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.
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 email@example.com.
April 2017 Theme was: My Favourite Place
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
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
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)
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.
Head Teacher English
There will be fun activities, great food stalls, wonderful music including a choir from Uganda.
Get those costumes happening to celebrate a great day.
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
To find out more about the THS P&C, please click here:
Link to our P&C Facebook page, please click here:
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
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
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 Nahid: firstname.lastname@example.org or fill in and send our 50th Anniversary Alumni Questionnaire (download) or go to Alumni and register.
Dates to save - Back to THS Tuesday 19/9/17 (day event), 50th Anniversay Celebration Friday 24/11/17 (evening Event)
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.
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.
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
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.
Click on download for the Locker Charter
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
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
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
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.
Please see attached for all the information about Krav Maga self-defence for youth
Please see attached invitation for all the information.
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. (please download attached doc)
Learning and Support Teacher
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.
Music Support Officer | The Arts Unit
T 8512 1188 | M 0434 567 416 | F 9569 6878 | E Lindsay.email@example.com |