National Sorry Day
National Sorry Day is held on May 26 every year to recognise and acknowledge the Stolen Generations. Sorry Day provides the opportunity for students to make connections between their classroom learning about the histories, knowledge, and experiences of our First Nations people.
Let us pray that our nation will continue to heal the wounds of history and build up our First Nations people so that we may all grow into the community God calls us to be.
All creation once declared your glory,
Your laws were honoured and trusted,
Forgive us our neglect as our country approaches
the most critical moment in its history.
Listen to our prayer as we turn to you,
Hear the cry of our land and its people,
Just as you heard the cry of Jesus,
your Son, on the Cross.
Help us to replace our national shame
With true national pride by restoring the
dignity of our First People whose antiquity is
May our faith and trust in you increase.
Only then will our nation grow strong and be
a worthy place for all who wish to make their home in our land.
© Elizabeth Pike, September 1997
Aboriginal Catholic Ministry, Melbourne.
Diversity is a strength
Last week the College celebrated Pentecost, the occasion in our tradition where the Holy Spirit was given to the apostles and they could communicate the Gospel to everyone, even if they spoke a different language. At our assembly we shared prayers in the languages of our students and we were challenged to be inclusive and respectful of people who are different from us.
Caroline Chisholm College rejects discrimination of all types. We embrace and celebrate the different gifts and backgrounds in our community and regard all people as being made in the image of God, regardless of race, skin colour, physical ability, sexual orientation, cognitive diversity or gender. There is no place in our community for racist language, for disrespectful behaviour or for exclusion of any type. We will work humbly with diverse communities to understand their experience and to help every student and staff member to flourish.
Year 11 2022 - Subject selection process
The 2022 Year 11 Subject Handbook and the UAC Steps to Uni for Year 10 Students booklet was shared with Year 10 students this week. This Handbook contains information about NESA requirements and subjects that can be studied in Years 11 and 12. Students at Caroline Chisholm are able to access a broad range of subjects; students are welcome to speak to Ms Scollard if there are any subjects they are interested in studying which are not listed in the Subject Handbook. During weeks 8 and 9 of this term, KLA Leaders of Learning will speak to the Year 10 students to explain the subjects on offer and answer questions about study in Years 11 and 12. On 22 June (6pm) there will be a Parent Information Webinar and on 9 and 10 August, students and parents will be invited to meet via zoom with a senior leader in the college to discuss any questions about subjects and study patterns. We encourage students to read the information in the Handbook and begin to discuss their options for Year 11 study with you.
Year 11 2022 - Human Services (Nursing) VET course
NSW Health through the Nepean Blue Mountains Local Health District delivers Certificate III courses for students who wish to pursue a career in health at either Nepean Hospital or CathWest Innovation College. This is a highly competitive pathway with limited spaces available. For students who live or attend school in the Nepean catchment, they have the opportunity to apply for Human Services (Acute Care) at Nepean Hospital or Blue Mountains, or at CathWest Innovation College. All other students in the Diocese can access Human Services (Acute Care) at CathWest.
These courses are delivered in four hour blocks one day per week. Students also undertake 120 hours of work placement during the school holidays.
Additional information can be found via: (This website contains a lot of information)
The attached flyer contains further information about the Information Night at Nepean Hospital on 10 June.
Term 2 School Fees Due 26 May 2021
Please note that Term 2 School Fees were due for payment by the close of business on Wednesday 26 May 2021 unless a fee arrangement was in place. Please contact Wendy Slaughter as soon as possible on 02 4737 5500 if you wish to discuss payment arrangements.
Tell Them From Me Parent Survey
Over the next few weeks we will be inviting students, teachers and parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey. The surveys are an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process. The survey, Tell Them from Me, is being conducted on behalf of Catholic Education, Diocese of Parramatta and provides essential information to the diocese and the college for future planning.
During the survey window from Monday 31 May to Friday 25 June, all students will be given the opportunity to participate in this survey. Students will be given a random username and password to access and complete the survey online. Students’ names cannot be linked to their responses which allows it to be completely anonymous. A letter will be sent shortly via Skoolbag for parents to complete if they do NOT want their daughters to complete the survey. If you are happy for them to complete the survey, you do not need to do anything.
We would like to invite parents to complete the Tell Them From Me (TTFM) Partners in Learning survey. As we value the role of parents and carers within our school community, we would greatly appreciate your feedback. The information you provide will be used to maintain our commitment to working together in partnership to further improve student learning and wellbeing at Caroline Chisholm College.
The survey is anonymous and will take approximately 20 minutes to complete. You are able to access the parent survey on your computer or mobile device by using a web address which will be sent via Skoolbag at the start of next week.
You will be able to access the survey from the time you get the link until Friday 25 June.