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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Posted on 27 Oct 2016

Thursday November 3 from 6pm

Student/ Child - $5, Adult - $10, Family - $20 

Students from the school’s Arts and Technology Faculties will showcase their skills in a variety of performances and displays.

The evening will feature dance, band and music performances, and a festival of short films and animations created by our media students. A highlight of the evening will be the performance of the school’s drama production Twisted, written as a collaborative project by the Drama Production class.

A gallery of student work from Visual Arts, Digital Media, Photography, Ceramics, Textiles, Food, Wood & Metal Technology classes will be on display throughout the evening. A Showcase Award will be awarded to one art work or project from each category, as judged by the school’s executive teachers and our guest speaker for the evening, Ms Fiona Dace-Lynn, Director of Technology and design at CIT.

Members of the P & C will be selling delicious barbecue food and other refreshments. 

Come along and help to celebrate the achievements of our students!

Central Australia Trip

Posted on 13 Oct 2016

Students attending the Central Australian excursion are due back mid to late morning on Friday 14 October - ETA - approximately 10:30am. The return trip has been diverted due to road closures. Arrival time at present remains on schedule with minimal delay.

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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 - 2016

Term 4

Monday 10 October - Friday 16 December

Term Dates - 2017

Term 1

Monday 30 January - Friday 8 April

Term 2

Wednesday 26 April - Friday 30 June

Term 3

Monday 17 July - Friday 22 September

Term 4

Monday 9 October - Friday 15 December

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

Education Directorate - Term Dates and Public Holidays