Spirit Of Anzac In 2019
As we commemorated ANZAC day with a moving ceremony on Wednesday 24 April, it became very clear that the spirit shown by the women and men who have served Australia has much in common with the values we hope to instil in our students here at De La Salle.
- BRAVERY – the courage to do what is right, even when you feel fear or doubt
- FRATERNITY – working within a community of brothers to support and assist each other
- PURPOSE – acknowledging and serving a purpose greater than oneself
- SELFLESSNESS – working for a goal without a need for personal gain
- COMMUNITY – coming together in pursuit of a shared, common goal
- RESILIENCE – continuing to strive for a goal, even when things are difficult
These qualities are not only common to the ANZACs but are found in the words and teaching of our founder, St John Baptist de La Salle. Our founder emphasised the need to work as a community, to continue in the face of difficulty and to give of oneself for a higher power and in the service of others. From 17th and 18th Century France to the Gallipoli Peninsula and the classrooms of De La Salle Malvern, the message is the same — let us all strive to give our all.
Thank you to all parents and guardians for the support that you give us at De La Salle. The team that we form as educators, students and parents is essential to the success and wellbeing of the students in our care. We appreciate the conversations you have at home to ensure your sons are doing their homework, are dressed appropriately and are committed to their schooling.
Let us work together to ensure that the students of De La Salle take pride in themselves, their learning and their appearance. Please support us in making sure your son is dressed appropriately for school.
A reminder that students should now be wearing the Winter uniform, which includes the College Blazer, Winter shirt – tucked in and with the College tie, and either College pants or shorts. The College spray jacket is an item from the sports uniform and is not to be worn with the winter uniform except in the case of rain.
A reminder also, that if you need to meet with staff to discuss your son’s progress and wellbeing you must make an appointment beforehand. Almost all staff have a teaching load, and have meetings during the day, as well as before and after school. We cannot guarantee staff availability unless a meeting has been organised in advance. Thank you for your understanding.
Ms Jessica Alger
Deputy Principal — Students