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Ku-ring-gai High School

Ku-ring-gai High School

Academic excellence in a creative environment.

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Learning across the curriculum

Cross curriculum content enriches and supports the learning areas and adds depth to student learning.

In NSW students study a range of learning across the curriculum content.

Cross curriculum priorities

  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander histories and cultures 
  • Asia and Australia’s engagement with Asia 
  • sustainability

General capabilities

  • critical and creative thinking 
  • ethical understanding 
  • information and communication technology capability 
  • intercultural understanding 
  • literacy 
  • numeracy 
  • personal and social capability

Other learning across the curriculum areas

  • civics and citizenship
  • difference and diversity
  • work and enterprise.

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Religious education

The aim of the voluntary special religious education (SRE) program at Ku-ring-gai is to enable students to identify, explore and examine the values and beliefs, and the purpose and meaning that can constitute life. The program provides students with the opportunity to assess their own values and beliefs as well as to understand and be able to work with others who have very different perspectives. It interweaves national curriculum outcomes as it enables students to view their lives from a holistic perspective, helping to ensure that they are looking after their wellbeing holistically as well as to think deeply about spirituality and life. This is in keeping with the Melbourne declaration of educational goals for young Australians (2008).

SRE at Ku-ring-gai primarily creates a space for students to explore and examine Christian ideas and values, while still incorporating the many religions found within Australia's multicultural society. SRE is a course endorsed by the local churches of the Ku-ring-gai Christian Education Association Inc. (KCEA) with the authorised provider being the Anglican Diocese of Sydney.

Classes are taught once a fortnight for one period. Students not attending SRE do supervised meaningful activities such as reading, private study and homework.

An overview of the topics taught can be found by clicking on the following links for each Year 7-10, as well as the overall framework which the curriculum is based on and the overview for the lunch time group program for Year 7-12 which is also voluntary.

Integrated learning centre (ILC)

The Integrated learning Centre (ILC) was established at Ku-ring-gai High School at the beginning of 2015 and consists of 3 classes from Years 5 – 12.

The aim of the ILC is to get the students to be the best they can be by offering them a holistic educational program that is tailored to meet the individual academic, social and emotional needs of each student while still having access to a mainstream curriculum.

Students in the ILC will be actively involved in the Ku-ring-gai creative arts community and will have access to assemblies, year meetings, sports carnivals, the Talent Enrichment Program (TEP) and other whole school activities that the school offers. 

Note: Places in this class are determined at a regional level. Any requests for information about the ILC in our school should be directed to the Macquarie Park Office of the Department of Education, and not directly to the school or the ILC staff.


Head Teacher

Geoff Tunks


Kim Le

Karen Bounds

Caroline Dobson