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Chatswood High School

Chatswood High School

Inspiring excellence - achieving success

Telephone02 9419 3611

Emailchatswood-h.school@det.nsw.edu.au

Enrolment

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Check your address on School Finder to see if it is within our local intake area. Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol

Apply online. If you are an Australian or New Zealand citizen or permanent resident you are eligible to complete the online enrolment application. You will then need to finalise the application at the school.

If you are not eligible or prefer not to enrol online, use the application to enrol (PDF 768.4KB) form. Please complete the form in English. A translated application to enrol may help you do this.

For more information, visit sTpe school enrolment.

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Out-of-area enrolments

As outlined in the department’s enrolment policy, our school may accept enrolments from outside our local enrolment area if places are available.

We will assess applications for non-local enrolment on a case-by-case basis.

Temporary visas and international students

The Temporary Residents Program has information about eligibility and the forms to complete an application.

Distance education

Distance education is an equity program for students who are geographically isolated or whose individual circumstances prevent them from regularly attending school. Students must meet one of the conditions in the Distance Education Enrolment Procedures to be eligible to access this program as a full-time student.

For more information about educational opportunities in rural areas, visit Rural and distance education.

Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Area Intake Changes for 2022

Chatswood High School is a dynamic school that has the resources and expertise necessary to develop the skills, knowledge and values that students need to lead productive and rewarding lives in the 21st century.

Please see the enrolment policy for Chatswood High School: Chatswood High School enrolment policy (this document is currently being updated) and Enrolling in a government high school (Department of Education link)

Current Year 7 to Year 11 Enrolments 

All applicants must bring the following Original Documents to the school office before an Application for Consideration of Enrolment can be completed. (Office Hours 8:30 am- 3:15 pm) An appointment time for an enrolment interview will then be made. Currently, we are only able to enrol mainstream students (permanent residents and temporary visa holders) living in our intake zone.  

Please check if your street is in our intake zone using the following link: https://education.nsw.gov.au/school-finder

Year 6 into Year 7 Mainstream Enrolments

If your child is currently enrolled in Year 6 in a public primary school, and you wish to apply to enrol in our school in Year 7 of the following year, contact the Year 6 Coordinator at your current school to obtain an "Expression of Interest" form to complete and return to them. The primary school will forward the information to us and we will contact you once a decision has been made about your child's potential enrolment, and next steps.

If your child is currently enrolled in Year 6 in a non-government primary school, and you wish to apply to enrol in our school in Year 7 of the following year, contact us to obtain an 'Expression of Interest' form to complete and return to us. We will contact you once a decision has been made about your child's potential enrolment, and next steps.

Gifted and Talented

Chatswood High School has a proud tradition of gifted education and offers a Selective stream and a Gifted and Talented class in response to the Department of Education and Community's priority policies on Gifted and Talented Children and Accelerated progression. Positions in the Gifted and Talented class are highly competitive and the application process will include testing. These positions are only available to our local area students. This program serves a need of challenging talented students in a local co-educational setting. In addition it provides and extra dimension to our general aim of providing each student with an excellent academic, cultural, social and physical education.

It is important to note that placements in this class are maintained on the basis of academic performance and students may be moved from this class at any time. This may be for individual subjects or all subjects if a high academic performance is not maintained.

Applications for our Gifted and Talented class in Year 7 will open on 21 June 2021. Invitation letters and the Application Form will be sent to all current Year 6 students who reside in our local intake area and have submitted an ‘Expression of Interest’ form (EOI) through their primary school or at our school office. The closing date for applications is Wednesday 21 July 2021. Students will be required to sit an entrance test and this will take place on Monday 9 August 2021 in the school hall.

Please note, applications are only open to students who live in the local intake area for Chatswood High School.

Gifted and Talented Information – Important Dates Year 7 2022

Monday 21 June

Term 2, Week 10

Applications Open

Gifted and Talented Class 

Application forms will be mailed to local intake area families only

Wednesday 21 July

Term 3, Week 2

Applications Close

Gifted and Talented Class 

All Application forms with payment must be received by 2pm on Wednesday 21 July. 

