The latest P&C news

Hello and welcome to the 2nd THS P&C update for 2018.

The entrance gardens completed at working bees last year are coming along very nicely!

Next working bee is 19AUG. You can sign up to help here.

Information Sessions

As part of the P&C meeting we host an information session, recent sessions include...

Dave Merrick spoke about the new wellbeing initiatives that the THS P&C "together" fund are supporting, including the engagement of Lucy Dahill.

A note from Dave Merrick ...

With the recent success of two parent forums in 2018, 'Transition to Yr 7' held in Term1 and 'Elevate Sustainable Studying' held in Term 2, the THS Welfare team would like to expand parent forums to being a more regular event. Initially, this could be once a term but may increase if parent identified need demands it. Please take some time to complete this survey to identify the areas of wellbeing, parenting and mental and emotional health that you believe would be valuable to cover in parent forums.

Complete the quick wellbeing online survey now...

... and ...

Megan Pollard & Ajith Karunaratne spoke about the InSITE program and Ajith shared why he changed his career and got into teaching.

more about the information sessions (including photos & presentations)...

... next information session on 15 AUG is ...

Ali Razzaghi, Head Teacher Mathematics, talking about the faculty's Window of Certainty which drives the decision making, the new assessments in Junior Years, and the new Senior Syllabi, changes in content and assessments -- and transformative learning and Maths.

We thank all speakers.

Most Likely To Succeed

To aid with transformative learning initiatives at THS, we have purchased the Most Likely To Succeed film using the THS P&C together fund.

More about the film

You can watch the film @ https://turramurrahighschool.tugg.com.

If you are part of the THS community, email pandcpresident@ths.community to obtain the username/password.

Environment Refreshing

This year we have continued to develop and fund our three main THS community programs;

by-your-side, together & adopt-a-space

which are supported as per the budget for 2018

the focus is now on some key environment projects...

Outdoor Collaborative Learning Space

"The Science Space"

Quotes are in, and we are hoping that construction of this new outdoor landscape space will start soon

plans, pictures etc ...

MPC Kitchen Refresh

The MPC kitchen is looking a little tired, so we're investing in modernising it to better suit its current purpose.

pictures etc...

Staff Rooms

We are in the process of conducting a 'design survey' of the staff rooms.

They need some love...

We also continue to work with the student & school leadership groups on improved seating and other projects.

Thank you to everyone who helped at the student performance review sessions, your help is very much appreciated by the teachers and parents.

We always need more help (even if just once a year), so if you can help please email us at socialevents@ths.community and we will add you to the list.

We are working on hosting a Comedy Night & Trivia Night (Sat, 24NOV) - we will send out details as soon as we have them sorted.

If you can help in any way please with these events please let us know - we need to share the love!!

Nahid, socialevents@ths.community

We are now focussing on diversifying the daily meal choices as per our objectives to provide healthy food choices for students.

Student involvement continues to grow, with 30 students now involved in running the canteen, and older students becoming more involved in management and decision making. For last year’s presentation by students, see "Our Canteen" presentation.

Sue, canteencoordinator@ths.community

The periodic uniform review survey (created in collaboration with the school & student leadership) has been approved and will be sent to you shortly for your feedback!

Orsola, uniformshopcoordinator@ths.community.

The design for the new Science Collaborative Learning Space is complete (more details/drawing), and we have received construction quotes - investment will be approximately $130,000.

We also have quotes to upgrade the "MPC Kitchen" (images)- investment will be approximately $20,000.

View some of our current projects

We have also started working with school on our own war-on-waste!

Students are now also helping with water plants, as the drought continues...

Working bee coming up on the 19th of August!

Sign up here

More on the architectural history of THS and it's revolutionary modernist design...

environment@ths.community

It has been a very busy time with the Sydney Eisteddfod and other events. There were a number of excellent, extremely high quality performances by our bands at the Sydney Eisteddfod. Stage Band 1 in particular should be mentioned as punching above their weight, being a relatively a junior band with only two year 12s and a few year 11s, but came third to the highly resourced Knox band and Newtown School of the Performing Arts a performing high school band. Concert Band 1 played really well and Concert Band 2 were Highly Commended (ie 4th).

The Finals of the North Shore Schools Spectacular were held at Killara High last Saturday June 16, with SB1, CB2, and Year 12 clarinettist Sarah Taylor performing. NSW School Band Festival is coming up next month on Saturday and Sunday July 28 and 29 at the Conservatorium of Music.

Linda & Anne, bsgpresident@ths.community

We have created a Hello & Welcome quick start for new parents, it's also helpful if you're not sure how the P&C works, it's @ hello-pandc.ths.community

Christine Ashton (Vice President) is acting as the Secretary - if you can take on this role please let us know.

Details of when & where we meet...

Can you help? / We need your help!!

On the THS P&C website (this website) you will find a “Getting Involved” section which contains a quick 2min survey where you can let us know what is important to you and also how you could potentially help - we love to hear about what is important to parents.

Previous "the latest"...

T1 2018, Annual 2017, T3 2017, T2 2017, T1 2017.