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College Patron

The College patron, St John Bosco, was an inspirational educator who dedicated his life to educating and assisting disadvantaged youth. His approach to teaching was focused on joy and love and is captured in our College Motto - “JOY IN LEARNING”.

A follower of the spirituality and philosophy of St Francis de Sales, St John Bosco dedicated his works to him when he founded the Salesians of Don Bosco.

Together with Maria Domenica Mazzarello, he also founded the Institute of the Daughters of Mary Help of Christians, a religious congregation of nuns dedicated to the care and education of poor girls.

"his approach to teaching was focused on joy and love"

Following his beatification in 1929, he was canonised as a saint in the Catholic Church by Pope Pius XI in 1934.

The life of John Bosco offers is a compelling role model for the students and staff of St John Bosco College and a is powerful reminder of the importance of education that is as relevant in the 21st century as it was in the 1900’s.