Salvado Catholic College Opens in Byford

Classes started this week at the coeducational Salvado Catholic College in Byford, with the College’s new students making use of the all-new facilities for the first time.

For its foundation year the College is operating Kindergarten to Year 2 classes, and it will continue to grow until it reaches its ultimate capacity as a Kindergarten to Year 12 College.

The stage one building program has delivered a ‘state of the art’ early learning centre, junior primary classrooms, nature play spaces, grassed and hard court play areas, enclosed assembly area, an administration building and car park. The innovative building design is focussed on shared, flexible learning spaces which support best practice, 21st century teaching and learning methods.

The College patron, Dom Rosendo Salvado was an inspirational missionary, educator, bishop and pioneer colonist who founded the community of New Norcia. The College’s motto is 'Peace, Justice, Compassion', which directly reflects Salvado’s life work and forms the vision for the College. 

Foundation College Principal Santino Giancono commented on the significance of establishing a new College in Salvado’s name.

'Salvado was a real pioneer of his time and so it is fitting that Catholic Education Western Australia’s newest College should bear his name. I feel privileged to be leading the College through its critical formative years and have been delighted by the level of community support I have experienced during the planning and building phase,' said Principal Giancono.

A very limited number of places in some classes are still available for 2016. Principal Giancono and the staff are now taking enrolments from interested families for the 2017 academic year for years K-3