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House History

The House system at the High School is an essential part of the school community and provides friendly but fierce competition for all students to get involved in.  Dating back to October 1923, the long-lasting House legacy still stands strong today. 

The five Houses are named after prominent people in the school’s past:

The House system was originally set up to enable the students to realise that they were part of a community and to give opportunities for responsibility and leadership for older students.  This is still the case today.

All Year 7 students, other new entrants to the school and staff are allocated to a House.  If anyone joining the school has a particular association with a House, for example, through sisters, mothers, grandmothers, brothers being in the House, then they are allocated that House.

House meetings occur each term. Each house annually elects a House Captain and Secretary, as well as a Drama or Music Captain and a Sports captain.