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DE LA SALLE COLLEGE, MALVERN VIC
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.
Tiverton Campus
1318 High St
Malvern
VIC
3144
1318 High St, Malvern, VIC 3144
Melbourne Metro, Melbourne East, Melbourne Bayside
03 9508 2100
Kinnoull Campus
9 Northbrook Avenue, Malvern

Holy Eucharist Campus
1241 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East
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Holy Eucharist Campus
1241 Dandenong Rd, Malvern East
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9 Northbrook Avenue, Malvern
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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.

Be Your Best at De La Salle College.

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.

De La Salle students are supported and challenged all the way from Years 5 – 6, to the larger cohorts of Years 7 -12.

We know that every student learns differently. That’s why our Specialised Programs, including Accelerated, Gift and Talented Education and Education Support programs and services, enable all students to reach their potential.
Located on three campuses, facilities include a large gymnasium, basketball courts, weight lifting room, multi purpose halls, performing arts centre, computer laboratories, libraries, chapels, science laboratories, (general as well as specialist); and a creative arts complex encompassing design technology, art, graphics, photography and music studios.

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.

We pride ourselves on the vast array of opportunities we give our students to actively participate in leadership. We acknowledge that leadership takes on many forms and is a skill that needs nurturing.

As students move through the College their understanding of what is required of a leader matures. By their final year they have a firm grasp on the notion of Lasallian leadership, which demonstrates service to the College community and beyond.
At De La Salle College, we are committed to our faith, our educational community and our spirit of service and compassion. Our Lasallian charism guides, nurtures, challenges and encourages all our endeavours. We value our role in the international Lasallian network and strive for meaning, relevance and creativity to deliver a quality education for our young men in a 21st century environment.

We practice the five core principles as set forth by St John Baptist de La Salle:

1. Respect for all people:
We honour and respect the dignity of all individuals.
2. Quality education:
Students and staff work together to develop curiosity, be creative, think critically and strive for personal best.
3. Inclusive community:
We celebrate diversity and welcome all members to our community.
4. Concern for the poor and social justice:
We are in solidarity with people experiencing social, economic and spiritual marginalisation and advocate for those without a voice.
5. Faith in the presence of God:
We believe in the living presence of God in our students, in our community and in our world.
Building on more than a century of tradition and innovation.

We are an outstanding Lasallian school continuing to pursue innovation and academic excellence in a supportive human and Christian community. Our positive school environment best prepares our young men for the future by enabling them to discover their potential and mission in a community of faith. A Lasallian education prioritises service to people who are marginalised and in need, and emphasises respect for all.
De La Salle is a Catholic Boys’ College empowering students to LEARN to maximise their potential, LIVE the Lasallian values, and LEAD with passion and spirit.

De La Salle Year 12 VCAL Enterprise Class receive funding for a new garden space

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.

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:

  • Differentiated content, processes and/or tasks to challenge gifted and talented students
  • Annual Progression Reports for individual students
  • STEM-based electives offering hands-on learning such as Robotics and Computer Programming
  • Mentorship opportunities via the CSIRO Scientists in Schools Program
  • Subject acceleration across specific key learning areas in Year 9, 10 and 11
  • Pathways that lead to the completion of 1st-year university subjects as a VCE subject in Year 12
  • Diverse co-curricular options that provide further avenues for gifted and talented students to be challenged through music, drama, art, debating, immersion programs, lunch clubs, as well as sport.

As well as preparation for external competitions such as:

  • Big Science Competition
  • Robocup Junior Competition
  • Australian History and Geography Competition
  • Da Vinci Decathlon

And external support programs such as:

  • The Victorian Association for Gifted and Talented Children Activities
  • CSIRO Student Research Scheme

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.

EDUCATION SUPPORT
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:

  • Identify and implement appropriate adjustments to support student wellbeing and learning;
  • Enhance teachers’ knowledge of students with learning difficulties;
  • Inform teaching practices in an environment of inclusivity and success.

