About Us

De La Salle College welcomes students from all across Melbourne. From Eltham in the north to Sandringham in the south, Berwick in the east and Werribee in the west, the familiar blue and gold striped blazer can be seen in the most far‐reaching areas of our city.

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 the College; we are on the move. With growing student numbers, a strong focus on improvement and achievement, and upcoming Master Plan works to upgrade our facilities, it is an exciting time to be part of the De La Salle community. Discover the future direction of learning and teaching, faith, student wellbeing and more in our Strategic Plan 2015–2018.

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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 2015 — 2018

The De La Salle College 2015 — 2018 Strategic Plan is now available. From 2015 to 2018 De La Salle College aims to cement its position and reputation as the pre‐eminent provider of a quality Catholic, Lasallian education for boys … 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 Malvern landscape. Over the years, as De La Salle expanded and our … visit this page »

College Board

The Board of Directors of De La Salle College, Malvern is an incorporated entity, operating as a charitable company under the Companies Act. Board members are appointed by the Shareholding Member, which is the Provincial of the De La Salle … 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

2018 VCE Results Our best VCE results in over 10 years — congratulations to the De La Salle Class of 2018! I am thrilled to announce this year’s Year 12 students have achieved extraordinary results, producing the best VCE results … visit this page »