Thomas Carr College is a dynamic Catholic learning community, guided by the Gospel. Excellence and opportunities to develop are pursued. Through our hope and service to others we shine our light into the world.
Thomas Carr College was established in 1997 with an initial enrolment of 72 students. In 1998 we moved to our permanent site at 35 Thomas Carr Drive Tarneit. We currently have approximately1200 students from Years 7 to 12.
As a Catholic School we aim to educate our students with an appreciation of the spiritual as well as the intellectual and physical aspects of their lives. We aim to work with our parents to produce young people of faith and character.
The College is situated on over 10 hectares of spacious grounds incorporating modern, state of the art facilities consisting of a newly built Middle School Science Centre, art and design rooms, technology (IT, materials, food, wood, fibre, media) laboraties, a well resourced Information Centre, a horticulture patch, drama and music rooms, an International Friendship Centre for the International Students Program and a fully equipped gymnasium. We also have a first class oval for football and cricket, 8 multi purpose courts for tennis and basketball and practice areas for hockey and cricket.
At Our Lady of the Southern Cross we recognise the central place of faith and Gospel values in the way we interact with each other.
Members of our community are life-long learners and each person is valued for their individuality and encouraged to strive for excellence.
We aspire to be a healthy, happy learning community that fosters rich and lasting relationships.
Our philosophy is to be a place of innovation and learning that is taking students into the 21st Century and beyond. A place that provides an educational experience that builds a foundation of faith, that develops students’ skills for current and future learning and that extends their learning beyond the school precinct and engages them in interaction with the wider community – local, national and global.