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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Board Position Available

Posted on 11 Dec 2015

The Canberra High School Board is seeking to fill two parent and citizen positions for 2016 commencing April1st for a two year placement. If you are interested in being nominated please contact the Canberra High School Parents and Citizen Committee for further details. Reece Biddiscombe - President or Rebecca Drew - Vice President Pandc.chs@gmail.com or Rhonda Payget info@canberrahs.act.edu.au 0418 495 566. (continuing board member). 

2016 Term 1

Posted on 11 Dec 2015

Term 1 2016 resumes on Monday 1 February for all new students.

Tuesday 2, 2016 all students attend.

School begins at 8:40am

School finishes at 2:50pm

Any enquiries during holiday period please phone 62057000 the school will be staffed during the holidays. Please leave a message on the answering machine and your call will be returned.

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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 and Training Directorate - Term Dates and Public Holidays