Sixty students from Year 7 were chosen to attend the Open Gallery Program Launch on Friday 23rd April, 2010. Chester Hill High School was the only school invited to attend this prestigious event. The program was coordinated by Louise Haplin from the Art Gallery of NSW.
The official guests in attendance at the Opening included the Director of the Art Gallery of NSW, Mt Edmund Capon, the Minister for the Arts, Virginia Judge, and Optus representative, Ms J Kohlman who spoke positively of Cheso's other links with Optus through the 100 Faces Program.
Optus funded the entire event including the bus trip to the Gallery, morning tea and lunch. The students were given an "Open Gallery" souvenir bag containing coloured pencils, sketchbooks and other items.
Chester Hill High School is grateful to the Gallery and Optus for allowing us to be part of this truly special event. It was a wonderful day for our students. We have been invited to take "the remainder" of Year 7 on a repeat day which will occur later this year.