De La Salle College, Malvern

E No. E1083
Principal: Mr Peter Houlihan
Address: 1318 High Street, Malvern 3144
Year Levels: 4 to 12
Melways Reference: Map 59 C8
Phone Number: 9508 2100
Fax Number: 9508 2165
Diocese: Archdiocese of Melbourne
Region: Southern
Parish: St Joseph's

History:

Founded in 1912 by the De La Salle Brothers, De La Salle College is an independent Catholic College for boys in Years 4–12. Located on two adjacent campuses in Malvern and easily accessible by public transport, our College provides a respectful and encouraging environment where strong family values are reinforced.

Description:

Learning to live and lead is at the core of life at De La Salle College. We take pride in our record as a learning community that encourages, expects and celebrates personal excellence. We prepare our students to participate fully in society with the skills for life-long learning and a foundation based on the Lasallian faith experience to value, respect and welcome all. We believe respect is the foundation for all relationships. This is reflected in all aspects of life at the College – from the way our students and staff relate to one another, to the way we engage with the world around us.

Features:

With an emphasis on consolidating core knowledge, skills and understanding, our curriculum enables students to develop a deep sense of themselves, others and the wider world.

Our students are supported, challenged and encouraged to explore new academic and co-curricular pursuits, right through to Years 11 and 12 where students excel in their choice of a VCE or VCAL pathway.

Our curriculum reflects the Lasallian ethos and culture. It is designed to be engaging and challenging the across school in learning and teaching, and to foster a culture of excellence with high expectations and aspirations.

The College has an innovative eLearning program with all students from Years 7–11 having personal use of a netbook, supported by the curriculum delivery through the College Learning Platform. This greatly increases student engagement, independence and self-initiated learning and extends their learning beyond the classroom.

Sport and Physical Education are highly regarded components of the curriculum with emphasis on participation and skill development. All major sports are offered and the College competes in the Associated Catholic Colleges’ competition.

A variety of cultural, academic, community and social activities, drama productions, musical performances, jazz bands, string ensembles and community services are offered, as well as a varied outdoor education program for all classes.

De La Salle is renowned for its excellent pastoral care. The Pastoral Care Policy of the College is centred on affirmation and encouragement, whereby boys are given the opportunity to be part of the confidence-building exercises of leadership from an early age. Homeroom teachers and Year-level Coordinators are the key figures in exercising pastoral care for the boys, concerning themselves with individual welfare and maintaining the standards and expectations of the college. Support is also provided by two qualified counsellors who are staff members of the Mary MacKillop Enhancement Centre, and the Careers Counsellor. The caring attitude of the staff is one of the College’s strong characteristics.

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