La Valla residence caters for 28 Year 7 boarders. La Valla residence is named after the small French village in Southern France where St Marcellin Champagnat commenced his ministry as a priest. From Marcellin’s early pastoral work in La Valla grew the work of the Marist Brothers, represented in 80 countries world-wide.

La Valla residence is spread across a single level, located on the first floor, directly above the Year 7 Houseparents residence, Health Centre and Boarding Reception.

Like the early Brothers, for many boys, La Valla is the beginning of their Marist journey and, as such, has a strong sense of family, vibrancy and fun. The focus in La Valla is to provide a safe and supportive environment where boys can learn, develop resilience and build the foundations for lifelong friendships.

La Valla residence is coordinated by houseparents who live onsite. They are very hands-on houseparents and do a wonderful job providing the La Valla boys with a true ‘home away from home’.