Hollows

The Hollows House is named in honour of Fred Hollows, who was known for his work in saving eyesight in Australia and many countries around the world. We continue to support this cause through community work and fund raising for the Fred Hollows Foundation. The Hollows house is lead by Raquel Nixon who has been at the College since 2013 and Grant Godbold and Laitini Matautia. Other members of the team include Sam Walker, the House Support Officer, who is responsible for any attendance and often is the first port of call for parents and: Jacqui Alt, Liam Brooks, Stacey Bushell, Amber Cron, Laura Doran, Greig Douglas, Clare Golding, Katrina King, Kim McKenzie, Melodie Moltzen, Mara Sears, Jarrod Turner, Joseph Ulrich.

ANZAC

The word “Anzac” has been a part of Australian thought, language, and life since 25 April 1915. Devised by a signaller in Egypt as a useful acronym for “Australian and New Zealand Army Corps”, it quickly became a word with many uses and meanings.

Here, at Carrum Downs Secondary College we are very proud to be able to use the name synonymous with the brave men and women of our country, where we striving to reflect the values for which they stood in our everyday actions. Honesty, Integrity and Mateship are just some of those values which we hold to high regard. We believe that it is our responsibility to the college community to lead by example in order to foster positive learning relationships between students and educators.

The ANZAC House is led by Taylor Wright. Taylor has been part of the college Community for over 10 years, having been responsible for establishing the new House System at the College. Vanessa Murphy and Matthew Wright are the two House Assistant Leaders, both who have also been a part of the college community for a considerable amount of time. Other members of the team include Belinda Wilson, the House Support Officer, who is responsible for any attendance and often is the first port of call for parents and : Tran Nguyen, Andy Ding, Jacqui Witt, Sam Walsh, Stephanie Langadiotis, Timur Bekmouratov, Michael Snow, Lauren Cahill, Lisa Floyd and Dani Hadj.

Gilmore

The Gilmore house was named after Mary Gilmore. Mary was born near Goulburn, New South Wales. She became a teacher and a writer and was editor of the women’s pages of the Australian Worker newspaper for 23 years. In 1886, Gilmore went to Paraguay in South America to join a group of Australians who planned to set up a new colony where everyone would be equal and would work together. This colony was not successful. After some years, Gilmore came back to Australia with her husband. She spent the rest of her life writing, doing her editing work and fighting for people who needed help. These included Aboriginal people, children who were forced to work in factories and shearers who were being underpaid. She also fought hard for women’s rights. In 1937 she was made Dame Mary Gilmore by King George VI. The Gilmore house is lead by Dave Goble who has been at the College for more than 10 years, he is assisted by Melissa Kendall and Sam Widdowson. Other members of the team include Ruth Coster, the House Support Officer, who is responsible for any attendance and often is the first port of call for parents and: Kaitlyn Brand, Amanda Brabham, Wendy Coustley, Craig Fathers, Andrew Frost, Nick Grose, Luke Groves, Arivu Kumaran, Nicole Robinson, Teegan Simmons, Darren Turner.

Flynn

The Flynn house was named after John Flynn. During his study to become a minister, John Flynn remembered the tough life of the outback where he was raised. This lead him to becoming the founder of the Australian Royal Flying Doctor Service. His kind personality and determination saved many people’s lives and he should be recognized as one of Australia’s greatest heroes. The Flynn House is led by Sally Walsh who is new to the College this year, she is assisted by Jenny Drummond and Andrea Ross, both who have been at the College for some time. Other members of the team include Louise Burley, the House Support Officer, who is responsible for any attendance and often is the first port of call for parents and: Kurt Kerstens, Emma Geddis, Vanessa Lakic, Trish Harry, Simon Harry, Peter Radcliffe, Saray Bennett, Cornelia Cefai, Teagan Fairburn, Michael Melfi, Khoi Nguyen, Biji Pillai and Adam Stevens.