LaSalle Catholic College, Bankstown

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LaSalle Catholic College
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Location
Bankstown, New South Wales
Australia
Coordinates 33°54′30″S 151°02′07″E / 33.9082°S 151.0352°E / -33.9082; 151.0352Coordinates: 33°54′30″S 151°02′07″E / 33.9082°S 151.0352°E / -33.9082; 151.0352
Information
Type Independent, Day school
Motto Commitment ∙ Confidence ∙ Success
Denomination Roman Catholic
Established 1999
Founder De La Salle Brothers
Principal Michael Egan
Staff ~74[1]
Gender Co-educational
Enrolment ~520 (7-12)[1]
Colour(s) Green and white
        
Website

LaSalle Catholic College is a Roman Catholic, co-educational, secondary, day school located in Bankstown, a south-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia.

The College is a Catholic school that runs systemically with the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Sydney and is a member of the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges Sports Association (MCC).[2]

The De La Salle Brothers run the college in the tradition of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.

History

LaSalle Catholic College was formed in 1999. It is an amalgamation of three previous schools that existed on the site - De La Salle College (7-10) (1951–1998), Benilde College (11-12) (1968–1999), and Nazareth Senior Girls College (11-12). Both Benilde and De La Salle were run by the De La Salle Brothers whilst Nazareth College was run by the Josephite sisters in the tradition of Blessed Mary McKillop. There are no longer Josephite sisters at the college, but several De La Salle Brothers still work at the College and live in the nearby Brothers' Residence.

In 2016, LaSalle Catholic College transitioned from single-sex (boys only) to co-ed with facilities upgraded to accommodate this change.

Campus

LaSalle Catholic College is located on a single campus in Bankstown. The college is located near the Hume highway and occupies a fairly large site which forms part of the Catholic Parish of Saint Felix, Bankstown. The college has expanded significantly since 1999, with new facilities built as well as upgrading of existing ones.

The most recent addition to the campus is the Saint Yon Trade Training Centre which opened in 2013. [3]

Co-curriculum

Sport

LaSalle Catholic College is a member of the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges Sports Association (MCC). Summer sports offered include basketball, cricket, squash and touch football. In winter, sports include rugby league and soccer. Sports which the college competes in throughout the year include athletics, tennis, swimming and volleyball.

Notable alumni

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "Annual Report 2014" (PDF). Annual Report. Lasalle Catholic College. 
  2. ^ "Teams". Retrieved 2014-10-25. 
  3. ^ "Facilities". LaSalle Catholic College. Retrieved 2015-09-24. 

External links

  • LaSalle Catholic College website
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