Mission and Values

​​Our faith life and religious education is a strong foundation on which our College is built.

Our students are challenged to live the gospel of Jesus Christ and are literate in the Catholic and broader Christian tradition so they can participate critically and authentically in faith celebrations and rituals, and in wider society.

They are challenged to question and critically evaluate the culture of which they are a part, casting the light of gospel values over cultural values to ask where they offer love, forgiveness and welcoming the outcast.

Prayer and reflection are central to the faith life of the school, as are liturgical celebrations, retreats, prayer experiences and school Masses.

Our Religious Education curriculum provides a rigorous and engaging program, underpinned by the gospel values of Jesus Christ, by which students are a call to live as active and informed citizens in the wider world. Both are key aspects of the holistic education and formation of students.

Through our committees – Mission, Student Support and Stewardship – the students are provided with opportunities to participate in service learning by being involved in many projects around the school and the community including: Clean up Australia Day, student breakfasts, Project Compassion, St Vincent De Paul sleepover and the Indigenous Literacy project.

​Chisholm currently offers a wide range of leadership opportunities for our students through:

  • Mission - supporting the faith life of the student community in liturgy, ritual and outreach and taking responsibility for supporting connections with the wider community.
  • Student Support – focussing on academic performance, peer support and peer mentoring (such as Friday Breakfasts, lunchtime activities and integrating new students).
  • Stewardship - supporting social justice projects and direct students’ attention towards environmental action (such as Clean Up Australia Day, Recycling program and having input about the College grounds).
  • Approaches to Learning - supporting the academic life of the College, promoting and supporting academic competitions, facilitating the Scholars' Assemblies.
  • Sport - The Sport Committee will support the sporting life in the College. They will be active in helping with and organising all sporting activities including carnivals, lunchtime sport and SECA sports.
  • Cultural - supporting the cultural activities offered at the College, including the Musical and Creative Arts Night as well as helping with other activities around the College.
  • Service Learning Programs - St Paul's tutoring and Liberation Letters provide opportunities for students to apply, in a practical way, Gospel values in the local community.

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