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Sunbury Downs College

Our School

Sunbury Downs College is a conservative, medium sized, inclusive and caring coeducational school. The College has a holistic approach to student growth and development. We offer a comprehensive curriculum and a wide variety of extra curriculum programs promoting the attainment of successful student outcomes; including quality pathways and destinations. We believe outstanding teaching produces high quality learning outcomes.

Our College culture promotes community engagement and personal growth with a particular focus on learning progress and attainment. The College strives to provide an educational environment that focuses on 21st century learning. Students are supported to embrace citizenship and strive for meaningful pathways to further studies and employment. Sunbury Downs College is committed to establishing students that are resilient life-long learners, who appreciate education within a culture of high expectations and authentic respectful relationships.

Sunbury Downs College’s Values:
1. Respectful relationships
2. Ambitious expectations
3. Successful outcomes
4. Resilient behaviours
5. Community engagement

Facilities

The College offers outstanding modern facilities that supports students in their learning, ensuring they are educationally challenged. The College has specialised areas to support the learning of the sciences, technology, arts and sports. There is a modern Education Resource Centre, functional Technology Wing and also an on-site Art – Design – Technology Exhibition space, enabling the display of high quality exemplary student work.

Curriculum

We offer a rich program in an environment with strong student management, high expectations and educational outcomes. The College regards itself as an academic school with a wide range of programs. There is a strong emphasis on core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science and Humanities; complemented by programs in the Arts/Technology, Performing Arts, Physical Education/Health and Languages (Italian). We also offer a wide range of VCE subjects including some VET studies and a structured rigorous VCAL program.

Special programs

The College is the only secondary school in the area that offers an Accelerated Curriculum & Enrichment (ACE) Program for academically able students; extending students through a challenging curriculum including early commencement of VCE. The ACE Program is a select entry course with enrolment from our feeder primary schools and becomes a Scholars Program in Years 10 and 11. The College is also accredited as an International School provider.

Co-curricular Activities

SDC offers a wide range of extra-curricular activities and an inter-school sporting program. There are year level and specialised camps and excursions, including an overseas Italian Study Tour and interstate Canberra Trip. The College has a well-established student leadership program and also a House System with whole school carnivals for Athletics and Swimming. SDC offers instrumental music tuition and presents a highly acclaimed Musical Production, enabling students to excel in the Performing Arts in an environment that fosters participation, responsibility and teamwork outside the classroom.

Partnerships

Our College is proud to be in partnership with its community and various organisations, so as to offer and provide the very best for our students. Some of these partnerships include our feeder schools, local businesses and many universities including Melbourne University. In more recent times corporate partners such as the Beacon Foundation have extended their work into our classrooms. We acknowledge that it is the links with the outside world that extends the offerings for our students and community.

Sunbury Downs College

Mitchells Lane
Sunbury, VIC 3429
Phone: 03 9744 0500
Email:
sunbury.downs.sc@education.vic.gov.au

Website:
www.sunburydowns.vic.edu.au

 

Key Details:

  • Type: Government
  • Level: Secondary
  • Gender: Coed
  • Religious Affiliation: Non-Denominational
  • Scholarships: Yes
  • Learning Extension: Yes
  • International Students: Yes

Announcements

School Tours
"I thank you for taking the time to look at our great school to discover the educational opportunities provided to young people seeking high quality secondary education at Sunbury Downs College.
I look forward to you joining me on a tour with the prospect of becoming a member of our community ~ the Sunbury Downs Community".

Warwick Beynon
ACTING PRINCIPAL

To make an appointment for a private tour to see the College at work, please call the Administration Office on: 
03 9744 0500.

Enrolment
Please visit:
Enrolment

 

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