What does our college motto LEARN, LIVE, LEAD mean?
LEARN: We are a contemporary learning community striving for excellence, innovation and creativity, engaging the individual learner in the 21st century world.
LIVE: By embracing the breadth, opportunities and challenge of our co-curricular program students access a rich and varied experience and develop a strong compassion for those around them.
LEAD: We recognise that today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. That is why we aim to develop young men who go out into the world after school with the qualities of a confident leader: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy, and social skill.
We provide a holistic learning environment in which every boy is challenged and supported to meet his potential both in the classroom and beyond.
Our dynamic curriculum ensures students are academically challenged and have a choice of specialised learning pathways. Students study a core pathway at the primary years through to Years 7 and 8, with a language choice offered at Year 8, and further electives from Year 9. At Year 10 students have 45 subjects to choose from and in Years 11 and 12 can choose the VCE, VET or VCAL pathway that best suits their needs.
Sport is an integral part of College life and a wide range of sports are offered, including hockey, soccer, chess, basketball, cricket, AFL, skiing, volleyball, weightlifting, golf, tennis and table tennis. Students also have the opportunity to participate in three major carnivals each year: athletics, swimming and cross country.
Music is offered from the primary years, with Year 4 students learning the ukulele before moving on to brass, wind or string instruments in Years 5 and 6. Practical Music and Instrumental Music are compulsory at Year 7. A large range of bands and ensembles are available for students to join and regular year level and mixed performances are held each year.
Our international programs offer students the opportunity to travel across the globe and enrich their understanding of the world around them. Students gain independence, give back to the local community and are immersed in different cultures. Exchanges to Italy and France are available for language students and each year community work programs in India, Papua New Guinea and the Philippines are offered.
Our extensive range of co-curricula opportunities complements classroom learning and provides a broadening of perspective for our students.
We offer something to interest every student, including academic programs; debating; drama productions; private tuition in singing and musical instruments; band, orchestra and ensembles; overseas exchanges; community service opportunities; self-defence classes; participation in state and national academic competitions; and specialist enrichment and support programs.
De La Salle College invites you and your family to tour our College, meet our teachers and students and learn about our robust boys’ education program.
We encourage you to attend one of our regular group tours to see the College in action. During the group tour you will hear from the principal and have the opportunity to explore the school, ask questions about the curriculum and the enrolment process, and speak to current students. Tours run for approximately 90 minutes.
Bookings are required for all College Tours. Bookings can be made by visiting our website at www.delasalle.vic.edu.au. As we do not have a designated priority parish catchment zone, we draw enrolments from all parts of Melbourne, with all parish primary schools given priority in the enrolment process.