Chisholm Need to Know


Sad news
Earlier this week, our beloved Science teacher Bozena Kozlowski (Mrs Koz) lost her husband, Tochillo, after a long illness. Mrs Koz has, for many years, been a beautiful example of humble service as she cared for her husband throughout his difficult journey. Please join with the rest of the community as we pray for the repose of the soul of Tochillo and pray that Mrs Koz will be comforted by God’s limitless love and mercy.

Eternal rest grant unto him, O Lord
And may perpetual light shine upon him.
May he rest in peace.

A new baby for Mr and Mrs Sutton
Congratulations to Mitchell Sutton and his wife, Julia (ex-Chisholm student), who welcomed their first child, Harriet, into the world on Monday. We are delighted by the news, and in twelve short years we hope she will walk through these gates in our uniform!

Learning Ambitions
Thank you to the hundreds of parents and students who responded to our survey about our best hopes for our students’ capabilities upon graduation. We are working on a project to identify these, assess them and report them to the community. The top four ambitions were quite similar among staff, students and parents:

Students: communication, collaboration, quality thinking and leadership;
Staff: communication, collaboration, empathy and ethics;
Parents: communication, ethics, quality thinking and character strength.

It was also encouraging to note the number of parents who suggested that learning and living our Catholic Christian worldview and living as disciples of Jesus belonged on the list.  This has always been central to our purpose as a Catholic school and in partnership with parents, forms the foundation of everything else we do. In terms of assessment and reporting, however, it is not appropriate to measure and report on a young person’s faith or lived discipleship. That is a private matter for families. As always, Dr Elliott is very happy to discuss these matters with parents directly.

Replacement Teachers
From time to time, your daughter’s teacher will be unavailable to teach her class. This may be due to illness, scheduled long-service leave or participating in a training course. Whilst it is ideal to have the teacher present for every single lesson, the College ensures that replacement teachers are well prepared to keep the learning going. We are blessed with fantastic, experienced casual teachers who know the College and the students very well. With the use of online platforms such as Google classroom, Atomi and others, students can continue to work hard on achieving their learning goals. 

We regularly interview and employ new casual teachers. If you are aware of excellent, faith-filled people who would like to work in an exciting community like ours, please encourage them to contact the College. If you have any questions about how we are managing replacement teachers, please contact Ms Scollard, Assistant Principal.

Year 11 and 12 Parent / Student / Teacher Interviews - Wednesday 5 May, 2021
A reminder that these meetings will be held via zoom. Emails with details about booking interviews have been sent to parents and caregivers. We look forward to the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your daughter’s progress and learning achievements.

College Uniform - Trousers are now available
Lowes in Penrith have let us know they have a number of Chisholm trousers in various sizes available now in-store and online, and their stock will increase in the coming weeks. Students who choose to wear the trousers must wear navy crew socks above the ankle and the standard black leather lace up shoes. The cost of the new trousers is $49.95.

Lowes 20% Off Sale 6th & 7th May 2021
Please see the attached flyer from Lowes regarding a 20% Off Uniform Sale starting on Thursday 6th May 2021 and ending at midnight Friday 7th May 2021 .

The sale applies to both in-store and on-line shopping.

The 20% Off Sale applies only to Zero & Rewards card holders.

You can join either of these memberships in-store or on-line. 

There is no fee on the Lowes Reward Card.  

There is a setup and annual fee on the Lowes Zero card.  

Athletics Carnival Results 

2nd: 6106th: 5121st: 7794th: 5835th: 5303rd: 589

Age Champions 2021  

U12'sAmelia Wood
U13'sAinsley Giampietro
U14'sNekea Talaia
U15'sRaphaela Idris
U16'sKatelyn Smith
U17'sAshleigh Gill


14 Years - Nekea Talaia - Kenny House - 12.60s

High Jump
15 Years - Raphaila Idris - Wright House - 1m 51cm

15 Years - Emma Matthias - Kenny House - 32m 77cm
16 Years - Katelyn Smith - Gilmore House - 27m 57cm

15 Years - Emma Matthias - Kenny House - 12m 74cm
16 Years - Katelyn Smith - Gilmore House - 9m 99cm

Lowes Sale

School Photos - advancedLife Photos

Our Lady of the Rosary Church 75 Anniversary

Diary Dates - Term 2 Week 3

Monday 3 May
Year 10 Urban Challenge Information session

Wednesday 5 May
Year 11 & 12 Parent/Student/Teacher Night - Zoom Meetings 3.30 - 8.00pm

Thursday 6 May
NSW Schools Cup Netball
Year 9 Visual Arts Excursion to Cookatoo Island

Friday 7 May
School Photo Day 
CSDA Debating - Caroline Chisholm College

Diary Dates - Term 2 Week 4

Monday 10 May
School Photo Day (Catch up / Siblings)

Wednesday 12 May
NAPLAN - Yr 7 & 9 Writing Test

Thursday 13 May
Year 10 Urban Challenge Excursion
NAPLAN - Year 7 & 9 Reading Test
NAPLAN - Yr 7 & 9 Catch Up Writing test

Friday 14 May
Year 10 Urban Challenge Excursion
NAPLAN - Year 7 & 9 Language Conventions Test
NAPLAN - Year 7 & 9 Numberacy Test
CSDA Debating - St Luke's


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.