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, 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.
In the House structure students and staff are part of one of the 4 Houses. A Leading Teacher, two Assistant Leaders and a Support Officer lead each House. Each house has its own area and a team of teachers who are responsible for student learning and well-being. The Houses are ANZAC, Flynn, Gilmore and Hollows, named after well-known Australians whose example has been reflected in our College values.