THS Years 8 to 11
Sport - Round 2 23/2/17
(download document below)
Zone Swimming Carnival - 27/2/17
THS Athlietics Carnival - 1/5/17
Zone Cross Country - 24/5/17
Regional Cross Country - 9/6/17
Zone Athletics Carnival 14/6/17
NSW CHS Cross Country - 21/7/17
Sydney North Athletics - 24 & 25/7/17
NSW CHS Athletics Carnival 6-8/9/17
Sydney North Calendar Link
Here's a reminder to all the students that love to sing - Turramurra High School's fabulous singing group 'The Sound Studio' starts on Friday 10/2/17 at lunchtime in room A3. Pop along and give it a go. Everyone is welcome - there is no tryouts.
Please download further information.
Social Inc. is on again this term!
Social Inc. (short for social inclusion) is a program aimed at improving our school’s already inclusive environment. We are a safe and fun place to hang out on Friday at lunch times. We meet in E4.
Our program is run by the students and supported by 4 volunteer teachers Mr Roberts, Ms Howland, Ms Makepeace and Ms Balfoort. This term we are watching "Where the Wild Things Are" and playing board games. Later in the term we will be have a table tennis tournament.
So far, at Turramurra High School, Social Inc. has made a big impact by creating long lasting friendships for students.
For further information please email Brianne Balfoort (Learning and Support Teacher) firstname.lastname@example.org or ring 02 9449 4233 and dial extension 291.
Your child has been given an envelope today which you can use to order photos. You can either order online or pay by cheque, cash or credit card to the Photo Company. There is to be no money handed into the office it must be paid to the photo company. If you would like a sibling photo; can you please send one of your children to see Mrs White in the Home Economics department to get the sibling envelope. Can you please ensure that you child is wearing the correct uniform on Friday.
If you have any queries you can contact Mrs Julie White in the Home Economics department.
As you may be aware, 2017 is Turramurra High School's 50th anniversary. We are getting together a group of interested parents, staff and students to organise some events and brainstorm ideas for ways that we can celebrate this milestone.
Our first meeting will be next Wednesday 1st March at 1pm in the staff common room (please sign in via the front reception office and staff will direct you from there).
I realise that this time may not suit many parents who would like to be involved so if you are interested in participating but are unable to come next Wednesday, please let me know by return email and we will organise a separate meeting after hours to ensure you are included.
HOW? Homework On Wednesday and now Monday!
Library and Learning Support staff run a homework club to academically support the students undertaking assessments, revision and homework on Monday and Wednesday afternoons from 3 – 4pm in the library. Maths Club is incorporated with HOW on a Monday afternoon. A light afternoon tea is provided. The HOW club provides an inviting environment, and the resources with which students can complete homework, quiet study and assessment tasks. Staff help students to learn how to tackle tasks, and teach students to identify resources that they require for the task.
To achieve this staff:
• Scaffold the tasks
• Teach students to decipher what the task is actually asking them to do
• Encourage students to work using the Information Skills Process (ISP) – define, locate, select, organise, present and assess
• Provide equipment such as computers, iPads and printers
• Ensure flexible learning spaces are available, for example, areas for groups and individual study
• Teach students how to extract relevant information from print and digital sources
• Teach students about source relevancy and usefulness of information
• Ensure students reference their sources and understand the implications of plagiarism
• Work with students on the presentation of their work
I am also available to provide short sessions on organisation, effective study habits, developing goals and devising a timetable etc. If your child is interested in this please have them come and book an appointment with me.
Please contact me if you have any questions about these wonderful opportunities.
Turramurra High School continues to offer drama tuition to interested students in Year 7 and Year 8. Classes are held on Monday afternoons in the school’s multi-purpose centre, starting at 3:15pm and finishing at 4:15pm.
Please download the attached document for all the information about this fabulous program.
Photographer of the Month for February is now open!
P&C meetings - all are very welcome.
When: Every 3rd Wednesday of the month
Where: A Block - Staff Common Room
To find out more about the THS P&C, please click on the below link:
Link to our P&C Facebook page is below:
This is a great opportunity to meet other parents and in turn contribute to the ongoing improvements to the school grounds.
Working Bee Dates to put in your diary:
For all the information regarding your Year 7 (& Yr 8 catchup) child's vaccinations for 2017 please click here
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)
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
Magician of the Year - Saksham will be performing at Pennant Hills Community Hall on the 25 & 26/2/17
Download the attached document for further details
Come and Try AFL Clinics
The St Ives Junior AFL Club is looking for new players for 2017 and we would like you to join us for a season of fun, fitness & friendship. We have some free clinics for you to come and try AFL. You can come to all the clinics or just one, no pressure, come along and have a kick!
All the “Come and Try” clinics will introduce you to Australian Rules Football and expose you to the skills you will learn and develop during the season. Players at all levels are welcome and parents are encouraged to come along as well to have a look. All the clinics will be run by accredited AFL coaches.
The St Ives Junior AFL Club plays on a Sunday from 02 April 2017. For more information go to www.stivesafl.com
Please see the attached document for all the information
Please see attached for all the information
Got a little bit of X, Y or Z factor?
Perhaps you'd like to join our local choir?
Challis Singers is a non-auditioned adult community choir that performs 1-2 concerts per year.
Download the attached document for further information.
Please see attached document for all the information