Excellent support and guidance systems are in place to help students reach their potential. Year level Deans and Homeroom teachers are the first point of contact for students and parents. There is a specialised Student Support Service Team offering assistance in the following areas:
- Social Worker / Youth Aide
- Careers Advisor
- Attendance Coordinator
- Mentor: Potential Developer
- Learning Support Coordinator
- Registered Nurse
- Parent Liaison Coordinator
- Guidance Counsellor
IMPROVING ACADEMIC ACHIEVEMENT
In addition De La Salle College offers the following extra services to strengthen academic achievement levels.
- Literacy Centre - Years 7/8.
Reading, special education and extension group support.
- Buddy reading programme.
- Peer Support.
- Learning Support Assistance -
Years 9 to 13. Additional learning and specialised support.
- Homework / Study centres.
- MATES: Auckland University Mentoring Scheme.
The school's Learning Support Team caters for those students who require individual or specialised assistance to cope with their education. Students are identified and offered help or where necessary outside agencies are contacted to assist with planning and delivering individualised programmes. Features of such programmes include:
- Specialised Literacy Centre - Years 7/8
- Small group work
- Individual tutorials
- Small group tutorials
- Special provisions for exam situations
- Correspondence work - special study programme
- Specialised assistance - Years 7 - 13
- Modified learning resources
De La Salle College is centred upon the education of its students. Students are the most important members of the College community and are encouraged in all areas of involvement to do their very best. Many opportunities exist for student learning and involvement and students are constantly encouraged to involve themselves as much as possible.
Involvement may take many forms and some examples are:
- Student Leadership positions
- Class Captains
- College Magazine Committee
- Cultural Activities
- Public Speaking and Debating
- Sporting Programs
- Musical and Drama Productions
- Religious and Liturgical Programmes
- Reader Assistance Programmes
- Youth Ministry
- College Student Council
Education at De La Salle College is a partnership between school and home. The College recognises the responsibility entrusted by parents and assumes their support in all areas of College life. The challenge of developing positive values and a sense of responsibility within the student requires a cooperative and collaborative effort from parents and teachers.
Parent involvement is considered as vital to the educational process and parents are invited to involve themselves in the College.