24 JUNE 2021

The Principal's Report

The past few weeks have been particularly challenging, with the swift transition to remote learning at the end of Semester One. I am very proud of how our school community dealt with the demands therein.

Peter Houlihan

Faith and Mission

Over the past few weeks, it has been evident that students and families at De La Salle College have been generous in actively supporting our winter clothes drive to support the St Vincent de Paul store in Malvern.

Rana Brogan
Deputy Principal — Faith and Mission

Student Wellbeing

Run by qualified Kids Helpline Counsellors, My Circle is a 6 week program aiming to support wellbeing and manage any distress or worry exacerbated by current lockdown measures.

Jessica Alger
Deputy Principal — Stude

Learning and Teaching

As we conclude Term 2, I would like to extend my thanks to the College staff for the mighty effort in adjusting and re-adjusting to the demands imposed upon us with the recent lockdown.

Mark Gustincic
Deputy Principal – Learning & Teaching

Kinnoull Campus
Year 10 - 12

I would like to acknowledge the many students who have obtained personal academic ‘bests’ this Term at Kinnoull.

Shane Mackintosh
Director of Students (Senior School)

Holy Eucharist Campus
Year 9

A bumper Week 10 calendar was on show for the Year 9s at the Holy Eucharist Campus. This included Project Based Learning Sprints, Man Cave Workshops and Reflection Days.

David Alexander
Year 9 Head of Campus

Tiverton Campus
Year 5 - 8

As part of our GROW wellbeing program, all Year 5 - 8 students will hear from Elephant Ed. Elephant Ed are evidence-based, age appropriate workshops that discuss issues around sex education, consent and gender-based violence.

Martin Gibbs
Director of Students (Middle Years)

Sports Weekly Wrap

After a three week hiatus from the ACC sport season, the ACC Sport Committee decided that the final week of Term will be the grand final of each division. Good luck to our senior soccer students!

Joel Lagastes
Sports Assistant

St Austin's House Support Refugee Week

St Austin’s House has had a long and successful association with the Melbourne Catholic Migrant and Refugee Office.

This year, Refugee Week will take place from 20 - 26 June.

Angela Runci
St Austin's House Coordinator

Meta eSports Round Up

This is the final week of the main season of the Meta eSports Competition. We have several teams who have qualified or are in with a chance to make the semi-finals for Victoria. Congratulations!

Stephen Brick
Classroom Teacher

Year 12 Seminar

The Year 12 RE Seminar Program included a guest presentation from Sam Clear. From 2006 to 2008, Sam undertook a 15,600km walk around the world for Christian unity. The stories were moving and inspiring.

Kathryn Holewa
Learning Area Team Leader - Religious Education

Vaping epidemic

Recent reports into the prevalence of young people using vaping pens and e-cigarettes has shown a huge surge in the use of these devices. Many young people don’t realise what they are inhaling when using these.

Shane Mackintosh
Director of Students (Senior School)

Parent Network

Please add the dates of our upcoming events to your diary.

Are you interested in assisting with any of these events? Email your details to

Mrs Meagan Selkirk
College Parent Network

Upcoming College Reunions

The remaining reunions for 2021 are the Classes of 2015 / 2016, 2010 / 2011,
2000 / 2001 and 50 Years Plus. Details of these events will be announced shortly.
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Important Events - June/July 2021

Date Event
25 June:
End of Term 2 - students dismissed at lunch time
12 July:
Staff Professional Learning Day - no classes
13 July:
Start of Term 3
13 - 16 July:
Music Tour 2021 - The Grampians
16 July:
VCE Unit 2 Biology Zoo Excursion - Melbourne Zoo
20 July:
META Highschool eSport Tournament 2021 – Semi Finals, Division 1 - Online
20 July:
College Tour
20 July:
Year 10 Shape Your Destiny Workshop - SMT
21 July:
Year 12 Seminar Day - SMT
23 July:
Academic Awards Assembly - College Gym
26 July:
Year 9 Learning - Encounter / Conversation Day - Holy Eucharist Campus
28 July:
Primary Hoop Time Tournament - Nunawading Basketball Stadium
28 July:
Year 8 Black Dog Institute Workshop - SMT
28 July:
VCE/VCAL Information Night
29 July:
Year 10 Choices Assembly - during GROW classes
29 July:
Year 12 Formal - Lincoln of Toorak
29 July:
General Achievement Test (GAT)
30 July:
Staff Professional Learning Day - No classes
31 July:
Parent Network Trivia Night - College Gym

Did you know

De La Salle's founding staff were three young Irishmen. Brothers Dunstan Drumm (32), Leopold Loughran (34) and Jerome Foley (26) arrived in Melbourne only one day before classes started and taught 54 students.

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