Our College Houses are named after the significant faith figures in our history. Our House Leaders are responsible for building and maintaining a sense of College community that focuses on the traditional values of our founders, which at the heart of things is about relationships that exist beyond year level groupings. In recent years the Houses have become a presence in the community throughout the year, expanding beyond the two traditional sport carnivals in Term 1. In this way House events include a variety of activities which will build community and allow the whole range of excellence contained in the members of each House to be on display for all to see.
The House Captains and Vice-Captains as a team, although they are from different Houses, are members of our community who share a positive view of the school, supporting all those activities and events upon which community spirit is built. As such they are positive role models throughout the College in respect to the relationships they build with the House Leaders from Year 8, 9 and 10 who they work with in their House. In planning House events they assist in the development of leadership skills whilst working with the younger leaders and help evolve the concept of community building through shared activities across year levels.
Through their appointment process, with school-wide voting, and their work with the whole community, the House leaders model democratic processes which allow them to develop into informed citizens who take responsibility for the creation of spirit and energy in the community in which they live.
The students are placed into the following four houses:
CHEVALIER - Named after Fr Jules Chevalier who founded the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart in 1874.
HARTZER - After Mother Marie Louise Hartzer who was the First Superior General of the Daughters of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart.
XAVIER - After the great missionary, St Francis Xavier, who travelled the world and introduced Christ's love to Asia.
RONCALLI - After the surname of Pope John XXIII, the Pope who by calling together the Second Vatican Council, made great changes in the Church.