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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Technology Enabled Learning Initiative

Posted on 13 Nov 2017

Student Chromebooks

To participate in the 'Better Schools for our Kids - Technology Enabled Learning Initiative' Chromebooks for students, -  families are required to read through the Chromebook Acceptance Form, sign and return the form to school.

Chromebooks will be delivered and given out to students early in first term 2018. There is a section to opt out of the Chromebook Initiative if you do not wish to participate

Year 10 students are to return their forms to their current High Schools - these students will receive their Chromebooks in 2018 at the college they will be attending.

All Forms are to be returned ASAP Failure to return the signed form will mean students are NOT eligible to receive a Chromebook.

Chromebook Acceptance Form for Years 7 to 11

ACT Government Announcement

Posted on 22 Sep 2017

On Friday 8 September, Minister Yvette Berry announced that the ‘ACT Government has taken an important step towards delivering one of its major education commitments – free electronic devices for all ACT public high school and college students.’ The devices will be chromebooks which are compatible with our Google platform. Further advice will be provided to schools and parents in coming weeks on the exact timing for the delivery of these devices.

The full press release can be accessed here

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Canteen Ordering

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Canteen Order here

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: 6142 0822

Term Dates - 2018

Term 1

Monday 5 February - Friday 13 April

Term 2

Monday 30 April - Friday 6 June

Term 3

Monday 23 July - Friday 28 September

Term 4

Monday 15 October - Friday 21  December

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

Education Directorate - Term Dates and Public Holidays