Fundamental to our Lasallian tradition is the concern for each and every student’s wellbeing. Ensuring a safe, respectful and enriching environment is the responsibility of all members of the College community. College Psychologists The College Psychologists support the mission, vision and … visit this page
The wellbeing of each student is of utmost importance at De La Salle.
Wellbeing is both practice and perception; action and awareness. It is a state of being well in body, mind and spirit. While all educators are focused on the wellbeing of their students, those in Catholic schools have a particular orientation to wellbeing. Illuminated by faith and the words of Jesus who said, “I have come that you may have life, and have it to the full” (John 10:10).
The College aims to provide an environment in which students are encouraged to reach their full potential and where students, staff and parents experience an atmosphere of mutual respect, co-operation and support. Wellbeing is integral to learning excellence and ultimately to overall health and life success.
How is ‘Wellbeing’ enacted in our Lasallian and Catholic school?
Wellbeing is enacted through the College’s vision and mission and its policies and procedures, which are grounded in Catholic teaching and tradition. It is fostered and sustained in environments that are safe, supportive and inclusive, where the common good is honoured and authentic partnerships with families, parish and the broader community are nurtured.
We create this environment by appointing specialised staff with a focus on student wellbeing and careers and pathways. Our Year 7 Transition Program provides excellent foundations, and we encourage growth through the emphasis we place on student leadership. Importantly, our regular opportunities for faith development allow all students to explore their Christian understanding and commitment. This enables our students to flourish and grow in confidence as curious, optimistic and inspired knowledge-builders, problem solvers, conceptual thinkers and self-motivated learners.
The purpose of our House system is to assist in the development of strong, positive relationships between students and staff. Relationships can be built and strengthened through activity or experiences with a common purpose. Houses help create a sense of belonging and identity for students within the College. In addition, support for the nominated House Charity seeks to instil in students the values and knowledge to act as compassionate, contributing, life-giving members of society. This enables our students to confidently question and challenge injustice, affect pro-social change and understand how they as Christians make a difference to society by living the Gospel in their daily lives.