Caulfield Park Community School is a small government secondary alternative school that provides an affirming and supportive environment for students who would rather not be part of a larger school environment or for students who have found traditional secondary schools have not been able to meet their needs. The school is small enough so that students, families and teachers get to know each other well, students feel supported by teachers, and students and teachers can work together, not against each other. Students don’t wear uniforms, teachers are called by their first name and rules are developed with students, designed to support their learning and development. This is a caring school. Staff and students are concerned for each other and support one another when needed. It is a school that values individuals as well as the group and encourages students to develop their strengths. The school is located in Caulfield North and draws students from across the Southern educational region. Because of its location close to Caulfield Railway station, the majority of students travel to school on either the Frankston or Dandenong/Cranbourne train lines. The school is also easily accessed by tram from Bayside and inner-city suburbs.
Curriculum: The school curriculum has a strong focus on the development of literacy and communication skills. Core subjects are home-group English, Mathematics and SOSE. The elective program includes Art, Music, Cooking, Computers, Outdoor Education, Sports and community-based activities. Students participate in the Victorian Youth Development Program’s Future Leaders program, which develops leadership skills through participation in an outdoor education program and the completion of the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award Scheme. Students are helped and encouraged to develop their own learning plans. The school program provides time for students to work individually, in a group activity or to take up the opportunity for one-to-one assistance. The Year 10 program focuses on preparing students for transition to work or further studies. Year 11 students study VCAL and VCE units and are also involved in whole school activities and the elective program.
Student welfare programs: All teachers at
|Day/boarding||Day and Boarding|
|Years||Year 7 - Year 11|
|Enrolment||60 students (enrolments are taken throughout the year)|
Free (Government School) |
03 9563******* 03 9563 5644
03 9563******* 03 9563 6710
|Address||319 Balaclava Road, Caulfield North 3161|