Hope & Purpose through Christian Education

Carrum Downs’ Middle School

As your child enters young adolescence their environment will change to meet the unique challenges of this development stage. These years can be a turbulent time for some of our students, and our program is designed to help your child develop resilience and independence, and to support teachers in sharing their journey.

Carrum Downs Middle School students
Carrum Downs Middle School student
Carrum Downs Middle School student


Students are provided with opportunities to extend themselves academically through a range of extension programs at the College. Students also have opportunities to receive extra support and tuition in the areas of Literacy and Numeracy. The flexible learning environment enables staff to tailor individual programs that meet the immediate needs of each student. Through real-world, authentic learning activities, students are exposed to key learning skills that can be transposed across disciplines, which develop them in their capacity to be self-motivated, independent learners.

The Middle School program includes:

  • Inquiry-based learning programs
  • Engagement of students through ‘Understanding’ and real-world activities
  • A streamed Mathematics program at Year 9
  • Literacy & Numeracy support programs


Middle School Colours

Students will have the opportunity to earn their School Colours. The Middle School Colours award system seeks to encourage middle school students to engage in the wider school life through active participation in a range of areas.

Middle school awards are awarded to students who demonstrate an ongoing commitment to one or more of the following areas:

  • Service
  • Sports
  • Arts
  • Academic