Danny Viotto, School Principal
On behalf of the entire De La Salle community, I would like to thank you for including De La Salle College “Oaklands” in your search for an independent school and I want to welcome you to a school community whose commitment to academic excellence, while providing a balanced approach to learning has served many students over its 160 year history. De La Salle continues to expose students to a breadth and depth of curriculum that ensures students are not only prepared for university, but for life. De La Salle College “Oaklands” is not defined by its buildings or its beautiful thirteen acre property, but rather, it is defined by the people that are a part of this community. The Brothers, alumni, parents, students, support staff and teachers have built this school into one that is rich in tradition and entrenched in its mission. In short, this school has positively affected the lives of many and continues today to leave an indelible mark on its graduates.
The school is vibrant: its commitment to Catholic Education; its participation in athletic activities and school functions; and its obligation to servicing the needs of the poor shape and define this wonderful school. The College instills Gospel values and exercises a preferential option for the poor through its religion and community service programmes. It allows our students to experience the benefit of a rigorous academic environment while providing extra-curricular activities and programmes that build lifelong camaraderies and friendships. Our programming is diverse and meets recognized standards of excellence, while creating and sustaining respectful human relationships within the school community. In other words, the school fosters an experience that is truly Lasallian. Moreover, the school’s 160 year history has been enriched by its people who are part of this great institution. Students, parents, and teachers, both past and present, have an appreciation of what it means to be part of this institution. Whether you are a grade five student or an alumnus or a parent you understand that De La Salle teaches the value of moral integrity.
Come and visit De La Salle College. I am confident you will experience what many already know, De La Salle College is a selfless and committed community of learners.
I look forward to meeting you.
Live Jesus in our hearts.