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.

Aaron May

College Dux, Class of 2020

Congratulations to 2020 De La Salle College Dux, Aaron May, who achieved an outstanding ATAR of 99.25.

He achieved the following Study Scores; Chemistry 45, English 40, Specialist Maths 40, Mathematical Methods 43 and Physics 48. Aaron also completed Unit 3 & 4 Systems Engineering in 2019, with a Study Score of 44.

Aaron actively participated in College life and was elected College Vice Captain in Year 12, St Leo’s House Year 11 Leader and Senior Table Tennis Captain. He led by example and showed students that it was possible to balance high academic standards with strong involvement in extracurricular College activities, whether they be leadership or ACC sports commitments. He was part of various school sports teams including football, table tennis, volleyball, badminton, tennis and cross country. Aaron also had roles in the ACC Model UN Conference and the Lasallian Leadership Seminar.

“These diverse school activities have not only helped me grow as a person but have also allowed me to maximise the enjoyment out of my schooling life”.

Outside of school, sport continued to be a passion of Aaron’s. He played on several local sports clubs, captained various football sides and umpired his local junior football club.

“Being a part of a team is something that I enjoy doing as it gives me much satisfaction to see the whole team work together to achieve something bigger than any individual could achieve on their own”.

Whilst at school, Aaron belonged to the Ringwood East Australian Air Force Cadets Squadron (408 Squadron) where he was a leading cadet. As a cadet, Aaron was chosen to take part in a flying training program with 10 -15 hours of Australian Defence Force sponsored flying for 20 cadets throughout Victoria, South Australia and Tasmania.

In Year 10, Aaron received the Australian Defence Force Long Tan Youth Leadership & Teamwork Award. These awards recognise students who demonstrate leadership and teamwork within both their school and the broader local community.

This year, he commenced a Bachelor of Technology (Aeronautical Engineering) at the Australian Defence Force Academy RAAF program. Aaron is hoping to become a pilot in the RAAF after completing his studies at the ADFA.

“I have just completed the initial familiarisation training stage and have begun my university studies. I am aiming to have a long career in the ADF where I can help to defend our country.”

Aaron embodies the Lasallian spirit and his values including respect for others, leadership, teamwork and mateship are evident in all he does.

De La Salle College congratulates Aaron and the graduating Class of 2020. We look forward to seeing what this exceptional class will achieve in the future.

2020 VCE RESULTS

Outstanding VCE results -
Congratulations to the De La Salle Class of 2020! 

  • The Median Study Score for 2020 is 30, keeping us in line with the State average and many “like” schools
  • The percentage of Study Scores 40 and above is 8.55% – our best in the past ten years – and up from 7.85% last year, 7.22% in 2018, 6.43% in 2017 and 5.3% in 2016. This displays terrific progression and growth in five consecutive cohorts – a very pleasing reward for the targeted work of leadership and teachers in lifting results and pushing their students
  • We have continued our impressive pattern of recent years in relation to high numbers of students attaining ATARs in the 90s, with 2020 results in this area particularly notable given the interruptions to onsite learning. With 13.53% of the cohort attaining an ATAR of 90 or above despite the remote learning, this is very pleasing
  • We had an exceptional 31.57% of ATARs in the 80 — 99.95 range, up almost 2% from 2019
  • The percentage of students with ATARs in the 70 – 99.96 range is 50.38%. This is marginally lower than last year’s but continues our record of keeping 50% of ATARs above 70
  • The Median ATAR is 70.60. This is fractionally below the high-water mark of 73.15 set in 2018, but continues the excellent record in recent years of keeping the Median ATAR above 70

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. 

Peter Houlihan
Principal

TIVERTON AND KINNOULL CAMPUSES

Malvern Station

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.

Trams

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

Murrumbeena station is within a ten minute walk from the Holy Eucharist Campus. This station is on the Frankston and Dandenong/Cranbourne railway lines.

Buses

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 enrolment@delasalle.vic.edu.au

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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.

