Chisholm Need to Know


As you are aware, a member of our community tested positive to COVID-19 this week. We have worked closely with the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta and NSW Health to ensure our response has adhered to all guidelines and requirements. Thank you to all members of our community for your support.

Years 7-10 Award Presentations
The Year 7 - 10 Award Presentations will be held in Week 10 to celebrate the successes of students during 2021. Unfortunately, due to current NSW Health social distancing requirements and the capacity of the Performance Centre, we are not able to invite parents to attend these presentations. The Presentation Ceremonies for students will, however, be live streamed at the following times:

Year 10 Thursday 9 December 8.50am
Year 9 Thursday 9 December 10.45am
Year 11 Thursday 9 december 1.10pm
Year 7 Friday 10 December 8.50
Year 8 Friday 10 December 10.45

Links for these presentations will be provided in next week’s Need to Know. Certificates will be presented to students for both academic and college community achievements. All students will have the opportunity to attend the ceremony for their year group. Parents of students receiving awards will receive an invitation from the college via email, however, we invite all parents and friends to join us online for these celebrations.

Wright House Initiative
Wright is currently running our initiative for the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Our initiative running in weeks 9 and 10 of this term aims to achieve funds and awareness for Breast Cancer in our community, and funds for research and development behind this cause. 

We are hoping to support the Breast Cancer Foundation through a variety of initiatives running at school, of which include:

  • $5 packs: Lolly bag, 4 raffle tickets, a pink ribbon and a heart of support to be tied to the front gate to show our support as a college.

  • Next Wednesday, the 1st of December, we will be holding an On Wednesdays we wear Pink Day. We encourage you to wear a pink shirt with your sport uniform or accessorise in pink with a gold coin donation.

  • A raffle will also be held where tickets can be purchased in the $5 pack or 1 for $1 or 3 for $2. 

With great thanks to Boxed By Lara [] and Raine and Horne Commercial Penrith for their generous donations to our raffle, a lovely Gift Pamper Box valued at $150 and 2 x $100 Southlands gift cards are up for grabs as prizes for this raffle.

On behalf of Wright house, I hope to see our college community get involved for a good cause and hope to see your support these coming weeks!

Thank you,

Olivia Bennett - Wright House Leader

Last Day for Payment of Outstanding School Fees at the College office
Finishing Year 12 students
Please note that all outstanding school fees for finishing Year 12 students should be made by Friday 3 December 2021.

Years 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Students
With the end of the College year quickly approaching please be aware that the College office will stop accepting payments shortly after the continuing students begin their holiday period.

The last date/time for payment of fees at the College Reception in person or by phone on 02 4737 5500 is 2.30pm Monday 13 December 2021.

Please note payments of school fees can be made using the information on your latest School Fee Statement via:

-    credit card online using the following link:

  • BPAY using your internet banking software, and 

  • at your local Australia Post Office

Donations of Old Uniforms
If any parents have old uniforms in reasonable condition, they are invited to donate them to the college to assist us to have an emergency supply which we use for a variety of reasons. These can be sent in at the start of the year or any time during the year. Please note, though, that we cannot use the old version of the sports uniform. Any donations will be most appreciated.

Uniform - Year 9 into Year 10 2022
Just a reminder that students starting Year 10 in 2022 will need the senior elements of their uniform. While skirts, socks and sports uniform remains the same, they will need the senior shirt, jumper and blazer. The blazer will not be mandatory to wear until Term 2 next year so you may choose to put off purchasing that. As with all school uniform items, these can be purchased from Lowes in Penrith Plaza. It would be best to get this organised well before the start of next year.

Air Purifiers to be Installed in all classrooms

The College has today taken delivery of 74 x Aeris Air Purifiers that will be set up in all classrooms, the library and other designated Learning Spaces. In addition, the College will shortly be in receipt of air monitors to record real time air quality readings and measure Carbon Dioxide (CO2). These tools are in addition to the College practices to ensure safe air quality in classrooms by opening windows, doors (internal and external), running Heat Exchangers (brings outside air into the rooms), Fans(for circulation),  and Air conditioners (cool, heat, and filter dust).

Diary Dates - Term 4 Weeks 9-11

Monday 29 November 2021
HSC Exams - AM - Chemistry, PM - Design & Technology

Tuesday 30 November 2021
HSC Exams - PM - English Ext 1, Business Services

Wednesday 1 December 2021
HSC Exams - AM - Hospitality

Thursday 2 December 2021
HSC Exams - AM - Dance Section 1, Dance Section II

Friday 3 December 2021
HSC Exams - AM - Food Technology
Year 12 sign Out Day

Monday 6 December 2021
Year 12 Formal, Oatlands House - 6.00 pm

Wednesday 8 December 2021
HSC Graduation & Award Ceremony Period 3-4
Last day of classes for Year 9 - Peer Support training next two days

Thursday 9 December 2021
Year 10 Presentation Ceremony
Year 9 Presentation Ceremony
Year 9 Peer Support Training 
Last day of school for Year 10 and 11

Friday 10 December 2021
Year 7 Presentation Ceremony
Year 8 Presentation Ceremony
Year 9 Peer Support Training
Last day of school for Year 7-9

Monday 13 December 2021
Pastoral Activities Years 7-9

Tuesday 14 December 2021
Student/Parent/Teacher Meetings (optional) Zoom

Thursday 16 December 2021
Staff Professional Learning Day


Caroline Chisholm College recognises that email is a fast and convenient way to communicate with your child’s teacher. We wish to remind you that teachers read their emails at various times throughout the school day. Further, teachers are generally not expected to respond to emails from parents and students outside of normal working hours. In the case of a genuine emergency please contact the school office during business hours on or phone 02 4737 5500. We appreciate your assistance and understanding. If you have any questions about the above please feel free to contact the college.