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Chatswood High School

Chatswood High School

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Our school can help with enrolment queries throughout the year.

Local enrolment area

Most schools have designated local enrolment areas. The School Finder shows our local enrolment area. Note: local enrolment areas are subject to change.

How to enrol 

Contact us when you’re ready to enrol your child in our school. You may need to attend an interview with the principal. There you can discuss any medical conditions or other special circumstances before your child starts school. We may also complete a risk assessment on the enrolment.

For more information, visit high school enrolment.

Download an application to enrol (PDF 5.9MB).

The application form must be completed in English. However, a translated application to enrol may help you to fill out the form in English.

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:

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.

Information for Gifted and Talented 2021 - Applications for our Gifted and Talented class in Year 7 will open on August 10 2020. Invitation letters and the Application Form will be sent to all current Year 6 students who reside in our local 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 Friday 4 September 2020. Students will be required to sit an entry test and this will take place on Wednesday 14 October 2020 in the school hall. It is important to note that applications are only open to students who live in the catchment area for Chatswood High School.

Important dates for Year 7 2021

Monday 10 August 2020 Gifted and Talented Class Applications Open Application forms will be mailed to all Year 7 families
Friday 4 September 2020 Gifted and Talented Class Applications Close All forms with payment to be received at the school by this date

Week 1

Term 4

Address Confirmation Evidence demonstrating local resident status through the provision of 100 points of current original documents to be provided by parents. (Information will be sent to parents regarding this process)
Mid November Enrolment Confirmation Enrolment Confirmation and Orientation Information Packs will be emailed to all Year 7 families.  
Friday 29 January 2021

Day 1 Year 7 2021

Gifted & Talented Testing

First day of High School for all Year 7 2021 students

Testing in the School Hall 9am to 12:30pm

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 12 November 2018. The test was held on Thursday 14 March 2019 and placement outcome information will be sent from Friday 5th July 2019.

Placement in Selective High Schools for 2022

Selective Student Enrolments Years 8 to 11 in 2021

Applications for enrolment into Selective classes at Chatswood High school in 2021 open on Friday 19 June 2020.

The Application Form and further Application information are available at:  until July 24 2020.  If required, a paper copy is also available from the school office.

The number of positions 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 Wednesday 14 October 2020 (this is later than previous years due to COVID-19 restrictions)
  • 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 24 July 2020

How to Apply 

  • Complete an Application form & submit it in person at the school office before
  • Friday 24 July 2020.
  • Include with your Application form

    • A copy of your 2 most recent school reports.
    • A copy of your most recent NAPLAN report.
    • 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
Friday 19 June 2020 Applications Open. The application form is available on the school website and High Performing Students Team’s website
Friday 24 July 2020 Closing date for completed application forms to be returned to Chatswood High school
August 2020 Acknowledgement of receipt of application sent to all applicants. (This will include details of entrance test)
Wednesday 14 October 2020 Entrance Test (8:45am – 12:30pm - Chatswood High School hall)
October-November 2020 Selection committee meets to consider applicants
November 2020 Outcome letters sent to all applicants

Temporary visas and international students

For information about eligibility and forms to complete, visit the Temporary Residents Program.

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 to arrange to bring original documents to 105 Phillip Street, Parramatta 2150