Whilst the College encourages the practice of the Catholic faith, we respect the religious affiliation of every member of the community. Most importantly, we deliver a quality education in all subjects and provide students with the skills to be active and successful citizens in today’s society. To ensure we are providing the best environment in this sense, the College has put in place the essential infrastructure and technology to help our young men to learn to live and lead.

De La Salle continually strives to build and improve the programs to enable our young men to be educated in a respectful and encouraging, contemporary learning environment where strong family values and academic achievement are reinforced. Our teachers know and understand boys. We encourage leadership, vision and innovation in teaching and learning and support students’ growth via a focused student wellbeing program.

We are also a community where the desire to achieve academically, and according to one’s abilities, is fundamental. As a comprehensive school we attempt to tailor all our programs to provide the optimal learning environment for each and every student, where each can achieve personal excellence..

So the elements of De La Salle might be summarised thus: faith in God and in each other,service to the community both local and overseas and especially to those most in need, and within a community of young men striving to learn, to live and to lead.

Come join us!

Peter Houlihan - Principal

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COVID-19 Learning in Lockdown:

This year has involved the snap-in and snap-out of lockdown learning and teaching that we’ve become so proficient in throughout 2020. Routines are well established and learning continuity is strong. Each student at De La Salle College is known and supported through a specialised Wellbeing Team which ensures student engagement. Additionally, the College’s sophisticated online learning management system and digital tools, have allowed learning to continue with little need for radical modification or reinvention.

In 2020 and 2021, teachers adapted their programs and teaching to varying degrees. For many, remote learning has been a smooth process, however subjects with a heavy practical component had to become creative. Art teachers developed interesting activities for students using everyday household items. These student artworks were later displayed in a digital gallery, reflecting the intimacy and introspection of what was a life dominated by interior spaces throughout the year.

In many ways, remote learning did not significantly extend the scope of our existing suite of digital tools. The College invested in online delivery of curriculum for many years prior and remote learning consolidated these existing systems and approaches. This solid foundation contributed to the highly successful movement into remote learning.

Importantly, humans are social beings and learning with peers helps students build a sense of self. Learning is more than acquiring knowledge, it’s the social element of learning that isn’t easily replicated online.

De La Salle addressed these challenges by supporting both students and teachers through an accessible online learning environment and the College’s Wellbeing Team. This team consists of Class Mentors, Year Level and House Coordinators, Directors of Students, the Year 9 Head of Campus, College Psychologists and Health Centre Officer. Students feel supported through daily check-ins with their mentor teacher and participating in GROW (Growing Responsibility for your Own Wellbeing) classes. GROW teachers facilitate students’ learning about mental health, respect and consent, sexual health and self-management.

Despite lockdowns, every day the Wellbeing Team continues to support all students across the school. To improve student engagement, the team implemented House and Year Level activities, online quizzes and wellbeing challenges including longest held plank, best photograph and longest time keeping a ball in the air. They also encourage students to look after their wellbeing at home by taking screen breaks, eating well, exercising and checking in with friends and family.

As many College gatherings moved to online equivalents, it revealed some benefits in this mode of event delivery with unequivocal support for the College to keep some of these occasions online. For example, online parent-teacher interviews are more manageable for everyone as parents and their sons can engage with teachers in their home. Some events however, haven’t translated quite as effectively. Awards assemblies miss the atmosphere and sense of occasion that comes with an audience and team sports, camps, excursions, concerts and drama performances are dimensions of schooling that are special for so many students. We hope for their return soon! 

The 2021 lockdowns have seen students, staff and parents confidently approach remote learning. Students and parents are comfortable with De La Salle’s processes and strategies to support learning and wellbeing. We react quickly to snap lockdowns and ensure continuity of learning and connection, however, with each subsequent lockdown students experience time away from friends and usual routines. That takes a toll, so when students are on campus, we ensure that we allocate time for them to re-connect and re-engage with each other, and their teachers.

 

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