About Us

As a non-zoned Catholic school, De La Salle College welcomes students from all across Melbourne.

As Mr Peter Houlihan explains in his Principal’s Welcome, our Lasallian ethos and philosophy are at the core of everything we do. We have a strong leadership team who understand boys’ education and are committed to ongoing learning and improvement while celebrating our rich history.

Now is an exciting time at De La Salle College. 2019 saw our best VCE results in over a decade, and across many aspects of the College we are growing and improving our offerings and facilities. With a new, dedicated Year 9 Campus opened in 2019, a state-of-the-art Science and Technology Centre, upgraded recreational spaces and more improvements planned for the coming years, it is an exciting time to join the De La Salle community.

The College’s Strategic Plan 2020–2023 is finalised and available HERE

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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 … visit this page »

Principal’s Welcome

Welcome to De La Salle College, a Catholic school in the Lasallian tradition. At De La Salle, our students learn, live and lead. A simple philosophy, but very important as boys learn to take on leadership roles and become active … visit this page »

Strategic Plan 2020 — 2023

The De La Salle College 2020 — 2023 Strategic Plan is now available. De La Salle College aims to cement its position and reputation as the pre-eminent provider of a quality Catholic, Lasallian education for boys in Melbourne. The Strategic … visit this page »


Beginning over a century ago with 54 boys in a parish hall, our College now educates 1,120 students across two campuses. It’s a rich history and one that informs our direction for the future. Today the College comprises over 1,120 … visit this page »


De La Salle College is a wonderful blend of the old and the new. Many of the original buildings still stand and are an iconic part of the local landscape. Over the years, as De La Salle expanded and our … visit this page »

College Board

De La Salle College, Malvern is a registered charity under the Australian Charities and Not-for-profits Commission (ACNC) and operates under the Corporations Act 2001. Board Directors are appointed by the Shareholding Member, which is the Visitor (Provincial) of the De … visit this page »

College Executive

The College Executive meet weekly to consider the strategic direction of the College community and ensure the ongoing effective leadership and management of the organisation. All aspects of the College are represented in the Executive, where there exists a wide … visit this page »

College Results

2019 VCE Results Outstanding VCE results — Congratulations to the De La Salle Class of 2019! I am thrilled to announce this year’s Year 12 students have achieved excellent results, producing some of the best VCE results in our history in … visit this page »