Chatswood High School
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|Chatswood High School|
Latin: Per Gravia Ad Prospera
("Through Hard Work We Prosper")
|Chatswood, New South Wales, Australia|
|Type||Public, Secondary, Co-educational, Day school|
|Colour(s)||Blue & White|
With an enrolment of approximately 1100, Chatswood High School is situated on Centennial Avenue on the former Carr-Horden estate and is surrounded by bushland.
The school had a cadet unit in the early days - for boys only. Girls wore wide-brimmed straw hats and gloves. 
In the late 1970s a number of demountable buildings were deployed to provide facilities for the school's Intensive English Centre. These demountables are still in use today.
After a pilot Gifted and Talented program with the Year 7s of 2001, Chatswood High School established a selective stream in 2002, entrance to which is based upon the NSW Selective High Schools Test.
The school's bands have had many successful overseas tours, including being the first Australian school Stage Band to be invited to the Montreaux Jazz Festival in 1996. Chatswood High School's Concert Band 1 travelled to Europe in 2004 to the Vienna International Youth and Music Festival, attaining 2nd place. The musical 'Guys & Dolls' was put on in late June 2006 and the Band toured New Zealand, and again toured Europe in 2009. The tour in 2009 was to Vienna, Salzburg, St Moritz, Montreux and Paris.
Students have achieved particular successes in multimedia and digital media, with HSC practical works featured as state exemplars.
A two-storey specialised TAS block was completed in 2007. The canteen was also refurbished in early 2009 and is now run by the P&C. The most recent change has been the complete refurbishment of the library and science area. This was officially opened at a special ceremony on September 25, 2009.
The school commemorated its 50th anniversary with a Festival Day on 25 September 2009. As part of this celebration, the school created a time capsule.
In 1990, Chatswood High School's P & C purchased a country property for use as the school's Field Studies Centre. The property, Marnie, is a few kilometres from Rylestone in NSW's Central West next to the Wollemi National Park. The property includes a cottage with accommodation for 10 people.
- Concert Bands
- Levels One and Two
- Stage Band
- Jazz Combo
- String Group
- Guitar Ensembles
- Duke of Edinburgh's Award Scheme
- Inter-School Christian Fellowship (ISCF)
- Junior and Senior Teams
- Student Representative Council
- ISCF (Inter-School Christian Fellowship)
- Mock Trial
- Gordon McClymont, agricultural scientist
- Carl Scully, former New South Wales Government minister
- Mark Taylor, former captain of the Australian cricket team
- Darren Percival, The Voice Australia runner up 2012