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The College ‘s House System comprises six Houses which are 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 are placed in a House and remain in that house for their duration at the College. Siblings are in the same House, fostering strong ties between home and College.

The Secondary School Homeroom system is horizontal in which Year Levels are grouped together. This supports the work of Head of Year in their pastoral care of students and builds a greater rapport amongst students within year levels. Year 7 students are placed in their own Homeroom so that transition to Secondary School activities can take place on a daily basis. The older House members generally care for their younger peers in a friendly and nurturing 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.

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.

College Houses(1)
St Bernadette's Shield

HOUSE MOTTO

Per Aspera Ad Astra

ASPIRE TO THE STARS

HOUSE HISTORY

Saint Bernadette had many visions of Mary. She is the patroness of illness as she suffered many types of illness in her life.

HOUSE SHIELD EMBLEM

Rosary: Saint Bernadette is often depicted in prayer with a rosary or appealing to the Holy Virgin.

HOUSE MISSION

Brightwater Aged Care Facility
Students visit Brightwater after school and interact with the residents often taking them for a supervised walk. Visiting Brightwater encourages the students to develop and show empathy and consideration. Selected students also visit Brightwater for special events throughout the year such as Anzac Day and Remembrance Day services.

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HOUSE MOTTO

Fidem in Deum

OUR FAITH IN GOD

HOUSE HISTORY

Saint Joseph was a carpenter who worked very hard to provide for his family. He was the foster father of Jesus who he loved as he was entrusted to him.

HOUSE SHIELD EMBLEM

Doves: Joseph was poor and when he took Jesus to the Temple to be circumcised, he offered two turtledoves as a sacrifice as he could not afford a lamb.

HOUSE MISSION

Telethon
Students spend afternoons baking cupcakes to sell to students and staff. The proceeds from these sales go to supporting Perth’s Telethon which raises funds for Princess Margaret Hospital.

St Mary's Shield with Border

HOUSE MOTTO

Palma Virtuti

GOODNESS IS ITS OWN REWARD

HOUSE HISTORY

Mary was the Mother of God in His human nature. She is considered to be the Patron saint of all humanity. In art Mary is traditionally always wearing blue.

HOUSE SHIELD EMBLEM

Fleur-de-lys: This is a symbol of the Blessed Virgin Mary because it resembles both the Iris and the Madonna Lily.

HOUSE MISSION

Relay for Life

A fundraising event for the Cancer Council in the fight against cancer and to create awareness for the disease and support for those suffering.

St Monicas Shield

HOUSE MOTTO

In Veritate Nos Confidimus

IN TRUTH WE TRUST

HOUSE HISTORY

Saint Monica was married to a very abusive Roman pagan who she eventually converted to Christianity. As a result, she is the Patron Saint of Wives and Abuse Victims. Her son was Augustine who she spent most of her life praying for to become a Christian and he eventually did.

HOUSE SHIELD EMBLEM

Praying Hands: Represents her prayer life and devotion to Jesus

HOUSE MISSION

Wheelchairs For Kids
Raising funds to purchase wheelchairs for children in developing countries and to create awareness for those less fortunate who are unable to walk.

St Patricks Shield

HOUSE MOTTO

Nituntur ad Succedunt

STRIVE TO SUCCEED

HOUSE HISTORY

Saint Patrick was a missionary and is considered as the founder of Christianity in Ireland.

HOUSE SHIELD EMBLEM

Shamrock: Legend credits Saint Patrick with teaching the Irish about the doctrine of the Holy Trinity by showing people the shamrock, a three-leafed plant, using it to illustrate the Christian teaching of three persons in one God.

HOUSE MISSION

The Canvas Bag Project
Assists people with crisis accommodation, food, clothing, bedding, household items and furniture. Students make canvas bags and fill them with toiletries and hygiene products.

St Peter's Shield with Border

HOUSE MOTTO

Vestri Optimus

BE YOUR BEST

HOUSE HISTORY

Peter, who was also known as Simon Peter, had humble beginnings as a fisherman and became one of the Twelve Apostles of Jesus. He is considered as the first Pope of the Catholic Church.

HOUSE SHIELD EMBLEM


Keys: The keys represent that Peter had the keys to the door of Heaven.

HOUSE MISSION

Alzheimer’s Australia

This organisation provides meaningful engagement, stimulation and friendship to those with dementia. Students interact with the clients and participate in social outings