Welcome to 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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Open Night and Enrolments for Year 7 2017

Posted on 08 Apr 2016

Canberra High School will hold an Open Night on Thursday May 19 2016 starting at 6pm in the school Hall and finishing at 8pm. All faculties will be open and staff will be available to answer questions. All family members are welcome.

The enrolment application period is from 26 April 2016 until 27 May 2016.

Year 6 prospective students are invited to come to an Open Morning on the 17, 18 or 19 May. Bookings for Open Mornings are essential. Please phone 62057004.

Enrolment applications for Year 7 2017 are available from 8am Tuesday 26 April until midnight Friday 27 May 2016. Please click on the link below to access the Department of Education's enrolment page.

Enrolling in an ACT Public School

Years 7 and 9 NAPLAN 2016

Posted on 09 Mar 2016

Years 7 and 9 will be participating in NAPLAN on Tuesday May 10, Wednesday May 11 and Thursday May 12. Please click the link below to access information regarding NAPLAN 2016.

NAPLAN 2016 Information for Parents

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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 - 2015

Term 2

Tuesday 28 April - Friday 3 July

Term 3

Monday 20 July - Friday 25 September

Term 4

Monday 12 October - Friday 18 December

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

Education Directorate - Term Dates and Public Holidays