Carrum Downs Secondary College

College Information

CDSC empowers our community to build a successful future based on Respect, Personal Growth and Social Inclusiveness.

Carrum Downs Secondary College is a vibrant community of approximately 940 students across Years 7-12. We strive to empower our students to create their future, respect each other and grow academically and socially. By actively teaching and promoting the College values of Respect, Integrity and Effort, we maintain a positive, caring and safe environment where every student is given an opportunity to demonstrate learning growth.

Students are presented with a vast range of learning opportunities that cater for their diverse needs and interests. These include food technology and hospitality subjects (supported by experiences within Cafe263), performing arts and the annual production, sporting teams, leadership programs and various outdoor education camps.

Our passionate teachers follow a consistent lesson schema to maintain focus on academic success, as well as using the Resilience Project to foster positive relationships with students that support the emotional development of young people.

We have a vertical House system, which sees students allocated into one of the four Houses when they enter the school, and remain under the guidance of the same House throughout their journey at secondary school. This promotes connectedness to the school and builds strong relationships between students, their family and the College staff.

Our recent investments in infrastructure will this year see the completion of a state-of-the-art multi-million dollar sports complex. This facility will further enhance our curriculum programs and ability to deliver outstanding opportunities for our students and greater community.

We look forward to sharing the Carrum Downs Secondary College experience with you and your family, and invite you to book a private tour. Carrum Downs Secondary College – where everyone grows.

Our Principals



Mark has worked in a variety of leadership positions over his 30 year education career. He has had a great deal of experience in leadership, particularly in leading and fostering school change. Mark is passionate about ensuring that every student in our college achieves their personal best.



Michael is a long standing member of the leadership team at CDSC, with his most recent portfolio leading the Professional Learning Communities to improve student outcomes, as well as driving the whole school data improvement. Michael enjoys working closely with the Student Leadership team and watch the students excel in their leadership growth.



Janette is the Assistant Principal who oversees Student Engagement and Wellbeing. This encompasses the 4 Houses of Anzac, Flynn, Gilmore and Hollows. Janette is really passionate about student connectedness to the College and ensuring students are feeling happy and positive within their learning environment.

Annual Report

Annual Report 2022