Welcome from the Principal

Welcome from the Principal

As Principal of Thomas Carr College I am pleased to introduce our College to you. 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 approximately 1200 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 including a Chapel, Gymnasium, Performing Arts Centre and a Trade training centre. We also have a first class oval with adjoining cricket practice nets.

Our Alumni have succeeded in gaining entry to a wide range of University and TAFE institutions. These include Australian Catholic University, Melbourne University, Monash University, RMIT, Latrobe University, Swinburne University, Deakin University and Victoria University of Technology.

Thomas Carr College is a member of the Association of Co-educational Schools (ACS). This gives our students the opportunity to participate in an extensive weekly sport program. Through this program qualities of teamwork, school spirit and sportsmanship are promoted. This is in addition to a range of extra curricula activities including debating, public speaking, instrumental music and drama.

We welcome students from overseas who wish to study in Australia and we currently have students from several countries attending the College.

We offer an education that has both an international focus and a Catholic dimension. Our website is designed to show the many aspects of life at our College.

Dr Andrew Watson