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.




Chadstone High School site today


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

Malvern Historical Society – Stonnington, public Facebook group with an interest in local schools

Stonnington History Centre – the catalogue includes a wealth of material for Chadstone High School

Chadstone High School by Ian Gardener – Photobucket collection