Carrum Downs Campus
Welcome to the Carrum Downs campus of Flinders Christian Community College. Our Carrum Downs campus is located close to Melbourne on the Mornington Peninsula.
At Flinders Christian Community College we are dedicated to the development of the whole child. Above all we want your child to understand that life has a purpose, and our highest goal is to help them discover, develop and use their gifts for the betterment of the world.
We will strive to equip your child with the skills they need to embrace the challenges of life, and to show them that excellence comes through perseverance and resilience in the face of struggle. We will help them develop determination and integrity, and to become humble and gracious but equally confident in their abilities.
The famous American novelist, Mark Twain, once wrote, “The two most important days in your life are the day you were born, and the day you figure out why.” We welcome students from a wide range of religious and philosophical backgrounds, and we invite students into an ongoing exploration of the purpose of life and their unique calling. Throughout this constant conversation we listen, encourage debate, and offer a Christian perspective.
Through our academic, cultural and sporting programs your child can develop a sense of belonging and community. Their teachers will work closely with you at every stage to make sure that your child is nurtured and supported.
Flinders Christian Community College at Carrum Downs is a great school, and it is an honour to lead it.
Principal, Carrum Downs Campus
Flinders Christian Community College
Choosing Flinders Carrum Downs for your child gives them the excellent start in life that they really deserve. As treasured members of our school they will be challenged, encouraged and inspired, every single day.
They will learn from a broad curriculum that has been specifically developed to meet our local needs. They will be guided by powerful values that will help them grow into caring and purposeful adults. Our skilled team of leaders and teachers will partner with you throughout your child’s school years to help them develop all their capabilities, discover their talents and truly fulfil their potential.
Here at Flinders Carrum Downs the learning journey begins with our Kindergarten program, and continues right through to Year 12 – so your child will have the security of a stable community throughout their school career. They will be able to draw strength and support from established friendships as they face the challenges of each new phase of their education.
At Flinders we are very proud of our co-curricular program, which makes school life so much richer and more enjoyable. As a student at Carrum Downs your child will have the opportunity to participate in an extensive range of co-curricular activities, including a world-class marine studies program – helping them to develop strong relationships, keep fit and healthy, and discover and hone skills that will bring them joy all their lives. The co-curricular programs available at this campus are:
- Debating & public speaking
- Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
- Marine studies
- Resilience program
- Sport (with coaching available in basketball, swimming, netball, cross country, golf, and chess, plus the opportunity to take part in sports aerobics and fitness club)
- Student leadership program
In addition, the following academic subjects are taught only at Carrum Downs campus:
- Auslan (Y Prep to 2)
- Chinese-Mandarin (Y 3 to 6)
Although each of our campuses functions autonomously, as a student at Flinders Carrum Downs your child will be a valued member of our wider school community. We share resources and expertise across our sites, so we can give all our students the highest quality of care and education. Our campuses come together regularly for sporting competitions and artistic performances, and have a strong sense of shared identity.