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Term Dates 2018

2018
Term 1 2018: 29 January to 13 April 2018
Term 2 2018: 30 April to 6 July 2018
(Students return: 1/5/18)
Term 3 2018: 23 July to 28 September 2018
(Students return: 24/7/18)
Term 4 2017: 15 October to 19 December 201
(Students return: 15/10/18)

Photo of the Month Competition

March 2018 - something beginning with A
Winner: Keira G Yr 9
Highly Commended: Ghazal C Yr 12
Congratulations to all who submitted.

2018 April Theme : Street Photography. Entries close by 30/4/18 and winners will be announced at the following assembly.
You can see other entries by clicking here. Please submit photographs to Ms. Rossi at belinda.rossi2@det.nsw.edu.au

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Uniform Shop
30/4/18 - Open - 9am to 11am
NORMAL OPENING TIMES:
MONDAY 8am – 1:45pm (closed 11:45am to 12:15pm)
WEDNESDAY 11:15am – 1:45pm
Manager: Kylie Southwell

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SPORTS

Thursdays Sports Yrs 8 - 12

2018 THS Info & Records (pdf)
Houses
Ford
Gould 
Jackson
Neall

THS Careers Website

Turramurra High School Careers - New Website

Our aim is to provide you with all the latest information that will help you make decisions about your future career and your life beyond school.

You can use this site to locate University, TAFE and any other type of course across Australia, get information about the HSC, search for job vacancies and much more. Feel free to drop into the Careers Office if you have any questions.

link to Careers page

link to new Careers Website

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P&C - Working Bee - 2018 - change of date

WORKING BEE  SUNDAY 20 May 2018 - 9AM to 12PM  

Hello parents, our next working bee is upon us and we are focused the refreshing of the grounds - including pruning, weeding and mulching, putting
down some crushed rock & de-chaining!

.Please see attached document for further information.

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2018 Principal's Blog - A Farewell Blog - April 2018

It is with a mixture of sadness and excitement that I say farewell to Turramurra High School. My journey forward will take me into a world of new challenges but the mindset I will bring has been intricately shaped by my experiences as the Principal of this great school.

Apart from the joy of working with young people, what I cherish most is the amazing things that they teach me.

I have learnt that there is always a different perspective that can be taken on the experiences we have in life. I have learnt that it is important to question assumptions and that what you see on the surface of a teenager can often mask the reality (and sometimes the beauty) that lies beneath.

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THS Open Morning

Our next Open Morning for prospective parents of new students to THS is Friday 15/6/18
9 to 11am

Congratulations to our latest PhD recipient, Dr Anne Galvin

Teaching for many years at THS, Anne has been studying for the past 6+ years to further science education in Australia. Below is a description of her research:

Many studies conducted over recent decades - both in Australia and overseas - have highlighted concerns over some aspects of teaching science to primary school students. Many primary school teachers, who must teach the Science and Technology curriculum, typically have limited science education backgrounds and, consequently, deficits in their science content knowledge. Teachers at all levels have a professional obligation to have a thorough understanding of the subject matter that they teach, and research has shown that sound, subject-specific, content knowledge contributes towards better preparing teachers to effectively and engagingly deliver the curriculum.

Anne’s research investigated the cultures of teaching science across a selection of NSW primary schools in metropolitan and rural areas. The main focus of the research centred on the primary teachers who perceived a need to supplement their science content knowledge, and to what extent they availed themselves of the diverse range of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) science-based resources now available to achieve this.‚Äč Other factors influencing the culture of science teaching in the research cohort - such as societal expectations, the impact of ‘High Stakes’ testing such NAPLAN, and the availability of science-based professional learning opportunities, to name a few - were also investigated. A number of proposals to assist primary teachers to supplement their science content knowledge and to enhance their delivery of the science curriculum were made.

2018 - Take a Bow

For several years, Turramurra High School has offered extracurricular drama classes on Monday afternoons for Years 7 and 8 students. Called Take a Bow, these classes will be commencing next week (Monday 5/2/18). Attached is the information about the classes and payment details.

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THS Band

Band Fees Invoice - due 31/3/18 link

Weekly Notices: link

2018 Sound Studio

If your child loves to sing, they might be interested in joining The Sound Studio, which meets in A3 each Friday at lunchtime. Open to all students, The Sound Studio will be commencing next week (Friday 9/2/18). Attached is the information about the sessions and payment details.

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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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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.

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Year 7 - Whats going on

9-11/4/18 - Year 7 Camp
15-17/5/18 - NAPLAN
15/6/18 - Shakespeare Day
25/6/18 - Vaccination CatchUp
27/6/18 - Recognition Evening 7pm

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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Lockers 2018

We are pleased to announce that the lockers are now available for hire.

Click on download for the Locker Charter (pdf)

1. Application - Click here to complete the on-line form.

2. Payment - We recommend payment by Parent Online Payment (POP). Click here and click on Make a Payment button.
    Small lockers are $30 -  H:140mm W:375mm D:420mm great for student devices
    Large lockers are $40 - H:420mm W:295mm D:340mm

3. Locker Charter - see attached - This must be completed and returned to the school prior to locker distribution.

 

 

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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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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.  Link

NS5

The NS5 (North Shore Secondary Schools Partnership) is an innovative partnership between the five secondary schools in the North Shore area. The partnership includes Turramurra, Ku-ring-gai, St Ives, Chatswood and Killara High Schools working together to take advantage of the opportunities that accrue from inter-school collaboration and co-ordinated operations across five local public secondary schools serving adjacent localities on the North Shore. The schools pursuing this partnership are: Chatswood High School, Killara High School, Ku-ring-gai High School, St Ives High School and Turramurra High School. Click here - website and further information.

Community Notices

Gordon Junior Rugby

Please see attached flyer

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Hornsby RSL Hockey Club

Please see attached flyer for all the information.

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ReachOut

'This resource from ReachOut, one of Australia's leading mental health organisations, is for Helping parents support their teenagers through everyday issues and tough times.

https://parents.au.reachout.com/