Uniform + Textbooks
The official supplier of our school uniform is BuxWear
169 Cheltenham Rd. Dandenong VIC 3175
03 9792 0424
The official supplier of our textbooks is Campion Education
88-92 Waterview Cl. Dandenong VIC 3175
1300 433 982
SUSTAINABLE SCHOOL SHOP
Buy and sell second-hand uniform and textbooks with Sustainable School Shop
STATE SCHOOLS RELIEF
State Schools Relief are now selling reduced price school shoes from their Dandenong South store. Parents and carers are welcome at the store and students can try on the shoes to check fitting prior to purchase. Extra wide fittings are available!
1/8 Johnston Ct. Dandenong South VIC 3175
Finance + CSEF
For information regarding our fees, payment policy and financial assistance, please download the following documents:
- College Charges + Parent Payment Policy
- Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form
- Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) Information
- Education Savings Guide
- Saver Plus Information
The Rollover Package is a collection of important College documents provided to current Year 7-11 families, to assist students rolling into the next year level.
The following documents will be mailed to all families during Term 4:
- Family Finance Statement
- Student Elective/Subject Confirmation Forms (Year 9-12)
- Campion Education Resource List
- Camps, Sports and Exursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form
The following documents can be downloaded below:
- College Charges + Parent Payment Policy
- Material Charges for Elective Subjects (Year 9-12) COMING SOON
- BuxWear Uniform List
- Camps, Sports and Exursions Fund (CSEF) Application Form
- Campion Education Resource List – https://order.campion.com.au/#resourceListListView?code=61BCC784
Timetable + Map
|PERIOD 1||8:50 am – 9:50 am|
|PERIOD 2||9:55 am – 10:55 am|
|RECESS||10:55 am – 11:20 am|
|PERIOD 3||11:20 am – 12:20pm|
|PERIOD 4||12:25 pm – 1:25 pm|
|LUNCH||1:25 pm – 2:10 pm|
|PERIOD 5||2:10 pm – 3:10 pm|
Attendance + House Structure
CDSC has an attendance expectation of 95%. To help reach this goal the College employs a range of strategies, including:
- Having four attendance officers who monitor student attendance and work within the college community to improve student engagement in their schooling
- House and whole school awards for students with 95% and above attendance.
- End of year awards and vouchers for students who finish the year with 100% attendance
- Student absence plans
If your child is absent, please contact their House on the following numbers:
ANZAC HOUSE – 9788 9156
HOLLOWS HOUSE – 9788 9126
GILMORE HOUSE – 9788 9149
FLYNN HOUSE – 9788 9150
If your student needs to leave school early could you please send them with a note in the morning and they will then be able to meet you at the required time after signing out at their House office. Notes need to be signed by parent / legal guardian.
Should something arise on the day requiring your child to leave early please ring the above relevant number and the House HSO will arrange for your student to meet you.
The education department now requires parents wanting to take students out of school for an extended period of time to request permission in writing for the student to be away from school. This must be sent to the Principal at least 1 term prior to the dates sought.
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 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 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 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.
Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) Program
The vision for Carrum Downs Secondary College is one in which all students can utilise and are provided with the necessary ICT tools to be successful learners within the 21st century. The use of technology to support student learning needs to be multi-faceted, flexible and adaptive in approach, and the various devices utilised should enable students to have continual access to relevant information and knowledge whenever required, and perform a variety of other functions necessary to support their learning.
All students across the college are strongly encouraged to engage in our Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) program, whereby students can bring their own netbook device to the college, allowing them constant access to our college wireless network, internet, Office 365 software and printing. The program, which began implementation in 2018, will be an opt in program for 2019 and compulsory for all students in 2020 and beyond.
There are many benefits to learning for students who bring their own device;
- Access at all times to our Compass portal through which students can access learning resources, become up to date with daily organisational changes, submit work and liaise with teachers.
- Access to learning software such as digital textbook and Edrolo (Yr 12 only).
- Capacity to bring the resources and information from the internet into their learning environment at any time.
- Easy transfer of school work between school and home.
- Opportunities to collaborate in their learning using ICT resources through an ever developing list of platforms including (but not limited to) Google Docs, Padlet, Kahoot just to name a few.
Greater independence in managing their own learning and better preparedness for either further study or work.
To access the BYOD program, students must return the parent consent form and bring their netbook to the school IT office where they will receive connection credentials and instructions.
If you are yet to purchase a BYOD, please consider the following options:
- Purchase a device outright from a retail provider
- Purchase a second-hand device
- Lease a device from your current telco provider (or alternative leasing company)
- Formally applying for assistance for an “extended loan device” (by appointment with the Parent Payment Contact Officer/ Business Manager)
Further information is available from our front office or the IT office.
The Resilience Project
In 2018 we introduced The Resilience Project to our College Community. This program focuses on empathy, mindfulness and gratitude and is being implemented throughout the Pastoral Care curriculum. This will support our community and continue to build on their day to day resilience when dealing with life’s challenges.
Doctors in Schools (DIS)
WHAT IS DOCTORS IN SCHOOLS (DIS?)
DIS is an initiative the Government has introduced in some schools to help with:
- Making health care more accessible to students
- Provide assistance to young people to identify and address any health problems early
- Reduce the pressure on working parents
WHAT TO BRING
Medicare number if you have it
- Book through ‘conferences’ on Compass
- Call 03 9788 9146
- See a Wellbeing staff member
Tuesdays 9am – 1pm
Engagement in school wide initiatives that support our students’ social emotional development and wellbeing and access to schooling success, such as the Pastoral Care Curriculum The Wellbeing Support Team is comprised of:
- Wellbeing Support Leader
- Wellbeing Support Officer
- Youth Workers
- Adolescence Health School Nurse
- Integration Aide Team
The Wellbeing Support Team highly value community-based support services and continually seeks new and exciting opportunities to engage students and families in lifelong learning. This includes collaboration and consultations with:
- Frankston City Council Youth Services
- The regional SSSO (Student Support Services Officers)
- ELMHS (Early in Life Mental Health Service)
To engage with the wellbeing support services, please contact your House Leader to arrange a referral to the Wellbeing Support Team.
Carrum Downs Secondary College prides itself on providing quality support services and programs designed to meet the diverse educational needs of our students through the Wellbeing Team.
Located in the Learning Resource Centre, the Wellbeing Team contributes to the broader goals of the college in student engagement, school connectedness and schooling success of our students.
The Wellbeing Team values collaboration with community-based support services and continually seeks new and exciting opportunities to engage students and families in lifelong learning.
Located in the Wellbeing Support Centre, the Wellbeing Support Team contributes to the broader College goals of student engagement and academic success. The Wellbeing Support Team offers a wide range of services and programs designed to meet the diverse needs of our students.
- Group programs
- Health education and promotion activities
- Integration support
- Early intervention programs