Carrum Downs Secondary College

Parent and Carer information

Everything you need to know as a parent or carer of Carrum Downs Secondary College.


Our College has an attendance expectation of 95%. We have a range of procedures in place to help students in achieving this goal.

College Policies

Carrum Downs Secondary College is committed to providing a child safe and friendly environment, where students are and feel safe. Our Child Safety and Wellbeing policies outline the measures and strategies we have in place to support, promote and maintain the safety and wellbeing of our students

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As part of our commitment to real-life learning, the college has a student run café and restaurant. All food produced in Café Salubrious is prepared by students studying Vocational Education and Training (VET) Hospitality and VCAL Café Operations. The Cafe is available to our senior students and the community.

We use compass as our parent communication portal. The guide is a useful tool if you are not already familiar with the program.   

Compass is a school management solution that allows parents and carers to access up-to-date information about your school and your child’s progress.  


Carrum Downs Secondary College does not offer a School Bus Service, however Public Transport Victoria Bus lines operate within the Carrum Downs area. 

Please use the Victorian public transport services PTV Journey Planner to plan your journey to and from CDSC.


All students must bring their own personal laptop device to all of their classes. Students will be able to connect their devices to the school wireless and students will be provided filtered internet access whilst at school.


As a part of our commitment to providing the best possible educational outcomes for our students, the College has implemented a compulsory resource list.


Our uniform shop Belgravia Apparel/Buxwear is located  at 162 Cheltenham Road, Dandenong VIC 3175 03 9792 0424.