ƵƬ Governance

‘Education is largely a matter of the heart.’ St John Bosco

ƵƬ is an independent catholic, co-educational College owned and governed by the Salesians of Don Bosco since 1946. The Provincial of the Salesians, with his Provincial Council, exercises all legal and ecclesiastical authority in respect of ƵƬ according to the provisions of Canon Law, the Salesian Society’s Constitution and relevant civil law.

ƵƬ moved from being an unincorporated entity to a company limited by guarantee effective 27 April 2021. In accordance with the Constitution, the business of the College is managed under the direction of a Board of Directors (comprising up to nine Directors). The Board is responsible for the overall governance of the College, including strategic and financial oversight, and ensuring the College complies with its overarching legal obligations, particularly in relation to the Corporations Act, the Australian Charities and Not-for-Profit Commissions Act, and the Education Act.

The Constitution also reserves certain powers for the Provincial and his Council.

The Principal of ƵƬ is the Chief Executive Officer of the Company and is appointed by and responsible to the Board. The Principal is responsible for the leadership, stewardship and management of the College, for the education and welfare of students, and for the management and development staff.

All staff are employed directly by the Company (the College).

ƵƬ embodies the distinctive identity and character of a Catholic school consistent with the mission, traditions and teachings of the Catholic Church. The Salesian charism and mission are at the heart of all that we do. Importantly, the ministry of St John Bosco and his vision of education, is at the core of the College’s mission to educate the young who must ‘not only be loved, but know that they are loved’.