Deputy Principal - Students

Safe and Inclusive Community
The Gospels are full of examples of Christ going out of his way to underline that his promise of salvation is inclusive, it is open to all, and he models this for us by associating himself with the marginalised of His community.

At Salesian College Sunbury, we take our responsibilities around child safety very seriously. We endeavor to create a culture where no one feels marginalised, where no one has to endure harassment and bullying.

Given both of these mandates, we are concerned about the impact the current political debate regarding same-sex marriage equality is having, and may have on some of our students and their families. We want to assure all our students and families that they are welcome in this  community.   As always, we encourage our students not to be silent bystanders in the face of bullying, as our silence is assent and we are complicit in the damage others inflict. We ask that all members of our community are mindful of the impact of their language when discussing the debate.

This is the sort of challenging time where we will be tested as a community. Can we meet the challenge that Christ has given us? We hope you will join us in praying that this process will lead to a community that is less fearful and more filled with dignity and love and respect for one another. 


College Uniform
A reminder all students are to be in full summer uniform on Day one next term.  Please check the uniform over the upcoming holidays to make sure everything is ready to go. Dress length needs to knee length, shoes polished, Blazer dry cleaned, hair styled in a way that is acceptable at the College. The following is example of the College expectations.




  • Students may wear one small plain stud per ear. Rings and bracelets are not permitted unless it is the special College ‘90 year anniversary’ silicone bracelet. Religious necklaces are permitted, but they must not be visible.
  • Students wearing items of jewellery that are not permitted will be asked to remove them and they will be held in a safe for the remainder of the school term.

Piercings and Tattoos

  • Students are not permitted to have any facial or tongue piercings at the College, including spacers. Visible tattoos are also not permitted. Students wearing piercing jewellery are not permitted and will be asked to remove the item and they will be held in a safe for the remainder of the school term.
  • ?Students refusing to remove a piercing will be sent home from school.

Grooming and Makeup

  • Makeup is not permitted by any student. Coloured nail polish and long false nails are also not permitted.
  • Boys must also be clean-shaven.


  • Hair must be clean, neatly styled and natural in colour and be kept off the face, ears and collar. Accessories must be discreet, small and plain in colour. For safety reasons some classes do require students’ hair to be tied back completely.
  • Hair length below the collar should be tied back or kept off the face via appropriate bands or clips. No hair should fall across the face or cover the eyes or ears.
  • Extreme hairstyles are not permitted (eg. dreadlocks, shaved hair, and severe variations in hair length and/or colour).
  • Hair must be natural in colour.  Moderate and discrete variations in natural colour such as highlights, tips and streaks are permitted as long as the overall style is predominantly a single natural colour.
  • Sideburns must not be below the ear.
  • Students in breach of appropriate hair expectations will be asked to correct the colour/style, and some may be asked to stay at home until colour/style is corrected.

Elaine Dugdale-Walker
Deputy Principal – Students