FAQ's

Is CBHS a selective school?

No, CBHS is proudly comprehensive. We believe in supporting every boy to achieve his potential.

Why should we choose CBHS?

With 130 years of experience, CBHS is the boys’ education specialist. An independent Catholic school in the tradition of Edmund Rice, our single campus in the Inner-West of Sydney is a hub of excellence from academic achievement to sporting, music, social programs and community participation.

What is CBHS’ academic record?

We’re proud of our achievements but also that as a non-selective school, we encourage every boy to continue their education and do not reduce numbers based on results. With old boys including Dr Victor Chang and Justice Terry Sheahan, our legacy of high achievement is testament to the quality of teaching and learning outcomes in the school. Please see here for latest HSC results.

What are the school tuition fees?

Fees start at $5,895 with discounts offered for brother’s who are in attendance at the same time. For more details on fees click here.

What are the intake years?

Most boys come into the school in Years 5, 7 or 11. There are occasionally places in other years so please contact us if your son is in another year.

Are there places available and do you have waiting lists?

We are currently taking applications for Years 5, 7 & 11 in 2022. Please contact us to enquire about places in other year groups or to be placed on our waiting list.

What is the enrolment process?

If you are interested in enrolling your son at Christian Brothers’ High School Lewisham, please complete an Expression of Interest form to begin the process. Every applicant is offered and interview and we will be in contact with you two years prior to his proposed commencement to request further information and arrange a suitable time for the interview to take place. If this interview is successful we will confirm your offer in writing and you will be required to respond within a set period of time to confirm his place.

How do we submit our application?

You can start the enrolment process here.

What documents does the school require?

After you submit an Expression of Interest we will ask you to provide more information about your son around two years before he is due to commence. This will include documents such as a copy of your son’s birth certificate, completed vaccination schedule, latest school report card, NAPLAN results, any relevant medical information and his baptismal or confirmation certificate (if applicable).

Does the school offer scholarships?

No. However, CBHS Lewisham does offer a number of payment options. Please contact us to discuss.

When will tuition fees be payable?

Fees can be paid weekly, fortnightly, monthly or by term via BPoint, BPay or Direct Debit.

How much more do we need to pay for books, camps and excursions?

Costs for camps and textbooks are in addition to your son’s fees and vary in cost, however compulsary excursions are included.

How does the school look after the boys?

CBHS Lewisham prides itself on a Pastoral Care system that is second to none. Your son is supported via his classroom teachers, homeroom teacher, Pastoral Co-ordinators and on-site School Counsellors, and Year 5 boys are given a Year 12 buddy to help them navigate the nuances of Lewo life.

Do boys have to play sport?

CBHS Lewisham has a proud sporting tradition with a number of current premiership teams across a range of sports. All boys are encouraged to be active via MCC or Internal Sports each Thursday. CBHS Lewisham does not offer weekend sport.

What co-curricular activities can my son participate in?

We have a wide range of co-curricular activities for students, ranging from sports, to drama, music, debating, public speaking, chess, aviation and more. See here for more information.

How is CBHS Lewisham involved in the local community?

Both students and staff are offered opportunities to play an integral role within the wider community addressing justice issues and assisting the disadvantaged these opportunities are designed to be holistic and age-appropriate for all year groups. See here for further information.

Does the school have buses?

Yes, we have several school bus routes and we are central to public buses, trains and light rail. Click here for further information.

What time does school start and end?

School starts at 8:40am and finishes at 3:15pm with the exception of Thursday when school finishes at 2:45pm due to sport. View school calendar here.

Does the school offer before and after school care?

No CBHS Lewisham does not offer before and after school care, however the Waterford Learning Centre does offer supervised study group on selected days of the week each term for help with homework or assessments.

Do all students have a laptop or can my son bring his own device?

All students at CBHS must bring their own device. For details of our BYOD policy please go here.

How to withdraw a student from CBHS once he has started?

If you need to withdraw your son for any reason please contact the school directly on 8585 1744