Welcome to Canberra High School

Canberra High

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.

05 Oct 2022

Pupil free days

Staff planning (pupil free) days in term 4

  • Friday 28 October 2022, and
  • Monday 28 November 2022.

21 Jun 2022

Year 7 Enrolment application for 2023

The initial enrolment application consideration period for Year 7 2023 is available from 6am Tuesday 26 April 2022.

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

Enrolling in an ACT Public School

Please click on this link  for a virtual tour of the school and to find out more about what year 7 is like at CHS.

If you would like further information regarding Canberra High School or your enrolment application  please phone

6142 0804

Canberra High School at a glance booklet.pdf

Prospective Year 7 Information Booklet

School captains
11 May 2022

CHS Parents and Citizens

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. The P&C contributes to the school and students by managing the canteen, operating a second-hand uniform store, providing a forum for sharing information and ideas, and helping raise funds for activities, services and equipment.

If you would like to know more or are able to offer some time or expertise, come along to a meeting or email us: secretary@chs.pandc.asn.au

You can also register for the P&C mailing list here: https://www.chs.pandc.asn.au

P&C Meetings are held twice per term on Tuesdays between 7.00 to 8.30pm in Weeks Three and Eight. Join our next meeting to find out about our activities, share your ideas and hear updates from our Principal and Board.

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.

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 9:00 am on the day of pickup.

Operating hours: Monday to Friday from 8:00am until 2:00pm

Canteen Telephone: 6142 0822

Acknowledgement of Country


Canberra High School would like to acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples as Australia’s First People and Traditional Custodians. We value their cultures, identities and continuing connection to country, waters, kin and community. We pay our respects to Elders past and present and are committed to making a positive contribution to the wellbeing of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander young people, by providing learning programs and spaces that are welcoming, safe, culturally appropriate and inclusive.