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1318 High St
De La Salle College provides an independent Catholic education for boys in Years 4 - 12. Located in Malvern, Victoria.
Melbourne Metro, Melbourne East, Melbourne Bayside
03 9508 2100
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Mr Peter Houlihan
Primary School, Secondary School
Independent, Catholic
4 - 12
Year 4-6 Tuition fees - $7,260 per year
Year 7-12 Tuition fees - $9,330 per year
Family Capital Development Levy (per family) - $870 per year

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.



About Us

Located on two campuses, facilities include a large gymnasium, basketball courts, weight lifting room, multi purpose hall, performing arts centre, computer laboratories, two libraries, two chapels, science laboratories, (general as well as specialist); and a creative arts complex encompassing design technology, art, graphics, photography and music studios. The College also has a property at Jan Juc, used for outdoor education camps, leadership courses and parent relaxation.
At De La Salle College the emphasis is on consolidating core knowledge, skills and understanding. Key learning areas include English, Mathematics, Science, Technology, Humanities, Business, The Arts, Languages, Religious Education and Health and Physical Education. Sport is an integral part of the curriculum, and Years 7-12 students have the opportunity to participate in the Associated Catholic Colleges sporting program, which consists of weekly fixtured sport and three major carnivals - athletics, swimming and cross country. An exciting program of camps and retreats is available to students at all year levels.

Students study a core pathway at the primary years through to Years 7 and 8, with a language choice offered at Year 8, and further electives from Year 9. From Years 4- 6 the focus is on literacy and numeracy, with integrated study of technology, history, geography and science. At the senior years, the focus is on personal excellence, and students may choose the VCE or VCAL pathway that suits them.

We recognise that every student learns differently. Our specialised programs and innovative pathways options enable all students to reach their potential and ensure our boys are appropriately challenged and supported as individuals throughout their school years.


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.

At De La Salle College, we are committed to our faith, our educational community and our spirit of service and compassion.
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 and expects personal excellence.
To be an outstanding school striving for excellence and innovative academic achievement in a community of self support to best prepare men for our world.
De La Salle College is a Catholic College in the Lasallian tradition, enabling students in a community of faith and excellence to achieve their full potential with integrity and distinction.

Feature Story

De La Salle Alumni - Rohan Laging - Emergency Physician

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.

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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. 

Transport Options

Malvern Station

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

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.




Principal's Message

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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!

Mr Peter Houlihan - Principal


De La Salle College

1318 High St 
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