College Houses generate a sense of community throughout College life and during College activities. Students are encouraged to identify personally with their House and for that reason siblings are generally placed in the same House.
The House Competition operates across the whole of College life and students can accumulate points for a variety of activities. Houses are awarded points for individual student effort and achievement in sporting carnivals and the Norwest Challenge. This allows recognition of effort and achievement in academic pursuits, College and community service, the demonstration of College values, and participation in the life of the College on top of sporting pursuits. At the end of each year the House Cup is awarded to the Primary and Secondary House that earns the greatest number of points.
The College’s four houses are:
Namesake: Donald Bradman (1908 – 2001) Chosen as an example of leadership and achievement in team sport Mascot: Panther Value: Wisdom
Verse:“Therefore everyone who hears these words of mine and puts them into practice is like a wise man who built his house on the rock.” Matthew 7:24
Namesake: Caroline Chisholm (1808 – 1877) Chosen as an example of community service and community spirit Mascot: Hawk Value: Faith
Verse: “Show me how anyone can have faith without actions. I will show you my faith by my actions.” James 2:18b
Namesake: Shane Gould (1956 – present) Chosen as an example of individual sporting effort and achievement Mascot: Bear Value: Service
Verse:“Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.” 1 Peter 4:10
Namesake: Richard Johnson (1753 – 1827) Chosen as an example of faith and trust in God and service to His Church Mascot: Lion Value: Virtue
Verse:“Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12