Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham

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Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham
Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham crest.
Lewisham, New South Wales
Coordinates 33°53′50″S 151°8′43″E / 33.89722°S 151.14528°E / -33.89722; 151.14528Coordinates: 33°53′50″S 151°8′43″E / 33.89722°S 151.14528°E / -33.89722; 151.14528
Type Independent, Single-sex, Day school
Motto Latin: Conanti Corona
(A crown to the one who strives)
Denomination Roman Catholic, Christian Brothers
Established 1891
Principal Br Paul Conn
Staff ~120[1]
Enrolment ~1,350 (5-12)[2]
Colour(s) Navy Blue, Sky Blue & Gold
Slogan "Conanti Corona" (A Crown To The One Who Strives)

Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham (also known as CBHS Lewisham), is a Roman Catholic, day school for boys, located in Lewisham, an inner-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

Established in 1891 by the Christian Brothers, the school has a non-selective enrolment policy and currently caters for about 1,350 boys from Years 5 to 12.

The school is the oldest of the Christian Brothers schools operating in Sydney.[2]


CBHS students, 1934
  • 1889-90 Br L. Murphy (Newtown site)
  • 1891-92 Br B. O’Hagan
  • 1892-96 Br P. Nunan
  • 1897-02 Br V. Caffrey
  • 1903-04 Br B. Coyne
  • 1905-06 Br J.T. Quinn
  • 1907-09 Br F. Magee
  • 1909-10 Br P. Walsh
  • 1910-12 Br J.T. Quinn
  • 1913-15 Br. T.B. Galvin
  • 1916-19 Br T.P. Harty
  • 1920-22 Br P.S. Mulkerns
  • 1923-24 Br J.A. Kearney
  • 1925 Br J.A. Fitzgerald
  • 1926-31 Br M.E. Breen
  • 1932-37 Br J.M. Wynne
  • 1938-43 Br J.S. Turpin
  • 1944-46 Br K.B. O’Farrell
  • 1947-52 Br J.K. O’Neill
  • 1953-58 Br R.B. Healy
  • 1959-61 Br V.A. Doody
  • 1962-66 Br W.V. Green
  • 1967 Br M.B. Gallagher
  • 1968-72 Br M.L. Hanlon
  • 1973-82 Br M.Q. Brady
  • 1983-88 Br F.R. Pelin
  • 1989-00 Br P.A. Hester
  • 2001-07 Mr B. Roberts
  • 2008-17 Br P. Conn

Crest and motto[edit]

The school motto Conanti Corona, translates as "A crown to the one who strives", which is used as an expression to help students to try their best in all aspects of life. The school crest is adapted from the Christian Brothers’ crest, highlighting the Celtic Cross and the Irish heritage of the Christian Brothers. The crest also contains the two symbols for the first and last letters of the Latin alphabet, symbolising learning and knowledge.[3]


Some notable current facilities of Christian Brothers' High School include:

  • Dr Victor Chang Building - six fully equipped science laboratories, named in honour of ex student Dr Chang
  • Music and performing arts rooms
  • Treacy Centre - lecture theatre
  • Old McDonald Centre multipurpose hall
  • Gymnasium
  • Large undercover play space that can be converted into a basketball court, tennis court or volleyball court.
  • Healy Hall - exam centre and functions centre
  • Waterford Learning Centre (library)
  • Three fully equipped art rooms
  • Commercial Hospitality centre
  • TAS block

Notable alumni[edit]

Alumnus of Christian Brothers' High School, Lewisham are traditionally known as the "Old Boys", and may elect to join the school's alumni association, the "Old Boys Association".[4] Some notable alumni include:

Arts and letters

Medicine and science

Politics, public service and the law

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