Carrum Downs Secondary College

Where Every Student Grows

Parent & Carer Information Overview

The College has an attendance expectation of 95%, and a range of procedures in place to help students in achieving this goal. We have House Support Officers (HSO’s) who monitor student attendance. Find out more!

The College has a compulsory resource list, available from Campion Education. Some resources may be available second-hand for purchase via the Sustainable School Shop or Buy/Swap/Sell Facebook groups. Find out more!

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 will be provided filtered internet access whilst at school. Find out more!

As part of our commitment to real-life learning, the College has a student run café. Food is prepared by students, and is available to our senior students, staff, visitors and the community. Find out more!

Our canteen is open at recess and lunch! There is an additional option to make an order through Compass!

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

Log-in or View Compass Guide.

Schools provide students with free instruction to deliver the standard Victorian curriculum. All extra-curricular items and activities are provided on a user-pays basis. Financial assistance is available! Find out more!

You will be allocated a locker and this means you will need to have a lock. We sell combination locks at College Reception, or you can buy a key lock if you prefer.

The College is committed to providing a child safe and friendly environment, where students are and feel safe. Our Child Safety and Wellbeing, and general school policies are available to view. Find out more!

School starts at 8.50am and finishes at 3.10pm on all days except Tuesday. On Tuesday we finish at 1.50pm. We recommend getting to school around 8.30am.

The College does not offer a School Bus Service, however Public Transport Victoria Bus lines operate within the Carrum Downs area. Please use PTV Journey Planner to plan your journey.

The College has a compulsory uniform, available from Belgravia/Buxwear. Some uniform may be available second-hand for purchase via the Sustainable School Shop or Buy/Swap/Sell Facebook groups. Find out more!


PE Uniform: 

If you have PE period 1, you can come in your PE uniform and then get changed into your school uniform for the remainder of the day. If you have PE Period 5 you can leave in your PE uniform.