Important Notices

Mission Action Day 2019 – Friday 5 April

Mission Action Day, or MAD as we know it, is underway for 2019!

As one of the major fundraising events at the College, MAD offers a wonderful opportunity for the entire De La family — students, parents, staff and friends of the College — to band together, seek sponsorship and provide much needed financial support to Lasallian missions both in Australia and overseas.

A strong tradition of our commitment to social justice is reflected in the amazing efforts of the De La community over many years, raising funds to enable a range of projects to proceed and Make A Difference to the lives of so many in need. In the past few years alone, over $100,000 a year has been distributed to projects in Papua New Guinea, India, Sri Lanka, the Philippines and local missions to name a few. 

Students in particular, are being encouraged to focus on why we are making the effort to go somewhat out of our way and devote some time and energy to gaining as many sponsors as they can to support this cause and put our social justice commitment into practice.

So let’s get to it!! Let’s do everything we can to make MAD 2019 a spectaularly successful year where the effort invested and the total we raise can be a source of pride and satisfaction for the whole community!

Mr Chris Martin
on behalf of the 2019 MAD committee

Tiverton Canteen Open

The Tiverton canteen is now open for healthy, convenient lunch options for students. Click here for the 2019 Canteen Menu. 

Mr Tom Ryan
Deputy Principal — Staff and Operations

New Australian Government Data Collection

The Catholic Education Commission of Victoria Ltd (CECV) has requested that all Catholic schools complete the Student Residential Address and Other Information Collection (SES) by Thursday 7 March.

The Department of Education have also produced a Frequently Asked Questions document for parents/guardians.

The Australian Government Department of Education and Training has produced a collection notice for all parents/guardians of students detailing the purpose and the use of the information collected. The College recommends that all parents/guardians read the collection notice and direct any questions to the DET by email or phone (free call): SES helpdesk on 1800 677 027 (Option 4). 

De La Salle Basketball Club – Friday Night Competition

The City of Monash has announced a major refurbishment of the Oakleigh Recreation Centre facility commencing in May 2019. The current Summer 2018/2019 Season which will conclude at the end of Term 1 will, therefore, spell the end of this competition and of the club. 

Br Gerry Barrett commenced this club in 1995 and it is a bit sad to see it fold after 24 years, however, the announcement of the refurbishment of the ORC makes it impossible to continue. 

I acknowledge and thank the many parents who have contributed to the operation of the club over the years. When the stadium reopens any basketball competitions will come under the Waverley Basketball Association. At that time interested parents may care to recommence offering a social competition.

Mr Michael Bohan
DLS Basketball Club Coordinator

De La Salle over 35s women’s AFL team 

Masters footy is for women over 35 and no football experience is necessary. The environment is supportive. It’s about footy for fun. This year there will be ten women’s masters teams and De La Salle is one of them – which is very exciting!

The De La Salle Cannons – the new team – is building a strong list, and looking for more players. Training is held once a week, on Tuesday nights at 6:00pm, at Waverley Oval – 425 Waverley Road, opposite the old Dairy Bell ice cream factory site.

There are modified rules and we play every second week, to make sure our bodies get some rest in between games! You can read more about the competition here.

The 2019 season starts on 13 April. Come along, try something new and have fun!

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