Caroline Chisholm School – Senior Campus

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The newly amalgamated senior campus of Caroline Chisholm School (previously Caroline Chisholm High School), is an Australian public high school in the Chisholm suburb of Canberra in the Australian Capital Territory (ACT) catering to years 6 to 10. It is one of the many new 'super schools' operated by the ACT Department of Education and Training.


The school is named after Australian pioneer Caroline Chisholm. The senior campus opened in 1985 under the name "Caroline Chisholm High School", and was awarded the 1986 Royal Australian Institute of Architects Canberra Medallion for Outstanding Architecture for producing an exceptionally high quality structure at a relatively low cost using regular materials.


The new amalgamated P-10 school offers a wide range of subjects with English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities and Social Sciences and Physical Education being compulsory. Elective subjects include Indonesian, Music, Drama, Food, Dance, Sewing, Art, Photography, Business Admin, Woodwork, Metalwork, Information Technology and Life Sciences. As of 2008 the school band is offered to year 9/10 as an elective line instead of 8:30 - 9:00 am every week.[1]

Streaming occurs in Years 9 and 10 to prepare the students for college.

The senior campus of Caroline Chisholm School has four subschools, one for each year. Each subschool has its own building with classrooms and assembly hall with one executive teacher, and two deputy principles having responsibility for student welfare. The school was designed with each building in a square and streets between each square facilitating the schools organisation. The subschool system aims to provide a greater focus on getting to know the students and build cohesion in the student group.

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  6. ^ Rule, Andrew (26 September 2009). "The charm offensive". The Sydney Morning Herald. Retrieved 15 October 2013. 
  7. ^ Leo Schlink (1 July 2014). "Rod Laver says Nick Kyrgios can put pressure on Rafael Nadal at Wimbledon tonight". NEWS CORP AUSTRALIA. Retrieved 2 July 2014. Kyrgios' manager John Morris: "Then you've got the mass audience he can potentially reach in Malaysia with his Mum (Norlaila) being half Malaysian and the entire Asian community." 

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Coordinates: 35°25′04″S 149°07′19″E / 35.4177°S 149.1219°E / -35.4177; 149.1219