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.
Year 7 Enrolment Application for 2022
The initial enrolment application consideration period for Year 7 2022 is available from 6am Tuesday 27 April 2021.
Please click on the link below to access the Department of Education's enrolment application page
If you would like further information regarding Canberra High School or your enrolment application please phone
Canberra High School Events
Click here for all Canberra High School Events
This web portal provides you with the opportunity to see events occurring at Canberra High School both live streamed and recorded. This is an exciting way to remain connected to our school community if you are unable to attend an event, or would like the opportunity to revisit a past Canberra High School event.
CHS Parents & Citizens
Canberra High School is very fortunate to have an active and enthusiastic community of parents and citizens.
Our P&C welcomes all Canberra High parents, carers and community members and contributes to the school and students by managing the canteen and second-hand uniform store, providing a forum for sharing information and ideas, and helping raise funds for activities, services and equipment.
P&C Meetings are held twice per term on Tuesdays between 7.00 to 8.30pm in Weeks Three and Eight. Join the next meeting to find out about activities, share your ideas and hear updates from the Principal and Board.
If you are able to offer some time or expertise or would like to know more, please go to: http://www.canberrahs.act.edu.au/community/p_and_c
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Posted on 10 Mar 2021
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 - 2021
Monday 1 February - Thursday 1 April
Monday 19 April - Friday 25 June
Monday 12 July - Friday 17 September
Tuesday 5 October - Friday 17 December
For further information regarding term dates and public holidays please click on the following link: