Welcome to 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.


What's Happening at Canberra High School
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Term 1 2020

Posted on 02 Jan 2020

Term 1 2020  

 Monday 3 February

All Year 7 students and new students starting Canberra High School in 2020

School begins at 8:40am - Students are to go straight to the school hall  

Tuesday 4 February 

All students - new and returning students

School begins at 8:40am - All students are to go straight to the school hall.

School Times

School begins at 8:40am

School finishes at 2:40pm 


Announcements archives

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 - 2020

Term 1

Monday 3 February - Thursday 9 April

Term 2

Monday 27 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