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Chatswood Education Precinct Info Night May 2019

The information night held at Chatswood High School on 30 May was well represented by parents and students. Many questions were raised by attendees both about the facilities that will be provided during building works and the design of the completed buildings.

The information slides displayed at the information night are available on the NSW Education Department - School Infrastructure website, along with some answers to the questions raised.

All comments and feedback on the project should be directed to the advertised email address: . The more emails they receive on a particular issue, the more likely it is that these concerns will be addressed.

Please add your voice to the discussion.

Members of the Music Committee have created a petition which addresses concerns related particularly to the Music Program. Please sign it if you agree with the concerns raised.

Anxiety & Depression in our Teenagers

BlackDogInstituteAt the May P&C meeting, a volunteer from the Black Dog Institute spoke to the meeting about teenage mental health and how we can support our teenagers and spot the early warning signs. 

Information sheets are available on the Parent Resource page of this website. 

 

P&C Dinner - Saturday 1 June

We would like to invite parents to a dinner on June 1st. This is an opportunity to meet other Chatswood High parents from all years.

Cash payments must be made on the night at the door. Please register with the Booking Link to reserve your place, numbers are limited.

The details are:

Date: Saturday 1st June at 7pm
Location: Tawandang Thai restaurant, Chatswood, near the Interchange
Cost: $25 plus $3.50 for BYO, drinks not included
RSVP: 25th May, by free ticket on Trybooking website: https://www.trybooking.com/BCOQP

Navigating your teen's mental health

The Black Dog Institute will be giving a 45 minute presentation at the beginning of the next P&C meeting, commencing at 7pm on Tuesday 14 May.

Please come along to the session and learn more about teenagers and their mental health and how you can support your teenager. The session is free and just prior to the P & C meeting and there is no obligation to stay for the business part of the P&C meeting.

Topics include:

  • What is depression and bipolar disorder?
  • What is anxiety, depression and bipolar disorder?
  • How to spot early warning signs in young people
  • When and where to seek help
  • How to support a young person you care about



 

Tomorrow Man and Woman - 6 May

Tomorrow Man Woman

Date: Monday 6 May 2019 (changed from 1 May)

Time: 6pm - 8pm

Place: Chatswood High School Learning Space

Following the success of Tomorrow Man workshops at CHS in 2018, the CHS P&C is proud to host more workshops for Year 10 students this year, plus an evening parent workshop. We are also excited to announce that CHS will be one of the first schools in Australia to host the newly launched Tomorrow Woman program.

Tomorrow Man & Tomorrow Woman are about reinventing masculinity and femininity and challenging the narrow rules around what it means to be a man or a woman today. The program aims to disrupt outdated gender stereotypes, strengthen emotional muscle and reinvent a modern more flexible alternative for teens. It is about encouraging healthy traits that strengthen resilience and keep more of our young people alive today and tomorrow.

This workshop is your chance to understand the work done by the Tomorrow team. Come along and get ready to:

  • Explore the impact stereotypes have on us and our boys and girls
  • Have deeper conversations with your teenager
  • Better understand the pressures of being a teenager and
  • Better support your teenager.

The event is open to all CHS parents and parents from nearby schools. Parents only at the evening workshop – no students.

For more information visit: www.tomorrowman.com.au

Please RSVP by May 3 to

Well Being Events

In 2018, the P&C was successful in receiving a grant from the Chatswood RSL to enable us to host a number of wellbeing events for students and parents.

The schedule began with a presentation from Jocelyn Brewer on Digital Nutrition. This event was held in conjunction with the BYOD information session on 11 February.

The following events have been planned - please put them in your diary

  • April 1 - Madonna King – “Daughters and fathers” – starts 6pm for parents + student sessions year 7-9 all girl students
  • May 1 - Tomorrow Man and Tomorrow Girl - parent evening starts 6pm + student day sessions for year 10
  • August 5 - Respectful relation shops and Sexual heath by Vanessa Hamilton – parent evening + year 9 student day sessions

AGM 13 November 2018

Notice is given that the Annual General Meeting (AGM) of Chatswood High School P&C will be held on Tuesday 13 November 2018 at 7.30pm in the Learning Space. You are warmly welcome to attend. The November General Meeting will be held immediately afterwards.

Nominations are requested for the following P&C positions:

  • President
  • Secretary
  • Treasurer
  • Vice-President
  • Uniform Shop Convenor
  • Building Committee Convenor

Information about each of these roles can be found under Who we are->Office Holder Responsibilities

Please forward nominations for these positions to , and please contact the Secretary if you have any other queries about the meetings or additions to the agenda.

Chatswood RSL Grant

In August 2018, P&C Vice-president Sarah Boyd accepted a grant for $16,800 from the Chatswood RSL. This grant money will be used for Well Being sessions presented by the P&C over the next year.

ChatswoodRSLGrants Presentation Aug2018

Chatswood Education Precinct Upgrade Info

The NSW Government have setup a project page to display information regarding the school upgrade: https://www.schoolinfrastructure.nsw.gov.au/projects/c/chatswood-education-precinct.html

Chatswood Education Precinct Info Night

As per the invitation, you’re invited to meet with a member of the project team, have your say, and find out more about the staged approach to delivery of the new precinct, at one of our information sessions at the schools affected

  • Wednesday 19 September 2018, 7pm-8.30pm at Chatswood Public School Hall
  • Thursday, 20 September 2018, 7pm-8.30pm at Chatswood High Learning Centre

Raising Screenagers with Dr Kristy Goodwin - 10 September

The Chatswood High School Wellbeing Team, in conjunction with the P&C, have organised a presentation on 'Raising Screenagers' by Dr Kristy Goodwin on Monday 10 September, 6:30-8:30pm in the Learning Space.

Dr Kristy presented to the staff earlier this year and they all found it to be very valuable. We know our parents will do so too, so please come along.