Important Notices

Fees by Instalment — Payment No.1 due 28 February 2018

For families paying their fees in instalments as per the Fee Schedule, please note that the first payment is due by 28 February 2018. For any account enquiries, please email accounts@delasalle.vic.edu.au or contact the College on 9508 2100.

Mr Daniel McGrath
Assistant Business Manager

Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund

The Camps, Sports and Excursions Fund (CSEF) provides payments for eligible students to attend activities including:

  • school camps or trips
  • swimming and school‐organised sport programs
  • outdoor education programs
  • excursions and incursions.

Applications for 2018 are now open, through until the end of Term 2, 2018. For more information on CSEF please click here.

Ms Mary Georges
Administration Services Manager

Protect your hearing at the Grand Prix

Are you going to the Melbourne Formula 1 Grand Prix this year? High on any list of how to ensure you have a good day at a Grand Prix race event is to use ear protection.

With engines set to break the 1000 horsepower barrier, it’s more important than ever to protect your ears and hearing”. 

Noise‐Induced Hearing Loss (NIHL) is a real risk and it can happen very quickly. NIHL can be caused by a one‐time exposure to an intense “impulse” sound, such as an explosion, or by continuous exposure to loud sounds over an extended period of time. Sound is measured in units called decibels (dB). The louder the sound, the shorter the amount of time it takes for NIHL to happen. Permanent damage can occur at or above 85dB. Mr Craig Dolder, a PhD student in acoustic engineering at the University of Texas in Austin measured sound levels at three locations at a Formula 1 racetrack. He found that at the loudest spot, the peak noise levels were almost 140dB.

Earplugs are a way to ensure you catch all the important action while protecting your hearing for a future of listening to music, watching movies and hearing what your friends, teachers and family are saying to you. Your hearing is a very important sense, and while fast cars are pretty awesome, don’t be permanently damaged for their sake when a bit of planning can protect you. Earplugs such as these are suitable for all ages, inexpensive and available in pharmacies.

Ms Lisa Harkin
Deputy Principal — Students

Legally Blonde — The Musical — 3–5 May

OLSH College and De La Salle students will perform together in the hugely popular and entertaining comedy Legally Blonde the Musical. There will be four performances at the Alexander Theatre at Monash University at 7:30pm on the evenings of May 3 and 4, and a matinee show at 2:00pm on Saturday 5 May as well as an evening show at 7.30pm on Saturday 5 May.

Booking details will be released soon, but in the meantime — save the date!

De La Salle College Old Collegians Association Business Breakfast — 22 March

De La Salle Old Collegians Association Football Club Season 2018 Launch — 6 April

Established in 1955 as the brainchild of Old Collegian Jim Hawkins, the De La Salle Old Collegians’ Football Club provides a wonderful opportunity for De La old boys to maintain a connection with the College and their peers. The 2018 Season is being launched on Friday 6 April at the RACV Club in the city. Hosted by television personality Nigel Carmody and with special guests including Garry Lyon, this is an event not to be missed!

St Benedict’s Primary School Twilight Fair

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