"They were able to extract from me the very best, by encouraging my self-belief, my steely determination to achieve, succeed, and extend myself beyond what I thought was wildly possible."
- Professor Mark Dawson, Class of 1992 graduate
Salesian College Chadstone is a Catholic School for boys in the Salesian tradition. A dynamic, joy-filled learning community, Salesian College inspires all boys to strive for excellence in the spirit of St Don Bosco. We welcome all boys and their families, celebrate diversity and promote relationships built on mutual respect. All in the community are treated as valued partners in laying the foundation for life-long learning. We celebrate the achievements of all within an environment of joy and optimism. We aim to provide the opportunity for our boys to grow and mature so as to face the challenges of life with confidence, resilience and courage.
THE BIRETTA PROGRAM
We acknowledge the potential benefit of group enrichment for gifted learners is clear. Strong, consistent results support the idea that ability grouping promotes and enriches learning acceleration (Rogers, 2007). Our specifically-tailored Biretta Program recognises educational research, and appropriately engages and promotes excellence in students. The speed and depth at which material is undertaken by the Biretta Class is tailored to the capabilities of particularly able students, with the curriculum compacted to allow for a range of enrichment and extension activities.
Our co-curricular program provides many sporting, cultural and other opportunities to promote a balanced, healthy lifestyle, self-esteem, and social-emotional development.
Extra-curricular activities we offer include Public Speaking, College Productions, Music Bands and Ensembles, ACC Sport Competitions and Volunteering and Community Service opportunities.
Becchi Transition Program for Incoming Year 7 Students:
At Salesian College, we value the need for families to feel comfortable and supported in the transition from Primary to Secondary school. Our Becchi Transition Program ensures that your son receives every opportunity to meet future classmates and teachers, familiarising him with the College grounds and the Salesian ethos. Ensuring all feel part of the Salesian family from the very beginning of your son’s Secondary education journey is our priority.
All staff and students belong to a House. Years 7 – 12 are organised horizontally by Year Group, with a wide range of activities and projects conducted at the House level. Pastoral Care is made a core focus through the Oratory System.
If travelling to Salesian College Chadstone by road, access is available from the Princes Highway coming from either the City or Dandenong directions.
The Monash Freeway also provides easy access from the Warrigal Road exit (from either direction) or Huntingdale Road exit (travelling from the east). If travelling from the City, exit and turn left into Warrigal Road (right if travelling from Dandenong), and turn right into Waverley Road, Bosco is Street is located on the right (approximately 800 metres). If travelling from the Dandenong direction, exit and turn right into Huntingdale Road. Travel north to Waverley Road and turn left. Bosco Street is located on the left (approximately 750 metres).
Parking At Salesian College
A limited number of Visitor spaces are located through the College gates on the left. Off-site parking is available in Bosco, Savio, Timmings and Jacana Streets.
Salesian Chadstone is located close to a number of train stations:
Oakleigh and Hughesdale stations on the Dandenong, Cranbourne or Pakenham lines Holmesglen Station on the Glen Waverley line
A short bus trip completes the journey to the College from these stations.
Salesian College is located in Zones 1 & 2 of the metropolitan fare system. For train, tram and bus information call Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au
By Bus (Public Transport)
Salesian College is well serviced by Bus routes from many areas. There are direct buses to the College from:
Oakleigh Station – Bus 624 Holmesglen Station – Bus 624 Chadstone Shopping Centre – Bus 623 and 767 Glen Waverley Station – Bus 623 Box Hill Station – 767
Chadstone Shopping centre is easily accessible by bus with 13 suburban bus routes stopping at the centre and easy connection to the College can be made at the Bus interchange.
Visit the Public Transport Victoria on 1800 800 007 or visit http://ptv.vic.gov.au