Our College

School Profile

Our students come from many different Primary Schools within and around the Cranbourne area. We currently have approximately 790 students in Year 7, 8 and 9 and will add a year level each year until 2026, when we will have our first Year 12 cohort. Our student population is diverse and inclusive.

Our College provides a multitude of learning experiences for all of our students, from traditional academic subjects to vocational areas that develop work skills. We run an advanced mathematics program for those students who demonstrate an aptitude in mathematics, as well as classes which ensure the development of fundamental literacy and numeracy skills. We perform well in sport and offer many opportunities for students to showcase their talents in the arts.

Our College offers pathway programs in the arts, STEM and sport, in addition to our outstanding mainstream programs, which includes study in Japanese and our student-driven Personal Best program.


Cranbourne West Secondary College fosters a love of learning. We respect inclusion, diversity and Indigenous heritage. We aspire for continuous improvement in all our students as they grow into adulthood. We live by our motto, diversis viribus meaning “strength through diversity” in Latin. We look forward to our students emerging as resilient, productive and cooperative members of the community.


Cranbourne West Secondary College’s motto is ‘Strength through Diversity’ (Diversis Viribus); our values are intrinsically linked to this motto as we ASPIRE every day:

  • Acceptance
  • Sincerity
  • Perseverance
  • Inclusion
  • Respect
  • Excellence

Acceptance • to accept someone is to acknowledge them, to recognize how they are different, and to say that it is okay. Acceptance is good!

Sincerity • the quality of being open and truthful

Perseverance • is not giving up. It is persistence and tenacity, the effort required to do something and keep doing it till the end, even if it’s hard.

Inclusion • a group that’s particularly welcoming to all kinds of people. To include someone is to intentionally pursue ways to make them feel welcomed, heard, and valued.

Respect • respecting myself, others and the school environment.

Excellence • the quality of excelling; possessing good qualities in high degree and continually striving to improve.

To celebrate and embed our school’s inclusive culture, we will:

  • Acknowledge that every student can and has the right to learn
  • Focus on collaboration amongst staff, with support services and families
  • Focus on professional growth and risk-taking to help staff build skills in inclusive practice
  • Expect that inclusion is everybody’s business
  • Acknowledge the individual needs of all students
  • Celebrate the strengths of every student
  • Identify and eliminate barriers to exclusion
  • Foster a culture where students of all backgrounds, abilities, cultures and beliefs learn and grow side-by-side