The school aims to educate students to contribute to a society based on Christian principles. Following the educational style of St John of Bosco, reason, religion and kindness form the basis of the school’s educational philosophy. Admission preference is to students from the Sunbury area, especially those from Catholic primary schools. Uniform is compulsory.

Facilities: Salesian College has 520 hectares of rural land and a beautiful Victorian Mansion. A chapel, library, specialist areas, stadium, swimming pool and the new Oswald Learning Centre (Science and ICT) are among its facilities. Transport is available through local bus and train services.

Curriculum: The curriculum program is designed for students to develop deep understanding through the core subjects of Religious Education, English, Mathematics, Science, Health and Physical Education and Humanities. This is complemented by a comprehensive elective system based around Languages Other Than English, the Arts and Technology. There are approximately 40 subjects offered in VCE and also a range of VET and VCAL courses.

Student welfare programs: The school conducts a happy and vibrant pastoral system which provides students with care of the soul, body, mind and heart and helps them to build healthy and lasting relationships with others. A “vertical structure” based on eight houses is a major strength of the school which enables students to feel safe, valued and connected.

School Information

Salesian College Rupertswood
  • Type: Independent
  • Coeducational or single-sex: Coeducational

  • Faith-based: Catholic
  • Year: Year 7 - Year 12
  • Day/Boarding: Day School
  • Enrolment: 1070 students
  • Interview Required Upon Enrolment: No
  • International Baccalaureate Programs offered: N/A  
  • ESL Support: N/A
  • Scholarships Available: No
  • Gifted and Talented Program: N/A
  • Preschool or Early Learning Centre: N/A
  • After School Care/ OOSH Options: None
  • Fees: 4k - 8k all-inclusive fee of $5485 per child for years 7 to 12
  • Address:“Rupertswood” Macedon Street, Sunbury 3429
  • Phone:03 9744 0000
  • Fax:03 9744 6182
  • HSC Subjects offered:Please contact the school
  • Clubs and Extra-curricular programs:Sport Agriculture Music Visual Arts Performing Arts International Program Debating

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