LaSalle Catholic College, Bankstown
|LaSalle Catholic College|
|Type||Independent comprehensive co-educational secondary day school|
|Motto||Commitment, Confidence, Success|
|Religious affiliation(s)||De La Salle Brothers|
|Patron saint(s)||Saint John Baptist de La Salle|
|Founder||De La Salle Brothers|
|Oversight||Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Sydney|
|Colour(s)||Green and white|
LaSalle Catholic College is an independent Roman Catholic comprehensive co-educational secondary day school, located in Bankstown, a south-western suburb of Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. The De La Salle Brothers run the college in the tradition of Saint John Baptist de La Salle.
The College provides a Catholic and general education for students from Year 7 to Year 12, with oversight provided by the Catholic Education Office of the Archdiocese of Sydney. The College is a member of the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges Sports Association (MCC).
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.
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.
LaSalle Catholic College is a member of the Metropolitan Catholic Colleges Sports Association. 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.
- Mike Bailey – weatherman for Australian Broadcasting Corporation (also attended De La Salle College Ashfield)
- Michael Hatton – Australian Labor Party former member of the Australian House of Representatives, representing the Division of Blaxland, New South Wales
- Jamal Idris – National Rugby League player
- Paul Keating – former Prime Minister of Australia
- Ken Moroney – former Commissioner of the New South Wales Police Force
- Brent Sherwin – former National Rugby League player
- List of Catholic schools in New South Wales
- Catholic education in Australia
- Lasallian educational institutions
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