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 in 1973. 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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Arts & Technology Showcase 2015

Posted on 30 Oct 2015

Thursday 5 November 2015

6.30pm (6pm for pre-show viewing)

Adults $10 - Children $5 - Families $20

art exhibition * jewellery * woodwork * metalwork * cake decorating * films * dance * music * architecture * graphic design * textiles * band * robotics * electronics * sustainable technology * design technology * drama

The CHS P&C will be having a BBQ and raffles.

Information Evening for Year 7, 2016

Posted on 30 Oct 2015

Year 7, 2016 Information Night will be held on Wednesday 25 November 2016 from 6:30pm until 7:30pm for all enrolled prospective families.

This is an informal evening, designed to ensure everyone is prepared for the start of the school year in 2015.

If you have any questions and are unable to attend the evening please contact the school on 62057000 or Margaret on 62057004

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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: 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 and Training Directorate - Term Dates and Public Holidays