Parental trauma workshop

Tickets are now on sale for: The impact of parental trauma on the health and developmental wellbeing of children and young people.

Teachers, educators and support teams acknowledge that parenting is not easy and some days parents struggle too. Sometimes these struggles can trigger trauma from a parent’s childhood that was not pleasant, and in some cases, abusive or violent. It may also be a result of domestic violence, grief, neglect or a parent may be temporarily unable to navigate current additional stressors in their lives.

This webinar will provide an opportunity for you to:

  • Understand how exposure to parental trauma affects the learning, behaviour and emotional reactivity of children and young people
  • Gain a better understanding of the impact of parental trauma on families and how it affects their experience in educational and support settings
  • Assist you in recognising and supporting trauma-affected parents to improve the wellbeing and learning outcomes for their children and young people

By joining this webinar, it will assist you in creating a deeper awareness of the impacts of parental trauma and how you can assist children, young people and their families, within your care and community who are experiencing these challenges.

This NESA approved webinar is suitable for teachers, educators, support workers and other professionals within the community who work with children and young people. It will contribute 2 hours of NESA registered PD addressing 6.2.2 and 7.4.2 from the Australian Professional Standards for teachers towards maintaining Proficient Teacher Accreditation in NSW.

Webinar details

Date: Thursday, 22 October 2020
Time: 6:30pm to 8:30pm ( presentation & Q&A session)
Price: $65 per person including GST
Presenter: Heather Irvine-Rundle, clinical psychologist and director of The Read Clinic
Purchase tickets: Online via our website 

You can find out more about the webinar see:

Club Grants 2020

Chatswood High School P&C has recently been awarded $21,300 by Chatswood RSL under the ClubGRANTS scheme. The funding will be used to support the extensive well-being program for our students.

The P&C sincerely thanks Chatswood RSL for providing this funding boost for our programs. The ClubGRANTS program is made possible through the support of ClubsNSW, the NSW Government and local clubs.

Special thanks to Sarah Boyd and Lynn Donohue who prepared the successful application.

Online Seminar - Respectful Relationships, Human Sexuality & Protective Safety

This online seminar will be presented by Vanessa Hamilton (Talking the Talk Sex and Health Education) on Thursday night, 17 September 8:00-9:30 pm.

The seminar is suitable for parents of children aged 11-17 years. Please note, this presentation is not suitable for children to view.

Registrations are essential at 

Sponsored by CHS P&C and Chatswood RSL as part of the ongoing Well-being program at Chatswood High School.

Uniform Shop update

The uniform shop is open on Thursdays 8am - 11:15 during term 3. The online shop is also open


Jocelyn Brewer - Digital Nutrition - Monday 10 Feb 2020

Jocelyn Brewer Digital Nutrition

Understanding your teens & untangling them from technology:

Practical (and positive) strategies for parents


Jocelyn will be presenting at Chatswood High School on Monday 10 Feb 2020 from 5:30 in the school hall.

In this dynamic 60-minute seminar psychologist, Jocelyn Brewer, will help parents and carers understand aspects of teenage behaviour and development. She will also help understand their use of technology, app and video game design that prove to be so seductive (and perhaps even ‘addictive’) to young people and their still developing brains.

Her fear-free, practical approach will help parents build skills to communicate with their teens, implement boundaries and consequences for behaviours (both online and off) and assist young people to identify and manage their emotions, time and choices.

She will explore the ways young people use technology, some of the features of tech design that makes it so alluring and hard to put down, and the impacts on young people’s wellbeing.

Jocelyn will introduce her concept of Digital Nutrition™ as a positive framework for shaping healthy tech habits and a diverse digital diet, as well as how to apply the 3M’s (mindful, meaningful and moderate) to online activities.

Jocelyn Brewer Pic

About Jocelyn:

Jocelyn is a Sydney-based psychologist with 16 years’ experience in public schools as both a teacher and counsellor.

She has been studying the impacts of technology use for a decade and is part of Australia's first formal cyber-psychology research group at the University of Sydney where is completing Masters research on the relationship between parenting styles and young people's smartphone habits.

Jocelyn created Digital Nutrition™ in 2013 as a positive framework for addressing digital wellbeing issues and preventing technology addictions.

Jocelyn will provide practical strategies for parenting in the digital age and answer any questions you might have about video games, social media and digital cultures.

More information:

Talking Drugs and Alcohol with Paul Dillon - 22 Oct

Cammeraygal High School has invited us to their session with Paul Dillon on Tuesday 22 October from 6 - 7:30pm at their Senior Campus, 149 West St Crows Nest.

Tickets are $10 and bookings can be made at

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.


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: 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.

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

Parents have found these workshops very useful in previous years.