Carrum Downs Secondary College


Carrum Downs Secondary College is a vibrant community of approximately 930 students across Years 7-12. At Carrum Downs Secondary College we are passionate that every student grows. We aim to enhance the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all students and to develop all students’ abilities. We strive to create and maintain a positive, caring and safe learning environment in which all students are provided with the opportunity to achieve success. We provide these opportunities for success through a challenging, comprehensive curriculum and an extensive co-curricular program.
The College actively promotes a learning culture that is based on our college values of: Respect, Personal Best, Learning, Integrity, Responsibility and Enjoyment
We expect students to take pride in their college, their uniform and their community. Student achievement is regularly celebrated at Carrum Downs and is recognised in college publications, formal assemblies, website and awards nights.
Students at Carrum Downs work in a house system and students who enter the school at Year 7 are allocated a house in which they remain for their whole time at the College. We believe that this supports the development of further connectedness to the school and builds stronger relationships with students across year levels.
Our recent investments in infrastructure will this year see the delivery of a new state of the art three million dollar sports complex. This facility will further enhance our curriculum programs and delivery and provide expanded opportunities for our students, staff and local community.
We are continuing our partnership with Monash University which will see pre service teachers working with our students to enhance their skills in Literacy and Numeracy. This program assists students in achieving their academic goals.
We offer a proven Select Entry Program (SEP) catering for our highly motivated and talented students, with a focus on developing their community leadership skills. Our innovative student leadership program ensures that our students have a voice in all aspects of their school experience.
At Carrum Downs Secondary College we embrace a culture of excellence for all our staff and students. We are proud of the achievements we have made over the past 14 years and welcome you to come and take a tour of the college and talk with our leadership team.