Welcome to CAS

Our small, supportive setting provides an exciting environment for young people to engage in education. Established in 1972, C.A.S. is a government secondary school providing great programs and facilities for students throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area. We are centrally located with easy access to public transport.

From our Head of Campus

For over forty years, Collingwood Alternative School has provided a unique educational experience. Over this time we have built on our many successes, continually striving to provide the best teaching and learning environment for our students. We have an experienced, dedicated and long-standing team of staff who take pride offering an engaging curriculum which targets individual needs. We use team and supportive teaching strategies in many classes to maximise students support. Our size allows us to be flexible, adaptable and responsive to opportunities such as: community partnerships and innovative curriculum provision.

We provide clear and reasonable rules and sanctions which are applied consistently by all staff. We see this as imperative to achieving positive change and maintaining a safe and positive environment. We cater to a range of learning styles and use different approaches within one class. By teaching to a student’s strengths at points throughout each lesson we promote positive engagement. We also set tangible outcomes for students so that they are clear about what is needed to be achieved and know when they are successful. At C.A.S. we offer the care and support students need to achieve at school and provide a happy, healthy and safe environment where they can flourish.