Sentral Parent Portal
Here, Turramurra High School parents can access a variety of online resources and documents through direct links to the Department of Education and Communities, the NSW Board of Studies and other websites.
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We encourage Aboriginal students to learn how to negotiate and develop strategies by providing unique leadership opportunities.
The assisted school travel program helps eligible students with a disability to travel to and from school safely.
Contact us to arrange a confidential discussion with the School Administration Manager.
The school student transport scheme provides subsidised travel to and from school for eligible students on rail, bus, ferry and long distance coach services. A subsidy is also available for transport to and from a public transport pick up point in private vehicles, in areas where there is no public transport.
Parent information that is relevant for your child's education is available in English and other community languages.
The school counsellor can assist when families undergo a trauma or big change. Contact us to make an appointment. For information in community languages see school counselling service.
Free telephone counselling services (outside of the education system) are available to support families who may be going through a difficult time.
Lifeline - a 24 hour telephone counselling service. 13 11 14.
Mensline Australia - 24 hour telephone counselling service for men. 1300 789 978 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1300 789 978 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Parent line - a toll free 24 hour advice and information service. 1300 1300 52 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1300 1300 52 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting.
Parents and carers who don't speak English well and deaf parents and carers who use sign language, can get assistance from the telephone interpreter service. An interpreter can be requested for school matters involving your child such as enrolment, subject choice, educational progress, attendance, welfare or behaviour. Interpreters can also be requested for parent-teacher interviews, school meetings, school council meetings, and parents and citizens meetings.
The telephone number to call is 131 450. Ask for an interpreter for the required language and the interpreter will call our school and stay on the line to assist you with your conversation. You will not be charged for this service. Parents and carers who need an interpreter to attend a school meeting should let us know.
Community colleges across NSW offer adult and community education courses ranging from general interest courses to nationally accredited courses.
The reading writing hotline on 1300 6555 06 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 1300 6555 06 FREE end_of_the_skype_highlighting provides information about adult literacy and numeracy classes in your area and distance delivery options.
NSW Adult Migrant English Service (AMES) runs English language programs for migrants.
Parenting Courses/Resources - linking Parents and Carers to courses and resources.
If your child is being prescribed medication that needs to be taken during the day, please inform us so that arrangements can be made for the medication to be administered. Please read the important information about prescribed medications at school.
If your child has been diagnosed with an allergy or allergies, it is important that you tell the principal as soon as you become aware of it, or if your child's allergy changes. If your child is diagnosed at risk of an anaphylactic reaction an individual health care plan is developed that includes strategies to minimise the risk of a severe allergic reaction.
Managing complex health needs
An individual health care plan is developed for each student with complex health needs. The plan supports students with severe asthma, type 1 diabetes, epilepsy, anaphylaxis and those at risk of an emergency or requiring the administration of specific health care procedures.
Our school's immunisation program works in cooperation with our local health network of the NSW Department of Health who deliver the NSW adolescent school-based vaccination program to high school students.
Head lice outbreaks sometimes occur at school. If your child has head lice please treat your child and inform us. Daily combing of dry hair with conditioner can get rid of head lice. You should continue to send your child to school. Head lice information in community languages.
Healthy eating at school
Healthy food keeps children alert and focused and gives them the nutrition they need each day. Our school canteen provides a healthy, nutritious canteen menu in line with the Fresh Tastes NSW Healthy School Canteen Strategy. If your child brings their own lunch to school you can help by packing food that is interesting and nutritious. See lunch box ideas.
Our school takes sun safety seriously. Children learn about how to protect themselves from the sun's damaging UV rays, and our school implements a range of sun protection strategies. Sun sense information in community languages.
Strict safety checks are in place to protect students including criminal record checks of all permanent and casual teachers. We teach our students to recognise when they may be unsafe and how to get help.
Web filtering technology prevents students from accessing inappropriate material on the internet and email system. For information in community languages, see Internet access Information sheet.
We work hard to prevent bullying in our school and we recognise that the best outcomes are achieved by school communities, parents, students and teachers, working together to help prevent and to respond to bullying.
Our Anti-bullying Plan includes protection, prevention, early intervention and response strategies for student bullying. Any student who experiences bullying and any person who witnesses bullying should report it to a teacher or the school principal.
Anti-racism education is taught in our classrooms and we make every effort to ensure our school is free from discrimination. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of the school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism. Our anti-racism contact officer can help any member of our school community who wishes to raise a complaint of racism. For more information see information in community languages.
Drug education and understanding responsibility and relationships is taught as part of PDHPE from Kindergarten to Year 10.
Crossroads is a course for Years 11 and 12 students. It encourages students to extend and build on the relationship and drug issues outcomes achieved in PDHPE in previous years and reflects other contemporary health issues facing young people.
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The safety of our young people is of paramount importance and we are particularly aware of the need to inform and protect our students with regard to their online presence. In order to provide our Turramurra High School families with the best information, I'd like to recommend the following resources:
Office of the children's eSafety Commissioner: https://www.esafety.gov.au/
Cybersafety - Schoolatoz: http://www.schoolatoz.nsw.edu.au/technology/cybersafety
I hope you find these resources helpful in supporting your child at home. If you have any concerns or questions, please don't hesitate to contact the school.
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