Carranballac College is a P-9 co-educational school incorporating two Schools, Boardwalk School, opened in 2002, and Jamieson Way School, opened in 2006. The College is situated in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and takes in enrolments mainly from Point Cook but also from Altona Meadows. At the start of 2017, the College enrolment across both campuses was 1428. The College's committed and enthusiastic staff provides a rich learning environment that caters for the whole child. It is committed to the development of good, caring citizens and to the individual development and personal welfare of all students in a safe and caring environment. We strongly believe that the role of parents is vital to the achievement of these goals.
We have a whole school approach to developing students’ literacy and numeracy skills and hold strongly to the belief that ALL teachers are teachers of literacy and numeracy.
The College was named after the Chirnside family property in western Victoria, as a way of remembering the significant contribution the family made to this area. The Deer Park Club, Point Cook homestead, Werribee Park Mansion, Werribee Crossroads Uniting Church and The Manor homestead in Werribee (destroyed by fire in 1966) were all built by this well known family in their pioneering days as graziers in the district.
The College has an excellently resourced Music program. It is proud of its young College Band. In addition to this students can elect to take part in SoundHouse program which include Instrumental Music and Singing & Performance tuition. The College also works in partnership with Soundhouse providing students with access to the latest developments in the teaching and learning of music technology.
Special Support Services
Students at the College have access to an Educational Psychologist, Speech Pathologist and a Defence Force Mentor.
We also place a big emphasis on special needs programs such as our Buddies Program, Social Skills and Confidence Development Programs, Student Leadership and Transition Support Programs.
The College also runs a Before and After School Program as well as Holiday programs for students at both Schools.
The College has indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a library, college buses, a performing arts centre, visual arts and music centre. The College is also proud of its computer laboratories, computer pods and 120 Windows notebook computers and over 400 MacBooks used wirelessly by students from Years 5-9, Materials Technology and Food Technology facilities, gymnasiums, science rooms and canteen facilities at each school.