The commemoration of the suffering, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ recalls the central beliefs of Catholic Christianity and shows us the meaning of our lives lived in humility, service and love. The students joined together in prayer today to reflect on the connections between Jesus’ example and their own experience as daughters, friends and students. Although Australia is a diverse country, we all stop for days as Christians here and around the world recommit themselves to being people of peace and love. We hope all our Chisholm families can take some time this weekend in their Church communities to pray for God’s grace to lead lives worthy of Jesus’ great gift.
May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with us this day.
May our time away from work and school be blessed as we gather to celebrate together.
May your love be shared amongst us as we enjoy the gift of family and friendship.
May we remember to give out the grace and forgiveness that you have freely given us,
And may we always give thanks for your sacrificial love.
Parent and Teacher Interviews 2021
We have gathered feedback from our families who experienced our online parent and teacher interviews (via Zoom) in 2020. Our parents told us that the system worked very well, that they felt they had a more productive, quiet conversation that was possible in our crowded classrooms and that the convenience of meeting teachers without travelling to the College were all positive outcomes. Even parents who did not feel confident with the technology said they were able to use their daughters’ computer and her skills to manage the interviews. As such we have decided to continue this practice for our interviews in 2021.
Please note the following dates and times for our Semester One interviews via Zoom for each year group:
Years 11 and 12 - Wednesday 5 May 2021 3.30 pm till 8.00 pm
Years 7-10 Thursday 24 Jun 2021 9.00 am till 6.00 pm.
Details for how to book your interview time-slots will be distributed closer to the dates.
What skills and capabilities do you want your daughter to graduate with?
The College is engaged in research to help us teach, measure and report on aspects of learning that are not usually captured by tests and exams. In doing so, we would like to hear from you about the top eight skills or capabilities you believe your daughter will need to flourish in the world beyond school. Please follow this link and place a tick next to the eight you would like to see us focus on. Please click on the link to make your selections.
Final reminder regarding winter uniform for next term
Wearing of blazers
From the start of Term 2 until at or near the end of Term 3 it will be compulsory for blazers to be worn to and from the college every day other than Wednesday. If students do not have a blazer these must be ordered as a matter of urgency, so they are ready to be worn at the start of Term 2. Year 12 students can wear their commemorative cardigans instead of the blazer.
All uniform items can be bought from Lowes in Penrith Plaza.
Navy blue stockings
All students are required to wear navy stockings as part of their uniform in Terms 2 and 3. It may be time to check whether your daughter still has navy stockings and, if not, organise to purchase them from any store.
The only facial jewellery allowed at the college is in the ears (up to 2 earrings in each year, small hoops or studs). In particular, there is to be no nose or lip jewellery, nor can recent piercings be covered with band aids. I mention this before the holidays as this is a time when a number of students seem to think there is time for a piercing to heal before returning to school. This is not the case over a two week break and there will be no tolerance or allowance of time for a new piercing to heal once the students return to school.
Annual Athletics Carnival
Our Annual Athletics Carnival will be held on Monday 26th April 2021, at Blacktown International Sports Park, Rooty Hill. The carnival is COMPULSORY for all students from Years 7 to 12. Permission for attending the carnival was completed on the general permission note for each year group at the beginning of the year.
Transport and Time
Students are to arrive at school at the normal time and will travel to the venue by bus. The carnival will start at approx 9:45am. Students will travel back to school by bus, arriving at 2.20pm for a normal afternoon dismissal.
Parents/carers may pick their daughter up from the carnival AFTER THE RELAYS in the afternoon as long as the student and their parent/carer sees her homeroom teacher during roll call before she leaves. All parents/carers MUST pick their daughter up by 1.45pm. At 2.00pm, buses will transport students back to school which means there will be no teacher supervision from 2.00pm. If a parent/carer has not picked their daughter up by 2.00pm they will travel back to school on the bus.
Students are encouraged to come to school dressed up in their house colour or wearing their College shorts or tracksuit pants along with their house colour t-shirt, polo shirt and/or jumper. Students CANNOT wear singlet or midriff tops. If attire does contain writing, it must be inconspicuous and appropriate. No feathers or streamers.
The following events will be run at 8:00am on the day for genuine competitors ONLY: 1500m, 200m and 400m. Permission note for the early events will need to be completed by a parent / carer via the 2021 Athletics Carnival Early Competitors Google form (which was sent out via skoolbag) by TUESDAY 20th April. Students will need to make their own way to Blacktown International Sports Park or the school mini bus is available to transport the first 21 students who have identified ‘transport by mini bus’ in the google form for the early events. The mini bus will leave the college bus bay at 7.30 am sharp. All other early competitors must be at the venue by 7.50am. Please note: NO STUDENTS ARE TO DRIVE THEMSELVES.
Early Competitors Athletics Permission Form
High Jump, 100m Sprint, Discus, Shot Put and Long Jump will be run on the day.
It is important for students to be sun smart on the day. Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses and long sleeve shirts are recommended to protect your daughter from the sun. Students are advised to bring plenty of water and healthy food. A canteen will operate on the day selling lunch, chips, drinks and snacks.
The carnival will only be cancelled in the event of excessive rain. If this is the case, a message will be placed on the school website and skoolbag and students are to come to school for normal day 6 (Monday B) lessons.
The Athletics Carnival is an opportunity for the school community to develop house spirit and sportswomenship. If any parents have any queries please contact Mr McIlveen or Mrs McElroy at the school on 02 4737 5500 or email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org