Carrum Downs Secondary College

Where Every Student Grows

Teaching & Learning

At Carrum Downs Secondary College we are passionate that every student grows. We aim to enhance the intellectual, physical, social and emotional development of all students, and we strive to create and maintain a positive, caring and safe learning environment in which all students are provided with the opportunity to achieve success.  


We provide students with a balanced and flexible learning program in line with the Victorian Curriculum, which allows students to foster talents and interests, and tailor their learning program towards pursuing a range of potential career pathways. 


Year 7-12 students undertake Pastoral Care for one period per week at Carrum Downs Secondary College. Our Pastoral Care curriculum focuses on:

  • Respectful Relationships
  • Resilience
  • Building positive connections
  • Incursions/Excursions

We recently opened our new STEAM centre at Carrum Downs Secondary College! STEAM Education is an approach to learning that uses Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics as access points for guiding student inquiry, dialogue, and critical thinking. STEAM is for students to work creatively and collaboratively to develop the multidisciplinary skills necessary to research, design, produce, and communicate solutions to real world problems in community and global contexts.

Curriculum Structure

Our Curriculum Structure is organised into 6 Learning Areas. Teachers at Carrum Downs Secondary College are allocated into a learning area based on their teaching allotment, and teachers work in teams to deliver our curriculum and plan collaboratively to ensure that we are meeting the needs for every student.

Health & Physical Education
Arts & Technology

Year Level Overview

To view our Year 9-12 Electives and VCE Subjects offered at Carrum Downs Secondary College, please see our Course Selection GuidesPlease speak to our Careers Team to discuss undertaking a VCE Subject/Language through Virtual School Victoria or Victorian School of Languages.