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Parent & Student Information Sessions for Subject Selections 2018

On Wednesday 28 June there will be Parent & Student informations sessions for subject selections for Years 9 & 11 2018.
The session for Year 8 parents is from 6 to 7pm.
The session for Year 10 parents is from 7:15 to 8:30pm
There will be an opportunity within these sessions for all parents to discuss subject selections with faculty representatives in the Multi-Purpose Centre.

Photo of the Month Competition

May 2017 Theme was: Something I can't live without
Winners announced:
Winner - Jack B (Yr 7) - Rain
Highly Commended - Gabi S (Yr 11) - My Pet
Congratulations to the above winners and all who participated. You can see other entries by clicking here.

June 2017 Theme : Vivid - entries close 30/6/17

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

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Student Performance Review Evenings

Please see below for our upcoming Student Performance Review evenings. A 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

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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THS Gifted & Talented Testing

Academic Gifted and Talented Student Placement 2018 please click here to find out all the information and updates.

Year 12 - Whats Happening

HSC Trials Timetable 28/7 to 14/8/17 (pdf)
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

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 20/8/17
Sunday 12/11/17

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Principal's Blog - June 2017

Living with uncertainty and finding self-compassion…There is a lot to said about the increasing levels of anxiety that I have noted in my previous blogs and the level of uncertainty that we are forced to live with in a world where the media and society dictates expectations that may actually be unrealistic, or at least are a false representation of reality in terms of what the individual might need.
Want to read more CLICK HERE

THS Celebrating 50 Years of Education

2017 is Turramurra High School's 50th Anniversary. Help us celebrate this wonderful milestone. We would love to hear from you. Fill in our 50th Anniversary Alumni Questionnaire or go to Alumni Register or Email Nahid: 50years@ths.community. Take a look at our Galleries to see if you are there?? Photos being added weekly.

Dates to save - Back to THS Tuesday 19/9/17 (day event), 50th Anniversary Celebration Friday 24/11/17 (evening event) 

 
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. 
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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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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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

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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

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

Challis Singers performing 'Defying Rafferty'

Our local community choir, Challis Singers, is performing its very own Musical theatre concert on the weekend of 24-25 June, at the Uniting Church, Turramurra. Please see the attached flyer for all the information.

Kerry Medd
0458 096 599

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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.

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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Tutor Wanted

If you are a student or teacher you may be interested in the following opportunity.
There is an opportunity to tutor a student 1 hour per week. Tutoring rates are $45 per hour.
This tutoring would be based locally. Please follow the contact details on the posters attached to express your interest.
 Please note that teachers at Turramurra High School can not be accepted for this postion but they may have other opportunities available. ‚Äč(please download attached doc)
Kind Regards
Brianne Balfoort
Learning and Support Teacher

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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

Martha Barlow - Performing in 13 The Musical 30/6 to 2/7/17

The very talented Martha is performing as a Featured Dancer in the upcoming musical 13 at the independant theatre opening in a few weeks.

Please see attached pdf for all the information

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Ku-ring-gai Youth - First Aid Course

Please see attached for all the information

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Practical Strategies for Senior Students - Yrs 10 to 12

Available Open Workshops July 3 or July 14 2017 (10am to 2pm)

Please download the attached pdf for all the information

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Study Without Stress Program

What is the Study Without Stress Program and who should participate?
Study Without Stress (SWOS) is a program for any student currently undertaking their Higher School Certificate (HSC).  It is particularly suitable for year 11 students who plan to undertake their HSC next year but students in year 12 can also benefit.  SWOS is a psycho-educational program that equips students with both knowledge and practical tips on how to approach and overcome the stress associated with exams in the final high school year. We encourage students to participate early in their HSC year rather than waiting until stress has reached a severe degree, however the program can be beneficial at any stage. The program uses Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT) techniques to help participants get the most out of their final year whilst keeping stress to a manageable level.

During the July school holidays we will be running a 2 hour workshop which will cover some of the key areas from the full program.  For more details and to register see this page.

Click here for the link to the website.

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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