Chisholm Need to Know


Welcome to Chisholm Need to Know. As the world comes to terms with the impact that the pandemic is having on individuals and families, there may have been a natural tendency to withdraw and simply take of 'number one'.  Instead, around the world we have seen an outpouring of kindness, generosity, concern for the oppressed and a reclaiming of what Christians would call 'Gospel Values'. When talking about this crisis, do you encourage your children to look for the good, the kind and the inspirational?

School Reports

Year 10 reports were issued on Thursday 2 July. Please contact the office if you have not received your daughter's report.

Year 7, 8, 9 reports will be issued on Wednesday 29 July. 

Year 10 students are asked to complete their online subject preference forms and return a signed copy to Student Services by 31 July. Please ask your daughter to see Ms Scollard if she is having any difficulty completing this form. A reminder that subject interviews are scheduled for Tuesday 11 August. They will be conducted with recommended health requirements applying at the time.

Uniform reminders

 Students are reminded that 

  • it is still compulsory to wear the college blazer to and from school each day (other than sport uniform days) for the rest of this term or until otherwise advised. 
  • blue stockings must be worn for Term 3 or until otherwise advised
  • it is not compulsory to wear sport uniform on Wednesday. Students should only wear sport uniform to and from school if they have the full sport uniform. Otherwise, they should wear normal uniform and bring sportswear if they have sport.

Parent Parking

We understand that parking near the college to pick up students is never easy and is harder at the moment with more parents dropping off and picking up students in the three schools along The Lakes Drive and William Howell Drive since COVID-19. However, we request that parents follow parking directions on the streets and are considerate to our neighbours. Do not stop in the middle of The Lakes Drive and drop students off even if the drop off zone is full and the traffic is not moving. Do not stop across the driveway entrance to the college. 

College Administration Office will be closed from Monday 6 July 2020  up to and including Monday 20 July 2020

With the School Holidays coming up the College Offices will also be closed and no staff will be available to answer queries in respect of school fees, payments, or other matters during this time. All phones will be set to voicemail and queries will not be answered until staff return on the College's re-opening on Tuesday 21 July 2020.

Mental health Support over the holiday period

For parents wanting support for their child's mental health over the two week break, the following services are available for contact: Headspace Penrith: 4720 8800 or Mental Health Line: 1800 011 511 Kids Helpline: 1800 55 1800 or 

For telephone counselling and support for parents with children aged 0-18, Parentline can be contacted on 1300 1300 52

HSC Dance Showcase

On Friday 24th July at 6.30pm, HSC Dance students will perform their HSC works for Performance, Composition and their Major study. This is a very important night for our Year 12 Dance students so please come and support them as they present all of their hard work for the first time in our beautiful new performance spaces. To help us comply with current COVID 19 requirements, parents and friends coming to this evening must return an RSVP to allow us to seat people safely and appropriately. Please complete this Google form. 

NSW Premier's Reading Challenge (Years 7-9) and CCC Senior Reading Challenge (Years 10-12)

Reading is the most effective and enjoyable way to improve literacy, which has an impact on all learning. With six weeks to go, it is not too late for your daughter to get involved in these reading challenges. Books that have been read any time this year can be included and entered into the appropriate challenge. For more information on the NSW PRC or CCC SRC click these links, and for PRC login details or more information please contact the Library on

Trial of the New Religious Education Curriculum - Year 9, Term 3, 2020

Please see attached letter regarding the trial Religious Education Curriculum for Year 9.

Diary Dates - Term 3 Week 1

Monday 20 July
Staff Spirituality Day - No students at school

Tuesday 21 July
Term 3 commences for students
Jackson House Initiative week

Wednesday 22 July
PDSSSC Netball Gala Day, Penrith
Incursion: Year 11 RYDA Road Safety Education Program
Year 12 Parent / Student / Teacher Night - 3.30-8.00 pm

Friday 24 July
Incursion: Year 10 Think Safe, Be Safe presentation
CSDA Debating - Round 1
HSC Dance Showcase - 6.30 pm Caroline Chisholm Performance Centre



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.