Good pastoral care is based on sound relationships between students and staff. The College has a vertical House system where siblings are placed in the same Homeroom Tutor Group from Year 8 to Year 12. This allows for a strong relationship with the Head of House and the Homeroom Tutor as a result of having been a constant throughout the school life of the student.
The older students generally care for the younger ones in a friendly and natural manner, welcome them to the House, initiate them to its traditions and provide a good example for the younger students to build upon for the future. Year 7 students are placed in their own Homeroom so that transition to Secondary School activities can take place on a daily basis.
There are six Houses and each is named after a saint. Students are encouraged to become familiar with the qualities the patron saint of their House exemplifies and to apply them to his or her life. The House motto represents what House members should aspire to during their time at the College.
Students participate in the many varied Inter-House activities such as Athletics Carnival, Cross-Country, Swimming, Beach Carnival, netball, soccer, lunchtime novelty events, public speaking, theatre sports and Sale of the Century. Points scored at these events go towards the House Shield which is presented to the winning House at the annual Speech and Awards Presentation. Points are awarded not only for results but also for participation and positive involvement. Each House also has a Mission, which all members of the House support.