Thomas Carr College

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Thomas Carr College
35 Thomas Carr Drive
Tarneit, Victoria 3029
Coordinates 37°50′50″S 144°42′1″E / 37.84722°S 144.70028°E / -37.84722; 144.70028Coordinates: 37°50′50″S 144°42′1″E / 37.84722°S 144.70028°E / -37.84722; 144.70028
School type Catholic school
Motto "They Will Shine"
Denomination Roman Catholic
Founded 1997
Gender Co-educational
Enrolment 1,208
Campus Suburban
Campus size 10 hectares
School colour(s) Navy Blue and Red          
Song "We Will Shine"
Publication The Beacon
School fees $4,800[1]
Affiliation ACS

Thomas Carr College is an Australian Catholic co-educational day school in Tarneit in the western suburbs of Melbourne, Victoria. It is named after Thomas Joseph Carr, the second Roman Catholic Archbishop of Melbourne. In 2006, the principal since the College's founding, Paul D'Astoli, was transferred and was succeeded by Bruce Runnalls. Currently the College's principal is Dr Andrew Watson.


Thomas Carr College joined the Association of Co-educational School (ACS) sporting competition in 2003.

The sports involved are:

Boys Summer Girls Summer Boys Winter Girls Winter
1 - Netball Soccer Basketball
2 Cricket Soccer Softball Table Tennis
3 Softball Tennis Tennis Hockey
4 Table Tennis Volleyball Volleyball Netball
5 Hockey - Football -
Aerial panorama of Thomas Carr College


There are four houses at Thomas Carr. They are the Galway Tigers (yellow), the Moylough Muscle (blue), Maynooth Bulls (red) and Westport Roos (green). All are named after towns in Ireland and are significant places in Thomas Carr's life.

Three house sport carnivals take place annually, the swimming carnival, athletics carnival and the cross country. Galway have won 10 events, Maynooth and Westport have won eight each while Moylough has won four events.


In 2002 it was said that the Year 8 student's were given money from male students to perform sexual acts. Article from The Age:

The school has not been without controversy. In 2003, a year nine student committed suicide after being bullied at school camp. The resulting controversy led to widespread bullying awareness, and the state government introduced various reforms.[2][3]

In 2005 the school establish a "wireless bully button" system which alerts teachers by SMS when students push the button and records incidents via a network of 20 video cameras, which we have been told do not actually work.[4]

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  1. ^ Thomas Carr College Fees 2012. Accessed 12 Feb 2012.
  2. ^ Howe, Alan (16 April 2007). "Bullying is cruel not cool". Herald Sun. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  3. ^ "Alan Howe: Evil loves a child of the worry free". Herald Sun. 8 November 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  4. ^ "Snarl, you're on bully camera as schools act". The Age. Melbourne: 5 December 2007. Retrieved 2008-05-31. 
  5. ^ The Beacon. Retrieved 22 February 2014.

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