Canberra High School

Canberra High School Vision and Mission

Canberra High School is a diverse community of independent learners who are equipped with the skills and attitudes to become confident, creative and active citizens

We will do this by:

  • engaging in challenging and innovative learning
  • modelling and nurturing respectful relationships
  • fostering curiosity and a growth mindset
  • providing a range of pathways for students to succeed

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 approximately 800 students enrolled in Years 7 to 10 with over 40 different nations represented within our student population giving us a very multicultural school.

Canberra High School Events

Click here for all Canberra High School Events

This web portal provides you with the opportunity to see events occurring at Canberra High School both live streamed and recorded. This is an exciting way to remain connected to our school community if you are unable to attend an event, or would like the opportunity to revisit a past Canberra High School event.

CHS Parents & Citizens

Canberra High School is very fortunate to have an active and enthusiastic operating P&C.

Everyone is welcome to join the P&C which contributes to the school in many areas including, the canteen, uniform store, fundraising events, regular meetings are currently being held via-video conferencing.

If you would like to find out more about the Canberra High P&C please email


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Year 7 Enrolment Applications for 2021

Posted on 17 Apr 2020

The initial enrolment application consideration period for Year 7 2021 is available from 9am Tuesday 28 April 2020.

Please click on the link below to access the Department of Education's enrolment application page.

Enrolling in an ACT Public School

If you would like further information regarding Canberra High School or your enrolment application  please phone 6142 0804

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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 - 2021

Term 1

Monday 1 February - Thursday 1 April

Term 2

Monday 19 April - Friday 25 June

Term 3

Monday 12 July - Friday 17 September

Term 4

Tuesday 5 October - Friday 17 December

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

Education Directorate - Term Dates and Public Holidays