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Transition to NAPLAN Online

The National Assessment Program – Literacy and Numeracy (NAPLAN) is an annual assessment for students in Years 3, 5, 7 and 9. Planning has begun to move NAPLAN from a pen and paper assessment to an online assessment. A fact sheet is available for parents and carers to help understand the transition process, which includes a NAPLAN Online School Readiness Test to be held between 14 August and 22 September this year.... Read more

HSC Study Guide

The Sydney Morning Herald HSC Study Guide is now available. The online version has extra resources and will be accessible until the end of the HSC exams. http://www.smh.com.au/nation…/education/hsc-study-guide-2017... Read more

Video of our school

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Education Week 2017

Next week (Monday 31 July – Friday 4 August) is Education Week, a statewide annual event to celebrate public education in NSW. The week highlights the achievements of public education and local schools, putting the spotlight on our students, our educators and the communities that support them. This year's theme is I Learn, We Learn. It is a celebration of the commitment of the NSW Department of Education to ensuring that our students are at the heart of learning and that all our schools improve every year. Education Week is also a time for... Read more

Buckley & University Shield RL Games

As THS is in the top twenty teams in both of these competitions, students who return their permission note by Thursday, July 20, will travel by bus ($4) to Rex Hardaker Oval to support our teams on Friday, July 21 from 9:45 - 1:30pm. Good luck boys!... Read more



We have made some changes to the YEAR 12 HOLIDAY TUTORING PROGRAM, please check. Trial HSC Tutoring Workshops over the July school holidays 9:00am-4:00pm Thursday 6th July meet at CAPA Faculty for tutoring in: English (Advanced), HSIE (Geography & Legal Studies), and CAPA (Music). Friday 7th July meet at CAPA Faculty for tutoring in: Mathematics (General), TAS (Hospitality & IT) and CAPA (Visual Arts). Thursday 13th July meet at Science Faculty for tutoring in: Science (Physics, Chemistry, Biology & Senior Science), English (Standard)... Read more


Due to the heavy rain yesterday and the possibility of more showers today the decision has been made to postpone the scheduled Rainbow Run. Ms Cheers will be informing you early next term on the proposed new date. Keep hold of your wristbands because you will still need them for the new date. Classes will be as normal today. Friday Week A.... Read more


Tomorrow, Friday, June 30, the Rainbow Run will go ahead, weather permitting. You will be able to purchase wristbands, ($2 or $5 with coloured powder) during recess in the quad, we are raising money for the Cancer Council. Don't forget you are expected to wear full school uniform to school and bring a change of clothing with you (preferably old as they will stain), an old towel and plastic bag. My advice is to wear eye protection (sunnies or swimming goggles). If you are an asthma sufferer be sure to have your puffers handy just in case. NOTE:... Read more

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The last week of Term 2 is SPIRIT WEEK at Toormina High and the SRC and Ms Cheers have been hard at work planning a great week of activities! Monday - is a gold coin mufti day and the theme is Ugly Jumper (sweater) Day. Raid the oldies cupboards, the op shop or the craft box and decorate. At lunch there will be a giant Kahoot game in the hall. All are welcome and you can make a team or go it alone. You will need a device and there is a prize for the highest score. Tuesday - the Marngrook football final will be held on the oval during lunch... Read more


Under the newsletter tab we will now be uploading the Support Unit newsletter called 'Page 23'.... Read more

Year 12 University Visits

Excursion to Charles Sturt University, Port Macquarie Campus on Wednesday, June 21, cost $20. Also, a visit to the University of Newcastle, Thursday, June 29, cost $50, please see Mr Berry in Careers office for permission notes.... Read more

Year 7 Science Presentation Invitation

DATES & TIMES FOR YR7 SCIENCE PBL PRESENTATION DAY Monday, 26th June, 2017 in the THS Library, 10 - 1:30pm. Parents and carers are invited to attend any time between 10am and 1.30pm on Monday 26th June to share in the great work year 7 have done in science during Term 2. Different classes will present their work during different periods of the day, as below: 10 - 10:50am - 7 Science Solar (Mrs Nicholls) & 7 Science Endeavour (Mr Laing) 11:15 - 12:00 - 7 Science Apollo (Mr Howard) & 7 Science Voyager (Mr Ryan) 12:10 - 1:00pm - 7 Science World... Read more

Discover Engineering

A free forum for high school students interested in engineering as a career choice will be held on Tuesday, June 6 at C.Ex. Club, Coffs Harbour from 6:30 - 8:30pm, enquiries 0249117310 Discover Engineering (pdf 723 KB)... Read more

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During the next few months Year 10 students will be considering their options for senior schooling and transition to work. We have planned a number of events to assist students make informed subject choices. This information will also enable THS to offer broader subject choices, greater flexibility for students and also cater to the individual needs of students, ranging from University options to transition to work. 2018 Subject Selection HANDBOOK (pdf 1966 KB) Parent Information Evening and Expo – Monday 5 June from 6:00pm – 7:30pm This is an... Read more


On Monday, June 5, from 6:00pm we will be presenting information for parents of year 10 students on subject selection for their senior years and the Higher School Certificate. Contact Cheryl Cutter for more information.... Read more

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2018 Year 7 Extension Class

Applications are now open for year 6 students interested in applying for a place in the 2018 Year 7 Extension class at THS. This amazing opportunity offers Gifted & Talented students a chance to extend their skills in a challenging and supportive learning environment. Students will be encouraged to participate in a wide range of school-based and extra-curricular events, including debating, public speaking, Project Based Learning, cultural and sporting activities. Application forms have been forwarded to local primary schools and are also... Read more

Active Arvos at THS

Active Arvos is a program which aims to enhance student health and wellbeing through participation in a range of non - competitive, social and sporting opportunities. The program will run on Monday afternoons at school from 3.30 to 4.30pm. All students from Toormina High School are welcome to attend and participate in a range of field, court and fitness based activities which will be run by qualified teachers and based on student interests and the facilities available. If your child is interested in attending Active Arvos on a weekly or... Read more


2017 Athletics Carnival

Toormina High School will be holding its annual athletics carnival on Friday, 26 May at Coffs Harbour stadium. There will be no lessons at school on this day and all students are required to attend the carnival. All students are to come to school in the morning and attend an assembly at 8.55 a.m. Students will then be directed to buses for travel to the stadium, where the rolls will be marked. Cost will be $5.00 for the bus and stadium fees which is to be paid on the day (please attempt to bring the correct change). Buses will return to school... Read more


2017 excursion outlines are now on this website under the 'School Years' tab. These include: Year 7 & 8 Excursion to the Great Aussie Bush Camp, Year 9 & 10 Excursion to the Blue Mountains Camp and the Year 11 Electronics, Physics and Chemistry Excursion to Sydney. For more information phone THS 66533077.... Read more


Year 11 Examination Timetable attached, examinations are on Monday, May 15 to Thursday, May 25. Year 11 Half Year Exam T/T (pdf 69 KB)... Read more

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