De La Salle College opens Year 9 campus

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Photo 2 - Rev Mons Stuart Hall and Mayor Steven Stefanopoulos. Photo 3 - Mayor Steven Stefanopoulos and College Principal Peter Houlihan with student leaders.24 May 2019

The new Holy Eucharist Campus of De La Salle College, Malvern, has been officially opened by His Worship the Mayor of the City of Stonnington.

Old Collegian, Councillor Steven Stefanopoulos, opened the college’s third campus in May, with De La Salle College becoming the first Lasallian school to have a self‐sufficient standalone campus for Year 9 students. The new campus has teachers focusing purely on Year 9 and a cross-curricular approach to learning. Students have risen to the opportunities provided to them through a brand new facility and learning style.

De La Salle College received approval for the campus in September 2018, which initiated an intensive program of renovation and refurbishment to create a genuine 21st century learning environment. In just over four months, the site was completely transformed and is now the ideal place to equip young men with the skills required to make their way in the future they will be involved in creating.

‘The opening of the Year 9 Holy Eucharist Campus is the result of myriad innovative plans and programs coming to fruition’, said Principal Peter Houlihan. ‘The current climate is one of progression, development and creativity, working towards excellence in all areas of the college. Our Year 9 campus is the flagship for this approach. Our goal, our vision, is to build on our traditions and all the strengths that have made De La Salle a great school for 107 years. We work with our families and our Lasallian community to achieve this and provide a unique education which suits our young men.’

Photos by Josh Bainbridge.