De La Salle College
Established in 1912, De La Salle has a rich history. From our first class of 54 students in a parish hall to now educating more than 1,100 students across three campuses, our emphasis remains on developing the existing traditions and strengths of our past.
De La Salle College operates on a culture of achievement and challenge, where each student is encouraged and supported to achieve his full potential.
At De La Salle College, we understand that learning goes beyond the classroom. To support and enhance our curriculum, students are encouraged to access our extensive range of co?curricular opportunities, where there truly is something for everyone.
Our House System supports student wellbeing, fostering a deeper sense of belonging, whilst also encompassing a plethora of co?curricular opportunities for students, from sports competitions to fundraising initiatives. Our rich music and drama programs cater for students interested in the performing arts, with performance opportunities and private tuition available. Students studying French or Italian have the opportunity to participate in international tours.
Cultural tours are available to Wilcannia, Papua New Guinea, Manila and Sri Lanka, where social justice and giving back to local communities is the focus. We offer a wide variety of sport choices at all levels, as well as state?level competitions in sports such as weightlifting, cycling and snow?sports. In line with our Lasallian values to respect all persons and have concern for the poor, all students have the opportunity to be involved in our social justice programs and are expected to participate in fundraising or volunteer initiatives each year.
Through co?curricular involvement, students build self?esteem and confidence, ensuring they leave De La Salle College as well?rounded, capable and principled members of society.
Now an Emergency and Trauma physician at The Alfred Hospital, Rohan Laging, who graduated from De La Salle College in 1997, says he was aware of his calling from a very young age. “I was in Year 7 at the College and recall giving back blows to a fellow student who was choking on a peanut,” says Rohan. “Fortunately, I was successful and this sparked my interest in the time-critical field of Emergency and Trauma Medicine.”
A commitment to life-long learning and love of variety paved the way for Rohan to take on two exciting senior roles: staff specialist at The Alfred Emergency and Trauma Centre, and Emergency Director (Clinical) at John Fawkner Private Hospital. After graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery with honours, Rohan was motivated to continue his study in emergency medicine. He attributes his interest in this area to the huge diversity of work involved and the broad base of medical knowledge the specialisation requires. “The tension and time critical nature is completely different from other medical fields,” he says.
With approximately 70,000 patients passing through The Alfred Hospital’s Emergency and Trauma Centre every year, Rohan has more than his share of life-saving responsibility. Long hours, high pressure and quick thinking are all part of the job. “The subject and pace shift from time-critical, team-based resuscitation and trauma management to counselling, department management and minor medical problems, sometimes occurs within minutes and requires both focus and sensitivity,” Rohan said.
The fast pace of Rohan’s work is reflected in his love of fast cars. To keep on top of the stress and the long hours he runs to work. In his free time, Rohan loves to cook and spend time with his wife and two daughters.
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.
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