Chisholm Need to Know


Virtual Assembly Friday 13 November
We look forward to welcoming you online to watch our virtual assembly, hosted by our Aboriginal Djuramin students next Friday at 9.30am. Next week is NAIDOC Week where we acknowledge and honour the contribution of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander people to our country.  The theme for this year is “Always was. Always will be.” For us, this means the land on which our College is built always was and always will be Darug land. 

In this time of COVID-19, celebrations like these are so important. It is an opportunity to congratulate students on their learning and achievements. Here is the link to the Zoom assembly.

Introducing School Trousers to the College Uniform
The college is considering introducing optional trousers to our uniform in response to requests from a number of students. At this early stage in our planning we are considering tailored trousers in a French navy colour for both junior and senior students who would like this option. In order to gauge the interest in this option, we will launch a Facebook conversation next week. Please participate if you can. You can also contact the College to give your opinion via our email address.

You would be aware that e-cigarettes are devices which heat a liquid to produce a vapour which is then inhaled by the user. The common term for the action is ‘vaping’. We have become aware that a few students in the college are using these both in the college and outside.

This practice is completely unacceptable and there have been and will be severe consequences for students using them, providing them or being with students using them. I would recommend parents and carers who want to know more about e-cigarettes and vaping look at the information on this website from NSW Health. It is very comprehensive.

The key features from the college’s point of view are that:

  •  medical authorities are concerned about lung damage caused by e-cigarettes, even those without nicotine

  • while non-nicotine e-cigarettes can be legally purchased, only adults can purchase them. No-one under 18 can purchase them and it is illegal to sell them to anyone under 18.

  • E-cigarettes containing nicotine are completely illegal in NSW even for adults.

  • Under The Smoke-free Environment Act (2000), it is illegal to smoke in a designated smoke-free zone, including smoking e-cigarettes. All schools in NSW are smoke-free zones for all people on that site (adults and students).

Therefore, for health and legal reasons, the consequences for students using them, providing them or being with students using them will be very severe.

Year 7 Survivor Activities Day waiver
In readiness for the upcoming 'Year 7 Survivor Activities Day' the following TWO separate waivers need to be completed. 

Archery - please complete the online waiver using this link

Inflatables - Please complete the note sent home with your daughter on Wednesday. There is an additional copy on Skoolbag. The waiver needs to be returned to your daughter's homeroom teacher by Monday 9 November.

If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact me via email: or phone: 02 4737 5500

Diary Dates - Term 4 Week 5

Monday 9 November
HSC Examinations
AM - Chemistry
PM - English Ext 1
Year 7 Activities Day Waiver Due

Tuesday 10 November
HSC Examinations
AM - Food Technology

Wednesday 11 November
HSC Examinations
PM - Drama
Year 12 Sign Out
Year 7 Wildlife Display
Remembrance Day

Thursday 12 November
Year 7 Activities Day

Friday 13 November
Year 7 Activities Day
Year 12 Formal, Oatlands House - 6.00 pm


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.