Chisholm Need to Know


This year the Parent Representative Council (PRC) Wellbeing presentations are focused on student, parent, family wellbeing.

We would love to see as many people as possible to attend the event and bring along another parent or caregiver from the Chisholm community.  The PRC has had overwhelming requests from parents to have a presentation to cover this topic:

Our Term 2 presentation will be on the 24th of May. The topic we will be presenting is on

Emerging from COVID-19: Implications for Wellbeing

Our guest speaker is Anouska Housman, Clinical Psychologist and School Wellbeing counsellor Register here for the PRC Term 2 Meeting    

Anouska will address ways parents can effectively manage their child’s and their own anxiety. What can they do and how to encourage positive behavior practices?

Although trained to work with all age groups, Anoushka has specialised in working with children and adolescents in a variety of settings and anxiety has always been a particular professional interest to her.  

Congratulations to the students in Years 7 and 9 who have completed their NAPLAN tests this week. Students who were absent for any of the NAPLAN tests will be given an opportunity to catch-up on missed tests next week. Students who need to catch up on tests will need a fully charged laptop and a set of earphones and should listen to the Daily Notices which will include information about when the catch-up tests will be held.

Lowes Uniform Shop Update

Shortage of Pullovers in store
Lowes have advised us that due to a COVID-19 Lockdown currently in Fiji, their supplier of Senior and Junior Pullovers is also in lockdown and there will be a delay in supplies of Caroline Chisholm College Pullovers.

As of Thursday 13 May 2021 the Lowes store in Penrith is out of stock on the following items:
Junior Pullover - sizes 10 and 12
Senior Pullover - sizes 14, 16 and 18

Extra Delivery of new Trousers expected early/mid June
Currently out of size 6 but next delivery of all sizes is expected by the second week of June 2021. Lowes will advise us when this new stock arrives.

Government Grants (direct to families) - Assistance for Sport Activities
Many parents may already be aware of some of the financial assistance that can be available direct to families to support their children to engage in sporting activities that can often be expensive to join, competition fees, and purchasing necessary clothing and equipment.

Two schemes that we are aware of that families can apply for (subject to eligibility) are:

  • Active Kids Program (NSW Government)
  • Local Sporting Champions (Federal Government thru SportAus)

Active Kids Program

This provides two $100 vouchers for parents, guardians and carers of school-enrolled children to use towards sport and active recreation costs each year. Voucher 1 is valid January to December and Voucher 2 is valid July to December.

To use the voucher, find a registered activity provider and present your voucher when you sign up.


If you’re a parent, carer or guardian, the student will be eligible if they are:

  • a NSW resident

  • aged between 4.5 and 18 years

  • enrolled in school (from Kindergarten to Year 12, including those who are home-schooled or enrolled in secondary school education at TAFE NSW)

  • a current Medicare card holder.

You can apply for a voucher for each eligible student.

You can use the voucher for registration, participation or membership costs with an approved Active Kids provider.

Local Sporting Champions

The Local Sporting Champions program provides financial assistance for coaches, officials and competitors aged 12-18 participating in state, national or international championships.

If successful, applicants will receive $500-$750 towards the cost of attending their championships including:

  • Base Grant: $500

  • Applicants travelling 800km - 1999km to their nominated championships: + $100

  • Applicants travelling internationally or greater than 2000km to their nominated championships: + $200

  • Applicants residing in a rural electorate: + $50

Busways School Bus Services
Busways has contacted the college to inform us that it is proposing and is seeking feedback for changes to School Bus routes 4563, 4514, 4549, 4592, 4534 and 4573. Some of the proposed changes are quite significant. If your daughters catch any of these buses, please read the relevant Information Letter from Busways and if you have concerns or suggestions please contact Busways directly as soon as possible. Copies of the Information Letters are being handed out on the buses on the affected routes but in case they do not make it home to parents, we have put copies on our website for you to access. They can be found Busways School Bus Services. Please note that the college has little say in the construction of routes so any feedback should go directly to Busways via the contact details on the Information Sheets. 

Parent Representative Council (PRC)

Call for parent volunteers - Year 9 Textiles Class

We are looking for ways to increase volunteer opportunities for parents and carers here at the College and one way you can lend your support at the moment is by sharing your sewing expertise with our current Year 9 Textiles class. Volunteers would need to be available on Wednesday or Thursday mornings and be prepared to work alongside the teacher, supporting girls in all aspects of sewing - from patterns to machines! Volunteers are also required to complete the CEDP Build Child Safe Communities module which takes approximately 20 minutes. If you can sew and are interested in getting involved, please contact the Partnerships Manager, Nicky Alsemgeest, at the College for more information. 

Diary Dates - Term 2 Week 5

Monday 17 May
Year 7 2022 Enrolment Meetings

Tuesday 18 May
Catechist Program - Jamisontown Public School

Wednesday 19 May
National Simultaneous Storytime, Bethany Catholic Primary & Glenmore Park Pre-School
Year 12 ES GWS Careers Market, Cambridge Park

Thursday 20 May
NSW Schools Cup Netball

Friday 21 May
CSDA Debating - Caroline Chisholm College

Diary Dates - Term 2 Week 6

Monday 24 May
Year 12 Biology Museum of Human Disease Depth Study

Tuesday 25 May
Years 7-12 Reflection Day

Thursday 27 May
Year 12 ES SeaLife Aquarium

Friday 28 May
NSW All Schools Swimming and Diving SOPAC
CSDA Debating - Bede Polding


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.