Our students are treated with dignity and respect. Their happiness and safety are our top priorities.
A Place to Belong
As part of a system of Catholic schools in the Diocese of Parramatta, our students are treated with dignity and respect. Their safety and wellbeing are our top priorities. The wellbeing and safety of all students is central to the purpose of Catholic education and we acknowledge that healthy relationships and exceptional pastoral care are core to each child’s positive experience at school.
Schools in the Diocese of Parramatta have a strong focus on pastoral care, and in addition the support of our school counsellor, additional resourcing is provided for wellbeing initiatives overseen by the Wellbeing Coordinator. The Wellbeing Coordinator is supported by staff on the Wellbeing and Behaviour Team, Leading Counsellors as well as K-12 System Counsellors in the implementation of these wellbeing initiatives.
Caroline Chisholm is committed to providing a learning environment where students can thrive, feel safe and supported, and are nurtured to grow, belong and be confident.
Caroline Chisholm equips students with the knowledge and skills to cultivate their wellbeing through Religious Education, health, and wellbeing classes. We believe this sense of wellbeing and connectedness promotes healthy personal development in students and contributes to their academic success.
We support the social and emotional welfare of students and their families through effective strategies, recommendations, policies and procedures, guidelines and tools. Our strong focus on pastoral care includes school counsellors and wellbeing initiatives to support students.
Our College celebrates the inclusion of all students, supporting the learning needs of every individual and providing learning opportunities to build their social skills.
Meet Evie, our wellbeing dog
At Caroline Chisholm we look forward to introducing students to our latest member of staff, a puppy named Evie.
Wellbeing dogs in schools have been found to improve outcomes in learning and wellbeing. Research has shown they help improve student attendance, positive behaviour, emotional regulation and can even be used as learning stimuli.
Our Wellbeing & Pastoral Care Initiatives
Literacy & Numeracy Support Programs
Targeted, additional help for students experiencing difficulty in these areas.
Youth Connections Program
For students who may be disengaging from school or seeking alternative pathways.
Peer Support Program
Encouraging positive interactions between different age groups.
Access to Educational Psychologist
For assessments provided at no extra cost through Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese.
Supporting younger students travelling to school.
Provided through Catholic Schools Parramatta Diocese for free assessments.
Learning Support Team
Working with classroom teachers to assist students in a variety of ways including Personal Plans and special exam provisions.
Support for Students with Vision/Hearing Impairments
Itinerant teachers are assigned to these students to help address their teaching and learning needs in their classroom and school environment.
Pastoral care programs at each year level are designed to help build resilience, independence and courage within each student.
Our leadership program empowers students at the College to be the best they can be. We pride ourselves on enthusiasm and school spirit, and create lasting bonds between the students while promoting teamwork within the community. Our Student Representative Council encourage both students and teachers to get involved in the many initiatives offered within our local community, as well as on an international level.
Our student leaders also ignite school spirit through the friendly rivalry of our colour houses - Gilmore, Jackson, Kenny, Macarthur, Mackillop and Wright, all of which are named after women who were advocates of justice and compassion.
Building child safe communities
We are committed to providing children and young people with school environments where they are safe, informed and participate, and where the adult community works together with them towards making this happen.