De La Salle College

Our Philosophy

At De La Salle College, we take pride in our record as a learning community that encourages and expects personal excellence.

We prepare our students to fully participate in society with the skills for life-long learning and a foundation based on the Lasallian faith experience to value, respect and welcome all.

We believe respect is the foundation for all relationships and this is reflected in all aspects of life at the College – from the way our students and staff relate to one and other, to the way we engage with the world around us.

At De La Salle College we recognise that the school plays a vital role in advancing democratic ideals and principles. For democracy to continue to thrive, young people must be taught democratic ideals and principles and to value its way of life. De La Salle College will explicitly and implicitly support and promote the principles of Australian democracy, including a commitment to:

  • elected government
  • the rule of law
  • equal rights for all before the law
  • freedom of religion
  • freedom of speech and association
  • the values of openness and tolerance

Through our curricular and extracurricular programs, De La Salle College will prepare our students to become citizens who will preserve and shape democracy in the future.

Democratic values will be taught explicitly in the curriculum and implicitly in the student’s experience of the school, from classroom  practice, and from what is taught to how it is taught.

Education for all students

Our school is proud of our academically non-selective, open enrolment policy. We’ve put in place the appropriate infrastructure, support networks, committed teaching staff and technology for our students to achieve their personal and professional goals, whatever they may be.


De La Salle is a Catholic Boys’ College empowering students to LEARN to maximise their potential, LIVE the Lasallian values, and LEAD with passion and spirit.

Vision and Philosophy

Building on more than a century of tradition and innovation.

We are an outstanding Lasallian school continuing to pursue innovation and academic excellence in a supportive human and Christian community. Our positive school environment best prepares our young men for the future by enabling them to discover their potential and mission in a community of faith. A Lasallian education prioritises service to people who are marginalised and in need, and emphasises respect for all.


At De La Salle College, we are committed to our faith, our educational community and our spirit of service and compassion. Our Lasallian charism guides, nurtures, challenges and encourages all our endeavours. We value our role in the international Lasallian network and strive for meaning, relevance and creativity to deliver a quality education for our young men in a 21st century environment.

We practice the five core principles as set forth by St John Baptist de La Salle:

1. Respect for all people:
We honour and respect the dignity of all individuals.
2. Quality education:
Students and staff work together to develop curiosity, be creative, think critically and strive for personal best.
3. Inclusive community:
We celebrate diversity and welcome all members to our community.
4. Concern for the poor and social justice:
We are in solidarity with people experiencing social, economic and spiritual marginalisation and advocate for those without a voice.
5. Faith in the presence of God:
We believe in the living presence of God in our students, in our community and in our world.

Read The Lasallian Tradition and Philosophy to learn more about the history of the De La Salle Brothers and their vision for education.

The De La Salle Prospectus

The prospectus is our resource for families considering a De La Salle education for their son/s.