Caroline Chisholm Catholic College

Caroline Chisholm Catholic College is a co-educational, multi-campus secondary school in Melbourne’s inner west dedicated to learning excellence in an engaged faith-filled and support environment.
We believe every student is talented and offer them the chance to succeed whether academically or through our co-curriculum and extension programs.
Specifically, we offer a number of STEM extension programs including, SEAMS – The University of Melbourne’s Strengthening Engagement and Achievements in Maths and Science, a two-year school holiday program offered to our Year 11 students.
SEAMS was a wonderful program that was extremely beneficial to me as a student. I was able to expand my knowledge and get ahead in school, whilst experiencing what ‘uni life’ really feels like. The mentors and tutors were all encouraging and really informative. I had the opportunity to meet great people and make new friends. I would recommend this camp to everyone, as it is a very enjoyable experience.
Nhat, Year 12 Student
Extension programs are not just limited to VCE students. We offer an accelerated educational and enrichment program, Aspire, for students in Years 7 – 9 with exceptional academic abilities and a strong work ethic.
Aspire Science promotes excellence and challenges me to be
my best in a stimulating and personalised learning environment.
Our classes pose real world problems, allowing us to explore and experience authentic and deep learning that challenges our thinking and broadens our knowledge.
Caitlin, Year 10 Student
The College has state-of-the-art science labs, a trade training centre – complete with 3D printing – an indoor swimming pool, 820 seat auditorium, two libraries, a wholly-owned outdoor education campus, and a new arts centre at our all-girls campus. All students are given laptops and our IT infrastructure is leading among schools in the area. Students have access to online platforms that enhance learning and, through the College’s network that include leading universities, gain insight into study and work opportunities. Our digital technology studies offer them the chance to learn coding and programming. Students can also participate in the VEX Robotics Challenge and demonstrate their robotics skills.
More than 95% of our Year 12 students go on to tertiary studies at universities across Australia. We have established links through our VCAL and VET programs with TAFE institutions, which are locally situated to service our multicultural community.
Driven by a personalised learning philosophy, the classroom is differentiated, learning intentions are explicit, and teaching is scaffolded to allow students to build skills and knowledge.
We are a College of many faces as seen through our values of Faith, Acceptance, Compassion and Excellence (FACE).
Caroline Chisholm Catholic College is a Respectful Relationships and Child Safe School.
To learn more about our thriving community please visit or call the College on 9296 5311 to register for a guided tour.