History in Brief

Chatswood Public School now has 1,350+ students on a site with a permanent built student capacity of only 700. Over half of our classes are in “Demountable” temporary classrooms and valuable playground and car parking have been lost to these classrooms in recent years.

After years of negotiation and P&C and community lobbying, in September 2017 the Department of Education announced a major refurbishment project for Chatswood Public School.

Local input from both the primary and the high school have been incorporated via a combination of:

  • School executive staff and senior P&C executive representatives from both schools are present with active voice at regular project planning meetings
  • The project administration have conducted several Community Consultation cycles, with planning frameworks and concept designs made available to the whole school community, with feedback actively documented and considered by the project planners.


The P&C understands that there is an underlying concern about the upcoming project.  Staging, play space and capacity are major issues that we are tackling with the Department of Education.  Our children’s safety is paramount.

Together with the School we will endeavour to keep everyone informed. If you have any concerns, suggestions or feedback please email:

Current Status of the Project

In late 2019, The Department of Education committed to:

  • Providing Classrooms and facilities for 53 learning spaces
  • Allow the Primary School to continue to use the Bush Campus for as long as required by the school
  • Moving forward with planning for a new primary school in the Chatswood area. The Department is currently investigating site options, including a NSW Department of Transport site on Mowbray Road. This new school will create an additional 1000 primary school places in Chatswood.