Chisholm Need to Know


A Message from Dr Elliott
Thank you to all our families for your support and patience during remote learning. Our community is doing remarkably well. Our Year 12s completed their online assessments and today our Year 11 cohort began their final assessments online. There are a number of important points I wish to share with you.

NSW Roadmap back to class
The NSW Government has released a plan to return students to school for face to face learning in a staged process from late October, which is Week 6 of Term 4.  I am sure parents (and students) will have very many questions about how this will work and how we will balance the need to resume classroom learning and the safety of our staff and students. Please know that we are working closely with the Diocese of Parramatta to make sure that our local plans best support the learning and wellbeing of our community. 

In the meantime, there is a clear expectation that students continue to be fully engaged with the learning, with their Zoom lessons and with their assessment program. Apart from our two Flexi-Friday programs, your daughter should be spending the whole school day following her regular timetable and checking in with her teacher via Zoom every lesson. If you are having trouble getting her to engage with a particular subject, please reach out to that teacher directly to discuss the concerns and they will help you to support your daughter.

Device free time 
It is also important to encourage your daughter to have device free blocks of time (computer and phone). This may take some family organisation to create these opportunities, but it is not healthy for our children to be inside their rooms on devices during the day for school and remain on their devices and remain in their room during the evenings. In my family, we bought a game of Twister, so each workday ends with a silly game that has nothing to do with technology. Maybe you can think of something similar in your home.

Support for families affected by COVID-19
We have a number of our families who have been directly affected by COVID-19. We are trying to support these families with deliveries of food or food vouchers as many of them have also lost their jobs. If you would like to donate so that we can reach out, please contact the College on 4737 5500 and Mr McFadden will assist you with your donation.

Finally, I want to encourage everyone to get vaccinated as soon as they can. Our Bishop has previously written to you encouraging you, as a matter of morality, to get vaccinated. Young people (16 years and older) are now eligible to receive the vaccine. We must all work together for the wellbeing of our community.

In the meantime, stay safe and stay home.

Dr Greg Elliott

Year 10 Vaccination Program Clarification
This is a clarification to the information in last week’s Need to Know regarding Year 10 Meningococcal Vaccinations. These vaccinations were due to take place in July and were postponed due to the current restrictions.  Once we have received advice from the School Vaccination program we will reschedule and consent forms will be sent home to students with a new date. 

Year 12 2022 Campion Resource List
Campion Education would like to let you know the Resource List for Year 12 2022 is now available and can be completed online at  Please place your order by Thursday 16th of September, 2021 for home delivery before Term 4 commences.

When ordering online you will need to use the following Access Code: “627G

All orders placed online are delivered to your Home, Office or any designated address. The parcels will be delivered the week ending Friday 1st of October 2021.

Placing your order online by the due date is the best way to ensure students will receive all available items in time for Term 4.

Leaving Caroline Chisholm College in 2021?
This is a reminder that families must inform us, in writing by Friday 17 September, if they intend to discontinue the enrolment of their daughter at Caroline Chisholm College in 2022. If this written notice is not received by 17 September and your daughter does not continue her education here in 2022 then you will be liable for the payment of fees for Term 1, 2022 as detailed in the agreement signed on enrolment at the College. Please note if you are discontinuing the enrolment of your daughter at Caroline Chisholm College you must also provide written evidence of the enrolment of your daughter in another school.

Your appropriate response is requested so that we can offer places, in a timely manner, to new families seeking enrolment.

Overnight Excursions Cancelled - Refunds/Credits to follow
Unfortunately we have now confirmed that the following overnight excursions will now be cancelled due to the COVID-19 restrictions in place and continuing in the ensuing months. Refunds for these excursions will be applied to Fee Accounts this month and will be shown on your Term 4 Statement.

  • Year 9 Urban Challenge 28-29 October 2021 (This excursion will now run in Term 1 next year. The tentative dates are 3 and 4 March at the end of Week 5. The fee for this excursion will be on next year’s fee accounts.) 

  • Year 11 Benedict XVI Retreat Centre 11-13 October & 13-15 October 2021

Please update your contact details

On Monday 16 August all familes would have received an email or SMS (for those parents without email) from Catholic Education Diocese of Parramatta (CEDP) asking you to review and, where necessary, update the key information they hold about your children currently enrolled in CEDP schools. 

The purpose of this review is to ensure that CEDP has the right details to correctly identify and support students, including contacting families in an emergency or to share important updates. 

Steps have been taken to ensure this process is as secure as possible to protect your information and your family’s privacy. Your information is only accessed by authorised staff when it is necessary and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

The link is open until Friday 3 September and I encourage you to complete the review/update as soon as possible to ensure that your family’s correct details are on file. This is particularly important as Greater Sydney remains in lockdown due to the COVID-19 outbreak. 

This short “how to” video may assist you with completing the process (use the closed caption icon to turn on subtitles). Please don’t hesitate to contact the school office if you have any questions or concerns.

Only one person per family needs to complete the survey and it takes about 15 minutes to complete. If you have any questions or to seek help, please contact the CEDP Community Liaison Team on 9840 5796.

High school students Questions and Answers on vaccines


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.