The teachers and staff at De La Salle set an example for me through their high character and virtue; naturally, such teachers garner respect from students. Namely, the tone of respect and integrity at the school starts with our School President, Brother Domenic. Unfailingly, Brother Domenic keeps a watchful eye over the school, writes inspiring and meditative monthly reflections, and participates in Mass with students. His care, respect, and character set an example to teachers and students alike in our joint aim to become educated and to serve God. Additionally, I’ve noticed that the staff and school leaders care deeply about us students, as made clear by consistent focuses on the student body’s satisfaction, suggestions, and mental health. Finally, among of my favourite things about DEL life is that every teacher is involved in multiple extra-curriculars (which they put great effort into) in order to enhance student experience as much as possible, while still putting tremendous effort to create a positive learning environment. Specifically, I have found it tremendously beneficial that teachers have high expectations of their students, no matter their previous knowledge and ability. Seeing how much this has taught me in specific courses, I would love if more teachers demanded more from their students in order for us to take away the most we can from each class.
De La Salle has a moral value code and does not make excuses or exceptions to adhering to their policies. The guidelines are clearly laid out and revisited regularly. Dress code and behavioral violations are met with the expected consequences. We appreciated the fact that both parents and students are asked to comply. We also appreciated that all faculty members of the school become familiar faces and make an effort to get to know all the students. They provide wonderful mentorship to the student body.