Chisholm Need to Know


Announcement of name for New Religious Curriculum in Diocese of Parramatta Schools
Bishop Vincent Long this week announced the official name for the New Religious Curriculum which is currently being implemented in draft form across Catholic schools in the Parramatta Diocese. In an article published in  the Catholic Outlook, Bishop Vincent Long announced that this approach will be known as Living Life to the Full, drawing on Jesus’ words in John 10:10: “I have come so that they may have life and have it to the full”. Reflecting the richness of our Catholic Tradition that enables fullness of life through the Gospel, Living Life to the Full is an invitation for everyone to experience human flourishing.

“My dream for Religious Education in the Diocese of Parramatta is that the students come to know Christ and to love his Teachings, what He stands for and to be inspired by Him in order to follow in his footsteps and to give witness to the Values that he taught us and He exemplifies,” Bishop Vincent said. “It invites them to use what they learn to make a difference in the lives of others through being attentive, intelligent, reasonable and responsible.”

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Annual Tell Them From Me survey
As has been mentioned in communications to parents earlier, we would like to invite you 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 the following URL:

You will be able to access the survey until Friday 25 June.

Year 11 (2022) Information Webinar - change of date Wednesday 23 June 6pm
The Information Webinar for students beginning Year 11 in 2022 will now be held on Wednesday 23 June at 6pm. This event was previously scheduled on Tuesday 22 June which is the same evening at the Year 11 performance of Ruby Moon. A link to this webinar will be sent closer to the date. Our apologies for the change of date.

Year 7-10 Parent / Teacher Zoom interviews
The Years 7-10 Parent / Teacher / Student Meetings will take place on Thursday 24 June between 8.30 am - 6.00 pm. Emails were sent to families this week, please check you have received the booking email and that you book online. This year, meetings will be conducted remotely with parents having the opportunity to have a face-to-face conversation with each of their daughter's teachers via Zoom. Meetings will run for 5 minutes. To ensure that all meetings can be completed on schedule, it is essential that appointment times are adhered to. We recommend that a separate appointment be made directly with a teacher should any issues need longer discussion. Parents are asked not to book consecutive time slots and to allow at least a 5-minute gap between each meeting to ensure you can be ready for the next meeting at the designated time. The Meeting booking link is now open. The booking link will close on Wednesday 23 June, 12.00pm. Your confirmed Schedule of Parent-Teacher Meetings, including the Zoom link for your meetings will be sent to you via email once you have submitted your appointments. 

Thursday 24 June and Friday 25 June - student-free days
Thursday 24 June and Friday 25 June are student-free days. On Thursday 24 June staff will be conducting Parent / Teacher interviews for students in Years 7-10.  On Friday 25 June staff will be involved in a Staff Spirituality Day centred on the theme of grace.

On Thursday 24 June, students in Year 12 are welcome to come to school in casual clothes to study individually or in groups. We have set aside the Library for this purpose. Students will need to sign in and out at reception. 

Year 11 Drama present Ruby Moon Tuesday 22nd June - 6:30pm
Due to the current covid restrictions, you will be required to inform us of your interest to attend this event. Please fill in the following form. Ruby Moon Google Form

Diary Dates - Term 2 Week 9

Monday 14 June
Queens Birthday Public Holiday

Tuesday 15 June
NSWCCC Basketball (Opens)
Catechist Program, Jamisontown Public School
Year 10 (Year 11 2022) Subject Q&A Session - TAS

Wednesday 16 June
NSWCCC Basketball (Opens)
Year 10 (Year 11 2022) Subject Q&A Session - VET

Thursday 17 June
Year 11 RYDA Road Safety Ed Program
Year 10 (Year 11 2022) Subject Q&A Session - Creative Arts

Friday 18 June
Year 10 (Year 11 2022) Subject Q&A Session - Science/PDHPE

Diary Dates - Term 2 Week 10

Tuesday 22 June
Year 10 Minimum Standards Reading Test
Catechist Program, Jamisontown Public School
Year 10 Minimum Standards Writing Test
Year 11 Drama Production 'Ruby Moon' - 6.30-8.30 pm

Wednesday 23 June
Netball NSW Fast 5's
Year 10 Minimum Standards Numeracy Test
Year 11 2022 Information Webinar

Thursday 24 June
Penrith Eisteddfod, Cambridge Park
Years 7-10 Student / Parent /Teacher Zoom Meeting 8.30 am - 6.00 pm

Friday 25 June

Ruby Moon Drama Production


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.