Students at Chatswood High School are given the opportunity to explore their passions, express their creativity and challenge themselves through computing at the various stages of their learning.
A specially designed year 7 IT skills course introduces students to a variety of software, from the practical functions in Microsoft Office tools to the fun and creative opportunities in graphic creation and animation, as well as new and emerging technologies, like 3D printing.
In year 9 and 10 students have the elective choice of Information and Software Technology (IST) that develops their skills in units such as graphics, web design and development, film-making, interactive multimedia, robotics and programming.
For theory preliminary and HSC years students at Chatswood High have a selection of three computing-based subjects including Information Processes and Technology, Software Design and Development and Industrial Technology: Multimedia Technologies. This variety allows students to focus on their particular passions, whether it be databases and information systems, coding, or 3D animation, preparing them will knowledge and skills in industry standard tools.
For all years, our emphasis on creativity in computing has engaged students of all abilities and interests and has enabled many students to commence rewarding careers in related industries.
Our facilities are used extensively and much creative work is completed outside the timetable with teachers available to assist. All students have secure server access and password protected storage.
The school has two computer labs with iMac computers installed with latest software industry standard software, including the Adobe Master Collection, Microsoft Office, Filemaker Pro, Blender and Unity Pro. Students are also able to access the music SoundHouse, CAD lab with high-end PCs and CREO software, as well as workstations throughout the school.
A BYOD program also runs within the school, allowing students from all years to bring their own personal devices to use in class. The students have access to Student Office and Adobe Creative Suite to install on their computers for free.
Our knowledgeable and friendly technical support team also offer guidance and help to students across the day, 5 days and week.