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.

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 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. 

Entry to Year 7 in 2019

Placement outcomes are due to be sent to parents by 6 July 2018. They will be sent by email unless you chose to receive mail instead.

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

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Entry to Year 7 in 2020

Applications will open for placement in Year 7 in 2020 from 9 October 2018 to 12 November 2018. The test will be held on Thursday 14 March 2019.






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.

The placement test is on Friday 3rd August 2018 at Chatswood High School.

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


Applications for selective classes in 8-10 in 2019 opened on June 22nd. Forms can be downloaded from https://education.nsw.gov.au/public-schools/selective-high-schools-and-opportunity-classes/years-8-to-12 

and will need to be returned to the Front Office at Chatswood High School by Friday July 27th. Testing will take place in the school hall on Friday August 3rd and further information will be sent to applicants once the application has been received.

 It must be remembered that positions in the selective stream are very limited and entry is competitive.



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