Caroline Springs College is a government college providing for students through kindergarten, primary and secondary education, spanning 14 years of learning. The college strives to offer world-class educational practices and is creating an evidence-informed culture on which to base decisions and provide direction
Facilities: Caroline Springs College is a four-campus institution. Brookside caters for Prep to Year 9 students; Creekside and Springside for K to Year 9 students and Lakeview is a Years 10 to 12 campus. Brookside Campus, which opened in 2000, is one of three schools which comprise The Brookside Learning Centre, and was the first educational facility in the area. Mowbray College and Christ the Priest Catholic Primary School were soon established in close proximity. The schools contributed to the construction cost of the facilities and share spaces under a joint-use agreement. The Shire of Melton, the local government entity, provides a child-minding centre, a maternal and child health centre and a kindergarten at the precinct. The schools use the shire’s sporting fields and link with other local government services such as Djerriwarrh Health Services. Creekside Campus opened in 2006 for K to Year 9 students. The Shire of Melton has also provided a kindergarten, maternal and childcare centre, toy library and occasional care centre on the site. The college manages the kindergarten program as an integral part of the educational offering on this campus. Lakeview Campus caters for Years 10 to 12 and also opened in 2006 at the Town Centre. Lakeview provides students with specific pathways to professional, business and trade-related employment. Links have been established with other educational service providers in the local community. Lakeview has formed a number of strategic alliances with the Shire of Melton and Mowbray College, with shared construction of a three-court indoor stadium, a shared-use library and sporting grounds. The Shire of Melton has contributed to the building of the performing arts theatre within the campus, providing another facility for the wider community. Springside Campus caters for K to Year 9 students and opened in 2009. Constructed in co-operation with the shire, the campus also offers maternal health services, a toy library, occasional care and meeting rooms for community use. St George Preca Catholic Primary School and Melton College are additional partners in this precinct. The students will have full access to adjoining sporting facilities provided by the Shire of Melton.
Student welfare programs: The college employs committed and enthusiastic staff and currently has a youthful staffing profile. In keeping with its foundational philosophy, the college places high value on community interaction and participation, particularly the contributions that parents and members of the wider community make to improve students’ learning outcomes. The college uses numerous formal and informal structures through which parents and community volunteers contribute.