• The College
The College, opened in 1939, is situated in the South East of the island. It is surrounded by its own gardens, playgrounds, athletic fields and running track. The main entrance lies on Cottonera Road.
• The Junior School
This is for boys aged between 6 and 11 years. English is the first language taught (followed soon after by Maltese) and is the formal medium of instruction. Other subjects taught are Religion, Mathematics, Science, History, Geography, Art, Music, Drama, PE, ICT, PSD, and a foreign language in Year 6. At this stage particular stress is laid on the acquisition of good manners and general well-being as well as a love of learning. Reading is encouraged and homework is given daily
• The Secondary School
This has in view the MATSEC examinations. During the first three years the programme gives the boys a broad education and specialization is encouraged in the last two years. A highly qualified staff provides a sound education for every pupil. Fully equipped science, technology and computer laboratories help the students deepen their knowledge and skills.
• The Sixth Form
Both boys and girls are eligible for entry into sixth form. Places are given according to a
points system, and a threshold of points is established for students from De La Salle College and Stella Maris College.
• The Lasallian Mission
The College is owned and managed by the De La Salle Brothers, an international body of educators who, together with their lay partners, concern themselves with the all-round education of the pupils in their care. The Lasallian community aims at developing the latent qualities of the child and adolescent in an atmosphere of friendliness and discipline.
• St John Baptist De La Salle
Our Founder was born in Reims, France, in 1651 and for over 300 years Brothers from all over the world have dedicated themselves to the Christian education of young people. St John Baptist De La Salle was proclaimed patron of Christian Teachers on May 15, 1950.
Religious values permeate the whole College life, and this is achieved mainly through religious instruction, confessions and Holy Mass and the services of devoted Chaplains. Pupils are taught Lasallian prayers at an early age, are encouraged to spend some time in quiet reflection in the Prayer Room and to join in such activities as Retreats, Prayer Meetings and Days of Recollection.
As a sign of respect for one another and to further collegiality, it is taken for granted that all pupils are willing to conform to the College regulations as regards attendance, punctuality, behavior, appearance, and the wearing of the College uniform.
The College is divided into Four Houses: La Valette (Red); Verdala (Green); Cottoner (Blue); de Rohan (Yellow).
Pupils may avail themselves of the services of a Counsellor and Nurse.
• Summer Reception Programme
Before entry into year 1, pupils are encouraged to attend an orientation programme twice a week (Tuesdays & Thursdays) for 6 weeks in July and August. The aim of the programme is to help the children become familiar with the college building, procedures and staff.
• Identification Badges
Year 1 and Year 2 boys are to wear identification badges until December. The badge is to show the boy’s name and surname, contact numbers, and pick-up arrangements.
• School and Home
The closest co-operation between the College Staff and the parents is considered essential. Parents are given notice of the boy’s work and behavior. Assessments are carried out on a regular basis and Parents’ Days are held twice a year. Parents are invited to attend various activities such as Talent Shows, Exhibitions, Sports Days and the Crowning of Our Lady in May. Parents are always welcome, but before calling at the College they are requested to make an appointment.
De La Salle College has in the past years given great importance to environmental education so much so that staff has included environmental education in their teaching. Environment education is one of the three pillars on which NGO is built. Furthermore administration strongly believe that environmental education is the very essence for a mentality change in the Maltese Islands towards environmental awareness and improvement .Thus, this mentality has to start with passing on certain values to all our pupils.
Our school also has the opportunity of being awarded for our efforts by having the honour of getting the Green Flag award for the second time.
This year the Eco Skola team has set up an action plan addressing Water as the main issue. Some main points were
- To investigate the usage of water resources in school
- Take part in the Catch the drop campaign
- Propose to SMT to reduce volume in flushing systems by putting plastic bottles(water hippos)
- Contact handyman to fix the leaking taps in the school
- Remove all urinals as water was being wasted
- Celebrate Saving the Drop day. Research videos, speakers invited and launch of a song dedicated to water proposed.
- Present through KLIKKS ways on how to reduce the amount of water we use daily.
- Suggest ways on how to make the optimum use of wells found at school.
- Find ways on how to save rain water from roof tops
- School parking would be made of special material which lets rain water be absorbed , other than tarmac.
- A well would be built under the Junior School to be able to provide all the necessary water necessities for the school.