Leadership and Governance

Principal Mark Ashmore

A Message From Our Principal

Salesian College Chadstone is a welcoming Catholic community renowned for its integrity and creative learning approaches that bring out the best in boys.

Our rich Salesian charism underpinned by the educational principles of founder, St John Bosco, provides the foundation of a future focused pedagogical vision: a boy will learn best in a home that welcomes, a parish that evangelises, a school that educates for life, and a playground where friends meet and enjoy themselves. Community, faith, learning and enjoyment are important aspects of a vibrant school life.

Relationships between a student and his teacher and peers is important in the development of a boy’s learning. St John Bosco’s spirit of leading young people to know that they are loved is fundamental to each boy. To reach his full potential, he needs to be supported in a safe and inclusive learning environment where the dignity of each person is nurtured and respected. Boys need people who believe in them and care for their needs.

As a Catholic school it is important that we focus on the holistic development of our young men as it helps them form their identity, build positive relationships and develop an optimistic approach to life.

I look forward to witnessing the Salesian students engage in their learning in Oratory, the classroom, on stage, behind a lectern, or on the sporting field as each provides an opportunity that educates for life.

Mark Ashmore