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Like our neighbouring public school, the high school also suffers from outdated facilities and overcrowding.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.
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