Our College

About La Salle College

Guided by our Faith

As a College, we’ve been given the gift of nurturing the young minds and hearts of our students and helping them realise their value, individuality and the positive impact they can have on the lives of others.

The teachings and values of Christ underpins everything we do, who we are, what we stand for and the actions we take.

Through our programs, teachings, behaviours and actions, we encourage our College community to discover more about the Catholic faith and inspire them to realise their best self and live not by their fears but by their hopes, not by their words but by their deeds.

TOUCHING HEARTS. TEACHING MINDS. TRANSFORMING LIVES.

LASALLIAN PRINCIPLES

“To touch the hearts of the young and to inspire them with the Christian spirit is the greatest miracle you can perform, and it is the one that God asks of you; it is the purpose of your work with the young.”
(St John Baptist de La Salle – Patron Saint of Teachers)

Our Mission

La Salle College is a Catholic co-education secondary school of excellence.

At La Salle College we:

Create and nurture life-long learners who are Christ-centred, resilient and innovative contributors to the ever-changing world.

Inspire students, staff and our wider community to live in a manner that reflects the values and spirit of our Catholic faith.

Empower students to become positive voices of leadership that lift those around them.

Inspire students, families, staff and the wider community to be present and connected through a culture of continuous improvement.

Value the safety, well-being and ongoing development of its students, staff and community.

Respect and acknowledge the Traditional Custodians of the land on which we worship, work and learn, and recognise their continuing connection to land, water and community. We pay respect to Elders past, present and emerging.

OUR COLLEGE HISTORY

La Salle College was founded by the Lasallian Order in 1954, but our legacy in the Swan Valley dates back to the community of the local Midland parishes in the early 1900s. Upon this rich history, we are continually evolving as a modern Catholic education institution.

  • 1902
    St Brigid’s School Established  

    1902 – 

    On 2 February 1902, St Brigid’s School was established by the Mercy Sisters in the township of Midland Junction. The school catered for boys to Year 7 and girls to Year 10.

    1902
  • 1954
    De La Salle College Opens  

    1954 – 

    On 25 January 1954, De La Salle College Midland Junction opened its doors addressing the need for a secondary school for boys in the Midland region. The school was staffed by three De La Salle Brothers from Sydney, and the initial enrolment comprised of 61 students from Years 4 to 10.

    1954
  • 1970
    Renamed to La Salle College  

    1970 – 

    At the end of 1971, a College Board of Management and a Headmaster was appointed by the Archbishop following the departure of the De La Salle Brothers who returned to the Eastern States to help combat declining vocations. The school changed its name to La Salle College, reflecting both the changes and our ongoing connection to the De La Salle Brothers.

    1970
  • First co-educational Catholic schools  

     – 

    In 1973, the secondary girls from St Brigid’s School were relocated to the College, making La Salle College one of the first co-educational Catholic schools in Western Australia.

  • Year 12 public Tertiary Admission Examination  

     – 

    The first Year 11 class was admitted in 1974 with the group of students becoming the first at the College to sit for the Year 12 public Tertiary Admission Examination in the subsequent year.

  • 2010s
    First Year 7 intake  

    2010s – 

    In 2010, the first Year 7 intake was welcomed to the College.

    2010s
  • 2010s
    Making a Difference book  

    2010s – 

    To recognise and capture the many challenges, triumphs and celebrations of our College since our foundation in 1954 through to 2014, we commissioned and published a 448-page, two volume book Making a Difference that walks us through our proud and rich history.

  • 2020s
    La Salle College Today  

    2020s – 

    La Salle College has more than 1400 students and 200 staff members. We proudly maintain our Catholic identity, while embracing our forward-thinking and innovative approach to learning.

    2020s
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2021 College Open Day

La Salle College invites prospective students and families to come along on a guided tour (9.30am or 11.40am) on Tuesday 16 March 2021 and explore the opportunities that awaits them.

Bookings are essential