About the School

A background to the Lasallian Philosophy.

De La Salle is recognised as a pioneer in the history of Western education. He introduced the concept of teaching students in age-classes and groups; he insisted that his Brothers teach their students in their native language; he established the first Training Colleges for teachers and developed management techniques for teachers and school administrators. De La Salle believed in a disciplined, person-centred approach to education. His Brothers were to be ‘brothers’ to their students. Teaching students the Christian message was to be done throughout the school programme, respecting their individuality and freedom, yet encouraging students to respond to the Lord’s message and at the same time develop their individual potential and so improve themselves and the world about them.

See the Special Character menu for more information on our history and values.