Student Welfare

Chris Stirling Award

In memory of Chris Stirling, this Educational Scholarship is funded by the P&C and awarded at Presentation Day to

A student going from Year 10 into Year 11 at Chatswood High who has dealt with an adversity or challenge that may affect their schoolwork.

Any staff member can nominate any student, the final selection is made by the Year 10 Advisor in consultation with the Welfare Committee.


Mrs Chris Stirling was a parent who was actively involved with Chatswood High School from 1996 to 2003, when she died after a short terminal illness.

Chris joined the CHS community as a new parent in 1996 and was interested in supporting the School in whatever way she could. For the next six years she was an active member of the P&C and the school Publicity Committee. She also accepted the job of Uniform Shop coordinator and used this role as an opportunity to both welcome and encourage new families to participate in the school community. Chris was elected to School Council and in 2000 held the position of School Council President.

Chris loved helping people, especially children, and was a volunteer scribe in the School Certificate and HSC for children with literacy difficulties. She also worked in the canteen and was employed by CHS in the Food Technology area.

In 2001, the year her son Morgan completed the HSC, Chris and husband Kim were awarded lifetime membership of the P&C: an acknowledgment of the outstanding contributions they had made to the school.

Chris’ husband, Kim Stirling, or her son Morgan could be invited to present the scholarship. Otherwise it could be presented by the P&C president.