Enrolment

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.

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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 links School Intake Zone by Street Name  School Intake Zone Map     

Chatswood High School enrolment policy


Year 6 into Year 7 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.

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. 

Applications for selective high school placement in Year 7 in 2019 opened on 10 October 2017 and closed on 13 November 2017 at https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/year-7.

The Selective High School Placement Test is on 15 March 2018.

Attached is the Information about applying for Year 7 entry to selective high schools in 2019 SHS-application-information.pdf

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Enrolments Selective Student Enrolments    Year 8-10 2019

Information for enrolment into our selective stream is available at the High Performing Students Unit at the Department of Education.

August/September         Selection committees meet and consider applications.

October 2018                   Years 8 to 12 reviews conducted and outcome sent to parents

The number of vacancies in Years 8 to 12 will vary across academic years and from school to school. Generally the number of vacancies is limited.

Selective offers other than Year 7 Appeals will only be considered in exceptional circumstances and unfortunately no consideration can be given for students who are ill on the day. Whilst consideration may be made of other supporting material and/or any further extenuating circumstances in the offering of places, the committee’s decision will be final. Further information regarding appeals


Enrolments International Students and Temporary Residents     


International students 

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