Teaching for many years at THS, Anne has been studying for the past 6+ years to further science education in Australia. Below is a description of her research:
Many studies conducted over recent decades - both in Australia and overseas - have highlighted concerns over some aspects of teaching science to primary school students. Many primary school teachers, who must teach the Science and Technology curriculum, typically have limited science education backgrounds and, consequently, deficits in their science content knowledge. Teachers at all levels have a professional obligation to have a thorough understanding of the subject matter that they teach, and research has shown that sound, subject-specific, content knowledge contributes towards better preparing teachers to effectively and engagingly deliver the curriculum.
Anne’s research investigated the cultures of teaching science across a selection of NSW primary schools in metropolitan and rural areas. The main focus of the research centred on the primary teachers who perceived a need to supplement their science content knowledge, and to what extent they availed themselves of the diverse range of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) science-based resources now available to achieve this. Other factors influencing the culture of science teaching in the research cohort - such as societal expectations, the impact of ‘High Stakes’ testing such NAPLAN, and the availability of science-based professional learning opportunities, to name a few - were also investigated. A number of proposals to assist primary teachers to supplement their science content knowledge and to enhance their delivery of the science curriculum were made.
Fiesta Day is coming!
Get your costume ready for a great day of fun, food and celebration.
May 2018 - Nature
Winner: K Perry Yr 12
C Crowne Yr 10
B Hong Yr 9
J Harcourt-Horsfiled Yr 8
S Greer Yr 7
Congratulations to all who submitted.
2018 June Theme : Half. Entries close by 30/6/18 and winners will be announced at the following assembly.
You can see other entries by clicking here. Please submit photographs to Ms. Rossi at firstname.lastname@example.org
Target audience - Yrs 10 - 12 students and their parents.
When: Monday 2/7/18
Where: Killara High School
Koola Ave Killara
Time: 5:30 - 7:30pm
For further information please download the attached document.
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)
Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.
You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the HSC, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.
HSC Trials - 6-17/8/18
Yr 12 Formal - 19/9/18
Yr 12 Graduation - 26/9/18
HSC - 17/10-9/11/18 NESA Link
Clearance Day 1 - TBA
Clearance Day 2 - TBA
HSC Results released - 13/12/18
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
For several years, Turramurra High School has offered extracurricular drama classes on Monday afternoons for Years 7 and 8 students called Take a Bow. Attached is the information about the classes and payment details.
If your child loves to sing, they might be interested in joining The Sound Studio, which meets in A3 each Friday at lunchtime. Attached is the information about the sessions and payment details.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
Saturday 23/6/18 7:30 to 11pm
Pennant Hills Bowling Club
Please download flyer for all the details.
The MQ Holiday Sport and Recreation Programs are now open for bookings! We would love for your students to be involved and would appreciate if you could please include the attached information in your school newsletter.
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.