Friday 8 February 2019

Dear Community Members,

Welcome back to the new school year, an important one for us as we celebrate 30 years as Chisholm Catholic College. Things have commenced smoothly enough as students and staff find their feet on the opening days of our school calendar.

I welcome all our new families and incoming students commencing for the first time, particularly our Year 7s. I am sure things will settle into a strong routine once a couple of weeks have cycled through. We also welcome new staff to the College this year – Mrs Claire Bentley as Teacher Librarian, Mrs Luisa Box in Design and Technology, Mr Kyle Bussanich in Mathematics, Mrs Mandy Corkill as Acting Coordinator of Learning Support, Ms Una Flynn as our new Counsellor, Ms Stacey Outridge in Business and Information Technology and Mr Jake Pasini our new AFL Trainee.

I look forward to sending through my Start of Year letter to all families during Week Two, as we stride into the new academic year.

Mr John Bormolini


Monday saw the commencement of an amazing 6-year journey for our Class of 2024. There were many nervous faces, full backpacks, polished shoes and crisp new uniforms on arrival. Following a brief assembly, the students began the day in their PCG rooms with their Pastoral Care Advisor and Year 11 Peer Support Leaders. Here they were issued with their Student Handbooks, timetables and attempted to use their lockers and padlocks for the first time. As the day went on, students were given lots of information and continued preparing for their life at Chisholm, rotating through various activities. At lunch time they enjoyed a sausage sizzle, kindly cooked and prepared by the Year 10 Prefects. The Peer Support leaders remained with the Year 7s all day to offer a comforting smile and some useful advice about what lies ahead. Day 1 was a great success and the students left happy and full of energy, ready and prepared to come back for Day 2.

Staff have been very impressed by the maturity, initiative and enthusiasm that has been shown by the Year 7 cohort and I am particularly proud of the way they have conducted themselves.

Mrs Belinda Pietropaolo
Head of Year 7

On Monday 4 February, a workshop was held for Year 12 students on ‘Preparing to Succeed in Year 12’. The morning was run by Dr Michael Newton and Dr Steven Kiely who used their expertise in the fields of performance psychology and physiology to provide the students with some useful strategies in dealing with the year ahead and the potential issues that may arise. The Year 12s actively participated in the workshop and breakout sessions and it was pleasing to hear comments from the presenters about the quality of the ideas that the students were providing. The students were also fortunate to have past Chisholm Alumni come to talk to them about different paths after Chisholm, to both university, TAFE and the workforce. Thanks to Stewart Bermann (Class of 1993), Giorgia Vecchio (Class of 2014) and Christian Dichiera (Class of 2013) for generously donating your time to our students.  Well done Year 12s on embracing the first day back and I have no doubt that the strategies that you learnt will help provide the motivation you need in your final year at the College.

Mrs George O’Brien
Head of Year 12

We would like to extend a warm welcome to our new College Chaplain, Fr Zygmunt (Zyggy) Wloczek SDS.  Fr Zyggy will be involved in the faith, life and culture of the College by providing liturgical celebrations, spiritual guidance and supporting the social and emotional well-being of our large community.

Mr Andrew Panizza
Acting Deputy Principal – Mission

Congratulations to Delta Meade from 10P2 who represented WA in the 2018 Junior Indoor Netball Nationals at the end of 2018 on the Gold Coast, Queensland.

Mr Andrew Glover
Head of Year 9


The College’s Christian Service-Learning programme – Chisholm Care – continues for our senior students, returns for our Years 8-10 students and begins for our Year 7 students! In the upcoming weeks, Service Diaries will be issued and information disseminated which needs the attention of both students and parents/guardians alike. As you are aware, timely completion of Chisholm Care is an enrolment/graduation requirement of the College and students are to be sincerely congratulated in advance for demonstrating leadership through service. These acts of charity follow the footsteps of our patron Caroline Chisholm and Jesus whose lives give us examples of how to, in the words of our College prayer, “act justly to all and treat others as we ourselves want to be treated. As followers of Caroline Chisholm, may we serve the needs of others to make our world a better place”. Moreover, it enables students to live the College’s Values of CHARACTER, LEARNING, COMPASSION.

Mr Andrew Panizza
Acting Deputy Principal – Mission

Our OPEN DAY will be held on Thursday 28 February 2019. Prospective families are invited to attend. Bookings are essential either online through Trybooking or by contacting the College. Trybooking will open on Monday 11 February at 9.00am.
Current Year 6 students enrolled to attend Chisholm in 2020 will have a special Year 7 Induction in November of Term 4 which will include a tour of the College.
Please contact the College for Open Day bookings, queries or further information on 9208 2500.

Mrs Fiona Millimaci
Deputy Principal – Community

The College will be taking a group of Years 10 and 11 students to Vietnam during the 2019 October holidays to immerse in culture, in learning about justice, in service to the communities we visit, with the lens of faith. The Dominican Sisters are very much a part of the fabric of Chisholm’s heritage and their presence in Vietnam is strong. Along with Sr Chau, Mrs Wainwright and myself visited Vietnam last year to experience, albeit briefly, the journey that we will be undertaking with our students. We will be offering a Parent/Student information evening on Wednesday 20 February in the staffroom from 6.00pm to 6.30pm to share further details including cost, application process, itinerary and of course photos! Note that interested students and a parent/guardian must attend in order to register interest.

“You come here not so much as to do service for this very poor who need it, but to learn how to make this world a better place” Sr Len

Ms Taniya Rodrigues
Deputy Principal – Administration

The 2019 Tuition Fees are now available on the Parent Portal.

