Carranballac P-9 College is a co-educational Government School incorporating two campuses, Boardwalk (opened in 2002) and Jamieson Way (opened in 2006).
Affectionately known as "Carranballac", this Foundation to Year 9 College is situated in the Western Suburbs of Melbourne and takes in enrolments mainly from Point Cook but also from Altona Meadows and Sanctuary Lakes. At the start of 2020, the College enrolment across both campuses was approximately 1400 students.
Carranballac's committed and enthusiastic staff provide 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, and have a whole school approach to developing students’ literacy and numeracy skills; holding strongly to the belief that ALL teachers are teachers of literacy and numeracy.
Carranballac 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.
Carranballac has a well resourced music program and is very proud of our young College bands. In addition to our music curriculum, students can elect to take part in Soundgarage program which include Instrumental Music and Singing & Performance tuition. Carranballac also works in partnership with Soundgarage, providing students with access to the latest developments in the teaching and learning of music technology.
Our Outdoor and Physical Education department provides a diverse range of opportunities for students to engage in sports of all types. With seasonal programs including Table Tennis, Football, Netball, Gymnastics, Yoga, Martial Arts, Hiking, Tennis, Cricket, Baseball, Volleyball and much more. Carranballac participates in Early Years and Middle Years athletics programs, encouraging students to compete against their peers in other schools around the district.
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 through OshClub.
International Student Program
Carranballac P-9 College is an accredited Level 1 ISP School. International Student Program website enrolment information
Technology and Special Facilities
The College has indoor and outdoor sports facilities, a library, college buses, a performing arts centre, visual arts and music centre. An extensive Wood Technology work room, Food Technology facilities, Art and Textile design, gymnasiums, science laboratories, and canteen facilities at each school. The College provides students with access to computer laboratories, iMac computer pods, and classroom laptops for students in Foundation - Year 6. Students in Year 7 to 9 are expected to provide their own laptop device to utilise in the classroom and at home with educational access to the Microsoft Office 365 suite of programs.
Find My School hosts the most up-to-date information about Victorian school zones for 2020 onwards. Information on this government website site is updated in Term 1 each year, ready for the Kindergarten to Foundation, and Year 6 to 7 transition period. To find out if you living inside the Carranballac P-9 College school zone click here
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