All students are expected to become fully involved in the life of the College and positively contribute to the House System. There are four College Houses – Nagle, Leary, Rice and Wiltshire. This system is integral to many curricular activities as well as all sporting and co-curricular activities. All points earned during the course of the year contribute towards an individual House Award as well as the overall House Trophy.
Each year, the four houses of Nagle, Leary, Rice and Wiltshire compete across a spectrum of activities to win the coveted title of House Champions. Students may earn points for: earning merits; representing the College in sport, academia, or in the Band; being involved in Social Justice activities; participation and performance in events at the Swimming and Athletics Carnivals and winning House competitions, just to mention a few. As you can see, to win the House Champion title, the students must be actively involved in the school.
In order to alleviate the higher numbers of students in some Houses (some have 25% more students than others), the total number points awarded was divided by the total of students in each House. The House Champion for the year therefore is the House with the highest average. As the average is taken from the number of students in each House, it really is the willingness of each student to participate and become involved in all aspects of the College that enable a House to become the Champion.