Important Notices

2017 School Fees

Please be advised the annual fees for 2017 were issued by email on 21 November 2016. If you have not received your invoice please contact the College on (03) 9508 2100.

Parents are reminded that they can receive a discount of $350 per student if they pay in full by 16 December 2016.

2016 Entertainment Book

We made a special effort this year with the 2016 Entertainment Book, targeting the Year 7 cohort, and had an elevated response over our previous years. We raised $1,001 for the Coolies cause, doubling last year’s effort!

To those astute 2016 Entertainment Book purchasers, be sure to make full use of this little gem and be sure to get next year’s edition through De La! Those who missed out, do yourselves a favour and get on board in 2017.

Mandarin and Chinese available at De La Salle in 2017

De La Salle in conjunction with Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School (XJS) will be offering an after‐school Mandarin and Chinese culture program for De La Salle students in Years 4–7 commencing in 2017. The classes will be held in the Tiverton library on Tuesdays during term time from 3:30pm to 5:00pm.

Studying the Chinese language, Mandarin, is an important endeavour for Australian students to gain a deeper understanding of Asia itself. In addition to the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, Mandarin is also spoken in the important and influential Chinese communities of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines and Mongolia. China is one of the leading global economic powerhouses so having a greater awareness of its culture and language will enable students to have a greater insight into Chinese politics, history and economics.

Xin Jin Shan Chinese Language and Culture School was founded in 1992 as a non‐profit, non‐religious and non‐political community language school. It is one of the leading Chinese language and culture schools in Australia with more than 4,000 students in the Melbourne area. The teachers are fully qualified with VIT qualifications and Working with Children Checks. The school offers a range of enjoyable cultural activities in addition to learning Mandarin such as art, handcraft, singing, dancing, traditional outdoor games and the introduction of some important Chinese traditional festivals. Chinese customs are integrated into the learning experience, ensuring a broad quality learning environment where students learn and grow. Classes are based on the Victoria Essential Learning Standards for second language learners. Places are limited, so enrol now to secure your spot.

Victorian Catholic Schools Parent Body

Please find attached a copy of the VCSPB Annual Report for 2016. As we conclude the year we reflect on our many achievements in representing parent perspective in education across schools in Victoria.

 

 

 

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