Teachers at De La Salle have pushed me into learning the value of hard work and important study habits. The school provides demanding course loads with plenty of material covered in order to properly prepare us for success in a multitude of University programs. As well, I’ve found teacher-student communication is very open, honest, and efficient, especially with the school website’s Student Portal page. Furthermore, I’ve found that a Lasallian teacher’s definition of success for me is centered around self-improvement, determination, and virtue; once I can grasp these, high marks come naturally. Specifically, my teachers challenge and push me to the edge of my understanding, allowing me to unlock my full potential and best work, which has fueled my academic interests further, providing me with an academic fervour that has truly inspired me.
The teaching staff are generally very knowledgeable in their area of study and many have had careers outside of teaching. They set high expectations of the student but are readily available for help along the way. Our daughter was challenged but would say that she 'learned how to learn' at De La Salle. Her traditional study habits and learning strategies have been invaluable in her transition to university. We found the teaching staff to be very accessible to discuss progress or problems at any point through the school year. The guidance team were also knowledgeable, helpful and reassuring especially when preparing for university. There seemed to be a healthy camaraderie among the teaching staff which also fostered a welcoming academic environment within the student body and parent community.