The Lasallian Mission

The Lasallian educational tradition as expressed and lived at De La Salle College “Oaklands” is an extension of the apostolic mission of the Catholic Church. As part of one of the largest educational networks in the world, the Lasallian mission can be found in over 110 schools and ministries just in the United States and Canada. Since 1680, educational institutions in more than 80 countries today have been influenced by the vision and innovative spirit of St. John Baptist de La Salle, the Founder of the Institute of the Brothers of the Christian Schools and Patron Saint of All Teachers.

Saint De La Salle transformed education by forming a community of committed educators with whom he developed a spirituality of teaching and learning in order to give a human and Christian education to young people, especially the poor. As part of this heritage, Lasallian schools and other kinds of ministries focus on Catholic values and the acquisition of virtues, emphasising academic excellence, religious formation, respect for all persons, faith in the presence of God, concern for the poor and an awareness of importance of social justice based on the Gospel of Jesus Christ. A Lasallian education strives to enrich each student’s cultural, intellectual, physical, social and spiritual development. The Lasallian vision of a true education is one that stimulates the mind, touches the heart, and creates a sense of leadership in order for our young people to prepare for life, work and service to society and to the apostolic mission of the Church.

Just as in Saint De La Salle’s time, the need for such schools was indeed great so it can be said that today more than ever the world needs what the Lasallian education and mission can give to today’s youth.

Live, Jesus, in our hearts. Forever!


De La Salle Students...

  • Spend time in prayer and reflection at the beginning of each day during assembly with the entire school community. At the beginning of each class and throughout the day, the tradition of recalling the “Holy presence of God” is emphasised.
  • Study religious education in accordance with the Magisterium of the Catholic Church. In the Junior School, daily catechetical instruction in the faith is taught. In the Senior School, the religious education program covers courses in Scripture, Morality, Church History and Philosophy.
  • Attend a Retreat Day at least once a year where they have the opportunity to deepen their relationship with the Triune God and learn more about their own faith journey.
  • Have the opportunity to participate on a regular basis in school-wide and class celebrations of Holy Mass.
  • Have the chance to avail themselves of the healing power of the Sacrament of Reconciliation, especially during the liturgical seasons of Lent and Advent.



Testimonials

"Two of our daughters attended De La Salle College. What impressed us most and gave us confidence was the school's holistic approach towards the development of young people. Both the administration and the teachers are true educators, sensitive to the multidimensional needs of students while maintaining high academic standards. We felt privileged to be part of the school community during those tender years when our children approached adulthood."

-Kurt Von Dem Hagen, Former Parent

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