As an independent Catholic college for boys from Years 4 to 12, De La Salle College has educated boys across Melbourne for more than 100 years. It is located on two adjacent campuses in Malvern and has easy access to public transport.
De La Salle College prepares students to fully participate in society with the skills for life-long learning and a foundation based on the Lasallian faith experience: to value, respect and welcome all. The environment, programs and dedicated staff help students achieve their full potential with integrity and distinction.
We encourage every member of our community to actively participate in ways that go beyond classroom learning. You will find our students debating, playing music, participating in sporting teams, giving service to others, entertaining and inspiring.
Through sport and the performing arts, our students take on new challenges both individually and in teams. Our robust social justice program, which we call Lasallian Service, allows us to challenge students’ thinking and nurture compassion. We’re also proud of our international programs that enrich students’ understanding of the world around them.
The College fosters contact with former students by means of an active Alumni Association. The College has a great tradition of former students enrolling their sons. Many present students can trace their family’s educational traditions at De La salle College through several generations.
A variety of cultural, academic, sporting, social activities, drama productions, musical performances, jazz bands, music ensembles, community service and social justice opportunities are offered, as well as a dynamic outdoor education program.
The College is also a member of the Associated Catholic Colleges (ACC), participating in all ACC activities. Over the past few years the College has excelled in many ACC activities, such as athletics, basketball, chess, cricket, cross country, football and weight lifting. All of these co-curricular activities aim to enhance the self esteem and personal development of each student.
The pastoral care of each boy is a high priority in the College. The pastoral care policy has an emphasis on affirmation and encouragement. Homeroom teachers and year level coordinators are key figures in fostering the welfare of each student. Further support is provided by two student counsellors, a chaplain, and two careers counsellors, all of whom a student is free to call upon at any time should he feel the need. There is also a Peer Support program operating in Year 4 and Year 7, being the main intake years for new students.
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.
The College is within a ten minute walk of Malvern station. This station is on the Frankston and Dandenong/Cranbourne railway lines.
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.