: Ctrl click here - www.trybooking.com/RFZV  
or go to trybooking.com

Back to THS enquiries: 9449 4233

50th Anniversary Celebration Evening enquires:
Nahid Kabir
50years@ths.community

Alumni: turramurrahighschool.com.au/content/alumni
THS Website: turramurrahighschool.com.au/

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Principal's Blog - October 2017

It’s that time of year again. The time where thirteen years of schooling reaches its pinnacle and the HSC examinations begin. Whilst the HSC plays an important role in providing an indication of what a student can reproduce of their knowledge under examination conditions …(oh dear, I didn’t do a very good job of masking my opinion then did I?)...we should not be misled into believing that it is an indicator of how well a student can think.

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MOVEMBER - Support THS staff members
Mr Delves and other staff members are raising funds for men's health through - MOVEMBER
Will you join my team?  Click on this link      https://moteam.co/turra-mo-rra-high-school
 
Learn more about the important work and impact the Movember Foundation is having: https://au.movember.com/programs/cause
 
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.

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THS 2017 NSW Goalball School Champions

2017 NSW Goalball School Champions - Turramurra High School.
Principal Stephanie McConnell and Murray from NSW Goalball Association with the champion team - Sean M, Daniel H N, Deniz W, Amy R, Rachel K, Eva G (absent from picture Matt Z) Congratulations to all.

THS Twilight Christmas Market - 7/12/17 5:30 to 8:30pm

It's on again. THS Twilight Christmas Markets. For Bookings and further information please contact Amanda Steele # 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

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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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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. 
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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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NS5

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

Healthy & Happy Teenager 23/10/17

 

The mental health of a young person plays a major role in their general wellbeing, their development as well as their performance in and out of school.This information session presented by headspace Chatswood will help to provide parents and carers with an understanding of what goes on in the developing adolescent brain and how to recognise the signs that your child might be dealing with a mental health condition. When: Monday 23 October 6.30pm-8pmWhere: Hornsby Library 28-44 George Street, Hornsby Cost: FreeBookings Essential: Sue Downing 9847 6889 or email sdowning@hornsby.nsw.gov.au

Please see attached flyer.

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Lifeline - 2WayWellness

We have been contacted by Lifeline to introduce their innovative new service, Way2Wellness.

Recently there have been changes in mental health services.  Lifeline Harbour to Hawkesbury have been funded by Sydney North Primary Health Network to provide new low intensity mental health services.

One of these services is Way2Wellness which provides telephone support for people experiencing mild to moderate mental health, symptoms such as depression or anxiety. During a call, a Way2Wellness online supporter will assess a caller’s needs and current situation, provide access to online tools and programs, referral to local services or a combination of these. In addition a caller can receive up to four follow-up coaching calls.

Lifeline see Way2Wellness as an early intervention tool which may be a useful referral of benefit to our community.

Please see the attached flyer for more details.

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Normanhurst West Public School - 5/11/17 10am to 3pm

Family Fun Day - please see attached flyer for all the information

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The Big Anxiety Festival - 20/9 to 11/11/17

Dear Parents
A unique series of events presents a wonderful opportunity  to break down the barriers and stigma around mental health, in particular anxiety.  

Anxiety is the most common mental health condition in Australia, so innovative new event The Big Anxiety Festival should be well-attended. Launching in Sydney from September 20 through November 11, the new festival is an initiative developed by UNSW and the Black Dog Institute, along with over 25 partners across Greater Sydney. Bringing together artists, scientists, technologists and thinkers, the two-month festival aims to use art as a means to transform the way people think about and deal with mental health.

The inaugural festival will present over 60 events across Sydney with hubs located at Circular Quay's Customs House, Riverside Theatre in Parramatta and UNSW, with five major themes on focus — awkward conversations, lived experiences, the 'NeurodiverseCity', mood experiments and power, politics and institutions. The immersive exhibitions will include the world's highest resolution 3D cinema, international art shows, theatrical performances, contemporary dance, interactive media events and public forums for all ages.

A highlight of the program includes a design competition, during which students will build 'relaxation pods' that they feel encourage strong mental health. The pods will be designed in collaboration with specialist architects and be exhibited during the festival. Participation will also contribute to mental health research, with Black Dog Institute measuring the social and health benefits throughout the festival events.

According to the ABS National Survey of Mental Health and Wellbeing 2007, anxiety is the prominent mental health condition in Australia, with one in four people experiencing anxiety at some point. Add to that, 65 percent of Australians with a mental health problem don't seek help according to the NSW Mental Health Commission. The Big Anxiety Festival hopes to change all that by creating meaningful interactions that expand awareness, support neurodiversity and promote mental health.

The Big Anxiety Festival will run from September 20 to November 11, with the full program available here. The majority of events are free and wheelchair accessible, with select events Auslan interpreted, audio described, and with tactile tours.https://www.thebiganxiety.org/

Dave Merrick
Head Teacher - Welfare

West Pymble FC - Diamond League - Girls Trials

Please see attached flyer for all the information.

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CYMHS - Parenting Through the Ups & Downs of Adolescence 16/11/17 6pm

Please see attached flyer for all the information

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Macquarie ADHD & Co-Existing Conditions 16/11/17 7pm

Please see attached flyer for all the information.

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Year 12 Students workout for free @ the YMCA

There are a lot of expectations on young people doing Year 12 exams. So we thought we’d help relieve some of that pressure.

30 DAYS FREE GYM ACCESS

Exercise can be a great way to clear the mind and reduce tension, and improves the quality of sleep1.

That’s why we’re offering Year 12 students 30 days free access to our gyms at 15 recreation centres across NSW and the ACT.

WHERE YOU CAN FIND US

Year 12 students can take advantage of this offer at these YMCA Centres.

Please download the attached flyer.

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Turramurra Fresh Produce and Gourmet Market

New Turramurra Fresh Produce and Gourmet Market.

Launching on Wednesday, October 25 and will operate 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

 

Homestay for International Students Wanted

Dear Turramurra High School parents and staff,
Did you know that we have international students that attend our school? These international students are placed in a homestay arrangements for the duration of their schooling in Australia. We typically accept students who are in year 10, 11 and 12. We are currently short of home stay providers within our area. We would love to see more THS parents hosting our international students. If you are interested in the opportunity to host an international student please see the information attached. Please contact the company directly to express your interest. 

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The Coolkids & Adolescent Health Program

The CoolKids and Adolescent Health Program:
Helping distressed children & adolescents suffering from somatic health complaints (including recurring headaches, stomach-aches etc).
About 40% of children and adolescents may experience functional somatic health complaints, which are medically benign (that is, they have no identified organic cause). The most common somatic-health complaints experienced by children and adolescents include recurring abdominal pain, gastro-intestinal symptoms, recurring headaches, chest pains, dizziness and nausea. Research has shown that these children are prone to have increased rates of school absenteeism, and this may also have an impact on their learning, peer relations and overall quality of life. Studies have also indicated that up to 80% of children and adolescents struggling to cope with these recurring functional somatic health complaints may also be experiencing anxiety and/or depressive problems.

Please download the attached information for further details.

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