Founded in 1912, De La Salle College provides a Catholic education in the Lasallian tradition for students in Years 5 - 12. A non-zoned Catholic boys’ school; De La Salle College welcomes students throughout the Melbourne metropolitan area.
The College educates over 1,000 students across three campuses – Tiverton, Holy Eucharist and Kinnoull. Each campus is designed for each stage of your son’s development. The College has an open enrolment policy and provides a contemporary learning community that encourages and supports personal excellence.
Our holistic learning environment and specialised programs ensure De La Salle students are challenged and supported throughout their school years. We provide a variety of pathways including VCE, VET and VCAL and our students learn in a community of faith and growth, founded on a culture of social justice. Our support networks, committed teaching staff, extensive co-curricular options and evolving technologies ensure our students reach their full potential throughout their education.
The College’s strong VCE results have continued their impressive pattern of recent years with high numbers of students attaining ATARs in the 90s. 2020 VCE results are particularly notable given the interruptions to onsite learning, with an exceptional 31.57% of ATARs in the 80 - 99.95 range. This is a credit to our students’ resilience, ambition and their teachers’ professional and flexible approaches throughout COVID-19.
Join us for a College tour or visit www.delasalle.vic.edu.au to find out why the College is the right choice for your son.
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Our extensive range of co-curricular opportunities complements classroom learning and provides a broadening of perspective for our students. Our rich music and drama programs cater for students interested in the performing arts, with performance and private tuition available. We offer various sports choices for students at school level, as well as state level competitions.
We are committed to social justice and helping others and students participate in fundraising or volunteer initiatives throughout each year. From music and drama to self-defence and social justice initiatives, there really is something to engage every young man.
HOW WE MEET THE NEEDS OF GIFTED AND TALENTED STUDENTS
A comprehensive points based assessment criteria is used to ascertain a student’s eligibility for GATE. This system will allow for assessment of multiple forms of abilities (e.g. intellectual, creative, etc.). Once assessed, a range of curricular, co-curricular and mentoring opportunities are available that are tailored to match the distinctive needs of the individual student. This allows the development of talents in specific domains while pursuing mainstream curricula in other subjects. The opportunities that may be offered include:
As well as preparation for external competitions such as:
And external support programs such as:
Through this program, De La Salle College aims to enable exceptionally able students in a community of faith and excellence to achieve their full potential with integrity and distinction.
Extending across all Year Levels, our Education Support Team assists our teachers to meet the needs of students with additional learning needs.
The team works collaboratively with our teaching staff to:
The Education Support Team consists of a Coordinator, Special Education Teachers and Learning Support Officers.
Students can be referred to the Education Support Department for assessment by either teachers or parents. To determine support needs, Education Support Teachers may complete internal assessments or make recommendations for referrals to external agencies.
SPECIAL LEARNING PROGRAMS
The Education Support Department offers a Literacy Support Program and the Mathematics Department offers a Numeracy Support Program to students in Years 7–9. At Years 10–12, students select their program to best suit their abilities and interests.
The Year 12 VCAL Enterprise Class are working to create a new garden space on the Kinnoull Campus at De La Salle, Malvern. This garden project is part of the Communities Environmental Program: an Australian Government initiative to support small scale, community-led environment projects to address local environmental priorities whilst encouraging the community to connect with their local natural environment. The College received a grant to create a sustainable garden designed to increase habitat and available food sources for animals and thereby increasing biodiversity. Our project has been sponsored by Dr Katie Allen MP, Federal Member for Higgins.
Students were recently visited by Dr Katie Allen MP, and Assistant Minister for Waste Reduction and Environmental Management, Trevor Evans MP. The VCAL students proudly displayed their progress, answered questions about the project and had the opportunity to ask the Ministers questions about local politics.
The final garden will feature native vegetation that will attract and provide a food source for birds, bees and other wildlife. The end project will also see the De La Salle College community reducing our carbon footprint and increasing sustainability, whilst providing an opportunity for our students to gain the knowledge and skills to care for the environment both now and into the future.
So far, students have cleared the invasive weeds, dug holes and set posts for retaining walls and a decorative timber fence, built birdhouses and selected the native plants that will be planted in the garden. The garden is coming along well and, through their continued hard work each Friday, the project is expected to be completed by the end of Term 2.
