A Message from the Principal


Thank you for visiting the Sunbury Downs College website.


Sunbury Downs College is a vibrant Year 7 to 12 co-educational secondary college situated in the semi-rural town of Sunbury. We offer a rich educational experience in an environment that encourages the acquisition of excellent educational outcomes for all students.


Our College is an inclusive school offering a wide range of programs that cater for all students.

There is a strong emphasis on developing individual student wellbeing and positive interpersonal relationships. Students are at the centre of our teaching and learning.


Our curriculum provides a comprehensive teaching and learning program for students in core subjects: English, Mathematics, Science, Humanities, Health and Physical Education, Arts, Technology and Languages (Italian). We offer a range of VCE subjects, including Vocational Education and Training (VET) together with a structured and rigorous VCAL program in Years 11-12 which caters for students with an interest and passion for applied learning. We have a reputation for helping students achieve outstanding VCE results, further reinforcing to our students the school motto ‘Confidence to Achieve’.


Sunbury Downs College is the only secondary school in the area that offers an Accelerated Curriculum and Enrichment (ACE) program, extending students through a challenging curriculum including early commencement of VCE. The ACE program is a select entry course with enrolment from the feeder primary schools for students in Years 7-9.  New enrolments are welcome to make enquiries about the suitability of this program for their children. We also offer a Scholars program for students in Years 10 and 11 to provide students with a range of opportunities in the Later Years.


Our College is an accredited International Student Program provider. This program has enabled the College to work closely with the Department of Education and Training and the local community to engage in cultural immersion and promote diversity. The College has students and families from 45 different nationalities enrolled at our school, supporting a culturally and linguistically diverse learning environment.


Sunbury Downs College offers a wide range of inclusive activities and programs which cater to all students. Some of these include Debating and Public Speaking, Maths Club, Drama Club and Choir. We have a well-established Student Voice program and passionate Captaincy team offering students the opportunity to develop leadership skills and contribute to our school in a positive and valuable way. Our College also has a House and Sports program with whole school carnivals for Athletics and Swimming. There are Year Level and specialised camps and excursions, including a bi-annual overseas Italian Study Tour. We offer instrumental music tuition and present 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.


Sunbury Downs College is proud of the work and support provided to students and the wider Sunbury Downs College community by our wellbeing team, learning support team and Careers Coordinator. Wellbeing programs compliment the teaching and learning and extra-curricular program of the College as we work together to prepare young people to become lifelong learners. Learning Support focuses on assisting students with additional needs while the Careers Coordinator provides valuable advice as students successfully pathway into university, TAFE and the workforce.


Our College values of Respect, Resilience, Ambition and Community are embedded within our teaching and learning practice. These core values support a culture of participation and excellence based on the development of positive relationships and personal growth by all community members.

Prospective families are encouraged to contact the college, ask for a Prospectus and book a tour to see our school at work.

I look forward to meeting you and showing you all that our school offers the community.

Mr Warwick Beynon