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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CHS School Satisfaction Survey

Posted on 14 Aug 2018

Canberra High School Satisfaction Survey for Parents and Carers


Please use your child's student ID number as the survey reference number

Open Night and Enrolments for 2019

Posted on 16 Apr 2018

Canberra High School will hold an Open Night on Thursday May 24 2018 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.

Year 6 prospective students are invited to come to an Open Morning on the 22, 23 or 24 May. Bookings for Open Mornings are essential. Please phone 6142 0804.

The initial enrolment application consideration period for Year 7 2019 is available from 9am Monday 30 April 2018.

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

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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: 6142 0822

Term Dates - 2018

Term 1

Monday 5 February - Friday 13 April

Term 2

Monday 30 April - Friday 6 July

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