Outstanding VCE results -
Congratulations to the De La Salle Class of 2020!
The impressive range of superb individual results, with many students doing exceptionally well, is testament to their commitment and organisation, coping very well with the rigours of months of remote learning. The high standard our students have largely been able to maintain as a cohort in comparison to recent years is also noteworthy and a credit to the students’ resilience, ambition and their teachers’ professional and flexible approach this year.
I am so proud of all our young men; without the comfort and routine of everyday onsite contact with peers and teachers they strove for personal success and maximised their results through sheer devotion to the task.
Congratulations to 2020 College Dux, Aaron May, who achieved an outstanding ATAR of 99.25.
Chemistry 45 A+ A+ A+
English 40 A+ A+ A
Specialist Maths 40 A+ B+ A+
Maths Methods 43 A A+ A+
Physics 48 A+ A+ A+
Aaron also took Unit 3 & 4 Systems Engineering in 2019, with a Study Score of 44.
Congratulations again to all our Year 12 students and teachers on this tremendous achievement for 2020.
Congratulations and thank you to all the Unit 3 & 4 teachers who invested so much time, effort and expertise in teaching, mentoring and advising each and every student in their care. De La Salle’s effective management and delivery of remote learning was a highlight in a demanding year.
With the state median for all subjects being 30, we have so many with median Study Scores in the 32 – 36 range, figures which sit at the very top of the scale when compared with any of Victoria’s highest performing schools. Several Learning Areas and individual subjects have achieved their very best results for at least ten years.
The overall improvements we saw in 2020 are testament to the targeted approach and diligent attention to detail evident among the students and the positive relationships our teachers enjoy with our young men. This support and rapport were more important than ever in the months of remote learning, managing the transition back to onsite learning and dealing with such a unique range of academic and wellbeing issues. As ever, the organised and intrinsically motivated performed at the highest standard. The marked difference in the performance of students at all levels has largely removed the “tail” of lower scores of five to ten years ago.
I am so proud of all our young men and how they embraced and coped with the trials delivered to VCE students in 2020. The most capable and diligent were best able to deal with the challenges and changes but perhaps even more worthy of merit was the resilience and performance of those with lesser gifts who strove for personal success and maximised their results through sheer devotion to the task. VCAA’s introduction of the Consideration of Educational Disadvantage (CED) process, diligently applied by our staff, also assisted a range of students
Thank you once again for your support during the year; it was greatly appreciated by all in our wonderful community.
TIVERTON AND KINNOULL CAMPUSES
The Tiverton and Kinnoull Campuses are within a ten minute walk of Malvern station. This station is on the Frankston and Dandenong/Cranbourne railway lines.
Glen Iris Station
Glen Iris station is a five minute tram ride away on Tram 6 (which passes the College on High Street). This station is on the Glen Waverley railway line.
Tram Route 6 operates along High Street. It terminates at Glen Iris station, only five minutes from the College. Route 16 operate along Glenferrie Road. Route 5 operate along Wattletree Road.
To learn more or view transport maps, please visit the Transport page on our website.
HOLY EUCHARIST CAMPUS
Malvern East Station
The Holy Eucharist Campus is within a five minute walk of Malvern East station. This station is on the Glen Waverley railway lines.
Murrumbeena station is within a ten minute walk from the Holy Eucharist Campus. This station is on the Frankston and Dandenong/Cranbourne railway lines.
Bus routes are available along Dandenong Road with stops within a two minute walk from the Holy Eucharist Campus.
When considering a school for your child, a College tour provides a unique opportunity to see the school in action and to experience the learning environment first hand. The tours are led by current students and members of our leadership team and include a presentation by our Principal, Peter Houlihan. Families have the opportunity to view both our Tiverton and Kinnoull Campus’ and hear about the wide range of opportunities available at De La Salle College.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Admission Team via email firstname.lastname@example.org
At De La Salle, our students learn to live and lead. A simple philosophy, but very important as boys learn to take on leadership roles and become active members of the school community. Leadership helps students develop self-respect and come to respect others in the process. Through the College’s robust social justice program and immersion in the Lasallian ethos we see our students develop a strong moral compass and compassion for those around them.
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