Important Notices

Founder’s Day

On Friday 12 May, the De La Salle Community will be celebrating Founder’s Day; a day marking the Feast of St John Baptist de La Salle. St John Baptist de La Salle cared for young people. By his very example, St John taught his students how to meet failure and frailty with compassion; how to affirm, strengthen and heal. At the present time there are Lasallian schools in 80 different countries around the globe.

The day will commence with mentor groups at 8:40am followed by Mass in the College Gymnasium. At approximately 10:15am all students will move across to the Kinnoull Campus to participate in a wide range of activities and festivities that have been planned by the College Leaders. Highlights include sports activities, De La Classic Catch, a jumping castle, bubble soccer, a mechanical bull, sumo wrestling, a showcase of De La Salle’s best bands and singers, some homemade treats and an array of fun activities managed by the Year 10, Year 11 and Year 12 Student Leaders.

Ms Lisa Harkin
Deputy Principal — Students

Tom Ponissi takes home two Premier’s VCE Awards

Our 2016 Dux and all-round high achiever Tom Ponissi received two awards for excellence in Media and History Revolutions. The annual Premier’s VCE Awards recognise the top-performing students in the state, with more than 287 students presented with awards for outstanding results this year.

The entire De La Salle College community is very proud of Tom, and would like to congratulate him on being the recipient of such a prestigious award. Tom’s teachers, Mrs Kerry Martin — Media, and Mrs Christine Thompson — History Revolutions, share in Tom’s success and we are very proud of their efforts.

Tom is currently studying Bachelor of Communication (Professional Communication) at RMIT University. To read more about the Premier’s VCE Awards, visit

Here is Tom receiving one of his awards from State Member for Monbulk, Deputy Premier, Minister for Education, Minister for Emergency Services, Mr James Merlino.

Mrs Christine Thompson
History Teacher

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