Chisholm Need to Know


HSC Examinations
The HSC Examinations concluded today. The HSC students are to be congratulated for their resilience and perseverance and for navigating the challenges of this year very well. Our thanks to all of the students who have supported the Year 12 students by praying for them and by allowing them to have a quiet space to complete their examinations.

Farewell assembly for Dr Greg Elliott
Today we farewelled Dr Greg Elliott at a college assembly. Dr Elliott has been the Principal here at Caroline Chisholm College for the last six years and has made a great contribution to the school community. This was a wonderful opportunity for the students to thank Dr Elliott for his leadership and care and wish him well for his new role as Director of Wellbeing in the Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta. 

Years 7-11 Award Presentations 
The Year 7 - 11 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 
Livestream link: Year 10 Presentation Ceremony 2021

Year 9 Thursday 9 December 10.45am    
Livestream link: Year 9 Presentation Ceremony 2021

Year 11 Thursday 9 December 1.10pm 
Livestream link: Year 11 Presentation Ceremony 2021

Year 7 Friday 10 December 8.50
Livestream link: Year 7 Presentation Ceremony 2021

Year 8 Friday 10 December 10.45
Livestream link: Year 8 Presentation Ceremony 2021

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 should have received an invitation from the college via email, however, we invite all parents and friends to join us online for these celebrations.

Week 10 -  Final Days

  • The last day for students in Years 10 and 11 is Thursday 9 December

  • The last day for students in Years 7, 8 and 9 is Friday 10 December

  • All Year 9 students will participate in the Peer Support program on Thursday and Friday

Last Day for Payment of Outstanding School Fees at the College office
As noted last week, the last time/date 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 anytime using the information on your latest School Fee Statement via:

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.

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.

Year 12 Formal and Graduation

We look forward to celebrating the Formal and Graduation next week. The Graduation will be livestreamed and we invite you to join us online for this event.

Diary Dates - Term 4 Weeks 10-11

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 11 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.