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What is Salvos Schools

At Salvos Schools our mission is to educate, empower and equip young people to become vehicles for social change. We see an Australia where every student makes an informed and meaningful contribution to social justice.


All of Salvos Schools' initiatives are built on three foundations:

Educate students about real-world social justice issues

Empower students to lead social change and meaningfully participate in society

Equip students with the tools and access to practical opportunities in order to make a positive contribution to social justice



Download the Salvos Schools BookletFind out more about the Salvos

Our team

Mathew Cocking - Salvos Schools Facilitator

Mat has a background in community charity work and is currently studying a Bachelor of Education at University to become a high school teacher. Mat loves working with students to unpack the social justice issues that affect their community and how they can take action.

Madeleine Mackay-Law – Salvos Schools Liaison

After dedicating a year to volunteering, Madeleine combined her skills in events management and heart for youth homelessness by joining the Salvos Schools team as the go to person for social justice events and providing support to school partnerships. 

Behind the Classroom


Ruth Johnstone – Executive Director of The Caledonia Foundation

Ian Darling – Chairman of The Caledonia Foundation and Executive Director of Shark Island Produtions

Chris WhittnallFounder and Managing Director of Talkforce

Karen Jeffs –  Business Analyst and Graphic Designer


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