How to enrol

The Parramatta Diocesan Enrolment policy establishes a priority order for accepting enrolments. A copy of the policy is available on our Policies page. It is normal practice that a child who has completed primary education in a Catholic parish-based school will be given continuity of enrolment in the designated Catholic secondary school(s).

In general at Caroline Chisholm College the priority is given to:

1. Children of Catholic families from the parishes of

  • Corpus Christi, Cranebrook
  • Our Lady of the Way, Emu Plains
  • St Joseph’s, Kingswood
  • St Nicholas of Myra, Penrith
  • Holy Family, Luddenham
  • Padre Pio Parish, Glenmore Park

The schools attached to these parishes are:

  • Corpus Christi, Cranebrook
  • Our Lady of the Way, Emu Plains
  • Bethany, Glenmore Park
  • St Joseph’s, Kingswood
  • Holy Family, Luddenham
  • St Nicholas of Myra, Penrith
  • Mary MacKillop, South Penrith.

2. Children of other Christian Churches
3. Children of other faiths
4. Other children.

Siblings are accepted according to these criteria.

All students seeking enrolment in this college are required to attend an interview and must be accompanied to the interview by the parent(s) or carer(s).


Information Sessions

A number of Information Sessions are held for the benefit of new students and their parents or carers. These include:

Open Night

This is held in March each year.

Year 7 Orientation Day and Morning Tea for Parents/Carers

Year 6 students attend Caroline Chisholm College for an orientation experience each November.

Year 11 Information Evening

This is held in Term 2 for Year 10 students and parents or carers. It is followed by a Subject Selection Day devoted to assisting students to gain further information about individual subjects before they make their subject selections. In Term 3, individual meetings are held to discuss subject choices involving the students, her parent(s) or carer(s) and an experienced staff member.

Years 8-12

Students seeking enrolment in any of these years will generally have a meeting with the Principal to assist in planning their transition from their current high school to Caroline Chisholm College. An orientation program helps to welcome them into the Caroline Chisholm College community.


Further information

Enrolment forms and any further information may be obtained from the school office between 8:30 am and 3:30 pm Monday to Friday, calling the school office on 4737 5500 or using our Contact Us form to the right.