Order recess or lunch at the canteen

  • Running late and struggling to make school lunches?
  • Want to make sure your child has a hot meal during the day?
  • Keen for your child to learn life skills including how to order in a shop, handle money, budget and make healthy food choices?

Use the school canteen! It's open Monday to Friday for breakfast, recess and lunch. The winter menu is out now and a hot lunch special is available each day. And look out for the loyalty scheme coming soon....

If your child doesn't want to queue they can place an order before school starts and pick up at recess or lunch.

The school canteen is run by the P&C and aims to break even. Prices are set to cover wages and food and running costs only.

CanteenMenu2017 CanteenOrders

Respectful Relationships Parent Seminar

Parent only session- Thursday – June 15th @ 7-8.30pmRespectful Relationships

Vanessa Hamilton is a highly regarded Educator and Sexual health nurse with over 23 years experience from Victoria. 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

  • Parent only session – Thursday evening June 15, start time 7pm (in the hall). Parents from all years welcome are also to attend this session. 
  • Student sessions for year 9 are being held during the school day on June 16 (content is aligned with school curriculum).

Internet – How to Identify and Prevent Problem Usage Parent Session

Parent session – Monday May 29th @ 7pm -8.30pm

Dr Philip Tam is a Sydney-based child psychiatrist, researcher and educator. He has a special interest in the emerging field of internet and video-game related disorders, and lectures on the topic across Australia to both professional and general audiences. He set up the Network for Internet Investigation and Research in Australia ( to assist families and counsellors who were dealing with the emerging problem of 'internet addiction' in children, and works closely with schools in developing healthy digital diet programmes.

  • Student sessions for years 7, 8 & 9 are being held during the school day on June 6th
  • Parent session – Monday evening - May 29th, start time 7pm (in the hall). Students from other years welcome are also to attend this session.

Year 11 Parent Social

Our first Year 11 parent social will be held on Thursday 25 May 2017 at 6.30pm at The Orchard in Chatswood. Hopefully the convenient location will allow some of you to join us this time round.

You have the option to bring your year 11 along if you wish (or they wish to join) as it had worked well for some in the last few social gatherings.

The Orchard Tavern
455 Victoria Ave
(On top of Chatswood train station next to 7 Eleven)

Here is the Menu link:

Please RVSP: By 19 May 2017 to .

Year 7 and 8 Family Meet and Greet

The Chatswood High School P&C invite parents/guardians of students in year 7 and 8 to join us for a Year 7 & 8 Family Meet & Greet.

This is a great opportunity to meet other CHS families and we have also invited the Year 7 year Advisors and the Principal and Deputy Principal.

Who: Parents and children welcome
When: Friday 26th May: 6:30pm onwards
Where: Great Northern Hotel (cnr Mowbray Rd and Pacific Hwy Chatswood) in the Dining area (near the fireplace)
What: Dinner or light snacks/drinks only

Please RSVP by Friday 19th May to help manage table bookings, by emailing

Well Being Sessions

Thanks for your positive feedback on our the first “Well-being” session on “The importance of Sleep for Peak Performance”.

We’re now working with the school leadership team to finalise dates for student and parent sessions in terms 2 & 3. These will again be targeted at specific student year groups, plus a parent session (open all year groups) on the topics of:

  • “Internet – how to identify and prevent problem usage”
  • “Respectful relationships”

Watch this space! We’ll let you know dates shortly (via the CHS school stream app and this website) so you can lock these into your family diary.

We’d love to hear your suggestions for future well-being topics. Some others we’re considering are healthy eating and positive mental health sessions. Please send any ideas to .

Help needed

We’re looking for enthusiastic parents to contribute in small ways within the P&C community to support our school and students.

Here’s 2 ways you can contribute:

  1. We’re looking for a couple of people to help organise some fun social events over 2017- including a casual Trivia night in late term 2/ early term 3. Planning has already started and NO fund raising is required! We’ve also got some multicultural ideas hatching as well. Do you have any other suggestions? We’d love to hear from you.
  2. Our Building Sub-Committee is looking for some fresh faces and ideas to contribute to discussion and planning on how we can spend our existing building fund resources – with some small and big projects. Over recent years, we’ve added the shade clothes to the quadrangle, created a lovely space in the under-croft for students and added the extension to the school hall for music rehearsals.

Could you lend your expertise or interest?

We’d love to have your support. If you’d like to join in either of these activites, please email our secretary: .

Community Sponsorship

A big thanks to Harris Farm Markets Willoughby (High St) and Bakers Delight (Artarmon).

We’ve received two generous community donations to help support the CHS breakfast club which is run daily by several of our dedicated teachers from the IEC. We really appreciate the on-going and generous support received from Harris Farm Markets Willoughby (High St) and Bakers Delight (Artarmon) to support this important program to support some of our students.


STEM equipment

TestingMachineThe P&C has contributed $25,000 towards the purchase of a Precision Universal Tester - one of the Autograph AGS-X series.

The Shimadzu Autograph AGS-X series provides superior performance and practical testing solutions for a wide array of applications. It will be used in Engineering subjects for stress control and tensile testing with strain control for iron and steel, measuring modulus of elasticity for plastics and resins.

It is anticipated that the machine will be helpful to students in the Engineering subject streams.

BBQ & Barefoot Bowls - 31 March 2017

All CHS families are invited to attend a BBQ & Barefoot Bowls evening on Friday 31 March 2017. 

  • Come and meet the principal David Osland and some of the other wonderful teachers
  • Bowling is $10 and is lots of fun, but not compulsory
  • BBQ sausage sandwiches will be available for $2, or you can bring your own food

More details are on the invitation.

Please RSVP to  with number of people attending, how many sausages you would like and whether you plan to play bowls.