Welcome to Term 4 and thank you to all our students and families for the continued support of the College’s remote learning program. It is pleasing that our Zoom attendance rates are still very high and that our students remain in good spirits. Please remind your daughters that turning up to class is compulsory. Turning up means:
be on time;
have your camera on with microphone;
be modestly dressed;
be prepared in a good, well lit workspace
Not turning up is the same as missing class at school. Students can expect that their teachers will try to find out why they are missing. We are all locked down, so we should all be equally available to attend classes. This is how we stay connected and keep moving forward, in spite of the lockdown restrictions.
If you have questions or concerns, please contact your child’s subject teacher.
During Term 4, Mrs Ana Dudley will be Acting Assistant Principal (Learning). Ana has been the Leader of Learning English for a number of years. Ana is an experienced educator and leader and will be a great asset to the College’s Senior Leadership Team.
Mrs Glenda Wilson will be Acting Leader of Learning English for the remainder of the year. With Glenda’s leadership, the English Faculty will continue to be well supported.
We welcome Mr Brad Pathuis to the Mathematics team. Brad is an experienced and enthusiastic Mathematics teacher and we are delighted to have him as a member of the Chisholm team.
Return to face-to-face learning from 25 October
The NSW Government has announced that students will return to school for face-to-face learning from October 25. We look forward to welcoming our students back to school and to spending some time away from Zoom! I am sure parents (and students) have 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. 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. We will provide you with more details as soon as possible.
Year 12 revision sessions week 3
Year 12 students will be welcomed onsite from 18 October for HSC revision lessons. Teachers are scheduled to work with their Year 12 classes on one day during week 3. On the day when each teacher is working with their Year 12 classes they will not be available for Zoom meetings with their other classes but will post work on Google Classrooms. Please keep our Year 12 students in your prayers over the next few weeks as they engage in the final stage of their preparation for the HSC Examinations.
eSafety Parent Webinar
You may be interested in registering for eSafety's parent guide to digital technologies and mental health
The webinar will explore:
- dealing with harmful online content such as suicide, self-harm and eating disorders
- using games, apps and social media to support mental wellbeing
- the pros and cons of online mental health platform
- helping young people support their friends online.
Find more parent and carer resources at esafety.gov.au including booklets, info sheets, videos activities, COVID-19 advice and Family tech agreements.
Year 11 transition to HSC courses
Students in Year 11 who wish to change their pattern of study for Yr 12 are required to complete the Application to Vary Pattern of Study - Year 12 form that has been shared with them, seek approval from their course teacher and email it to Mrs Dudley at email@example.com by then end of Week 2. Once these changes have been made, they will be reflected on the Compass schedule.