It is our pleasure to welcome you to our community.
To fully appreciate our mandate as a high school, it is useful to understand the man behind the name of our school, Father John Bosco (Italian: Giovanni Melchiorre Bosco; August 16, 1815 – January 31, 1888) was an Italian Catholic priest, educator and writer of the 19th century, who put into practice the convictions of his religion. He dedicated his life to the betterment and education of street children and other disadvantaged youth and employed teaching methods based on love rather than punishment. A follower of the spirituality and philosophy of Francis de Sales, Father Bosco (also referred to as Don Bosco - Don being the Italian word for priestly Father) dedicated his works to him when he founded the Society of St. Francis de Sales (more commonly known as the Salesian Society or the Salesians of Don Bosco). Together with Maria Domenica Mazzarello, he 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, and popularly known as Salesian Sisters. In 1876 Father Bosco founded a movement of laity, the Salesian Cooperators, with the same educational mission to the poor. Father Bosco succeeded in establishing a network of organizations and centres to carry on his work. He was canonized (declared a saint) by Pope Pius XI in 1934.
Like St. John Bosco, our mission is to be a school that supports learning through relationships where students are valued and able to meet their goals in an environment that cultivates trust, competence, and hope. All staff and faculty at St. John Bosco Secondary School are committed to this mission by working collaboratively with community partners to support each student’s journey academically, spiritually and socially leading to their destination of choice in the workplace, university, apprenticeship, or college.
On behalf of everyone at St. John Bosco Secondary School, we pray for your accomplishment and will strive to provide you with the foundation to take on the challenges of life that you face. God Bless!