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A personalised education

De La Salle College is a caring, Catholic community with a focus on personalised learning and achievement. Every student, from Year 4 to Year 12, is given the challenge and support he needs to excel both in the classroom and beyond.

Transition into De La Salle College at all year levels is a key stage in the personalisation process, with all available information about a student’s strengths and areas for improvement used to create an individual learning plan. As an open entry school, we only use a student’s academic history to personalise learning – not to determine entry to our College. Staff refer to the transition information and annual academic testing conducted in Years 4 to 10 to gain a better understanding of each individual student and to support them in their learning.

Our Learning and Teaching and Wellbeing Teams are committed to helping students achieve their academic, co-curricular and spiritual goals. Our dedicated Student Progression Coordinators track individual student progress and learning behaviours, allowing for early identification of any issues that may arise.

Personalised learning programs such as our Maths Pathway program allow our junior secondary students to progress as part of their usual class, but at their own pace. This means those students achieving at a high level can complete more advanced work, while those who need to consolidate basic understandings work on these, both supported by their teacher. Essentially, the content of each class is tailor-made to each students’ ability level, with the aim of challenging each student in a way that is appropriate to them. Following the success of this program, STILE has been introduced to our Year 7 science course which allows students to explore a topic that may be of interest to them despite it not being part of the curriculum for the year level.

Year 7 to Year 9 students can participate in our Immersion Program, designed to enable learning which is outside the boundaries of traditional subject-based learning. Students engage in six-to-eight week programs that emphasise a substantial investigation of an area, putting skill development to the fore. Year 9 students also undertake a specialised In9uiry Program where research is student-led and learners take part in a city experience and rural experience.

At Year 10 our curriculum expands, with more than 45 subjects available. This enables students entering their first year of senior school to choose more specialised subjects that are relevant to their tertiary interest and to tailor their senior study pathway. Progression and Careers staff are of critical importance at this time, assisting students to select subjects that are essential for their chosen tertiary course or that will set them up for a successful VCE. All students begin their VCE in Year 10 by undertaking Unit 1 Religion and Society. Year 10 students may also have the opportunity to build on this by accelerating into a second VCE subject.

Our Year 10 program empowers students to take control of their learning and provides a smooth transition to the choice, challenge and rigour of Year 11. In addition to VCE, we also offer a VCE/VET pathway as well as a VCAL pathway for our Year 11 and Year 12 students.

Importantly, our ongoing emphasis across all year levels is for students to achieve their personal best. We encourage every student to find his strengths and be passionate about something. We work with each young man to help him understand how he can lead change in his chosen areas of interest.

Please visit our website or join us on a College Tour to learn more.

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Religion Catholic
Type Independent
Day/boarding Day School
Boys/Girls Boy
Years Year 5 - Year 12
Enrolment 1,100 from Years 5 to 12.
Fees: 8k - 12k
Annual tuition fees range from $9,615 in primary to $11,957 for secondary.
03 9508******* 03 9508 2100
Address 1318 High Street, Malvern 3144
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