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Chatswood Education Precinct Update & Info Nights

School Infrastructure NSW has issued a project update on the Chatswood Education Precinct.

The revised masterplan includes the following

  • removal of the split of the High School and retains all of the High School on the current site
  • the High School hall and annex will remain during construction
  • a new multipurpose hall with fixed stage will be constructed
  • several new multi-storey learning spaces including a canteen will replace the buildings currently surrounding the quad and the old admin block
  • a new multi-storey building between the oval and Centennial Ave
  • the IEC will move to St Ives High School  
  • retains Chatswood Primary school on its current site, with 2 new multi-storey buildings to replace existing non-heritage buildings

Information sessions regarding this latest update will be held on 

  • Wednesday 16 October 5-7pm at Chatswood High School
  • Thursday 17 October 5-7pm at Chatswood Public School
  • Saturday 19 October 11am-1pm at Chatswood High School

 

RSL Grant presentation

Chatswood High School P&C was successful in being awarded a grant from Chatswood RSL for $21,300 to be spent on Well Being sessions over the next year. Thank you to Chatswood RSL.

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Uniform shop update, Sep 2019

The Uniform shop is run by the P & C to help keep the cost of uniforms to a minimum and also contribute a small amount of money back to the school community. Your support helps fund the many school initiatives supported by the P&C.

CHS students are encouraged to wear the (optional) winter uniform in terms 2 and 3. For boys this is a change to long trousers. For girls the options of tights with summer dress/skirt or navy trousers. Winter tunics and shirts are also available for junior girls.

Opening hours for the remainder of this term are Thursday 8 am to 11.15.

Online ordering is the quickest and easiest way to order your uniforms: shop.chspandc.org.au. The most up to date items that are currently NOT available can also be found here. If you place an order after Thursday it will not be processed to pick up until the following Thursday. Pick up available in the shop on a Thursday or collected any other time from the school office.

We also have a large range of good quality second hand uniforms available. Pop into the shop on a Thursday morning. Please remember the Uniform shop is only open on Thursday. 

Have a few spare hours on a Tuesday or Thursday morning once or twice a term? We would love to see you at the Uniform shop. We are a very friendly bunch run by our wonderful manager Sharine. Volunteering is a great way to meet some other school parents. Please email Sharine at

CHS P&C Uniform shop committee.

Letters regarding Chatswood Education Precinct

Please write to the Infrastructure group, Department of Education, Minister for Education and anyone else you think may be helpful.

Two letter templates have been prepared - download and choose the style you like and replace all the yellow highlighted text with your details on both pages - or use the templates as a starting point for your own letter.

Letter 1 template

Letter 2 template

Respectful Relationships Parent Seminar - 5 August

For the past three years the P&C have funded Vanessa Hamilton to run workshops with Year 9 students around respectful relationships. The student workshops will be happening on the 5th and 6th of August and run for 1h 30mins. 

Vanessa will also run a parent session on Monday 5th August at 7pm in the Learning Space - please see attached flyer for more details, and RSVP by booking a free ticket at www.trybooking.com/521913.

Parents have found these workshops very useful in previous years.

Chatswood Education Precinct

The information night held at Chatswood High School on 30 May was well represented by parents and students. The information slides displayed at the information night are available on the NSW Education Department - School Infrastructure website and show building footprint plans for the new Primary School and Middle School (yr 7-9) on the current High School site, and the Senior School (yr 10-12) on the current Primary School site.

Many questions were raised by attendees about the facilities that will be provided during building works AND the design of the proposed new buildings

The building designs are currently in progress. The SSDA (State Significant Development Application) is due to be released in the coming months.

We are concerned

  • that we have limited knowledge of the current plans, and that there will be little or no time to change anything once the SSDA is released
  • that the EFSG (Educational Facilities Standards and Guidelines) has been a restriction on the design team
  • about the staging of the development - particularly for HSC exams, the music program and anything else that requires the use of the hall
  • the proposed multi-purpose hall with no permanent stage will be a significant downgrade from our current facilities
  • about the future of the Music Studio (hall annex), organised by and partially paid by the P&C
  • about the proposed play spaces for the high school students
  • the proposed canteen and uniform shop spaces

 

 What can you do?

Please add your voice so that the best outcomes can be acheived. The more emails/letters received on a particular issue, the more likely it is that these concerns will be addressed. 

  • email comments and feedback to 
  • sign the Music Program Petition

 

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

Read more: Tomorrow Man and Woman - 6 May

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