St Michael's College welcomes its first co-education Reception cohort

Posted by Olivia Peressin on 11 February 2021
St Michael's College welcomes its first co-education Reception cohort
In 2019, St Michael's College formally announced commencement of co-education at the Primary Campus in 2021. This exciting initiative was based on the evolving history of co-education at the College and to meet the needs of current and future families, enhancing the strong sense of community engagement across the College. Sixty-five years ago, the De La Salle Brothers were invited by the Archbishop of Adelaide to provide an additional, quality Catholic education option in the Western ...
 

Student Leadership Camp 2021 - Aotearoa

Posted by Anna Zsigovits-Mace on 10 February 2021
Student Leadership Camp 2021 - Aotearoa
With Student Leaders unable to meet up, as usual, the New Zealanders extended the virtual District encounter on 20-21 January, with a full leadership camp from Sunday 24th January to Wednesday 27th January at Francis Douglas Memorial College (FDMC) in New Plymouth. With FDMC leaders were those from John Paul College in Rotorua and De La Salle College in Mangere, Auckland. "Our founder, St John Baptist De La Salle (Patron Saint of Teachers) had a very sound philosophy that students le...
 

"God, Growth, Gratitude"- A Lasallian Principal Reflects

Posted by Br Gary Wison on 9 February 2021
"God, Growth, Gratitude"- A Lasallian Principal Reflects
Words to summarize twelve years of leadership and career can be devilishly hard to choose. For Martin Chamberlain, the first lay principal of Francis Douglas College (FDMC), New Plymouth, NZ, these three words encapsulated for him values, relationships and the broad perspective. Named after a local Columban priest who died a heroic death during the Second World War, the school is a state-integrated Catholic day and boarding college, owned by the De La Salle Brothers, who founded it sixty ...
 

SAINT MIGUEL FEBRES CORDERO

Posted on 9 February 2021
SAINT MIGUEL FEBRES CORDERO
Cuenca (Ecuador), 11.07.1854 Premiá de Mar (Spain), 02.09.1910 Brother Miguel came from an upper middle class family in Ecuador, a family that did not appreciate the idea of one of its family members going off to join a religious Institute dedicated solely to teaching. This, they thought, would not allow him to follow a prestigious church career and would even exclude him from following some other honorable ca-reer such as that of a magistrate or a civil servant or a career in the ...
 

LEAD Story 353

Posted on 8 February 2021
LEAD Story 353
 

Brother Christian: A wonderful teacher, and a great storyteller!

Posted by Allan Drummond on 8 February 2021
Brother Christian: A wonderful teacher, and a great storyteller!
Shortly after I joined the De La Salle Brothers, I was chatting with the provincial, Brother Baptist, and he said to me: "You will be a good teacher, because you have had good teachers." At De La Salle College in Malvern, I did indeed have some very fine teachers, though there were a few of lesser quality. When I was in the novitiate and the scholasticate, I was taught by Brother Christian, with whom I am pictured yesterday. Chris has celebrated his 99th birthday, but you wouldn...
 

"DREAM TEAM" CONNECTS 150 STUDENT LEADERS 2021

Posted by Br Gary Wilson FSC on 5 February 2021
"DREAM TEAM" CONNECTS 150 STUDENT LEADERS 2021
Lasallian Youth Ministry seemingly create new goals each year in its history. The digital Student Leaders Seminar happened on 20-21 January for five hours each day. It saw the whole Team, including School Youth Ministers, the new Lasallian Volunteers and past members numbering 45 young Lasallians leading the e-gathering. There were 150 student leaders from almost all District colleges zooming and participating from Australia, Papua New Guinea and New Zealand. (Pakistan were to run their own...
 
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