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Address (Administration)

De La Salle Provincialate,

140 Banbury Road,

Oxford OX2 7BP

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Jean-Baptiste De La Salle


The Patron Saint of Teachers. A City Saint.


He pioneered education for ordinary people


He developed the idea of teaching children in classes rather than individually.


He wrote some of the earliest, practical, instruction manuals for teachers and school administrators.


He introduced modern languages, arts, science and technology into the traditional curriculum dominated by reading and writing.


He insisted that secular studies were integrally related to religious development.


He founded schools as Christian communities based on communities of Brothers.


He developed teacher-training centres to promote his new methods.


 "To touch the hearts of your pupils is the greatest miracle you can perform"