Important Notices

Time & Space — a program for Mothers and Sons

Now, where did all that time go? You’re invited to a special night with your son. We know that families come in all shapes and sizes and not all mothers can attend an evening such as this. A female mentor such as a grandmother, aunt or family friend is welcome to attend. Register online here or email

Here are a few comments from the 2017 Time & Space Mothers and Sons night:

I found out some new things.”

Excellent to spend time with mum.”

Great bonding time between my son and I without his younger brothers around.”

Enlightening — and we talk to each other a lot!”

Date: Monday 21 May
Time: 6:30pm for 6:45pm start
Venue: De La Salle College

Ms Sarah O’Connor
Personal Development Coordinator

2018–2019 Entertainment Books for Yaluwo

We are selling the very popular Entertainment Book as a fundraiser for our Yaluwo Project. Just $70 gets you a plethora of 2‑for‑1 and discount offers at many dining and entertainment venues. You’ll get your money back in two or three uses! It comes as a smartphone app as well, so go digital if you prefer. Here’s an idea — Buy one for Mother’s Day! Buy online here and support Yaluwo.

Mr Larry Evans
Yaluwo Fundraising Team

Family Week

This term the Lasallian Social Justice Group is focusing on Family Week, an initiative organised by CatholicCare (a social service of the Catholic Archdiocese of Melbourne) from 14 May to 20 May.

At De La Salle College, we understand that our students come from different family backgrounds and dynamics. During Family Week we aim to celebrate the uniqueness of families, encourage students to spend more time with their families and raise awareness for families living below the poverty line. The group of dedicated Year 11 students are continually ensuring that Family Week is appreciated by putting up posters, setting up stands and collating facts for the Daily Notices. What better way to say ‘De La’ and ‘Family’ than with a game of foursquare? So, we will be running a competition during Family Week. Foursquare by nature is a fun, inexpensive, accessible game that anyone can play and enjoy. The money that we raise will go directly to CatholicCare, who will use the money to assist local families living below the poverty line. I hope you all get involved and appreciate the uniqueness of your own family!

Mr Aaron Trusler
Lasallian Youth Minister

Higgins Community Service Awards — Nominations Open

The Higgins Community Service Awards recognise the outstanding contribution of volunteers who freely give their time, skills and energy to help others in our local community. This is a great opportunity to show thanks and give special appreciation for the wonderful work and dedication of our local volunteers. Community groups, clubs or other organisations that engage volunteers in the electorate of Higgins will be able to nominate a recipient who deserves recognition.

The Higgins Community Service Awards will be presented on Thursday 19 July 2018 from 5.30pm – 7.00pm at the Banquet Hall, Malvern Town Hall. At this occasion, members of our local community will come together to recognise and celebrate the exceptional service of volunteers and the organisations they support. To assist you in making a nomination for the 2018 Higgins Community Service Awards, please click here for the nomination form.

Mrs Anette Phillips
Director of Primary

Cabrini Emergency Discount for De La Salle College Families

The College has an arrangement with Cabrini Hospital to provide a discount on Emergency Services.

Please note the change of times for the Cabrini Emergency Department.

Mr Tom Ryan
Deputy Principal — Staff and Operations

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend

Worldwide Marriage Encounter Weekend provides an opportunity to invest in your most precious asset… Your Marriage! Forget life’s tensions and interruptions and rekindle the closeness, intimacy, love and romance that brought you together. Recharge your relationship batteries and explore the precious nature of your marriage, allowing you both to share your feelings, hopes and dreams with each other in ways that normal, daily living tends to inhibit. There is no group sharing. Couples and a priest present the weekend. It is based around Catholic values, but couples of all faiths are welcome.

1 June to 3 June 2018, from 7:00pm Friday to 5:00pm Sunday. Accommodation and all meals provided.

For more information, contact Andre and Maria on 0411 225 992.



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