Canberra High School

Canberra High School is a leader in the secondary education sector. Our learning community encompasses not just the students and staff here but also the parents and wider community. This type of support and community involvement enriches the learning experiences of our students.

We are a long established school and have been operating since 1938. Canberra High School was originally based at the current School of Art at the Australian National University and moved to our current site in Macquarie on 21 August 1969. There have been many changes since 1938 providing a relevant curriculum and contemporary learning environment for students of the 21st century.

We currently have 800 students enrolled in Years 7 to 10 with over 40 different nations represented within our student population giving us a very multicultural school. Traditionally over 65% of our enrolments are students outside of the school s Priority Placement Area which means that students and parents are making Canberra High School their school of choice.


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Central Australia Trip

Posted on 13 Oct 2016

Students attending the Central Australian excursion are due back mid to late morning on Friday 14 October - ETA - approximately 10:30am. The return trip has been diverted due to road closures. Arrival time at present remains on schedule with minimal delay.

CHS Annual Athletics Carnival

Posted on 07 Sep 2016

Canberra High School will be holding its annual Athletics Carnival on Wednesday 26 October 2016. This year the carnival will be held at the Jamison Enclosed Oval. Students are required to be at the venue by 8:40am.

There will be a sausage size and drinks available from 10am.

For further information please click this link.

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Canteen Ordering

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Canteen menu items can be pre-ordered and pre-paid online for pick up at the canteen.

Online orders can be placed in advance anytime up to 8:30 am on the day of pickup.

Canteen Telephone: 62079452

Term Dates - 2016

Term 4

Monday 10 October - Friday 16 December

Term Dates - 2017

Term 1

Monday 30 January - Friday 8 April

Term 2

Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June

Term 3

Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September

Term 4

Monday 9 October - Friday 15 December

For further information regarding term dates and public holidays please click on the following link:

Education Directorate - Term Dates and Public Holidays