House System

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The student body at St Patrick's College is divided into four HOUSES.

The House system develops school spirit, a sense of identity and encourages interaction between girls of different ages. A number of fun and exciting competitive activities are run throughout the year including the Swimming and Athletics carnivals as well as a number of pastoral activities. Social justice initiatives such as fund raising that support Good Samaritan ministries are also coordinated through the House system. The College houses are Chisholm (Yellow), Gilmore (Red), Kenny (Green) and Lyons (Blue).

Chisholm - Yellow House, Named after Caroline Chisholm, known for her involvement with female immigrant welfare in Australia.

Lyons - Blue House, Named after Dame Enid Lyons, known for being the first woman to be elected to the Australian House of Representatives and being the first woman appointed to the Federal Cabinet.

Kenny - Green House, Named after Elizabeth Kenny, known for being an unaccredited nurse who promoted a controversial new approach to the treatment of poliomyelitis.

Gilmore - Red House, Named after Dame Mary Gilmore, known for being an Australian socialist poet and journalist.