Our school’s pedagogy reflects the overarching principles and approach to learning outlined in the Sydney Catholic Schools’ Statement on Authentic Learning. By connecting to the real world of students’ lives, authentic learning enables students to become lifelong learners who contribute to society and the wider world as active and discerning citizens. Authentic learning is central to our work as Catholic educators because it promotes the continual growth and wellbeing of the whole person; spiritually, intellectually, emotionally, socially and physically.
Our college is a nurturing learning environment that embraces future-focused learning and strives for academic excellence by catering to a wide range of students’ talents and needs. The college aims to develop men of character who can use the knowledge, skills and values they have learned to make a valuable contribution to the communities in which they live.
We believe in a holistic approach to education and understand that the role of a school goes far beyond developing the students’ academic ability. Our goal is to inspire students to strive for personal success by providing a broad curriculum and innovative, individualised teaching methodologies. Learners at De La Salle College Ashfield are problem solvers who are challenged to think critically and creatively about problems and challenges that are relevant to the world in which they live. We are a centre of learning which enables students to prepare for life, work and a myriad of personal challenges.