Past Events

What we've been doing

Digital Nutrition

JocelynBrewerAs part of the Welcome to CHS for year 7 families held on 11 February 2019, over 100 parents enjoyed a presentation from Jocelyn Brewer focusing on digital nutrition. She covered a wide range of teenage related topics including:

  • Best practice guide for balanced technology use and healthy relationships with devices
  • The sleep needs of teenagers
  • Changing brains of teens
  • Why the internet and gaming is so attractive to teens.
  • Some helpful tips on what parents and teens can do to promote good digital habits

You can subscribe to her newsletter.

Also she has lots of articles and tips for parents to download and suggested resources and other
books / rating sites for games & apps

Barefoot Bowls March 2018

Our Welcome to CHS - Barefoot Bowls & BBQ family event again proved to be popular. About 80 parents and children joined in the fun, along with our Principal Mr David Osland, Deputy Principal Ms Evelyn Manson and our two Year 7 Advisers - Barbara Corso and Julie Hurst.
The parents got a chance to get to meet some of our teachers and each other, while the students and younger siblings enjoyed the barefoot bowling and BBQ at Willoughby Park. Special thanks go to Lyndall Franks one of our year 7 parent coordinators, for coordinating all the RSVPs.

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Trivia Night 2017

The P&C hosted a trivia night on Saturday, September 2. This was our premier social event for the year and we were thrilled when the event SOLD OUT with over 180 people attending.

Everyone had fun - with students, parents and teachers all enjoying the paper plane, nearest to the pin and putt-putt golf competitions. A senior jazz ensemble set the vibe early. And it was great to see yr11 prefects (who came 3rd place overall) support the night as well as 2 tables of teachers representing the high school and IEC (overall runners up). The victorious parent table were rewarded with chocolates, chocolates and more chocolates.

Whilst it wasn't originally designed to be a fund raiser, when some local businesses generously provided prizes we decided to raise funds via extra voluntary games and to donate any profits to the band US 2018 tour.

Local businesses & parents who generously donated prizes were:

  • Forestry Tools (CHS family)
  • Imagine Creative Learning (CHS family)
  • Birdwood Cafe (Lane Cove)
  • The Italian pizza restaurant (Willoughby)
  • GPK pizza (Chatswood)
  • Nespresso (Chatswood)
  • Radiance (Northbridge) and Toni & Guy (Chatswood) hairdressing salons
  • Fitness First (platinum) gym (Chatswood)
  • Crunch Gym (Chatswood)

A night like this doesn’t happen without help behind the scenes.
Special thanks to our wonderful CHS parents - especially Wendy Claxton who organised our Trivia host Michael (from InnQUIZitive Quiz) & some prizes; Alex Hudson for coordinating band raffle, cake and drink stand, Andrew Stergio for providing acoustic guitar music between question rounds; Julie Farquar and Carol Stables for managing Trybooking and money matters and Andrew Stergio for performing on his acoustic guitar during breaks
Also a big thank you to: Jeremy Cardew (Yr. 10 student) who capably managed all the audio-visual technical operations on the night; Peter Meyer (CHS school GA) and Sue Ward & CAPA students for helping set up the hall; and Clare Morecombe from the Office for her help in advertising the event.

Thanks to David Osland & Evelyn Manson from the School leadership team, all the CHS & IEC teachers and everyone who came and supported the event.

It was a fun community night.

Respectful Relationships - Parent Resources

Vanessa Hamilton (founder of presented a well-received session to parents in learning Centre on June 15. This was followed up with 2 sessions to year 9 students on the following day - positive feedback has been received from the school and families for these sessions.

Vanessa provided a resource sheet with useful links, tips for conversations about sexuality with your children and some questions to ask yourself.

You may like to read an interesting article Does Jealousy equal Love? from the Sydney Morning Herald on 27 February which highlights the need for better education about relationships for our young people.

Well Being Sessions - Internet Usage

Thank you to Dr Phillip Tam for presenting at the parent session on Monday 29 May 2017 - How to Identify and Prevent Problem Internet Usage.

Here are some resources from the session that may be helpful:


Sleep for Health

On Feb 28th, our first well-being seminar for 2017 saw Dr Carmel Harrington present on “Sleep: the vital ingredient success to improve academic and sporting performance and health”.

Three separate sessions were run for our year 11 and 12 students, teachers, and parents & families. It was great to see over 100 parents attend the evening session.

2 handouts were available at the meeting and Carmel left us with a summary of the data she presented:

Barefoot Bowls

Our first social event “Welcome to 2017” was held on Friday 31 March. We enjoyed a fun night of Barefoot bowls and BBQ at Willoughby Park Bowling Club with our Principal, David Osland, some of our wonderful CHS teachers and over 70 parents and students from a variety of year groups.


Read more: Barefoot Bowls

World Teachers Day Morning Tea 2015


On Tuesday 20 October the P&C hosted a morning tea for the teaching staff at Chatswood High School. Parents were also invited to come and show their appreciation of our wonderful and committed teaching staff.

Read more: World Teachers Day Morning Tea 2015

Trivia Night 2011

World ThemeAround the World in a Night was the theme of Chatswood High School's Trivia Night on 25th June 2011, raising an amazing $18,000 to support the school. Click here to see how the money has been spent.

This ytrivia hall-sear's major fundraiser proved a huge success with 230 people packed in the School Hall comprising parents, carers, friends, teachers, office staff, ex students, community members and sponsors.

Read more: Trivia Night 2011

A Night At the Olympics - Trivia Night 2012

TriviaLogo2012You could be forgiven for thinking the Olympic Games arrived early at Chatswood High with torch bearers, equestrians, bobsledders, fencers, sailors, toga wearing athletes and basketball players packing the school Hall for a night of fun and entertainment.

CoolRunningsTableParents, carers, family, friends and teachers had the chance to pit their wits against each other in a few rounds of trivia led by Jacky from Planet Trivia. There were some tense moments with the competition very close but in the end "Cool Runnings" the Jamaican bobsled team made up of mainly Year 8 and 10 Parents took out first place. The Jamaicans were a force to be reckoned with on the night, as they went on to win the hotly contested best dressed table prize. Hayley Hummerston (Year 8 Parent) won the prize for the best dressed person with her fencer's costume.

Read more: A Night At the Olympics - Trivia Night 2012

Trivia Night Oct 2013

RockingRoadiesThe event was held at the school hall on Saturday evening 26th October. 110 people attended with a good pool of donations collected from businesses, school families and friends valued at over $11,000. Many people dressed up with tables having different themes such as Tin Pan Alley, the Roadies and Blackbeard. After costs are taken into account the amount raised will be almost $9,000. 

TriviaTablesThe Fundraising Committee comprised year 7, 9, 10 and 11 parents - Amanda Perry, Lillian Camphausen, Sharine Lee, Hayley Hummerston, Camille Funnell, Siew-Geck Phua, Brooke Keevers and Deb Noble. Thank you for all your hard work.