Information from Busways Regarding Changes to School Bus Routes and Times
Commencing Monday 27th May 2019 there will be significant changes to the Busways Western Sydney Network, resulting from the introduction of the Norwest Metro.
Busways have created letters to advise students and parents of any changes to current services, which will be distributed on the affected services from this week.
However, due to the scale of change involved and to ensure all students are aware of the changes, Busways are urging parents to check Caroline Chisholm College’s New Timetable starting 27th May to familiarise themselves with the changes.
You can find Caroline Chisholm College’s timetable here (please select the link to the right of your School’s name labelled “New timetable | 27 May 2019”):
Busways have said that the new timetables will be uploaded no later than Thursday 23 May 2019. Alternatively, routes and timetables can be accessed from the Transport for NSW website.
We have been told that the affected bus routes involving our students are:
Morning routes: 4080, 4044, 4043
Afternoon routes: 4631, 4514, 4531, 4549, 4549, 4563
Some changes are minor, while others involve changed routes and starting times so, if your daughter catches one of these buses, please check the Busways timetable to see if she is affected. There are too many changes to too many routes to put them all in the newsletter.
Please note you need to check the “New Timetable 27 May 2019” – it will be available by 23 May at the latest. As mentioned above, Busways are distributing paper copies of changes to students who normally catch these routes. Ask your daughter if she has received a copy of the proposed changes.
Tell Them From Me Parent Survey
Over the next few weeks we will be inviting students, teachers and parents to provide feedback on their experience of our school using an online survey. The surveys are an important part of our whole school evaluation and planning process. This is the second year we have used the Tell Them From Me survey which replaced the Quality Catholic Schools survey.
During an extended homeroom on Friday 7 June, all students will be given the opportunity to participate in this survey. Students will be given a random username and password to access and complete the survey online. Students’ names cannot be linked to their responses which allows it to be completely anonymous. A letter will be sent shortly via Skoolbag for students to complete if they do NOT want their daughters to complete the survey. If you are happy for them to complete the survey, you do not need to do anything.
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 a web address which will be sent via Skoolbag late this week or at the start of next week.
You will be able to access the survey from Monday 27 May till Friday 14 June.
Information re Traffic Disruption on Thursday May 30
We have been told that there will be significant traffic disruption on Thursday May 30 in The Lakes Drive from early morning to late afternoon (including all school hours) while a large number of concrete trucks access the site for the major pour of the first floor. The building company will organise traffic control but no cars or buses will be able to access the college site. Parents will not be able to use the Drop Zone outside the college as the school buses will be using it. If we are told any other details, we will pass them on through the usual information channels.
Penrith Rotary Youth Dinner
On the evening of Monday 20 May, three of our students and their families attended the Penrith Rotary dinner where they presented information to the club about the activities they had undertaken during the year under the sponsorship of Penrith Rotary. Hannah Stephan attended RYPEN, the Rotary Youth Leadership program along with Hayley Barnes who had a prior commitment on the night of the dinner. Hannah spoke about the impact the camp on her as a person, developing in confidence and commitment and making a large number of friends in the process. Hannah wrote a detailed report on her experience in an earlier newsletter this year. Alison Coutinho and Claudia Fava attended the three-day ConocoPhillips Science Experience at Macquarie University in January. Both students are passionate scientists and they conveyed that to the members of Rotary with their presentation. At one stage, they had everybody attempting to stand on one foot with arms outstretched and eyes closed to demonstrate what they had learnt about the role of the inner ear and vision in maintaining equilibrium. Each girl acknowledged the generosity of Penrith Rotary in allowing them to have these fantastic experiences. On behalf of the college, I would like to add my thanks, particularly to their Youth Officer, Mr John Harding.
“Doing the Right Thing Awards”
Students who provide service to the college for a variety of reasons are eligible for a “Doing the Right Thing Award”. Congratulations to Madison Cooney (7 Jackson), Emily Fox (7 Gilmore), Emma Dunn (8 Kenny), and Lucy Holmes (9 Kenny) who receive vouchers for the canteen for being the students drawn from the box. All students who put in award slips will have points credited to their house.
Appreciation of Honesty
Students at Caroline Chisholm College regularly display outstanding honesty in returning items they find on the college grounds. Often these can be of quite substantial value. Students handing in found items receive a certificate of appreciation. I would like to congratulate the following students who have handing items in over the last fortnight: Isabelle Danyal (7 Gilmore), Oreca Pentecost (7 MacKillop), Ann Thomas (8 Jackson), Emma Dunn (8 Kenny), Chloe Joy (8 MacKillop), Dianne Faustino (8 Wright), Kaela Manas (8 Wright), Alicia Mizzi (8 Wright) and Emily Bonomo (12 Jackson),
Mr Greg King - Assistant Principal