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Vaccinations - Updated 2017

Years 7, 8, 11 & 12
Please find attached an updated Vaccination Schedule for the remainder of 2017.  Contact Dave Merrick for any concerns.

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P&C Social Events Committee 2017 - Parents of Yr 12 final event.

All Year 12 parents 2017 are invited to a final get together.
Date: Saturday 19 August 2017 at 7pm
Venue: Terry Hill Tavern 2 Aumuna Rd, Terry Hills
RSVP 10 August 2017 to Anne Cornford or Nahid Kabir y12socialevents@ths.community
Dinner and drinks purchase will be at your own expenses.
Looking forward to seeing you all there.

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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 - please download the attached document
Sunday 12/11/17

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NS5 Career Expo - 2017

Target audience - Senior students and their parents. Ku-ring-gai High School
Wednesday 23rd August 2017
403 Bobbin Head Road, North Turramurra
Commencing at: 5:30pm

For further information please download the attached document.

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Photo of the Month Competition

July 2017 Theme was: Yellow
Winners announced:
Winners -  Sophie M (Yr 7) & Indiana O (Yr 7)
Highly Commended - Dani L (Yr 11)
Congratulations to the above winners and all who participated. You can see other entries by clicking here.

August 2017 Theme : Architecture - entries close 25/8/17

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

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First Place Cyber Security Challenge 2017
Congratulations Claudia and our Cyber Science amazing team!
First place in the Cyber Security Challenge 2017.
Very exciting news!
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) 

 
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.

Back to THS Day Tuesday 19/9/17
This is an all-day event held at school 9am to 6pm  
104 Maxwell Street, South Turramurra

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 - www.trybooking.com/RFZV  
or go to trybooking.com

Back to THS enquiries: 9449 4233

50th Anniversary Celebration Evening enquires:
Nahid Kabir
50years@ths.community

Alumni: turramurrahighschool.com.au/content/alumni
THS Website: turramurrahighschool.com.au/

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Year 12 - Whats Happening

HSC Trials Timetable 28/7 to 14/8/17 (pdf)
Formal - 13/9/17
Graduation Evening - 20/9/17
Farewell Assembly - 21/9/17
Picnic Day - 21/9/17
HSC - 16/10 to 10/11/17
Clearance Day 1 - tbc
Clearance Day 2 - tbc
HSC Results released - 14/12/17

P&C Social Events - Trivia Night 16/9/17

Please download the attached pdf for all the information.

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Woolworths Earn & Learn 2017

This year Turramurra High School will be participating in the Woolworths Earn and Learn program. Through this program we will be able to get new educational resources for our school. If you shop at Woolworths stores you will be able to help us in this endeavour.

From Wednesday 26 July to Tuesday 19 September or while stock lasts, we are collecting Woolworths Earn and Learn Stickers. You will get one Woolworths Earn & Learn Sticker for every $10 spent (excluding liquor, tobacco and gift cards). Place the Woolworths Earn and Learn Sticker onto a Woolworths Earn and Learn Sticker Sheet and when it’s complete, the Sticker Sheet can be dropped into the Collection Box here at the school in the library. If you don’t have access to sticker sheets please just send the stickers in.

At the end of the promotion, we’ll be able to get some great new equipment. The range is extensive and offers lots of items ideal for our students – including resources for Maths, English, Science, Music and some fantastic fun supplies for Visual Arts, Physical Education and items for our library. If you’d like to know more visit woolworths.com.au/earnandlearn

Thank you for your support of this program.
Regards
Ms S Lusher-Main
Earn and Learn Coordinator

We are also excited to announce the inaugural Woolworths Inspiring Schools Awards!
All schools or Early Learning Centres registered for Earn & Learn can be nominated for the chance to win the major award:

  • $10,000 towards creating an inspiring learning space for students
  • 1,000 bonus Earn & Learn stickers
  • $2,000 worth of groceries for your school

We are also awarding seven other lucky schools or Early Learning Centres across each state and territory $3,000 to provide further resources for their school or centre. 
Nominate your school now by simply clicking here, filling out the Inspiring Schools Awards form and telling us in 150 words or less why your school is inspiring!

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

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
 
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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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. 
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 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

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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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

Thornleigh West Public School - Spring Fair

Spring Fair is back at Thornleigh West Public School on Saturday August 26th. With enough entertainment to keep kids & parents busy all day. Rides, Kindifarm, fairy floss, chocolate toss, hoopla, face painting and plaster painting are just some of the activities the kids will love. While parents can shop at the amazing market stalls and Silent Auction! Don't forget to try your luck to win $1000 cash from this year's Raffle. No need to pack lunch with loads of variety on offer from BBQ & gozleme to sushi and curry, coffee, drinks & ice cream! The fair runs from 10am to 4pm Saturday August 26th. Entry is via gold coin donation. Thornleigh West Public School, Giblett Ave, Thornleigh. For more information go to www.twpsspringfair.com

Tuning into Teens - Brookvale 31/7 to 28/8/17

 

5 SESSION PARENTING COURSE FOR PARENTS OF TEENS

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively with your teenager?
  • Understand your teenager?
  • Help your teenager with emotional intelligence and managing emotions?
  • Prevent some teenager behaviour problems?
  • Teach your teenager to deal with conflict?

Download the attached flyer for all the information.

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Term 3 - emotionally.intelligent.parenting

Would you like to learn how to:
Be better at talking with your teen?
Be better at understanding your teen?
Help your teen learn to manage their emotions?
Help to prevent behaviour problems in your teen?
Teach your teen to deal with conflict?

Download the attached document for further information

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Tuning into Teens - Chatswood 17/8 to 14/9/17

 

5 SESSION PARENTING COURSE FOR PARENTS OF TEENS

Would you like to learn how to:

  • Communicate effectively with your teenager?
  • Understand your teenager?
  • Help your teenager with emotional intelligence and managing emotions?
  • Prevent some teenager behaviour problems?
  • Teach your teenager to deal with conflict?

Download the attached flyer for all the information.

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West Pymble Cricket - Registrations are now open.
 Registrations are now open to play Cricket and West Pymble.
Please see attached document for all the information

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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 www.ymcansw.org.au/brightside

Dave Merrick
Head Teacher - Welfare

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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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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.

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