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De La Salle College

De La Salle College

VIC, Melbourne Southern Suburbs & Western Port









About De La Salle College

Established in 1912, De La Salle College has a proud history as a leader in Catholic boys’ education in Melbourne. Our experience, coupled with a contemporary approach to learning and teaching, ensures that our students acquire the critical skills they need to be innovative and effective contributors in the 21st century.

Our motto is learn, live, lead, representing our approach to all we do and the values we instil in the young men in our care.

LEARN: We provide a culture of excellence and challenge with a focus on personalised learning and achievement. 

LIVE: By embracing the breadth, opportunities and challenges of our co-curricular program, students access a rich and varied experience and develop a strong compassion for others. 

LEAD: Today’s students will become tomorrow’s leaders. That is why we develop young men with the qualities of a confident leader: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation and empathy.

A personalised approach

De La Salle College is a proudly non-selective, open-entry school. We understand that every student is different and have put in place the appropriate infrastructure, support and extension networks and technology to ensure every student can achieve his personal and professional goals. From Year 4 to Year 12, our dedicated Student Progression Coordinators track individual progress allowing real-time identification of the need for extension or support. We are committed to providing a variety of pathways for all and in the senior years offer VCE, VET and VCAL. 

Beyond the classroom

Respect is the foundation of all relationships at our College. We promote a culture of social justice and a community of faith and growth. Our extensive range of co-curricular activities complement classroom learning and provide opportunities for students to broaden their perspective. From music and drama to snow sports, self-defence, overseas exchanges and social justice initiatives, there truly is something for every student. Through these offerings students experience growth, find inspiration and build sense of connectedness which enriches their education. We understand that supporting social and emotional wellbeing and building self-esteem are critical hallmarks of a robust and effective education program. 

De La Salle College invites you to join us on a student-led College Tour and experience the difference today! 

Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1126
Up to Year 6: 65
In high school: 1061
In Year 12: 182

Gender in depth

Other requirements

Boarding school

Offer IB

Accepts international students

Offers VCAL

Offers VET

Our Curriculum

Subjects overview

Subjects overivew

Math classes: mixed
English classes: mixed

Senior secondary subjects overview

Senior Secondary Subjects overivew

49 VCE level 3/4 studies
217 VCE students
LOTE taught to Unit 4 level:
French, Italian,

Senior secondary programs overview

Senior Secondary programs overivew

21 VET program(s) available
99 VET students
VCAL Available

How our students performed in Year 12

VCE Results

Scores of 40+ 6%

Median Score 30

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 91%


Bachelor enrolled 80%

TAFE/VET enrolled 10%

Apprentice/Trainee 7%

Employed 2%

Activities and Support staff



18 music options
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18 sporting activities
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Support staff

Support Staff

17 support staff
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Accelerated learning

Support Staff

1 accelerated learning
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Message from the Principal

De La Salle College is more than a place of learning, it is a place of belonging – a brotherhood of blue and gold. Our students develop lifelong friendships formed with mutual support and genuine camaraderie. 

We understand that when boys are engaged, invested and supported in their learning environment, they will succeed. 

When asked “What is the best thing about De La Salle?” our students responded: 

“We have a strong culture that I think is very unique.” 

Tom Fogarty, Year 12

“The camaraderie and mateship between the students, and the bond between younger students at the College and older students.” 

Antonios Valcanas, Year 10

“The brotherhood throughout the year levels. I have made friends across all year levels and I would never trade it for with anything else.” 

Daniel Papalia, Year 12

“The brotherhood. I believe that’s really what sets up apart from other schools in Melbourne.”

Oliver O’Brien, Year 10

Mr Peter Houlihan

Open days

The open days listed below have been sourced from De La Salle College for 2018. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.


School fees at De La Salle College

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Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Grade 4 $7,800
Grade 5 $7,800
Grade 6 $7,800

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $10,030
Year 8 $10,030
Year 9 $10,030
Year 10 $10,030
Year 11 $10,030
Year 12 $10,030

School Details

Principal: Mr Peter Houlihan

1318 High St Malvern VIC 3144
Northbrook Ave Malvern VIC 3144


Tel: (03) 9508 2186

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