Stephen Casni

College Principal, Teacher - Religious Education

Stephen started his teaching career at St John Bosco College, Engadine in 2002, a Salesian school in the tradition of Don Bosco teaching English, History, Geography and Religious Education. He is currently the Principal of Dominic College.

Having spent a significant part of his time working in Salesian schools over the course of his educational career, Stephen ensures that his classroom embodies the four pillars of the Charter for Salesian Schools – a HOME that welcomes, a PARISH that evangelises, a SCHOOL that prepares for life, and a PLAYGROUND where friends meet.

Stephen is a firm believer that in order for students to flourish as adults, they must be taught how to become resilient and determined learners who can achieve anything they put their minds to by having a growth mindset. Through hard work, commitment, participation in extra-curricular activities and high classroom engagement, students will flourish to become academically competent and socially and emotionally resilient citizens. In his spare time, Stephen enjoys travelling, spending time at the beach, reading, visiting art galleries and live stage performances, coastal walks and spending time with family and friends. He is also known to have a large LEGO collection!

Book every child should read
Macbeth by William Shakespeare, Great Expectations by Charles Dickens, The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas by John Boyne, The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling and The Arrival by Shaun Tan

Best recent professional learning
Leading Successful Learning in a Changing World

Favourite teaching unit
Year 10 RE units – “World Religions”, “Moral Responsibility” and “Working for Justice in our World”

Teaching motto
“In every young person, a point of goodness is accessible, and it is the primary duty of the educator to discover that sensitive cord of the heart so as to draw out the best in the young person.” -St John Bosco