Central to the religious life of the school is the person of Jesus Christ who came among us ‘as one who serves’ (Luke 22.27). Our Catholic school is committed to reaching out to help those in need, through charitable outreach initiatives. All outreach activities connect to the person of Jesus Christ and to the sacraments, especially the Eucharist. Drawing on the Catholic Social Teaching of the Church, we have a deep commitment to supporting a range of charitable organisations, families and individuals in need.
An essential part of faith formation at the college is the application of Catholic Social Teaching to student and staff experiences. We are called to provide a preferential option for the poor and vulnerable and to promote dignity for the human person. Our local initiatives are chosen and promoted by the college Social Justice Group, facilitated by student leaders and supported by staff and a parish Youth Minister.
Our annual College Feast Day raises funds for Salesian Missions. In recent years, St John Bosco College has been the leading ‘group’ in fundraising for Relay for Life. The Vinnies Winter Sleepout is a community event for senior year groups that raises awareness of the plight of homelessness in Australia. The entire college participates in the Winter Woolies Appeal. The college also fundraises for Caritas, the Vinnies Christmas Appeal, Catholic Care, The Dunlea Centre and the parish Youth Matters ministry.