Emails with Family Statements and the Principal letter have also been sent.   

The first instalment is due on 14 February.

If applying for Health Care Card or Concession Card Discounts, you must come to the Accounts Office to complete the relevant forms.

If you have not received your Fees Statement, then please contact the Accounts Office immediately.

Mr Graham Adam – Business Manager

Last year, it was invaluable having Alumni supporting the Years 7 to 9 students at Homework Club two afternoons a week.

After a successful 2018, Homework Club will continue to run in 2019. If your child needs help with their homework, assignments, or study for tests and exams and would like to work in a supportive and friendly environment, they are more than welcome to join. Students will receive support in all their subjects from Alumni tutors and teachers across different learning areas.

Homework Club will start in Week 3 this term, and run on Mondays and Wednesdays. If you would like your child to join, please direct them to the English office for a permission slip. If you have any questions please contact q.yeo@chisholmcc.wa.edu or g.frost@chisholmcc.wa.edu.au

We look forward to seeing you all there!

Ms Qiqin Yeo, Mr Garry Frost, Ms Belinda McCagh, Mr David Kaye

Our Centre is open from: 8am-5.30pm Monday-Wednesday, 8.30am – 5.30pm Thursday and 8am-4pm on Friday.

We welcome students to make use of our facilities; however, please take note of the following dates when the centre will be closing at 3.30pm:

Thursday 21 March; Thursday 9 May; Thursday 20 June; Thursday 1 August; Thursday 29 August; Thursday 24 October; Monday 24 November

Reminders about these closures will be advertised in the Carolean during the year.

eLearning Team

A new SmartRider card will be ordered for all new students at the beginning of Week 2 and will be distributed as soon as possible.

The Smartrider card can be used for:

  • A formal source of ID
  • All public transport for concession fares
  • Borrowing resources from the eLearning centre
  • Logging in at student reception
  • Logging in during lesson time and afterschool at the eLearning Centre

You are able to add value to the card using the following methods:

  • Autoload – direct debit linked to your bank account
  • BPay by phone or internet
  • At retail agencies, i.e. news kiosks
  • At a Transperth information office
  • On board buses
  • At Add Value Machines located at major train and bus stations
  • We are unable add value to a Smartrider card at school.

 Students need to have their card with them every day at school and when using public transport.

Further details can be obtained from the Transperth website: www.transperth.wa.gov.au or the Transperth InfoLine on 13 62 13.

If a card is damaged or lost, a replacement card can be purchased from the eLearning Centre for $4.00.

If you have any queries please call 9208 2526

eLearning Team

Please drive carefully. Parents and guardians are asked to exercise caution on Beaufort Street, particularly during our extra-busy drop off and pick up times. Please respect the road rules and our neighbours.

The safety of our children is paramount. Please be patient during periods of high-traffic. The traffic flow into our May Street car park will improve.

A reminder that year levels are allocated to drop off/pick up areas – Years 7 and 8 at May Street, Years 9 and 10 at Belham Street and Years 11 and 12 at Young Street car parks. Siblings can be collected together.

Parents are asked to read and follow our College drop off/pick up guidelines, also available on the parent portal. Please inform other family and friends who collect your children of these guidelines.

Mrs Fiona Millimaci
Deputy Principal – Community

Our canteen provides breakfast, lunch and food for recess every day.


  • 8.00 am – 8.30 am
  • freshly made toasted sandwiches, toasts, yoghurts and fresh fruit
  • purchase from the canteen window

Recess and Lunch:              

  • healthy wraps including new Cajun Chicken or Moroccan Chicken
  • freshly made sandwiches and salads such as Chicken Caesar, brown rice or pumpkin haloumi salad, etc.
  • a variety of hot and cold food located in our self-serve fridges and warmers
  • homemade muffins baked fresh
  • fresh fruit and fruit salads are always available.
  • gluten-free and vegan options are available on request

We are very excited to be introducing raw products in our canteen this year.  Chia puddings, protein balls and raw slices. Look out for our daily specials to see when these are available.

Payment methods:

  • Cash
  • Student ID card, Please click the link to set up your child’s account: https://quickcliq.com.au/
  • An eftpos facility will be available to use in the upcoming weeks

To place an order:

Note that students are able to see our daily specials through their student portal from 1:30pm the day before.

We consider a healthy diet to be very important for growing kids and will endeavour to always have healthy options on our menu.

Please support our new menu and if you are able to volunteer some time please contact Grace at g.monterosso@chisholmcc.wa.ed.au to arrange a time or call the canteen between 7am – 2pm on  9208 2565.

Mrs Grace Monterosso
Canteen Manager

Welcome to 2019

Chisholm is set for another big year in sport with our Swimming & Athletics teams looking to consolidate their position in ‘A’ Division.  Students have a number of opportunities to be active throughout the year including NAS sports, ACC sports & some big school events. Activities will be advertised in the Carolean as well as displayed on the Sports noticeboard inside the gym foyer.

 NAS Trials

NAS trials will be taking place over the coming weeks in preparation for the competition commencing in Week 4. Students are reminded to listen to the daily notices for information about trials to ensure they do not miss out. More information regarding coaches is available on the Sport noticeboard inside the school gym. The sports available in summer (Term 1) are:

Girls – Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Futsal, Touch Football
Boys – Cricket, Basketball, Beach Volleyball, Touch Football

Mr Nic Italiano                                
Director of Sport               


Character - Learning - Compassion

1104 Beaufort Street, Bedford, WA 6052
PO Box 89 Inglewood WA 6932
Phone: (08) 9208 2500
Email: queries@chisholmcc.wa.edu.au