Monday 9 August

Term 3, Week 5

Gifted and Talented Class Entrance Test

All applicants are required to sit the test in the School Hall on this day

(Times to be confirmed)

Mid November

Term 4

Gifted and Talented Class Outcomes Outcome letters and individual test reports sent to families

Important Dates Year 7 2022

Monday 13 – Thursday 16 September

Term 3, Week 10

Local Residency Confirmation

Proof of Address Documents submitted

·      Enrolment Interviews with parents

·      Evidence of local residency provided by parents

·      100 Points Proof of Address required

·      Information will be sent to parents regarding this process

October

Term 4

Enrolment Confirmation Enrolment Confirmation emailed to Year 7 families

Early November

Term 4

Orientation Information sent to families Orientation Day Information emailed to Year 7 families

Tuesday 23 November

Term 4, Week 8

Year 7 2022 Orientation Day

Year 7 2022 High School Orientation Day

(NSW Government Schools)

28 January 2022

(To be confirmed)

First Day First day of High School for all Year 7 2022 students

Selective stream

Applications for our Selective stream Year 7 are made through the High Performing Students Unit. The applications close November two years prior to Year 7. 

Entry to Year 7 Selective Stream in 2022

Applications closed on 17th November 2020. 

Selective High School placement test date is 11th March 2021. Placement outcome information will be realeased on 2nd July 2021.

Placement in Selective High Schools for Year 7 2022

Selective Student Enrolments Years 8 to 11 in 2022

Applications for enrolment into Selective classes at Chatswood High school in 2022 open on Monday 21 June 2021.

The Application form is available HERE from 21 June 2021 until 16 July 2021.  If required, a paper copy is also available from the school office from 21 June 2021.

The number of places available in Years 8 to 11 is very limited and there are usually many more applicants than places available.

If your son or daughter wishes to apply please note the following 

  • All applicants must sit an entrance test in the school hall on Monday 9 August 2021
  • A ‘test administration fee’ of $90 is payable at time of submitting your form to the school
  • All applicants must be Australian citizens or holders of a visa granting permanent resident status in Australia
  • The closing date for applications is Friday 16 July 2021

How to Apply 

  • Complete an Application form & submit it in person at the school office by close of business (3.00 pm) on Friday 16 July 2021.
  • Include with your Application form

    • A copy of Semester 1 2021 & Semester 2 2020 school reports
    • Pay the ‘test administration fee’ of $90 at the Chatswood High School office
    • Payment Methods include:  eftpos, cash or cheque (made out to Chatswood High School)

Important dates

Date What happens
Late May 2021 Application informatin available on the DET website.
Monday 21 June 2021 Applications Open 
The application form will be available on the school website and High Performing Students Team’s website. (See link here)

Additional Requirements for Chatswood High School Yrs 8-11 2022 Selective Applicants:
Administration Fee: $90 - payable at time of submitting application form and documents at the school office. (Office Hours - 8.30 am to 3.00 pm)
School Reports: copies of Semester 1 (current year) and Semester 2 (previous year).

Friday 16 July 2021 Applications Close
Closing date for completed application forms to be returned to Chatswood High school.
late July 2021 Acknowledgement of receipt of application emailed to all applicants. (This will include details of entrance test)
Monday 9 August 2021 Entrance Test 
(All applicants must sit the entrance test which will be held in the School Hall at Chatswood High School. Details of entrance test will be emailed to applicants)
late September 2021 Selection Panel meets to consider applications for entry starting in 2022.
October-November 2021 Outcome letters emailed to all applicants
November 2021 Enrolment Interviews conducted for successful applicants

DE International is responsible for the enrolment of International Students in NSW government schools and administers the following programs:

  • International Students - HSC Graduate Program (visas 571P and 500P)
  • Temporary Resident Program (TRP) - students on Visas other than 571P or 500P including dependents of both 500P visa holders and guardian 590P visa holders

Temporary residents can apply through the procedure listed above under the heading 'Current Year 7 to Year 11 Enrolment'. Applicants must provide visa documentation upon seeking enrolment.
For further information, please visit the Temporary Visa Unit.


CRICOS provider name: NSW Department of Education
CRICOS number: 00588M

Moving overseas

Moving overseas and need school reports authenticated for DFAT? 

Email document.authentication@det.nsw.edu.au to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150.