Welcome to Cranbourne East Secondary College where we share a common moral purpose: “Giving every student every opportunity to exceed their potential by providing a high quality pathway to success.”

At CESC, we have high expectations for all students to learn and achieve personal growth and success.  Engagement with the community and promotion of diversity are valued at CESC. Our staff provide excellent learning environments that are safe, engaging and stimulating, and which promote individual wellbeing as an essential ingredient for achieving educational success.

The College has very clear expectations for learning, attendance, behaviour, uniform and technology use; we expect these to be adhered to always. These high expectations reinforce the importance of everyone contributing in a positive manner when at school and in the community.

We endeavour to promote an atmosphere of mutual respect, understanding and co-operation which is underpinned by our new College values:

  • Respect
  • Personal Growth and Achievement
  • Responsibility

Our dedicated staff work with students and their families to develop pathways and goals relevant to each student’s interests, skills, and aspirations. We offer many extra-curricular activities that students can participate in, including the Student Leadership program, Breakfast Club, School Production, School Band, Sport Teams, Athletics Club, Diversity Club and Homework Club.

Year 7 and 8

Our Year 7 and 8 students complete a comprehensive and varied academic program which fosters a positive attitude and outlook and provides pastoral care for all students. The program is designed using the Victorian Curriculum Standards. The range of subjects offered allows students to start to develop an understanding of where their pathways may lead in Year 9 and 10.

Year 9

Our Year 9 students complete a comprehensive academic program. The program is designed using the Victorian Curriculum Standards. In addition, they are provided with a range of opportunities to broaden their educational experiences beyond the classroom. This year, a new Year 9 Special Program has been introduced and will provide students with these experiences.

Year 10

Our Year 10 students complete a comprehensive academic program, which also allows them to study a VCE subject. All our Year 10 students take part in a year-long program called Personal Futures which has a focus on developing our students’ understanding of the skills and experiences of work and career pathways. In this program, students develop a deeper understanding of their own strengths and goals and further develop their personal and life skills. This year, we have commenced the CESC STEM program where students can study Enrichment Maths, Enrichment Science, Enrichment English, and engage in a range of different vocational experiences.

Year 11 and 12

The focus of our Senior School curriculum is to provide students with a breadth of experiences, linked to their learning program, so they can make informed choices about their career pathways whilst building life skills. Our students have access to tailored VCE and VCAL programs, which can include VCE and VET studies from a range of curriculum areas and which are designed to build on the students’ interests and career pathways. Throughout the year, students cover personal learning skills, including study skills, time management, career pathways and personal development. More information can be found in the Year 11 and 12 Handbooks.

Mandee Strickland



CESC Values Bar