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.

Please see the enrolment policy for Chatswood High School: Chatswood High School enrolment policy (this document is currently being updated) & 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: School Intake Zone Map     



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 2020 - Applications for our Gifted and Talented class in Year 7 will open towards the end of term 2. Further information and forms will be on our website from mid-June. Students will be required to sit an entry test and this will take place on Monday August 19th in the school hall. It is important to note that applications are only open to students who live in the catchment area of Chatswood.


Important Dates for Year 7 2020
Friday, 5 July 2019
Gifted and Talented Class Applications Open
Application forms will be mailed to all Year 7 families.
Friday 9 August 2019
Gifted and Talented Class Applications Close
All forms with payment to be received at the school by this date.
Monday, 19 August 2019
Gifted and Talented Testing
Testing in the School Hall 9.00 am to 12.30 pm.
14 – 18 October 2019
Enrolment Confirmation
Orientation Day Information
Letters and Orientation Day Information Packs will be mailed to all Year 7 families
Tuesday, 3 December 2019
Year 7 Orientation Day
Parent and student program.
Wednesday 29 January 2020
Day 1 Year 7 2020
First day of High School for all Year 7 2020 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 in 2020

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.





Selective Student Enrolments Years 8 to 11 in 2020

Application forms for enrolment into our selective stream in Years 8 to 11 in 2020 are available at the High Performing Students Unit at the Department of Education from 20th June 2019.


Friday 21 June 2019

Application information and application form is available from High Performing Students Unit website and from selective high schools.

Document and Payment Requirements when submitting Applications:

* Completed application form 

* Proof of Australian/New Zealand citizenship or Australian permanent residency. (Please be aware that only Australian/New Zealand citizens or Australian permanent residents are eligible to enrol into a Selective class.)

* Copies of school reports – Semester 1 (present year) and Semester 2 (previous year)

* NAPLAN Results and evidence of recent participation in academic competitions and co-curricular activities

* Administration Fee (non-refundable) $90 - payment to be made at time of submitting application form and documents. (payment options: cash, cheque, eftpos/credit card during school office hours - 8.30am - 3.00pm)


Friday 26 July 2019          

Closing date for completed application forms, to be returned to the schools.


Monday 19 August 2019 

Entrance test at Chatswood High School Hall 9.00am – 12.30pm approx. All applicants are required to sit the entrance test at this time as there are no alternative arrangements. An administration fee of $90 is payable at time of application. Students are required to bring current student ID card with photo, pens, pencils and a rubber, morning tea and a drink (there will be a short break during testing). Please also bring acknowledgment of application letter and receipt of payment with you on the day of the test.


September 2019

Selection Panel meets to consider applications.


October 2019 (Term 4)                   

Outcome letters sent to parents.

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

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

 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