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World Teachers Day 2017

On Friday 3 November, CHS P&C commemorated World Teachers Day to say thank you to the teachers of Chatswood High School for all their efforts in teaching our children.

Morning tea and a special cake was catered by the canteen.

WTD 2017 CakeWTD 2017

AGM 14 November 2017

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Chatswood High School P&C will be held on Tuesday 14 November 2017 at 7.30pm in the IEC Common Room. You are warmly welcome to attend.

Read more: AGM 14 November 2017

Proposed change to CHS Canteen operator in 2018

IMPORTANT NOTICE

Chatswood High School P&C: Canteen Operations in 2018.

Over the past 8 years, the Chatswood High School (CHS) Canteen has been operated by the CHS P&C.

Recently the Executive of the P&C has undertaken a review of canteen operations following concerns about its financial results. As a result of this review, the Executive is recommending that the P&C will discontinue operating the canteen from 2018.

Please note - a canteen will continue to operate on-site at CHS in 2018. However, the P&C will no-longer be responsible for its operations. Instead, the school administration will publicly tender for an external operator to run the CHS canteen; with the new operator expected to commence operating in Term 1, 2018.

  • The P&C would like to thank the Canteen manager and staff for their hard work in providing nutritious and healthy food to our students, and loyal service in maintaining high operating standards of health and safety since the canteen was opened by the P&C in late 2009.

This decision has not been taken lightly and reflects the current operating model and financial position of the canteen. The current staff of the canteen have already been briefed on the impact of this proposed change.

Please read the attached documents for background and further information on this intended change - information and financials.

  • For clarity, there is NO other change to current P&C activities or operations in 2018. In particular, the CHS Uniform shop is NOT impacted and will continue to operate as it is currently.

What happens next?

  • The CHS P&C will hold an extraordinary meeting on Thursday, October 19 at 7.30pm in the IEC common room to vote on the following proposal:

“The CHS P&C Executive proposes that as a result of financial losses over the past 4 years, the CHS P&C will no-longer operate the CHS canteen from the end of term 4, 2017.“

  • To be able to vote on this proposal on October 19, you must be:

A 2017 financial member of the CHS P&C and attend (in person) the extraordinary P&C meeting on October 19th (commencing at 7.30pm in the Intensive English Centre (IEC) Common Room at CHS). This means you have attended a P&C meeting during 2017, paid the $2 membership fee and have had your name recorded in the 2017 membership register.

Please contact the P&C Secretary () via email immediately to confirm your 2017 membership status according to P&C records.

  • If you are not currently a 2017 financial member and wish to vote-

You must come along to the next General P&C meeting on Thursday, 12 October, 2017 and pay your $2 to join. This meeting will commence at 7.30pm in the IEC Common Room.

And you must attend (in person) the extraordinary meeting the following week – 19 October, 2017 (also commencing at 7.30pm in the IEC Common Room).

  • If you have any questions regarding your 2017 financial membership and your ability to vote on this proposal please contact the P&C Secretary immediately on email:

Regards CHS P&C Executive Committee 9 October, 2017

2018 Year 9 Students

SeniorUniformYear 9 students will move to senior school next year and will be required to wear the CHS Senior Uniform. The CHS Uniform Shop will have the Senior Uniform for sale in October 2017. We encourage all year 9 students returning to CHS in 2018, to purchase their uniform during this month. This will be the final month second hand uniforms are available for sale until February 2018.

CHS Uniform Shop has an appointment booking system for fitting the Senior Uniform. Please use the following link to book a fitting appointment for your student: https://signup.zone/fittings-year10-2018. The fitting will take place at the CHS Uniform shop in Room 25.

Read more: 2018 Year 9 Students

2018 Year 7 Uniforms

JuniorUniformWe encourage parents with children coming into our school next year, to come and buy the CHS uniform before Orientation Day.

If you would like to avoid the queues, please book an appointment for a school uniform fitting using the following link: https://signup.zone/fittings-newstudent-2018, The fitting will take place at the CHS Uniform shop in Room 25.

Students needing special sizing in CHS uniform for example: extra small garments (size 8 and below) or extra-large garments (size 20 and above). Please come in early to place your order.

Read more: 2018 Year 7 Uniforms

P&C Media release - Time to Cut the Red Tape for Capital Works

P&C Federation’s 2017 Annual General Meeting (AGM) unanimously endorsed a motion to negotiate with the Department of Education to ensure that when P&C Associations provide funding for works in schools, the policies and procedures support P&C Associations.

Read more: P&C Media release - Time to Cut the Red Tape for Capital Works

ClubGRANTS

RSL grant presentation 2017Chatswood RSL presented the P&C with a cheque for $17,000 to help pay for the costs of the High Resolves program run by the school. It was presented by the RSL Club President, who is an old boy from Chatswood High School in its very first year!

The ClubGRANTS scheme is a shared State Government-Club Industry program, funded by a 2.25% gaming machine tax rebate provided by the State Government to those registered clubs with gaming machine profits in excess of $1 million per annum.

Trivia Night - Sat 2 Sep

Come along to a fun evening of trivia at Chatswood High School hall. Come on your own or make up a table of 8 - bring your children and join up with the parents of your children's friends.
 
Date: Saturday 2 September
Time: 7pm for a 7.30pm start
Venue: Chatswood High School Hall
Cost: $10 - Adult
            $5 - Student

Bookings via Trybooking www.trybooking.com/RGON by 28 August.

  • Tables of 8
  • BYO food and drink (no alcohol)
  • Lucky door prizes and spot prizes during the night.

Bring along some gold coins to participate in on-the-spot competitions. Prizes include

  • Italian dinner
  • lunch voucher
  • hairdressing voucher
  • hoyts voucher
  • garden secateurs
  • e-vouchers

 

Photo albums

quad upgrade

Some new photo albums have been added to the website - found from Menu->Events->Photo Albums. 

Check out some photos of the on-going work on the oval and the quad.

Literacy and Numeracy Strategy

Nicola Hoffman spoke at the June P&C meeting about the Department of Education Literacy and Numeracy Strategy, in the light of the new national standards for the HSC. More information can be found on the department website or by reading the Literacy and Numeracy Strategy document.

Building Committee is looking for new members

Are you interested in creating a better school environment for your child? Do you have ideas about improvements to our school buildings? Then consider joining the group that looks after the Chatswood High School P&C building fund.

The building fund receives public donations and uses them for the acquisition/ maintenance of buildings used by the school. Following the successful renovations in the quadrangle the Building Executive will meet on Tuesday 15 August to set priorities for the next 12 months.

You are welcome to come along and find out more about what we do. We extend a special invitation to parents or other community members with a background in building, project management or architecture- we would love your help.

Where: IEC Common room

When: Tuesday 15 August 6.30 pm (before the P&C general meeting)

RSVP: - but if you can't rsvp don't worry, just come along to the meeting.