Inspiring, Educating and Becoming Great Men since 1957
“Boys, our school is like no other. It’s not just a high school, it’s a home, filled with people from every corner of the earth. We learn not only Maths and Science, we learn compassion, empathy, and friendship more than anything."
- Deeshan Ambawatta, 2016 College Dux
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.
For more information about our Biretta Program, visit http://www.live.salesian.vic.edu.au/learning/biretta/
THE SPORTS ACADEMY PROGRAM
Over the years we have seen the progression of many talented young athletes pass through our corridors. As a result, we have launched an official Sports Academy Program. The program aims to assist talented student athletes to achieve at the highest levels of performance in their various sports, and to help them with their personal education and vocational development.
For more information about our Sports Academy Program, including our Student Success Stories, access our brochure HERE.
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.
Student Wellbeing is at the heart of all that we do at Salesian College. St John Bosco believed in providing a holistic education; and at Salesian College Chadstone, we aim to ensure that students have every opportunity to develop spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, culturally and socially.
Salesian pastoral care comes to life through our committed Oratory teachers, who bring the Gospel of Jesus alive in the way that they mentor the boys in their care.
We promote the wellbeing of all through innovative programs, which empower the individual to grow as a person, to lead, to achieve, and to contribute to our community and to our greater society.
These preventative measures encourage our students to become involved in all aspects of College life, and include our ‘Salesian Awards’ initiative, which rewards participation in the areas of cultural, sporting and community life at Salesian College. Throughout their time at the College, boys strive towards achieving a Bronze, Silver, or Gold ‘Bosco Award’.
In addition to our preventative measures, students at Salesian College also have access to counselling, social skills programs, and Learning Support.
Our College Counsellors aim to leave no stone unturned in ensuring the wellbeing of our students. While providing support to boys and families in need, they are proactive in delivering professional development to staff, so as to ensure we best understand how to support all students in our care.
Our Learning Support Team aims to provide an inclusive education, which provides direct service to students identified with particular needs, as well as general service to the whole school, and establishing links with specialist services and agencies beyond our school.
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