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Leadership Camp 2018

Leadership Camp in an annual event run by the prefect team for younger students interested in developing their leadership skills and meet new people from other years. We had such an amazing time this year with prefects running seminars on teamwork, organisation, ingenuity, flexibility, motivation, public speaking, and people skills. We also had the pleasure of hearing from two guest speakers, Viriya Chittasy and Ming Long and had lots of fun dressing up for the trivia night themed "heroes and villains". The pink team came out on top as the best team of camp with the most points and enthusiasm, but everyone had an amazing time. The prefects particularly learnt a lot about leadership through organising and running the camp. Thank you to the P&C for your financial contributions, they really paid off! (pun intended)

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Duke of Ed update

bronze walk group Apr 2018The P&C fund a part-time specialist teacher to run the Duke of Ed program at CHS. This year we have 17 Year 9 students in the Bronze program (9 in Silver and 3 in Gold). CHS students, along with Manly-Freshwater and Davidson High, have just returned from a 3 day Bronze camp/hike at Somerset– Colo River.

As part of the community service element of this program, some of these students have also helped clean the back stage and lower areas of the CHS school hall during the holidays.

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Respectful Relationships & Sexual Health Parent Seminar - 28 May

Vanessa Hamilton will return to CHS following successful sessions in 2017. She will conduct 4 small group sessions with all year 9 students in addition to a parent & carer only evening session in the Learning Space.

Vanessa Hamilton is a highly regarded Educator and Sexual health nurse with over 23 years experience. At the parent session, she will be exploring how to have conversations with your children on respectful relationships and the influence of social media and the internet on our children.

For further information see her website www.talkingthetalksexed.com.au

  • Parent only session: Monday 28th May 7pm - 8.30pm in the Learning Space. Parents from all years and neighbouring schools are welcome to attend this session. 
  • Student sessions for year 9 are being held during the school day on 29 May .

Chatswood Education Precinct - Proposal for redevelopment of high school

You may be aware the State Government has committed over $4 billion to upgrade public schools in NSW over the next 4 years. The redevelopment of Chatswood Public School has already been announced by the NSW Government.

In March 2018 School Infrastructure NSW, part of the NSW Department of Education, confirmed to the CHS P&C that planning is underway to investigate an option to redevelop Chatswood school (covering both public and high) infrastructure to meet anticipated future growth. The Department is in the process of finalising the proposal and expects to commence public engagement with school communities by mid-year assuming these plans are approved by NSW Treasury.

The CHS P&C are greatly encouraged by the inclusion of the high school in the much needed plans to redevelop the Chatswood Education Precinct. P&Cs from both public and high schools are collaborating closely on this matter.

Like our neighbouring public school, the high school also suffers from outdated facilities and overcrowding. Chatswood High School now has 11 demountable classrooms on-site to accommodate the growth in the number of high school students. This total swells to over 30 demountable classrooms when the Intensive English Centre and the Public School’s Bush Campus are included.

To support the future learning needs of our high school, students and teachers deserve new specialist facilities. Over recent years there has been a stop/start approach to upgrading Chatswood school facilities, so we are encouraged by a longer term and whole of precinct approach to provide learning spaces and facilities in this proposed redevelopment of both schools.
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We welcome the use of a Project Reference Group which includes Principals and P&C representatives from both schools. We also look forward to widespread community consultation on this much needed redevelopment commencing as soon as possible.
Our Regional Director of public schools Ms Sue Low welcomes any queries you may have on this proposal. She has kindly provided the following email address - .

We ask for your positive support to encourage this important development proposal.

CHS P&C President

Anzac Day 2018

AnzacDay Chatswood 2018The P&C was proud to attend the ANZAC Day dawn commemoration in Chatswood this week in memory of the past sacrifices of brave servicemen and women. The P&C would like to thank Chatswood RSL for organising the ceremony and for its ongoing support of Chatswood High School's High Resolves program. The P&C also thanks Jenny Berthold and Carol Stables for laying a wreath on its behalf.

CHS Multicultural Festival 21 May 2018

Chatswood High School P&C is celebrating World Cultural Diversity Day on May 21st this year with our own Multicultural Festival.

We are starting planning now and we need your help! There will be multicultural food stalls and performances including a Lion dance.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

This is a free event and all proceeds will go towards funding various projects atour school that will benefit our children.

Please sign up to help out at our Multicultural Festival on May 21st, held for students during school time.

We are looking for people to prepare all types of traditional foods, entertain and generally help organise the event.

Sign up at http://www.signupgenius.com/go/30E0549AEAC2FA6F94-chsmulticultural

Welcome to CHS 2018 - Barefoot Bowls and BBQ Family Fun

Are you coming to the "Welcome to CHS 2018 - Barefoot Bowls and BBQ Family Fun" evening organised by the CHS P&C?

Everyone is welcome, especially to all our new families who have joined CHS in 2018.

For Year 7 families - it's a great way to meet other parents & families from this year group.

Special guests include our Principal - David Osland, Deputy Principal - Evelyn Manson and Year 7 advisers- Barbara Corso and Julie Hurst.

When: Friday - 9 March, 2018 from 5.30 to 7.30/8pm

Where: Willoughby Park Bowling Club (Robert St. Willoughby)

Cost - it's free to come along (and yes you can bring your own food)

If you want to go bowling: Adults: $10 & students $5

BBQ: sausage sandwich $2 each

RSVP: Come & join the fun -

To assist catering needs, please RSVP to your P&C Year 7 parent network coordinator () or CHS P&C

 

Lockers in 2018 - delay in locker assignment

In late 2017, the P&C funded the provision of an extra 60 lockers (at a cost of over $9800) to help meet increased year 7 student demand. These extra lockers were due to be installed in week 1 of this term.

However, we have recently been informed by the external provider, installation has been delayed until week 5.

Unfortunately this will mean that a large number of students won’t have access to a locker for another 2 weeks.

We acknowledge this is far from ideal for our new year 7 students, who have to carry heavy books and sporting equipment to high school each day.

We apologise for any inconvenience, which unfortunately is out of our control.

Our volunteer Locker Coordinator will contact you shortly when these extra lockers have been installed.

Thank you for your understanding.

Sleep - the secret ingredient for high performance - Monday 12 Feb

You’re invited to the first of our "Well-being" seminars for 2018 to hear how critical good sleep is to being top of your game. 

We all know sleep is important, but life in the 21st C is getting busier and busier. And time allocated to sleeping is often the first thing to be squeezed.

The CHS P&C are very pleased to present Dr Carmel Harrington, an internationally recognised expert in the field of sleep research, to speak to our Chatswood High community on the importance of sleep.

Parents and students are invited to come along and hear this crucial message.

When: Monday 12th February at 6pm
Where: School Hall

The night is held in conjunction with Year 7 "meet and greet" at 5pm & will be followed at 7pm by BYOD information session for year 7 & new students.

Read more: Sleep - the secret ingredient for high performance - Monday 12 Feb

Last day in the Canteen

On Friday 15 December the canteen staff said their farewells - from 2018 the canteen will be run by an external provider, not the P&C.

Many thanks from the P&C to all staff and volunteers for their hard work and dedication over the years.

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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 Cake

Read more: World Teachers Day 2017