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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 21st century approach to learning and teaching, ensures that we provide a holistic education tailored to individual needs. Respect is the foundation of all relationships at our College and we promote a culture of social justice and a community of faith and excellence.

Our motto is learn, live, lead, representing our contemporary approach to all we do and the values we instil in the young men in our care.
LEARN: We are a contemporary learning community striving for excellence, innovation and creativity, engaging the individual learner in the 21st-century world.
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 those around them.
LEAD: We recognise that today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. That is why we develop young men who go into the world after school with the qualities of a confident leader: self-awareness, self-regulation, motivation, empathy and social skill.


In Years 4 to 6, focus is on literacy and numeracy, with integrated study of technology, history, geography and science, and specialised study of art and music. At Years 7 to 9, students are engaged and challenged through dynamic learning programs to develop lifelong skills such as critical thinking, teamwork and independent study. At Year 10, students choose from over 45 subjects and in Years 11 to 12 can choose the VCE, VET or VCAL pathway that suits them.
Sport and the arts are integral parts of College life and a wide range of opportunities are offered in both. Music, drama, design and technology, and art are compulsory studies in Years 7 to 8. 


Our extensive range of co-curricular opportunities complement classroom learning and provide a broadening of perspective for students. We offer something to interest every student, including:

  • academic programs and competitions 
  • debating
  • drama productions
  • private tuition in singing and musical instruments
  • band, orchestra and ensembles
  • overseas exchanges
  • community service opportunities
  • self-defence classes
  • specialist enrichment and support programs. 

Our College is also a member of the Associated Catholic Colleges’ Victorian Competition for competitive sport. 


Key facts

School uniform

School Uniform

The uniform is compulsory and enforced

Number of students

Total enrolment: 1154
Up to Year 6: 74
In high school: 1080
In Year 12: 168

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


Scores of 40+ 6%

Median Score 30

Satisfactory completions of VCE 100%

Satisfactory completions of VET 91%


Bachelor enrolled 63%

TAFE/VET enrolled 14%

Apprentice/Trainee 9%

Employed 5%

Message from the Principal

'At De La Salle College we operate on a platform of challenge and achievement for all. Every student deserves access to success and our approach emphasises the development of 21st-century skills and a personalised method where teachers know their students as not only young men, but as learners. Quality education is one of our five guiding principles; at De La Salle that means students of all backgrounds and abilities are catered for with the development of diverse and engaging programs, constructed to meet students at their point of need.

With a commitment to justice being another of our guiding principles, our students' record of service and compassion is a unique strength. Our capacity to understand and appreciate the plight of those less fortunate in communities both local and abroad translates into positive relationships and a spirit of cooperation and support for all in our school.'

Mr Peter Houlihan

School fees at De La Salle College

The fees outlined below have been sourced from De La Salle College for 2018. Some schools may include additional costs beyond tuition fees. Please contact the school directly using the enquiry form on the right hand side for further information.

Primary Level Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Grade 4 $7,260
Grade 5 $7,260
Grade 6 $7,260

High School Fees

Grade/Year Fee
Year 7 $9,330
Year 8 $9,330
Year 9 $9,330
Year 10 $9,330
Year 11 $9,330
Year 12 $9,330

School Details

Principal: Mr Peter Houlihan

1318 High St Malvern VIC 3144
Northbrook Ave Malvern VIC 3144


Tel: 03 9508 2100

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