Chadstone High School (SS7710) opened in temporary accommodation in 1962, moving into a new building on the corner of Rob Roy Road and Ivanhoe Grove the following year. Located in a rapidly growing area, enrolments reached 950 by 1968. Student numbers declined markedly in the 1980s, leading to the closure of the school in 1991. Most of the buildings were demolished, although the R K Senior Hall was retained as a community centre by Stonnington City Council. Today, Phoenix Park is a multi-purpose community facility and open space.
The school produced more than its share of VFL/AFL footballers. Prominent names include David Cloke (Richmond/Collingwood), Alan Martello (Hawthorn/Richmond), Laurie Fowler (Richmond/Melbourne) and Denis Clark (Melbourne). An impressive list.
Chadstone High School All Years – private Facebook group
Chadstone High School 1970-80 – public Facebook group
Chadstone High School – public Facebook group
Chadstone High School by Ian Gardener – Photobucket collection