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Photo of the Month Competition - Winners Announced

September 2017 Theme : Food - entries close 29/9/17

August 2017 Theme : Architecture
Winners announced:
Winners - Aynaz H (Yr 11) Mosque & Sophie M (Yr 7) Opera House
Congratulations to the above winners and all who participated. You can see other entries by clicking here.
Please submit photographs to Ms. Rossi at

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Focus on Ability Competition
We would like to recognize our students achievement - this short film has already made it to the finals in the "Focus on Ability" competition. The music is composed by Ellie M and the film features Matt H. Check it out and cast your vote!
Linda Billingham
Music Teacher
Photo Galleries - Latest Additions

Just added to our Galleries: Link

2017 Back to THS Day - Celebrating 50 Years in Education


1967 to 2017 updates

Photo of the Month


THS 50 Year Anniversary Mechandise

While stocks last.

Etched Wine Glasses
Teddy Bears
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


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

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 -  
or go to

Back to THS enquiries: 9449 4233

50th Anniversary Celebration Evening enquires:
Nahid Kabir

THS Website:


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

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


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


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.

Click on download for the Locker Charter



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. 
Inside Out Movie

Inside Out at Turramurra High School


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


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

Fusion Australia - 29/8 to 19/9/17

Fusion Sydney North are running a Families Course which is designed to strengthen and nurture family relationships, negotiate family values and much more.  For more info, check out the families course event page on our website or the Families Course website directly. .

Yours sincerely,
Daniel Neil B Ed(Prim), Dip YCW(C)| Leadership Team, Youth Work Coordinator, Sydney North
Address: PO Box 105 Hornsby NSW 2077
Phone: +61294771110 | Mobile: +61414782002| Email: 
Fusion Australia

YMCA Brightside Program

Please find attached a wonderful opportunity to support people in their recovery from mental and emotional health issues.

It is called the Brightside program and is run by the YMCA out of the Ku-ring-gai Fitness and Aquatic Centre.

Please feel free to call Carol or Elicia at YMCA on 9499 2005 should have any questions about the referral process. Details of the referral requirements are on the flyer or you can visit

Dave Merrick
Head Teacher - Welfare


Ku-ring-gai Library & Youth Services

AWOL Youth Hub HSC Extended Study Hours
Need somewhere warm and quiet to study? Or a place to chill out in between subjects? Head down to AWOL Youth Hub & Meeting room 2 and enjoy the space! Snacks included.
Date: Monday October 9 – Friday November 10 
Time: 2pm – 6.30pm
Location: AWOL Youth Hub & Meeting Room 2, 799 Pacific Hwy, next to Gordon Library (turn left at the Gordon library entrance and follow the hall to find us)
Cost: Free
Age: 12 -24yrs
Telephone: 9424 0891
more info please got to

HSC LOCK IN Nights – Gordon Library
Are you an HSC student looking for a quiet space to study in the lead up to final exams? Why not get exclusive use of Gordon Library after hours? Gordon library will be keeping its doors open for 3 nights only allowing HSC students extra access to the library during the lead up to the first HSC exams. Students will have
Full access to library resources, including the HSC collection
Free WIFI and internet
Friendly staff available for assistance
Date: Thursdays - 28 September, 5 October, 12 October
Time: 7pm – 10pm
Location: Gordon Library, 799 Pacific Highway, Gordon
For more info and how to book please got to - ‘Please note Bookings are essential for catering purposes.’

HSC Lock in Nights – AWOL Youth Hub Stress Free Zone
Ku-ring-gai Youth Services are working with the Gordon Library once again this year to bring young people during the HSC lock-in a place to unwind and have a breather from their studies. We will also have Lucy from Streetworks demonstrating relaxation techniques as well as full use of our Youth Centre. Dinner will be served at 7pm and hot beverages at 8.30pm.
Date: Thursdays - 28 September, 5 October, 12 October
Time: 2pm – 9pm  
Location: AWOL Youth Hub & Meeting Room 2, 799 Pacific Hwy, next to Gordon Library (turn left at the Gordon library entrance and follow the hall to find us)
Cost: Free
Age: HSC Students!
Telephone: 9424 0891

For more info and how to book please got to

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.


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.

Dave Merrick
Head Teacher - Welfare

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.


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.


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

Please download the attached flyer.


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. 


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.