School Profile Information

Chisholm Catholic College is a co‐educational Year 7 to 12 secondary College located in the suburb of Bedford, in Perth. It caters for students from the surrounding metropolitan area with approximately 1700 students enrolled. It was established in 1989 as a result of the amalgamation of two local Catholic secondary schools, St. Thomas Aquinas and St. Mark’s.

The College was named after Caroline Chisholm, a Catholic social reformer and social justice advocate in colonial New South Wales. Caroline was significant in providing improved living and employment conditions and educational opportunities for migrant families.

The heart of the College mission is to nurture the formation of each individual student as reflected in the College motto ‐ “Grow in Christ’. This mission is encompassed in all learning programmes and pastoral care structures throughout the College. A very comprehensive curriculum programme and differentiated learning structures cater for the range and large number of students, with the primary aim of providing the best secondary education in a high quality teaching and learning environment.

Students have a range of opportunities and broad pathways including towards University, Technical and Further Education, Vocational and Education Training Certificate qualifications and on job (work placement) training programmes. Students participate in a full range of co‐curricular programs, featuring Stellatus – a Gifted and Talented Programme, inter-school sport, the performing and creative arts, debating, mock trials, a variety of academic competitions and study tours and significant cultural programs.

2016 / 2017 Profile Information 

Workplace Profile:
Teaching Staff: 37% Male 63% Female
Total All staff: 34% Male  66% Female

Teacher Qualifications:
Masters level Degrees      19
Bachelors level Degrees 93
Diplomas 9

Student Attendance Averages:(rounded)
Year 7 – 96%
Year 8 – 94%
Year 9 – 92%
Year 10 – 92%
Year 11 – 94%
Year 12 – 96%

Senior secondary outcomes: (Class of 2018)

Post School Destinations:
As of the the beginning of 2019, over 96% of students who completed an ATAR course received an offer of University placement.


Year 7

Year 9

Most recent NAPLAN data highlighting the excellent comparative outcomes for Chisholm students against similar schools and other indicators, are clearly highlighted on the MY SCHOOLS website. 

Community Satisfaction:

Chisholm continues to exhibit high levels or general parental and community satisfaction evidenced by Year 12 Exit Surveys and our continued levels of demand for enrolment. Anecdotal and written feedback to the College highlights this satisfaction with reference to the strong academic culture, pastoral attention and care for individual students through the PCG structure and the outstanding overall value for money education received in what is regarded as a well-resourced school. Staff also generally exhibit a high degree of satisfaction and morale and appreciate the facilities, the support and learning environment of which they feel strong a part.

School Income:  Most recent school funding sources and details for  can be found on the My School website.