Chisholm Need to Know


Important Messages for Year 12 students and families
I am very proud of the way that our students sitting HSC assessments have shown resilience and determination in their learning and application. It is sad that our students have missed out on so many opportunities to enact and celebrate their leadership of the community. I can assure you that our team is working hard to create an occasion worthy of their contribution and journey. Our celebration to end this term will be held at 9.30 on Friday September 17 and will be live-streamed so that everyone can participate. Formal lessons will end on Thursday September 16.

Regular timetabled classes resume for Year 12 students from Tuesday August 31, and I expect all Year 12 students to be organised and ready to engage with their teachers and peers from Period 1 on Tuesday. Feedback on the final assessment will be vital as students prepare for the HSC Examinations. 

The NSW Government has announced that the HSC Examinations will be held from November 9, giving students and teachers additional time to prepare, and for us to ensure that the environment is as safe as it can be for everyone sitting the exams, and for those supervising and organising them. This will obviously have an impact on our Formal celebration which was to have been held on November 12. We will provide more information when it becomes available. Please trust that we will celebrate and honour this extraordinary cohort of students.

Dr Greg Elliott

Refunds for Cancelled PASS Camp
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown the PASS Camp scheduled for 2-3 September 2021 has been cancelled. All Parents/Carers of Year 9 and 10 students who were scheduled to attend this camp have now been issued a credit refund of $300.00 against their College Fee account, and this will appear on the Term 4 Statement due to be issued on or around 12 October 2021.

If your account balance is in credit as a result of this it will be offset against the fees due in Term 1 2022. 

Low Stock Levels on some Lowes Clothing due to COVID-19
Lowes have advised that some Caroline Chisholm College clothing will be low in stock in September due to major disruptions in the three countries where Lowes manufactures its uniforms. Snap closures of factories without notice has created delays in stock supplies. 

The items affected are:
Sport Shorts  - size XS
Tote Bag

Learn+ Diplomas Year 10 Parent Information Session - August 31 at 6pm 
Caroline Chisholm College offers a Diploma program called Learn+ as an alternative to the Higher School Certificate in Years 11 and 12. Come to this information session to discover how your daughter can access a tertiary qualification while still at school and move directly into university or the world of work from Year 12. The event will be a Zoom webinar and Facebook Live streamed event.

Year 11 Examination Block 3 September to 13 September
The Year 11 Examination Block will proceed as scheduled. All examinations will be open book tasks up to 90 minutes in length. Students will be required to log on to a Zoom meeting with their class teacher at the beginning of the examination. The examination will be released on Google Classroom and class teachers will supervise students completing the task. All examinations will be submitted via Google Classroom at the end of the allocated time. A timetable with more detailed information has been shared with students. There will be no timetabled lessons for Year 11 during the Examination Block. If you have any questions about these examinations please contact Ms Scollard via email.

Schools Vaccination Program
We have received information from the School Vaccination Program Coordinator for Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District.

All school clinics are postponed for the time being, partly due to the restrictions, and partly due to their Immunisation team being deployed to support the COVID-19 vaccination program.

They are keeping a log of the postponed clinics and once schools return and they are able to restart the clinics they will be in touch to negotiate a new date with us. In the meantime, they have provided this information:

Year 7
A delay in Year 7 students receiving the 2nd dose does not mean they need to restart the course, and Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health will provide catch up in Year 8. Any Year 7 students who have returned a consent but not started their vaccines can also be caught up in Year 8, if need be. If they have not yet returned a consent but do wish to be vaccinated at school, please ensure they return their consent before the end of this year (2021).

Year 10
If Year 10 students missed their Meningococcal vaccination in May, they will also provide catch up in Year 11. However, please ensure they return their consent before the end of this year (2021).

If parents or students are concerned regarding this delay they can contact their GP and try to have the vaccine(s) at the GP, but please reassure Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health will do everything they can to catch them up at school.

Term 3 2021 eSafety Webinars for Parents/Carers

Dear Parents/Carers 

At Catholic Education Diocese Parramatta (CEDP) we see parents and carers as partners in your child's learning journey. In partnership with the eSafety Commissioner, CEDP would like to invite you to join the following free webinar for parents and carers:

eSafety parent guide to online sexual harassment and Image Based Abuse   Thursday 13 September 2021, 12:30 -1.30 pm 

This live webinar explores the latest research and is a great way to learn how you can help your child develop the skills to be safer online. The session is delivered by the eSafety Commission’s expert educators.

About the webinar
eSafety parent guide to online sexual harassment and Image Based Abuse 

This webinar will provide parents and carers with an understanding of online sexual harassment and image-based abuse.

It is designed for parents and carers of young people aged 13-18. It will cover: 

  • the difference between online sexual harassment and image-based abuse 

  • how to report online sexual harassment to social media companies

  • how to report image-based abuse (non-consensual sharing of intimate images) to eSafety and when to report to police

  • where to get support if you feel upset or worried about something that has happened online.

What you need to do
Please register for the course on the secondary site via the following link: 

If you have any further enquiries please email

Leaving Caroline Chisholm College in 2021?
This is a reminder that families must inform us, in writing by Friday 17 September, if they intend to discontinue the enrolment of their daughter at Caroline Chisholm College in 2022. If this written notice is not received by 17 September and your daughter does not continue her education here in 2022 then you will be liable for the payment of fees for Term 1, 2022 as detailed in the agreement signed on enrolment at the College. Please note if you are discontinuing the enrolment of your daughter at Caroline Chisholm College you must also provide written evidence of the enrolment of your daughter in another school.

Your appropriate response is requested so that we can offer places, in a timely manner, to new families seeking enrolment.

Please update your contact details

On Monday 16 August all familes would have received an email or SMS (for those parents without email) from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) asking you to review and, where necessary, update the key information they hold about your children currently enrolled in CEDP schools. 

The purpose of this review is to ensure that CEDP has the right details to correctly identify and support students, including contacting families in an emergency or to share important updates. 

Steps have been taken to ensure this process is as secure as possible to protect your information and your family’s privacy. Your information is only accessed by authorised staff when it is necessary and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

The link is open until Friday 3 September and I encourage you to complete the review/update as soon as possible to ensure that your family’s correct details are on file. This is particularly important as Greater Sydney remains in lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

This short “how to” video may assist you with completing the process (use the closed caption icon to turn on subtitles). Please don’t hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions or concerns.

Only one person per family needs to complete the survey and it takes about 15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions or to seek help, please contact the CEDP Community Liaison Team on 9840 5796.


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.